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Art History and Practice

General and Miscellaneous

Accident by Design: Creating and Discovering Beauty
Artists, writers and scientists are interviewed about definitions and perceptions of beauty and the process of creating art. Forms of beauty from diverse sources such as paintings, sculpture, dance, and nature are presented and through careful montage enable the viewer to see what those forms have in common. c1997. 50 min. Video/C MM784

Art Deco
Presents the history of the Art Deco style in fine arts, architecture and the decorative arts. Art Deco found its fullest expression in America, where it was applied to everything from skyscrapers to diners. The film includes footage of many art deco buildings in America, archival footage showing other examples of art deco work and objects, the role of WPA artists and commentary from art historians. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2002. 29 min. DVD 1984

Art Safari
In Art safari, art geek Ben Lewis travels the world in search of great contemporary art - and art that might be great. A playful series of eight films that are both analytical adventures and adventurous analyses. Stopping at nothing to probe the minds of the world's most interesting, imaginative and insane artists, Ben navigates bravely through the art world's phalanxes of dealers, collectors and critics - and in the process discovers extraordinary works of art. Contents: Disc 1. Maurizio Cattelan : how to get ahead in the art world ; Gregor Schneider : house of horror ; Matthew Barney : church of Cremaster ; Relational art : is it an ism? -- Disc 2. Wim Delvoye : is this sh*t art? ; Santiago Sierra : art vs globalism ; Sophie Calle : conceptual heart ; Takashi Murakami : toying with art. Eight 28-min. documentary films originally broadcast on the TV series Art Safari on Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2003 and Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2006. 224 min. DVD X2302

After Modernism: The Dilemma of Influence
The purposeful dismantling of the modernist myth has been the central issue of contemporary art making and art criticism. Since the 1960s, other disciplines, cultures and artists previously excluded from modernism's privileged canons have become absorbed into an ever expanding field of activity and influence. Younger artsts are a new breed of cultural scavengers -- anything is fair game for appropriation or reinterpretation. Here various modernists discuss their art works. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1992. 59 min. Video/C 9102

Art in an Age of Mass Culture
An exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art titled "High and low", traces the historic relationship between modernist art and low or mass culture. Examples of early 20th century avant-garde works are seen with later examples accompanied by commentary of artists James Rosenquist, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray and others. Centered around a walk-through of the show with its curators Kirk Varnedoe and Adam Gopnik, the film explores the question of the fate of avant-garde art in mass cuture. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. c1991. 31 min. Video/C 9104

Art of the Western World.
Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting, and sculpture. Studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them. 30 min. ea.

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The Classical Ideal/Imperial Stones of Rome. Traces the origins of humanism and much of Western art to ancient Greece. Discusses Kouroi and Korai figures and the architecture of the Parthenon. Identifies Roman art as inherently political art that concentrated on technical sophistication and detail. Traces the decline of humanistic values in the late antique period where classical themes and forms were adapted to serve Christian purposes. Features art experts John Boardman and Richard Brilliant.c 1989. Video/C 1675

A White Garment of Churches, Romanesque/The Age of Gothic. Examines Romanesque and Gothic churches as evidence of the values of the societies that created them. Shows the affect of monasticism and pilgrimage on Romanesque church architecture. Uses Gislebertus's sculpture at St. Lazare in Autun to show the medieval focus on heaven and the afterlife. The Gothic architecture, sculpture, and stained glass at St. Denis and Chartres are discussed as evidence of a new theology and profound social changes during the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. Features experts Paul Crossley, William Clark, and Anne Prache.1989. Video/C 1676

The Early Renaissance in Florence/The Early Renaissance in Northern Europe. Covers the revival and reinterpretation of the classical tradition in the works of Florentine artists Masaccio, Donatello, and Ghiberti. Discusses how these artists exemplify the merging of Christian and humanistic values. Examines the realism of Jan van Eyck and the spiritual crisis of northern Europe as revealed in Gruenwald's Isenheim altarpiece. Also discusses the spirit of the Renaissance as reflected in Albrecht Durer's work. Features experts John White and Colin Eisler. 1989. Video/C 1677

Rome and Florence, The Artist As Genius/Venice, Pleasure and Power. Covers key aspects of the High Remaissance, including the advent of the artist as genius (Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael), the rise of Rome as a center of artistic vitality, and Venetian preoccupation with the quality of light (Giorgione and Titian). Also examines the social turbulence of the late sixteenth century and the reinterpretation of classical architectural principles. Features experts Kathlenn Weil-Garris Brandt and Colin Eisler. 1989.Video/C 1678

The Baroque in Italy and Austria/The Baroque in Spain and the Netherlands. Examines the divergent themes of the baroque period, including a new emotional appeal as seen in Bernini's The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Caravaggio's naturalism, Velasquez's multilayered works, and the rise of bourgeois values as seen in Rembrandt's works. Features experts Irving Lavin and Simon Schama. 1989. Video/C 1679

An Age of Reason: An Age of Passion Covers the move from the rococo period to neoclassicism and romanticism. Relates stylistic changes to the French Reovlution and the Napoleonic wars. Covers the work of David, Gericault, Turner, Delacroix, and Goya. Features experts Pierrre Rosenberg and Robin Middleton. 1989.Video/C 1680

Realism and Impressionism/Post-Impressionism. Contrasts Courbets treatment of subjects from everyday life with the innovations and techniques used by the impressionists. Examines the impressionists characteristic concern with color and changing light and contrasts this with the very individualistic visions of the postimpressionists. Features experts John House and Griselda Pollack.1989.Video/C 1681

Into the Twentieth Century/Between the Wars. Covers the work of the fauves, the cubists, the international style, and the surrealists. Discusses how these movements relate to modern life. Features experts Christopher Green and Margit Rowell. 1989. Video/C 1682

Shattering the Myths/New, Newer, Newest. Examines why the appearance of abstract expression caused the United States to become a center for the visual arts. Reviews the diversity of styles in the postwar period, including the work of Pollock, Warhol, Oldenburg. Also examines the explosive internationalization of the art world in the 1970s and 1980s. Features experts Rosalind Krauss, Germano Celant, and Clement Greenberg. 1989. Video/C 1683

