The Gallery Gap
By WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
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WVIK has partnered with the Figge Art Museum and Augustana College's Teaching Museum of Art to produce a new podcast focusing on underrepresented populations in art galleries across the world, and in our community. Melissa Mohr, director of Education at the Figge, and Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, host the Gallery Gap. Produced by Lacy Scarmana . Support for The Gallery Gap on WVIK comes from Pederson Paetz Design and the estate of Margaret Skinner, a long time friend of WVIK and lover of the arts.
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 20: Magnetic Fields||This is the final episode in a three part series about the National Museum for Women in the Arts (NMWA), an institution that has done so much in its brief 30 years to advocate for equity in the arts and beyond.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 19: NMWA Committing to Equity||This episode continues Claire and Melissa’s three part series about the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and its 30th anniversary.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 18: Celebrating 30 Years of the National Museum of Women in the Arts||As Claire and Melissa close out the first season of The Gallery Gap, they have created a special three part series that celebrates the institution that inspired The Gallery Gap’s creation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts , or NMWA, located in||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 17: Midwest Women Artists: Collaboration + Determination||Melissa asks Claire about her recent experiences at the Biennial Midwest Artists Symposium , organized by the Illinois Women Artists Project (IWAP). Now in its fourth iteration, the symposium focused on Midwest women artists from the 1960s-1980s.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 16: Endless Flight||In light of the current Figge exhibition , Edouard Duval Carrié: Endless Flight, Claire and Melissa explore the topic of Haitian art with Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié and Caribbean art scholar, Dr. Alfredo Rivera of Grinnell College.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Presents: The Rainbow Coalition Panel||This is the complete audio from the Rainbow Coalition panel held at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art on August 30, 2017.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 15: Organize Your Own||In this episode, we switch things up a bit, and Melissa talks to Claire about the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art's current exhibition, Organize Your Own: the Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 14: Urban Exposure||After a summer hiatus, Claire and Melissa jump back into The Gallery Gap with an interview of Quad Citizens Gaye Shannon Burnett and Jon Burnett regarding their summer film program, Urban Exposure .||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 13: Kara Walker's The Emancipation Approximation||Kara Walker's artwork The Emancipation Approximation is on view at the Figge until August 27. This series of 27 silkscreen prints features the provocative silhouettes for which Walker is known.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 12: Jefferson Pinder’s Ghost Light, Part 2||In the second part of a two-episode conversation about art and race in the Quad Cities, Claire and Melissa continue talking with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 11: Jefferson Pinder’s Ghost Light, Part 1||In the first part of of a two-episode conversation about art and race in the Quad Cities, Claire and Melissa speak with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 10: On Balance, Motherhood + Artmaking||Claire and Melissa honor the mothers in their lives by considering the perennial question of balance, and in this case, balance between being both an artist and a mother.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 9: Remembrance + Restitution, Part 2||In this episode, Melissa and Claire discuss a couple of recent films that grapple with the aftermath of WWII and the Holocaust, and pick up where they left off in their conversation with Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 8: Remembrance + Restitution, Part 1||In observance of Yom HaShoah, Claire and Melissa discuss the importance of remembering the Holocaust, and begin a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos, professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College, about how Nazi looting of artwork w||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 7: Earth Day Edition||Melissa and Claire talk about the intersections of art, Earth Day , and the March for Science through a closer examination of artists Katja Loher and Maria Sybilla Merian .||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 6: Funding Conundrum||Claire and Melissa discuss federal funding for agencies that support arts, culture and education, such as the National Endowment for the Arts , the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute of Libra||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 5: Representation + Community||This week, Claire and Melissa sit down with Chicago-based artist Kiam Marcelo Junio to talk about their work, their recent exhibition and performance at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, and the obligation of institutions to create space and communi||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 4: #5WomenArtists||The Gallery Gap launched in March in recognition of National Women’s History Month. Women artists are not the sole focus of this podcast, but they have certainly been the primary focus of this month’s episodes. To wrap up Women's History Month, Clai||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 3: Out From The Shadows||What would you do with pieces of wood and rope, a pair of antlers, and tar? Artist Alison Saar transforms all of these, and much more, to create dynamic sculptures and installations that examine the positioning of women and African-Americans, both||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 2: The Reckoning||This week, Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr pick up where they left off by talking about the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist artists.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A very good and entertaining show to listen to while relaxing. Keep up the good work!
This program is amazing. Claire and Melissa have incredible chemistry. Important topic through an interesting lens of the art world.