Tag: Contemporary Art


Under the Same Sun: Conservator on Nontraditional Artwork Materials (subtítulos en español)

Under the Same Sun: Conservator on Nontraditional Artwork Materials (subtítulos en español)

♪ My name is Esther Chao. I’m an objects conservator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. I’m part of the Conservation Department. We also have paintings conservators, paper conservators, and new media conservators, who all work together on the long-term preservation of our collection. The unique part of the Under the Same Sun exhibition is[…]

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How Climate Changes Art

How Climate Changes Art

Art is made of natural materials. Stone. Pigment. Wood. Clay. Fibers. And metals. Even water, fog, and ice. And it’s also made of stuff that is seemingly less natural but still made from things we derive from the earth. Art is also notoriously difficult to preserve. We devote considerable resources to keeping a selection of[…]

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Whitescapes – Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

Whitescapes – Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

[INTRO MUSIC PLAYING] We’re in Indianapolis today, inside the new Global Distribution Headquarters for Cummins Inc. designed by architect Deborah Berke. I’m standing in front of a new, six-floor wall painting by Philadelphia-based artist Odili Donald Odita, who we’re going to be speaking with today. This new work, titled The Wisdom of Trees, was inspired[…]

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