The Awakened Eye: A Video Introduction to the Principles of Modern Design
Presentation of a workshop which teaches an approach to design based on the methods of Joseph Albers which develops in the student a new way of seeing vital to design, art, architecture and media production. The instructor, Ati Gropius, is the daughter of Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius. 1991. 59 min. Video/C 2513

Axis of Evil
Through interviews with journalists, artists, scholars, and activists, intercut with examples of politically charged stamp art, director Carmine Cervi explores pertinent questions about evil: How is it defined? Do traditional concepts of good vs. evil need to be readdressed in our increasingly complex world?. Directed & edited by Carmine Cervi.c2004. 84 min. DVD 3379

Beyond Words: The Marriage of Art and Literature in Bookmaking
Discusses the art form of "livres d'artistes", books with graphic works that are hand made creations produced in limited editions and are collaborations between writers and artists. 1994. 28 min. Video/C 8267

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
This breathtaking documentary follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. An unforgettable cinematic experience that provides an unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago, almost twice as old as any previous discovery. Directed by Werner Herzog. 2010. 90 min. DVD X6779

Civilisation. Hosted by Kenneth Clark. 52 min. each installment

Civilisation: The Skin of Our Teeth. Defines civilization and gives a synoptic view of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the rise of the great Gothic period. Compares and contrasts high and primitive arts as embodied in the head of Apollo Belvedere and an African tribal mask. c1970. Video/C 4983

Civilisation: The Great Thaw.Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 12th century, which ranged from restless curiosity to system and order, as evidenced in the construction of the Abbey of Cluny, the work of Abelard and St. Thomas Aquinas, and the rebuilding of Chartres Cathedral.c1970. Video/C 4983

Civilisation: Romance and Reality. Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 13th century. Depicts a world of chivalry, courtesy, and romance as evidenced in the emergence of courtly love as the ultimate in aesthetic and ascetic devotion. Shows these developments in the poetry of Dante and in the Anjou tapestries. Points out the spiritual happiness of the period as seen in the life of St. Francis and in the work entitled The little flowers. c1970. Video/C 4984

Civilisation: Man, The Measure of All Things. Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 15th century as evidenced in the work of Botticelli, Masaccio, Bellini, Giorgione, Van Eyck, and Alberti. c1970. Video/C 4984

Civilisation: The Hero as Artist. Surveys the development of Western civilization in Italy beginning in 1500 as seen in the demise of city states such as Florence and the rise of Rome as a world power. Examines the work of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante. c1970. Video/C 4985

Civilisation: Protest and Communication Surveys the development of Western civilization in the 16th century in the North as evidenced in the use of the printing press and in the Reformation, Protestantism, and especially in the work of Erasmus, Sir Thomas More, Durer, Holbein, Cranach, and Shakespeare. c1970. Video/C 4985

Civilisation: Grandeur and Obedience. Surveys the development of Western civilization in the 17th century as seen in the work of Titian, Rubens, and Bernini. Points out that the essence of baroque was the uniting of flesh and spirit, dogma and sensuality, obedience and freedom as shown in such religious figures as St. Ignatius, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John of the Cross. c1970. Video/C 4986

Civilisation: The Light of Experience.Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 17th century. Points out that the works of such Dutch painters as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Saenredam show the revolutionary change in thought that replaced divine authority with experience, experiment, and observation. c1970. Video/C 4986

Civilisation: The Pursuit of Happiness. Surveys the development of western civilization during the 18th century as evidenced in the music of Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn, the architecture of Neumann, and the paintings and etchings of Tiepolo. c1970.Video/C 4987

Civilisation: The Smile of Reason. Surveys the development of western civilization during the 18th century as shown in the art and sculpture of Vanloo, David, De Troy, and Houdon. Points out the growth of humanitarianism and the prevailing belief that mankind would advance by conquering ignorance through reason and moderation. c1970. Video/C 4987

Civilisation: The Worship of Nature. Surveys the development of Western civilization during the late 1700's and the 1800's which were characterized by a romantic belief in the divinity of nature as evidenced in the work of Rousseau, Goethe, and Wordsworth and in the paintings of Constable, Casper David Friedrich, and William Turner. c1970.Video/C 4988

Civilisation: The Fallacies of Hope.Surveys the development of Western civilization during the late 1700's and 1800's when the dreams of advancing mankind through reason and moderation met with disappointment. Includes examples from the works of Byron, Gericault, Delacroix, Rodin, and Beethoven. c1970. Video/C 4988

Civilisation: Heroic Materialism. Surveys the development of western civilization during the 1900's as evidenced in the technological advancements in the work of Brunel, the designer of the Thames tunnel, and in the development of the atom bomb. Notes that the advance in technology and the importance attached to it have been accompanied by an upsurge in humanitarianism. c1970. Video/C 4989

Edward James: Builder of Dreams
A journey into the world of the Surrealists as the life and accomplishments of the surrealist collector, poet, and architect Edward James unfolds. For the last 20 years of his life, aided by 40 fulltime laborers and draftsmen, he built one of the biggest and yet least known architectural monuments of the 20th century, dedicated to Surrealism and hidden in the jungles of Mexico. c1995. 58 min. Video/C MM769

Enterprise: Venture and Process in Contemporary Art
Features an international group of artists who circumvent conventional methods of art production and explore new strategies of presentation. Interviews with the artists and curator were filmed during the installation process. Artists in the exhibition: Vanessa Beecroft (Italy), Liam Gillick (England), Henrietta Lehtonen (Finland), Fabrice Hybert (France), Eran Schaerf (Israel), Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thailand/USA) and Pae White (USA). Accompanies an exhibition held at the ICA July 22-Sept. 28, 1997. 18 min. DVD X669

Helvetica
Helvetica is a documentary film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces and the type that inhabits them, Helvetica invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. Produced and directed by Gary Hustwit. 2007. 80 mins. DVD 9976

Herb & Dorothy
Tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. Directed by Megumi Sasaki. 2008. 87 min. DVD X2922

Awards
American Library Association Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults
Silverdocs Documentary Festival - Audience Award, Documentary

Lascaux the Prehistory of Art.
This program goes inside the Lascaux cave complex to examine the richest and most beautiful collection of Paleolithic cave drawings in France. Who were the artisans who rendered those arresting images, and how exactly did they do it? Different theories are presented as the cameras capture a site that never ceases to amaze and intrigue. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2002. 60 min.

