WPKN Archives: Live Culture 11 with Martha Willette Lewis

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Live Culture

Original Aired:
Saturday, January 30th, 2016
11:00AM to 12:00PM

1 hour

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 11:00AM

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Episode: Live Culture 11 with Martha Willette Lewis

Episode 11: Behind the Facade

This episode Martha is in discussion with Cyra Levenson, Curator of Education and Academic Outreach, at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. The BAC is currently slated to reopen this spring 2016. While the institution lies fallow, those working inside have not been idle. We take a look at what she has been up to and what is in store for us at the museum upon it's grand reopening.

This includes collaborations with The Yale School of Medicine, The American Studies Department at Yale, The Peabody Museum and The Smithsonian Institution, as well as scholars artists and thinkers from around the region. Drawing is central to her research, which has manifested itself in many forms, including a documentary film.

Live Culture catches up with her to discuss what she has been up to since curating the ground-breaking exhibit Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth Century Atlantic Britain, which ended just as the museum closed its doors for renovation in early 2015.

More can be found at : http://britishart.yale.edu/

During the second half of the broacast:

Martha's second guest is artist/curator Katie Vida to talk about her show Cut-Up: Contemporary Collage and Cut-Up Histories through a Feminist Lens, which has just opened up on January 16 and will be on through April 3, 2016.

She talks about the nature of this thought-provoking exhibition, which features work from 1967 to the present , and about what it is that makes this show seem so right for this moment in time. Franklin Street Works is a dynamic non-profit contemporary arts venue in Stamford, CT., which offers a vivid program of challenging exhibits on a regular basis.

Cut-Up: Contemporary Collage and Cut-Up Histories through a Feminist Lens, features the work of :

Ruth Anderson, Phyllis Baldino, Dodie Bellamy, Ofri Cnaani, Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Mayme Donsker, Heike-Karin Foell, Susan Howe, Jennie C. Jones, Alexis Knowlton, Carrie Moyer, Lorraine O’Grady, People Like Us, Sheila Pepe, Faith Ringgold, Mariah Robertson, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Shaver, Meredyth Sparks, Cauleen Smith, Martine Syms, and Janice Tanaka.

More can be found at: http://www.franklinstreetworks.org/


Show: Live Culture

Live Culture is a discussion of ideas in and around contemporary art, with monthly themes and guests. Join host Martha Willette Lewis on the last Saturday of every month from 11am - 12 noon for an engrossing hour of talk and music.

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