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Think of a museum. Any museum. Which works of art get to be displayed, and which don't, and why? Where do they keep all the unshown (or unshowable) pieces? And why do they keep them at all? And just how does one pack/ship/transport a priceless painting or sculpture? "Museum Confidential" is a new and unprecedented exhibition from Philbrook Museum of Art exploring such questions. "Museum Confidential: The Podcast" is a collaboration (to be posted twice monthly) between Jeff Martin of Philbrook and Scott Gregory of Public Radio Tulsa -- and it covers the same fertile ground as the exhibit itself...as in, what really goes on "behind the scenes" at a museum?
||CleanAsk The Experts 2.0||Time for our annual round table chat with three experts from different parts of the art world. The roster includes Hrag Vartanian, editor of the popular arts and culture website Hyperallergic, Philbrook Director Scott Stulen, and artist Sharon Louden...||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenstone, A Labor of Love||Less than 20 miles from Washington D.C., there’s a place called Glenstone. It was founded by Mitch and Emily Rales and opened in 2006. Last fall Glenstone took a big leap into the next chapter. But what is Glenstone? It’s an art museum. It boasts...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaintings for the Future||For the #1 slot on his Top 10 Best Art Shows of 2018, New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz selected an exhibition at the Guggenheim by Swedish artist Hilma af Klint titled “Paintings for the Future.” “The most magnificent sight in New York...||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Savior||Art conservation: It’s sort of a magic trick. But there are immensely talented people using skills and techniques passed down over generations alongside the latest technology. On this episode we chat with Julian Baumgartner of Chicago-based...||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Underground Museum||Close your eyes. Imagine a museum. Chances are we’re all seeing a variation on a theme. Open galleries, high ceilings, there’s a guard in the corner wearing a navy or perhaps maroon blazer. It’s quiet, it’s cold, it’s a museum. Those are the..||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Grand Vienna Museum: On Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf||Several years ago, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria began inviting artists to sift through the museum’s more than 4 million objects and create exhibitions filtered through the artist’s own unique point of view. Recently, the...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNinth Street Women||Pulitzer Prize Finalist Mary Gabriel joins us to talk about her acclaimed new book, Ninth Street Women. After WWII, when names like Pollock and Rothko were entering the American mainstream, five women dared to enter this male-dominated...||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Famous Crochet Museum||On this episode we head to California’s High Desert with our roving correspondent, Preston Poe (of “The Preston Poe Show” podcast). As we often say, there are many kinds of museums. One of them is a tiny spot in a repurposed photo processing...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Waters on Indecent Exposure||Legendary filmmaker and so-called "Pope of Trash" John Waters has a brand new project in his beloved hometown. On view through January 6, 2019 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, "Indecent Exposure" is the first retrospective of Waters' visual arts...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Afterlife of Edward Gorey||In our special Halloween episode, we step into the macabre with acclaimed writer Mark Dery, author of the new biography, Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Genius and Mysterious Life of Edward Gorey. Often called the “Grandfather of Goth,”...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Scoops: The Museum of Ice Cream and The New York Times||We all scream. The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is attempting to blaze a new trail in the museum world. But sometimes that’s a rocky road. First up, a chat with Madison Utendahl, MOIC’s Head of Content and Social. Closing out the show, and for an...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia||Museums aren't always meant to be enjoyable experiences. That doesn't mean they are not important and essential. On this episode, we sit down with Dr. David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Old House (Museum)||This episode offers a chat with Alexis Light, Senior Manager of Media Relations and Marketing at The Frick Collection. She is that NYC museum's thought leader when it comes to public relations, marketing, and social media content. Also in this pod, we..||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bob Dylan Un-Museum||In our Season Two opener we sit down with Bob Dylan Archive curator, Michael Chaiken to talk about how they’re trying to NOT make a museum with the forthcoming Bob Dylan Center. We also chat about his path to getting the position, music, and of...