Objects. (Inside the Tate Modern: A Century of Modern Art)
Presented in three segments. Objects in odd places: This first segment offers Marcel Duchamp's urinal-cum-readymade Fountain, Michael Craig-Martin's glass of water entitled Oak Tree, and Rebecca Horn's Concert for Anarchy, a grand piano suspended upside-down, as an invitation to look at everyday things in a new way. Different dimensions: Segment two introduces minimalism through Carl Andre's brick pile Equivalent VIII and Cornelia Parker's Thirty Pieces of Silver, suspended pools of flattened metalware. Pharmacy: Segment three features Damien Hirst's room-filling installation Pharmacy, the meaning of which is explained by the artist himself. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2005. 15 min.

Microsoft Art Gallery.
This interactive CD-ROM allows the user to explore the celebrated art collection of the National Gallery, London with vivid color, animation, and sound. Many master painters represented. See liner notes for more detailed information. c1993. Compu/D 252

National Gallery of Art.
Computer interactive software. Includes the history of the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.) as well as a tour of the museum by its director, J. Carter Brown. A catalog of 1,645 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints can be studied using freeze frame. 1983. 50 min. Video/D 3

Painting: Visions Through the Ages
Presents an introduction to the history of painting. Focuses on uses of painting, technique and choice of subject through the ages. Covers ancient cave painting, Greek and Roman vase and wall painting, Renaissance figures, and modern movements. 1978. 29 min. Video/C MM554

Plan Projection
A lecture from a series on drawing. Here artist and instructor Marshall Vandruff presents and demonstrates the principles of what an artist needs to know on the subject of perspective. "Learn how a top, side and front view can be used to draw an object from any point of view." 2003. 39 min. Video/C 9876

Postmodernism
This program looks at postmodernism as reflected in architecture and art. Using numerous examples drawn from the United States and Britain, this documentary seeks to define the movement through commentary by authors, architects and art critics. Looks at the contributions and influence of 20th century visionaries such as Robert Venturi, Andy Warhol, Jacques Derrida, and Kazuo Ishiguro to the development of Postmodernism. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2000. 29 min. Video/C 8399

The Power of the Past, with Bill Moyers -- Florence
Guided by experts, art historians, and Florentine citizens, Bill Moyers tours Florence's rich Renaissance legacy, exploring the roots of the common artistic, architectural, and human heritage of modern Western civilization. 1990. 90 min. Video/C MM787

Predictions of Fire
Using an inventive combination of reportage, dramatization, archival footage, animation, and miniatures, this film is a revealing study of the controversial and internationally acclaimed arts collective NSK, as seen through the lens of 20th century European history. Shot in Ljubljana, Moscow, New York, Belgrade and Athens, this film offers a portrait of a culture suspended between East and West - between the Slavic and the Germanic worlds. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1995. 90 min. Video/C 8680

The Responsive Museum: Mounting Publicly-accessible Collections of Museum Information
Co-sponsored by the School of Library and Information Studies and the School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. A lecture delivered on November 18, 1994. DVD X80; vhs Video/C 5486
Rock Art Collection [Paul Freeman: Bay Area Rock Art Research Association archive]
Disc 1: San Joaquin Valley -- Southern Sierra Nevada, 1981-1989 (57 min.) -- 2-3. San Francisco Bay Area, 1984-1996 (71 min.) -- 4-6. Carrizo Plain Monitoring Project, 1993-2002 (156 min.) -- 7. San Francisco Bay Area, 1995-1999 (61 min.) -- 8-10. Chumash Area, 1982-2000 (150 min.) -- 11-12. North Coast area, 1986-1999 (91 min.) -- 13-15. Northern Sierra Nevada area, 1983-1997 (126 min.) -- 16. Sierra foothills area, 1991-1995 (48 min.) -- 17-18. Desert area, 1992-1997 (111 min.) -- 19. Northeastern California area, 1997 (44 min.) -- 20. San Francisco Bay area, 2001-2002 (43 min.) -- 21. Southern Sierra Nevada area, 1996-2002 (47 min.) -- 22. Desert area, 1998 (37 min.) -- 23. South Central coastal area, 1994-2002 (53 (cont'd) min.) -- 24. San Francisco Bay area, 2003 (ca. 47 min.) -- 25. San Francisco Bay area, Canyon Trails Park Petroglyph Conservation Project, 2003-2004 (ca. 37 min.) -- 26. Southern California area, 1982-2004 (ca. 41 min.).

Presents major areas where rock art and petroglyphs may be found in California, taken over a span of 24 years highlighting places where Native Californians have left traces of their lifeways and thought, and the often extraordinary beauty of these places. These visual records also have historic value presenting the work of pioneers in rock art studies, the discoveries that were made and return visits to old sites that were deteriorating and efforts at conservation that were being undertaken. Originally created between 1981-2004. DVD 3075

Routine Pleasures
In this film essay, a personal reflection on the notion of work and artistic production, Gorin crosses the work and thought of film critic and painter Manny Farber with the activities of a group of model railroad enthusiasts. Gorin establishes an unexpected link between Farber's representational paintings with a narrative bent and the hobbyists' obsession. Director, Jean-Pierre Gorin. 1986. 79 min. DVD X6889

The Saatchi 100
Presents nearly 100 pieces from the Charles Saatchi collection in London. Incorporates interviews with several artists, all of whom candidly share their goals and processes. Contains mature themes and explicit language and imagery. Several artists featured include Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Jake and Dino Chapman, Tracy Emin and Sarah Lucas. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2004. 50 min. DVD 9183

Sculpture: Mirror of Man's Being
Presents a survey of sculpture from ancient times to the present. Hosted by: Maya Angelou. c1978. 29 min. Video/C MM556

Secret Museums
Throughout the ages, erotic art has been created by some of the world's best-known artists, but it is rarely on public display. Whether it is held in private collections, or kept under lock and key in museums and libraries worldwide, erotic art and literature remains censored. Filmed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the U.S., features interviews with wealthy collectors, museum curators and guides, librarians, authors, gallery directors, art restorers and experts in erotic art, who discuss the reasons for the cultural suppression and control of erotic art. Written and directed by Peter Woditsch. c2008. 77 min. DVD X2327

Description from Icarus Films catalog

Seducing the Guard
Noted artists, writers, and scientists, including some nobel laureates, share their perceptions of the value of art among cultures and the human need it fills. These commentators argue that art makes the mind supple. Whatever its source or form, art provokes us to perceive and interpret. 1999. 54 min. Video/C MM615

Shock of the New.
BBC's sequel to Civilisation, picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. Written and presented by Robert Hughes. The range of major figures includes Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, le Corbusier, Max Ernst, Francis Bacon and Jackosn Pollock. Dist. Ambrose Video. 1988. 52 min. ea.

