The Yale University Press Podcast is a series of in-depth conversations with experts and authors on a range of topics including politics, history, science, art, and more for those who are intellectually curious. Jessica Holahan hosts discussions on all things art and architecture and there are occasional appearances by Yale University Press Director John Donatich.
Ep. 84 – Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful
41:57Listen to this conversation with Chrysler Museum of Art curator Seth Feman and Columbus Museum curator Jonathan Frederick Walz — we discuss the art and life of the extraordinary American artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. Seth and Jonathan are co-curators of the major traveling exhibition Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is BeautifulContinue reading...
Ep. 83 – A Conversation About American Artist Joseph E. Yoakum
39:48In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk about the life and drawings of the self-taught artist Joseph E. Yoakum with the Art Institute of Chicago‘s Mark Pascale and MoMA‘s Esther Adler, two of the curators of the current traveling retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work andContinue reading...
Ep. 82 – How Photography Became Contemporary Art
47:50As Michael S. Roth wrote in his review in The Washington Post, “The maturation of Grundberg as a renowned critic coincides with the maturation of photography as an art form and its conquest of the art market. With this fine book, he has given us a personal yet balanced accountContinue reading...
Ep. 81 – Alice Neel’s Deep Humanism
26:09In a fascinating conversation that ranges from Alice Neel’s politics to her painting practice, we talk with Kelly Baum and Randall Griffey, the co-curators of the current exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-editors of the related catalogue, Alice Neel: People Come First. YaleUniversity · Alice Neel's DeepContinue reading...
Ep. 80 – Exploring Black Visual Satire
42:24Tracing a historical line from commedia dell’arte, Hogarth and others to modern and contemporary artists including Ollie Harrington, Robert Colescott, Spike Lee, and Kara Walker, we discuss Black visual satire with Duke professor Richard J. Powell. YaleUniversity · Exploring Black Visual Satire Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify |
Ep. 79 – The Wild World of Modernist Photobooks in France in the Early 20th Century
20:47Kim Sichel discusses her new book, a richly illustrated look at some of the most important photobooks of the 20th century France experienced a golden age of photobook production from the late 1920s through the 1950s. YaleUniversity · The Wild World of Modernist Photobooks in France in the early 20thContinue reading...
Ep. 78 – L.A. graffiti in a whole new light
29:45Susan A. Phillips talks about her deeply researched study of Los Angeles graffiti that includes marks made by hobos, prisoners, pachucos, surfers, punks, grips, taggers, seafarers, and more. YaleUniversity · L.A. graffiti in a whole new light Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud
Ep. 77 – The beautiful, atmospheric art of Eileen Hogan
44:42Eileen Hogan, Chelsea Physic Garden 2, 8 September 2016, 2018, oil, wax, and charcoal on paper, mounted on board, Collection of the artist. " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.yalebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/featured_hogan.jpg?fit=500%2C351" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.yalebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/featured_hogan.jpg?fit=854%2C600" />British artist Eileen Hogan, Yale Center for British Art curator Elisabeth Fairman, and Artists’ Lives oral historian Cathy Courtney have a wide-ranging conversation about painting, exhibitions, gardens, poetry, and more. YaleUniversity · The Beautiful, Atmospheric Art of Eileen Hogan Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud
Ep. 76 – The complex relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and New York City
36:21Architectural historian Anthony Alofsin offers us an entirely new way of looking at role New York City played in the life and career of Frank Lloyd Wright — and a new way of looking at the city, as well. YaleUniversity · Frank Lloyd Wright and New York City Subscribe: AppleContinue reading...
Ep. 75 – Charleston Fancy
33:03In this conversation with eminent architectural critic Witold Rybczynski, we discuss some fascinating and truly unique architecture and urban development projects in one the most beautiful cities in the U.S., Charleston, South Carolina. YaleUniversity · Charleston Fancy Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud