Modern Art

StudioTulsa
5:07 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Modern Masterpieces and Masterful Deception Cross Paths in "The Art Forger"

Aired on Monday, November 12th.

On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the author and writing instructor B. A. Shapiro about her widely praised new novel, "The Art Forger." In 1990, more than a dozen works of art (today worth, in sum, $500+ million) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, but in this equally fascinating and entertaining novel, our heroine --- Claire Roth, a struggling young artist --- learns more about this theft than she ever bargained for.

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StudioTulsa
1:58 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

"Max Weber and the Figure" at Philbrook

Aired on Thursday, November 8th.

On this edition of our show, we speak with Catherine Whitney, who's been the Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa for the past couple of years now.

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StudioTulsa
1:26 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Colored Pencils, Still-Life Imagery, and Focusing on Light: The Art of Cecile Baird

Aired on Tuesday, October 30th.

On today's edition of ST, an interesting discussion with the Ohio-based artist Cecile Baird, who is currently the ARTworks Featured Artist at Holland Hall School in Tulsa. A master of the colored-pencil medium, Baird has recently been working with art students at that school --- and several of her striking, well-rendered, nearly photo-realistic works will be on view at Holland Hall's Holliman Gallery (in the Walter Arts Center on the HH campus) through November 26th.

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StudioTulsa
12:50 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

A Conversation with Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project

Aired on Friday, October 26th.

On today's show, an interesting discussion with Marc Masurovsky, who co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) in 1997. (He has served as HARP's Director of Research and is also a Board member.) An acknowledged expert in his field, Masurovsky has spent decades looking into various matters related to cultural assets that were looted or else sold under duress during the Holocaust and World War II; he's also served as an expert historian in a class-action lawsuit for Jewish claimants seeking restitution of lost accounts and other liquid assets from Swiss banks.

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StudioTulsa
1:38 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

"Marco Sassone: Architecture and Nature" at Price Tower

Aired on Monday, October 8th.

On this edition of our show, we speak with Marco Sassone, the award-winning Italian artist (b. 1942), who recently opened an exhibit at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville. "Marco Sassone: Architecture and Nature" will be on view at that museum through December 2nd. Born in a Tuscan village, raised and schooled in Florence, and later a resident of California for many years, the painter now resides in Toronto.

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StudioTulsa
5:31 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

A Modern Painting at the Crossroads of History, Beauty, Wealth, and Mystery (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, August 20th.

On this encore edition of ST, we hear from Anne-Marie O'Connor, a writer for The Washington Post (and formerly The Los Angeles Times), who tells us about her fascinating new work of nonfiction, "The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer." This engaging story --- part history, part fairy-tale, part suspense yarn --- gives readers the biography, so to speak, of Klimt's famous rendering of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic society portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for

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