The Mechanical Paradise. Explores Western art during the period 1870-1914 and shows how the artists of this period reflected the fragmentation and mechanization of urban life. DVD 2845; also on VHS Video/C 217

The Powers That Be. Examines the art of the post-World War I period, including Dada and German expressionism and discusses how art reflected the intellectual and political mood of the period. DVD 2845; also on VHS Video/C 218

The Landscape of Pleasure. Art critic Robert Hughes talks about the liberation of color which began in the late 19th century and was amplified by Matisse and Derain as a means of expressing feeling. Mr. Hughes also points out the increasing personalization of art as seen in the work of Braque and Picasso. DVD 2846; also on VHS Video/C 219

Trouble in Utopia. German and Italian visionary architects, such as Scharoun, Finsterlin, and Chiattone, followed by the Bauhaus and the functionalists, spread a new international style that stressed design aesthetics and promulgated the idea of the architect as a social legislator. DVD 2846; also on VHS Video/C 220

The Threshold of Liberty. Discusses the impact of surrealism and shows examples of the art and architecture produced by this movement, including the Ideal Temple built in rural France, the Watts Tower, and paintings by Miro, Dali, Magritte, and others. DVD 2847; also on VHS Video/C 221

The View From the Edge. Links the decline of Expressionism with the horror of World War II and an increasingly pragmatic and secular outlook that left little room for the mythic-religious imagery of the past. DVD 2847; also on VHS Video/C 222

Culture of Nature. Discusses why the 20th century brought about a major change in the subject matter used by artists. Shows how the various manifestations of popular culture replaced nature as the focus of artistic interest and describes the Pop art movement. DVD 2848; also on VHS Video/C 223

The Future That Was. Art critic Robert Hughes discusses the current nature of modern art, which he believes is characterized by attempts to remove art from the highly organized system of dealers and museums and replace it with conceptual art, earthworks, and body art. He talks about the fragmentation of the avant-garde, doubts about the future of painting, and the blatant narcissism of contemporary art. DVD 2848; also on VHS Video/C 224

Surrealism
Surrealism, a reaction against the rationalism that plunged Europe into the First World War, sought to reunite the conscious and subconscious minds in order to create a new view of reality. Incorporating archival clips, this film analyzes the history of the movement through the works of Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Louis Bunuel and Herbert Read. Also includes footage of modern surrealists Conroy Maddox and Jake Chapman. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2001. 29 min. Video/C 8419

Typeface
The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth and the lineage of American graphic design. At Hamilton, international artisans meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique. But the Museum's future is unclear. What is the responsibility of artists and historians to preserve a dying craft? How can rural towns survive in a shifting industrial marketplace where big-box retailers are king? Directed and produced by Justine Nagan. 2009. 60 min. DVD X4980

The Way Things Go (Der lauf der dinge)
Sometimes called "the merry pranksters of contemporary art," Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have built, inside a warehouse, an enormous precarious structure 100 feet long made of common household items -- tea kettles, tires, shoes, balloons, wooden ramps. etc. Then they create a spectacular self-destructing performance which applies the principles of cause and effect, gravity, chemistry, water, gas propulsion and vector propagation to produce the chain reaction. A film by Peter Fischli & David Weiss. c1987. 30 min. DVD 1335; vhs Video/C 8419

Ways of Seeing.
Consists of four programs, each presenting the classical arts in different contemporary terms. Considers the ways paintings are distorted by the mass media that transmits them, examines the ways in which women are portrayed in art, discusses paintings as material possessions, and shows how paintings are used in advertising. 1974. 30 min. DVD 3943 (preservation copy); also VHS Video/C 580

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The Western Tradition.
An overview of Western Civilization from prehistory to the present time. Hosted by Professor Eugene Weber. See Pathfinder using long display for more information. 1989. 30 min. ea. Video/C 1500-1525

What is Art?(Examined Life; 26)
Looks at several views on the nature of art, including representationalism, expressionism and formalism, and how these have been affected by changes in artistic styles and techniques. Asks whether art has reached its end and discusses the significance of contemporary conceptual art. [For other installments of this series, SEE Philosophy videography] Video/C MM961

Who Does She Think She Is?
Featuring Maye Torres, Janis Wunderlich, Angela Williams, Camille Musser, Mayumi Oda. In a half-changed world, women are often forced to choose: mothering or working? Your children's well-being or your own? Responsibility or self expression? This film features five women artists who refuse to choose as they navigate the challenges of making work outside the elite art world. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Special features: Where are they now? ; six new updates with all the artists featured in the film and director Pamela Tanner Boll. Directed and produced by Pamela Tanner Boll. c2011. 82 min. DVD X7076

Woman as Painter.
This program examines the often over-looked female artist. It includes over 200 pieces of art-work and rare slides from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1972. 30 min. Video/C 47

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Art in the USA: Overviews and Miscellaneous Works

American Impressionists, American Realists: In Search of the New
In the midst of great social and technological changes between the Civil War and World War I, two groups of American artists stood out from the rest: the Impressionists and the Realists. This program combines archival footage and photographs, as well as images of the paintings involved, to portray this vibrant era in American history and art. 1994. 22 min. Video/C MM711

American Visions Written & presented by Robert Hughes. 1997. 58 min each.