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 15: Museum Mailbag||On the season one finale we try our hand at a podcast classic, the vaunted “mailbag” episode. We invited social media followers to “ask us anything” about Philbrook or museums in general. We then gathered a panel of experts to provide answers,..||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 14: Art Church||The Rothko Chapel||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 13: The Experimental Philosopher||Let’s be honest, conceptual art is polarizing. Sometimes intentionally so. We explore this and more in a wide-ranging and fascinating chat with self-proclaimed Experimental Philosopher, Jonathon Keats. From his early childhood days selling rocks for..||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 12: In The Beginning...||On this episode we take an in-depth look at the very first Philbrook Director, Eugene Kingman. An acclaimed artist in his own right, Kingman’s journey included stops at Yale, The Rhode Island School of Design, the offices of The New York Times, and...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 11: The Right to Fail: Getting to Know The Museum of Bad Art||What are we saying when we refer to a piece as "bad" art? All of us probably have guilty pleasures, or maybe a favorite mistake or two, but what does it mean to seek out and really cherish certain works of bad art? This episode of our podcast features..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 10: The Thing Called Love||For our special Valentine's Day episode we explore many different kinds of love, from the boomtown couple that founded Philbrook to the supposed foot fetishism of an iconic French artist. Keep an ear out for cameos by Marie Antoinette and Edward...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 9: Best of the West||Gilcrease Museum houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. This episode features a chat with Gilcrease Senior Curator Laura Fry and special appearances by Neil Young and Henry Kissinger.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 8: Poetic License-Inside MoMA||Explore the bookish side of museums in a revealing conversation with poet, Kenneth Goldsmith, the first and only Poet Laureate at New York City's iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 7: The Forgotten Man||Arguably at the height of his career with work in Vanity Fair and Vogue, regularly shooting the likes of Jesse Owens, Gary Cooper, and Katharine Hepburn, photographer Lusha Nelson died in 1938 at the age of 30. His personal archive remained lost until..||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 6: Everyone's a Critic||Movies and museums. Museums and movies. They go together like popcorn and Milk Duds. On this installment of our podcast, we speak with Charles Elmore of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Topics include memorable motion pictures of 2017, what makes a...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 5: Drawing Conclusions||Our first in-depth artist chat, with acclaimed photorealist, Karl Haendel. Topics range from the best types of pencils and football to Dutch artist M.C. Escher and politics. See Haendel's work in the current Philbrook Downtown show, "Game On."||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 4: The Art of the Playlist||Sweetness! It's an extended and ever-so-tuneful edition of our podcast for the extended holiday weekend. Listen in as our host Jeff Martin and producer Scott Gregory dig various songs and/or bands inspired by art and/or artists and/or museums and/or...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 3: Ask The Experts||An in-depth chat with Hrag Vartanian (Hyperallergic) and Sharon Louden, two of the most prominent thought leaders in the art world today. Topics range from early museum experiences to a one-way trip to Mars.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: The Price of Art||Explore a different side of legendary actor Vincent Price for our special Halloween episode with Philbrook curator, Christina E. Burke. Guest starring Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, and Jack Nicholson. Hosted by Jeff Martin and produced by Scott...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 1: Big Boss Man||On the debut episode of Museum Confidential we chat with Philbrook Director Scott Stulen about his rock and roll ambitions, his past obsessions, the show he's been thinking about for years, and much more. We DO NOT talk about cat videos.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Museum Confidential||Coming Soon!||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m so glad I discovered this podcast. Exceptionally produced. Not too long or overly in-depth, but I learn so much every time. Each episode is intriguing. If you work in or generally love museums and cultural institutions, listen to them all!
Loving on Tulsa
OK this podcast is great and inspirational. I am reading Ninth Street Woman and planning a trip to Vienna to see an art exhibit. Thank you for providing avenues to learning. I highly recommend this podcast and so excited that it has originated in Tulsa. Koodos to Jeff Martin and the Philbrook Museum.
New to art appreciation
I'm new to art appreciation and am trying to expose myself to a wide range of art. I love this podcast sincke it really gives a deeper appreciation of what goes on behind the scenes at museums and sparks my interest in a wide variety of topics, artists and museum stories.