The Republic of Virtue. examines some of the first images made in America which resemble ancient ones. Jefferson and the founding fathers felt that classicism gave the young nation power and authority. In Washington, D.C. architects adopted and transformed the classical style to serve a new, democratic ideal. Hughes explores the work of artists and architects, Benjamin West, John S. Copley, Charles W. Peale, Thomas Cole and Charles Bulfinch. Video/C 4775

The Promised Land. Early settlers in the "Promised land" strive to carve out an identity in a virgin land while in the West, Spanish missions use art to convert the natives. In the East, plain Protestant settlers are suspicious of art's pleasures while in Virginia, an exiled aristocracy, strives to recreate its ideal of England. Video/C 4776

The Wilderness and the West. As majestic primal America fosters the idea of landscape as God's fingerprint, landscape painting holds deep religious and patriotic connotations. Soon, the belief in Manifest Destiny is embodied in art. Traveling from Yellowstone to the Hudson Valley, Hughes explores the artists Thomas Cole, John Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, John Gast, Currier & Ives, Emanuel Leutze, George Catlin, Frederick Church, Frederic Remington, Thomas Noran and William Jackson. In their work he finds the conflicting impulses to worship the land and to conquer it, to create a myth of the West just as the frontier is closing. Video/C 4777

The Guilded Age. Examines the many sides of America in the 19th century: the extravagant mansions of Newport's tycoons, the triumph of the Brooklyn Bridge, the haunting realism of Civil War photography, and the artistic creations of John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Thomas Eakins, John Peto, Winslow Homer, John Robling, Louis Sullivan,Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Bernard Berenson. Video/C 4778

A Wave From the Atlantic. Waves of immigrants in the early 20th century bring both their old culture and a thirst for the new. The tenements are documented by photographer Jacob Riis and the socially conscious Ashcan School. Then, after the historic 1913 Armory show, artists like Joseph Stella, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, forge a modernism that is uniquely American. Also presents the work of Robert Henri, George Bellows, Marcel Duchamp, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mabel Dodge Luhand, Marsden Hartley and Frank Lloyd Wright. Video/C 4779

Streamlines and Breadlines. Examines the mythic images of the 1920's and 30's as skyscrapers rise in New York and the rural heartland is idealized by Regionalists like Thomas Hart. Artists of the WPA celebrate the worker as hero, while Jacob Lawrence tells stories of black America, and ambitious New Deal projects like Hoover Dam project self-confidence in hard times. Also examines the work of Raymond Hood, Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and Grant Wood. Video/C 4780

The Empire of Signs. After the post-war era, Hughes traces the development of abstract expressionism and the life of Jackson Pollock, and explores how artists as different as James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, David Smith, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Romare Bearden, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns reacted to the new consumer culture. Video/C 4781

The Age of Anxiety. This final segment explores how American art has reflected the upheavals of the last 25 years. Hughes traces the evolution of abstract art and minimalism and considers the spiritual richness of earth works, in which nature is the artist's medium. He ends the series by profiling a wide range of contemporary artists including Edward Kienholz, Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Walter De Maria, Robert Smithson, Bruce Nauman, Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Susan Rothenberg, Eric Fischl, Louise Bourgeois and James Turrell. Video/C 4782

Berman, Ann E. "American Visions." (television program reviews) Wall Street Journal (Wed, May 28, 1997):A17(W), A17(E), col 1, 28 col in.
Boettger, Suzaan. "American Visions." (television program reviews) Art in America v. 85 (Oct. '97) p. 39+.
Dobrzynski, Judith H. "Distilling all of American art to 8 hours and 635 pages." (eight hour television documentary on American art named 'American Visions' and book from the PBS television program) (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v146 (Thu, May 8, 1997):B1(N), C15(L), col 1, 42 col in.
James, Caryn. "American Visions." (television program reviews) New York Times v146 (Wed, May 28, 1997):B3(N), C11(L), col 1, 24 col in.
Lewis, Michael J. "American Visions." (television program reviews) The New Criterion v. 15 (June '97) p. 14-19.
Marien, Mary Warner. "American Visions." (television program reviews) Christian Science Monitor v89, n124 (Thu, May 22, 1997):12, col 1, 29 col in.
Menand, Louis. "Made in the USA." ("American Visions", television documentary on American art)New York Review of Books v44, n11 (June 26, 1997):4 (2 pages).

The Artist Was a Woman: Women Artists 1550 - 1950.
Documents the preparation and outcome of an exhibit devoted to American and European women artists. Discusses and displays the accomplishments of individual artists. Based on the 1977 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. c1980. 60 min. Video/C 321

Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Indian Art and its Evolution.
Presents more than three hundred examples of prehistoric, historic and contemporary American Indian art. c1989. 45 min. Video/C 1765

Boneshop of the Heart: Folk Offerings from the American South.
Explores a rich vein of American individuality through incisive portraits of five contemporary southern folk artists four of whom are African American. Includes interviews with the folk artists Enoch Tanner Wickham, Charlie Lucas, Vollis Simpson, Thornton Dial Sr., Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Bradley Holley. 1990. 53 min. Video/C MM612

A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth.
Celebrates the powerful stories behind quilt-making from three perspectives: records of history, symbols of family/community, and works of art. Features quilts from major American quilt shows in Paducah, Kentucky, and Houston. Produced, written and directed by Laurie A. Gorman. Dist.: PBS. 2001. 77 min. DVD 5615

The Clay Figurines of Galegos (O figurado de Galegos>
Artists: Rosa Romalho, Rosa Cota, Maria Sineta, Rosalina Baraca, Julia Ramalho, Julia Cota, Ana Baraca. Documents art work from two parishes in Galagos, Barcelos, Portugal where local folk artists are creating clay figurines with design themes based on animals, Portuguese folklore and religious themes. 200? 24 min. Video/C MM1040

My Kid Could Paint That
Tracks the overnight celebrity of Marla Olmstead, a toddler who creates gallery-worthy paintings on the dining room table of her family home. Sales of her paintings reached $300,000. Then the bubble burst. When a 2005 profile by '60 minutes' suggests that Marla had help making her paintings, the finger is pointed at her father, an amateur artist and night manager at Frito Lay. Almost overnight, her family is ensnared in a web of accusation and denial - the burden of proof placed squarely in their lap. Is Marla a child prodigy or an innocent victim of a hoax? Produced and directed by Amir Bar-Lev. c2007. 83 min. DVD 9641

The Phillips Collection. (Artists & Photographers; 4)
The evolution of the first museum of modern art in the U.S. is traced from its opening in 1921. Included is footage of Marjorie Phillips (one of the co-founder with her husband, Duncan Phillips), as well as other members of the family. Dist.: Checkerboard Foundation. c1986. 29 min. Video/C 3991

Philipino Artists: Struggle, Success, Tagumpay
Spotlights the swelling community of Filipino American artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through interviews and performance footage featuring a variety of talents -- comedians, dancers and recording artists -- this documentary celebrates this creative surge within the historically underrepresented Filipino American community. These young artists provide a fascinating glimpse into a thriving cultural movement which boldly claims its Philippine roots in the course of exploring new creative expression. c1999. 27 min. Video/C 7715

To Be Seen: Street Art
Documentary on street art and the cultural and political significance of this form of artistic expression. The subculture of street art is significant because it is an embodiment of subversive content and a form of public expression, a form of media and a means of political and social protest. Integrates interviews with street artists and others, looking at who is making street art and why, and also investigates the public's perception of this work. 2006. 30 min. DVD 5143

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Wearable Art from California: Ellen Hauptli/Candace Kling
Ellen Hauptli and Candace Kling comment on their individual creative wearable art forms. Hauptli specializes in headdress and Kling in garments made from pleated fabrics. Examples of their work are shown. c1986. 45 min. DVD DVD X3322 [preservation copy]; vhs VIDEO/C MM872

Wearable Art from California: Gaza Bowen
Shoemaker Gaza Bowen is shown at work and discussing shoes as wearable art. Examples of her work and techniques are shown. c1986. 29 min. DVD X3323[preservation copy]; vhs VIDEO/C MM871

Wearable Art from California: Jean Cacicedo
Describes the background, the inspirations and creation of works by designer Jean Cacicedo. Illustrates the bold graphic imagery and collage techniques of her dresses, coats, vests, and wall blankets. Techniques shown include applique, hand dyeing, and machine knitting. c1986. 25 min. DVD X3325 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C MM749

Wearable Art from California: K. Lee Manuel
Describes the background, the inspirations and creation of works by designer K. Lee Manuel. Features her unique painted leather garments and accessories that incorporate painted feathers and feather imagery. c1986. 27 min. DVD X3324 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C MM750

Wearable Art from California: Katherine Westphal
Katherine Westphal presents her own comments on her textile printing and wearable art and her own creative processes. The art pieces are shown. c1986. 27 min. DVD X3326 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C MM700
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Art in the USA: 1900-1945

Artists at Work.
An in-depth survey of the federal programs for support of visual artists during the depression. Several artists recount experiences with WPA's art project and other programs. Shows works of art created during the New Deal era and discusses the destruction and loss of many works of art produced then. 1981. 35 min. 3/4 in. UMATIC Video/C 853

The Loss of Innocence: Paris and New York in the Early 20th century (Art: Transatlantic Modernism)
The International Exhibition of Modern Art of 1913 offered to the American public its introduction to the avant garde art of Europe. Informally called the Armory Show because it was held in a military armory, this exhibition attracted huge crowds encouraging a wide range of criticism and viewpoints. Critics labeled the Cubist works primitive and hard to understand, while there was grudging respect for the cleverness of the compositions and their intellectual control. The most radical American artist was John Sloan of the Ashcan School while, Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase became the key work of the exhibition. Lecturer: Wanda Corn (Stanford Univ.). Dist.: Chip Taylor Communications. 1998. 60 min. Video/C 7278

[Benton, Thomas Hart] The Indiana Murals of Thomas Hart Benton: Visions of the Past, Lessons for the Present and Treasures for the Future.
Presents the story of the murals painted by Thomas Hart Benton (depicting the history of the state of Indiana from the early Native Americans until the 1930s) from their creation for the World's Fair of 1933 to a major restoration in the 1990s. Includes commentary by art historians and museum curators. c2001. 41 min. Video/C 9353

[Cassatt, Mary] Mary Cassatt, Impressionist from Philadelphia. (Portrait of an Artist; 2)
Focuses on the life and work of the American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. c1977. 30 min. Video/C 1103

[Eakins, Thomas] Thomas Eakins: A Motion Portrait. (Portrait of an Artist)
Combines dramatic re-creation with documentary photographs, interviews, and archival footage to tell the story of Eakins' life. 1986. 60 min. Video/C 1111

[Hubbard, Elbert] Elbert Hubbard
Biographical portrait of Elbert Hubbard who founded the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, NY. Known for his eccentric style, ego, sharp wit, and pointed criticism, Hubbard was a leader in the arts and crafts movement of the early 20th century. Bonus segments: The Roycroft campus today; Artisan spotlight: Tom Pafk; The Gamble House; Byrdcliffe artist colony; Craftsman Farms; The Lusitania. Directed by Paul Lamont. c2009. 60 min. DVD X2586

Impressions of California: Early Currents in Art 1850-1930
Examines and documents the story of early California art from statehood in 1850 to the beginning of the Great Depression in 1930. Contents: I. Awakening in the north -- II. Rise of Impressioism in Southern California -- III. Early art in Laguna Beach and San Diego -- IV. Beyond Impressionism. Producer-writer-director Paul Bockhorst. 1996. 112 min. DVD X4275

[Man Ray] Man Ray: No Limits.
Examines Man Ray's life, tracing both his artistic evolution and his intense relationships. Man Ray was at the forefront of the avant-garde, his works pushed the limits of Surrealism and Dadaism as he experimented with every available medium and invented a number of his own. Best known for his photography, he also excelled in painting, sculpture, and filmmaking. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1998. 53 min. Video/C 7913

[Man Ray] Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-garde
Man Ray is the quintessential modernist figure: photographer, painter, object maker and collagist, filmmaker and printmaker, poet, essayist and philosopher. Born Emanuel Radnitsky in 1890, he went on to become the leader of the "American avant-garde" and the most enigmatic of the Dada-Surrealists who transformed the Paris art world during the ferment of the 1920's and beyond. This profile follows the creative genius from his youth in Brooklyn to his glory days in Paris and, finally, to his impact on future generations of artists in a variety of fields. Also includes a never-before-seen interview with Man Ray in which he reminisces about his life and work. Based on the book: Man Ray: American Artist, Neil Baldwin (Art/Classics N6537.R3.B31 1988 Room 308G; Main Stack N6537.R3.B3 1988). Originally presented as a segment on the PBS television program American masters in 1997. 56 min. DVD 689; DVD copy 2: DVD 4436

[Rockwell, Norman] Norman Rockwell: Painting America
Examines Norman Rockwell, "the artist of the people," using archival footage and visual images from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring interviews with historians, critics, family, friends and admirers, this production gives an indepth look at the artist, his art and the Americana he created with his brushstrokes. Originally produced in 2003 as a segment on the television program American masters. 90 min. DVD 4436

Visions of California: The Story of California Scene Painting
"A vision unfolds" establishes the social and economic climate of the 1930s & 1940s, introducing key players and tracing the emergence of California scene painting from earlier styles of art. "Visions of a changing land" examines the influences on regionalist art in California during the depression era, demonstrating the stylistic diversity that emerged in southern and northern California. Also illustrates the key role played by these artists in broadening the vocabulary of American scene painting. "Visions of social change" examines "Social realism," the impact of Mexican muralists on California artists, public art of the New Deal, the cross-over from fine art to popular art in the Hollywood film industry, and the changing role of the artist in society during a time of national crisis. Produced, written and directed by Paul Brockhorst. 1994. 84 min. DVD X4273

[Wood, Beatrice] Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada
This documentary on the life of potter Beatrice Wood provides a glimpse into her life, loves and influences. Included are rare archival photographs, original artwork, and insightful commentary by art historians and interviews with Beatrice herself. Written and directed by Tom Neff. 93. 55 min. Video/C 8471

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Art in the USA: 1945 to the Present

Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art of the '50s and '60s
Abstract Expressionism was born from a joining of attitudes in American art and European avant-garde art, but was later rejected for its nonfigurative and seemingly egocentric character in favor of the ultra-objective phenomenon known as Pop Art. Filmed at many museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this program critically examines key masterpieces of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.

Contents: Franz Kline : C & O, National Gallery of Art, Washington / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Helen Frankenthaler : Mountains and sea, National Gallery of Art, Washingto / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Willem De Kooning : Morning, the springs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / written and narrated by Edwin Mullins -- Jasper Johns : Flag, 1955 : encaustic oil and collage on canvas, Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Museum of Modern Art, New York / written by Elizabeth Clegg, Wenzel Jacob -- Andy Warhol : The Texan, portrait of Robert Rauschenberg, Museum Ludwig, Cologne / written by Evelyn Weiss, Waldemar Januszczak -- Roy Lichtenstein : Girl with hair ribbon, National Gallery of Art, Washington / written by Elizabeth Clegg. Dist.: Films Media Group. 60 min. DVD 1987

American Art in the Sixties
During the critical decade of the 1960s in America an explosion of artistic energy produced pop art, minimalism, color-field painting and hard-edged abstraction. Sculptors and painters on both coasts explored new methods and new subject matter. This documentary examines the key figures of that decade with emphasis on Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, two crucial transitional figures between abstract expressionism and the sensibilities of the new decade. Michael Blackwood Productions. c2000. 60 min. Video/C 9103

Art City
Many artists use the pain, exhilaration and resolution of private desires to express themselves in their art. This documentary focuses on intense personalities who've used their art to explore the emotional impact, or dark humor of psychological truths. The film also plumbs issues that affect artists -- preoccupations of startling universality -- like community, motivation and controversy, finding one's audience, and just "getting it right." Artists: Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Elizabeth Peyton, Ed Ruscha, Lari Pittman, Richmond Burton, David Deutsch, Dave Hickey, Marcia Tucker. Directed by Chris Maybach. c2002. 58 min. ea. Video/C 8632

Art City: Making it in Manhattan
Featuring: Louise Bourgeois, Brice Marden, Chuck Close, Neil Jenney, Elizabeth Murray, Ashley Bickerton, Gary Simmons. Artists, along with collectors and dealers, bring to life the art capital of the world, New York. Mixing some of the most famous American names with the newest this film moves into lofts, studios and galleries for intimate scenes of artists at work as they discuss inspiration, aesthetic issues, the meaning of success, and how they overcame hardship to pursue a lifetime in art. 1996. 58 min. Video/C 6587

Art City: Simplicity
Travelling around the country, this documentary takes a revealing trip into the studios and lives of a group of singular artists. It touches on artists' relations with the press, ambiguous feelings about showing one's work, distilling concepts into an essence, and what it means to succeed in the artworld. Artists: Richard Tuttle, Agnes Martin, John Baldessari, Amy Adler, Robert Williams, Joan Snyder, Mike Bidlo, Carolyn Martin. c2002. 59 min. ea. Video/C 8633

Art 21 (Season One)
Artists: Laurie Anderson, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Kilgallen, Beryl Korot, Barbara Kruger, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Pepon Osorio, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell, William Wegman, Andrea Zittel.

Meet twenty-one diverse contemporary artists through revealing profiles that take viewers behind the scenes into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, sources of inspiration and creative processes. The program is divided into four general themes - place, spirituality, identity, and consumption. Dist.: PBS. c2002. 240 min. DVD 2811; also on VHS Video/C 8649

Art 21 (Season Two)
A unique television series presenting 16 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes--and beyond the museum or gallery experience--into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Themes provide a connective thread between profiles of three to five artists per program. The artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, performance, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the United States and reveal the depth of intergenerational and multicultural talent"--Container. Artists featured: Eleanor Antin, Janine Antoni, Charles Atlas, Vija Celmins, Walton Ford, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tim Hawkinson, Elizabeth Murray, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Martin Puryear, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Kara Walker. Dist.: PBS. c2002. 210 min. ea. DVD 2811

Art 21 (Season Three)
Go behind the scenes to meet today's most fascinating contemporary artists in Season Three of this Emmy-nominated television documentary series. Presenting unparalleled in access to 18 of today's young American artists, this unique series takes viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Artists featured: Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ida Applebroog, Susan Rothenberg ; Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Josiah McElheny, Matthew Ritchie, Fred Wilson, Richard Tuttle, Roni Horn, Jessica Stockholder, Ellen Gallagher, Arturo Herrera, Oliver Herring. 2005. 220 min. DVD X1009

Art 21 (Season Four)
Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered.. this unique television series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites - from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, and video artists, demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country. Featured artists: Laurie Simmons, Lari Pittman, Judy Pfaff, Pierre Huyghe, Nancy Spero, An-My Lê, Alfredo Jaar, Jenny Holzer, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Robert Adams, Mark Dion, Mark Bradford, Catherine Sullivan, Robert Ryman, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. 2007. 224 min. DVD 1025

Art 21 (Season Five)
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings. Contents: Compassion: William Kentridge, Carrie Mae Weems, Doris Salcedo -- Fantasy: Jeff Koons, Mary Heilmann, Florian Maier-Aichen, Cao Fei -- Transformation: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, Paul McCarthy -- Systems: Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, Allan McCollum. c2009. 240 min. DVD X6915

Art to Art.
Asian-American women artists Pacita Abad, Yong Soon Min, Hung Liu and Barbara Takenaga, in separate segments each discuss, and show examples of their work. c1993. 30 min. Video/C 3748

Aspects of Minimalism.
The minimalism movement, with its emphasis on basic shapes, reduced forms and color seems deceptively simple. Yet its theoretical ideas and formal constructs have made Minimalism a major force in art of the latter part of the 20th century. Seen are works by Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Sol Lewitt, Mel Bochner, Richard Serra, John McCracken, and Richard Nonas, with interviews with some of the artists. Producer, Valerie Soe. 1996. 28 min. Video/C 6668

Bomb It: Street Art is Revolution
A wild ride into the heart of the global graffiti culture where the love of art and ego clashes with law and order. On top of a raging soundtrack of punk, hip-hop and funk, this film explores the many manifestations of 'bombing' - the act of committing artistic crime with spraypaint. Produced and directed by Jon Reiss. Special features: Audio commentary with Jon Reiss & Tracy Wares; Behind-the-scenes featurette (14 min.); Extended interviews (26 min.); Extended time lapse sequences (15 min.) 2007. 93 min. DVD X2505

Bombing L.A.
Film surveys different viewpoints on graffiti in Los Angeles through interviews with grafitti/street artists, property owners, police and citizens of Los Angeles. The question of graffiti as a public art form or a disfigurement of public property is investigated. Film also examines the role graffiti plays in Los Angeles youth gangs. 1988. 35 min. Video/C 2954

Beautiful Losers
Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertantly affected the art world. In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Afilm by Aaron Rose; co-director Joshua Leonard. 2008. 91 min. DVD X2514

Bum's Paradise
Tells the stories and shows the extraordinary creativity of a group of homeless men and women, before and after their eviction from the community they built in the Albany Landfill in the San Francisco Bay. The film emphasizes their concepts of community as well as the amazing art they created. A film by Tomas McCabe; directed by Tomas McCabe and Andrei Rozen. 2003. 53 min. DVD 1988

The Cedar Bar: A True Story About the War Between the People Who Make Art and the People Who Write About It
Found footage set to Leslie's early 1950's play, based on actual overheard conversations in the infamous Cedar Bar, denizen and drunken think tank of the most important artists, writers, critics and curators of the day. Leslie pitches the play's staged reading in 1997 against vaudevillian singing and dancing, noir classics, recent Oscar ceremonies, pornography and the holocaust to "providing insight into that definitive moment when art spiraled outside of its own frames of reference to describe existence itself." Featuring: Performer: Barnett Newman, Hilton Kramer, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Peter Martin, John Myers, Willem De Kooning, Clement Greenberg, Teddy Moore, Richard Bellamy. Made and completed in New York City, 1997-2001. Written, edited and directed by Alfred Leslie. 84 min. Video/C 9240

Comic Book Confidential. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Performer: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoro, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman. Combines interviews, historical footage, animations and montages of comic book art to trace the development of the comic book from 1933 through counterculture favorites to the hippest representatives of the 1980's revival. 22 significant comic artists and writers are discussed. 1994. DVD 1272; also VHS Video/C 4193; Compu/D 334 (multimedia version)

The Cool School: How LA Learned to Love Modern Art
An object lession in how to build an art scene from scratch, this film focuses on the famed Ferus Gallery and it's proprietors, Walter Hopps and Irving Blum, who groomed the L.A. art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists. Directed by Morgan Neville. 2008. 85 min. DVD 9975

Damned in the U.S.A. and Obscenity, Hate Speech and the First Amendment.
Damned in the U.S.A features Jesse Helms, Christie Hefner, Donald Wildmon, Luther Campbell, Al D'Amato, Andres Serrano. Debate panel: John Frohnmayer, David Llewellyn, Bruce Herschensohn, Carol Sobel. covers the most significant battles over freedom of expression and censorship in the arts over the last five years. From the Mapplethorpe controversy to the debate over the lyrics of 2 Live Crew, from government sponsorship of artists to morally motivated boycotts, this film addresses both sides of the censorship debate in all its complexity. Film is followed by a debate which broadens the discussion of the First Amendment as it provides a sober, balanced look at the limits placed on freedom of speech. 1994. 126 min. total running time. Video/C 4199

David Howard: An Artist's Medium and Methods.
Mr. Howard discusses the various multi-media arts as an art form. Working in several mediums for some artists is the only way to fully express their concepts and aesthetics. Painting, printmaking, photography and video are some of the tools used simultaneously in this collection. The tape depicts a multi-media situation taken to the extremity, combining documentary, abstraction, literal and conceptual techniques to achieve the ultimate totality of an emotionally aesthetic experience. 1987. 30 min. Video/C 6388

Environmental Art: Working with the Elements.
Presents historic and contemporary environmental art including segments on Nazca, Stonehenge, Carl Andre, Herbert Bayer, LeAnn Bartok, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Patricia Johanson, Penny Kaplan, Richard Long, David Nash, Cynthia Oatman, Beverly Pepper, Carolee Thea, James Turrell, and John Willenbecher. c1990. 16 min. Video/C 2278

The Female Closet.
Combining rare footage and interviews this documentary surveys the art and lives of various closeted lesbian women artists from different segments of the 20th century: Victorian photographer Alice Austen, Weimar collagist Hannah Hoch, and present day painter Nicole Eisenman. Produced, directed and edited by Barbara Hammer. 1998. 59 min. Video/C 7624

From the Ashes
Profiles ten artists who lived in lower Manhattan at the time of the terrorist attack. Includes interviews with the artists who relate their experiences of September 11, 2001, how they picked up the shattered pieces of their lives and struggled to redefine the meaning of their art. Presents scenes of lower Manhattan in the days following the attack, as the artists clean up their homes, share housing with friends, and begin to get back to work and normal life. Artists interviewed: Skip Blumberg, Pat Oleszko, Tony Nunziata, Laurie Anderson, Deborah Shaffer, Oscar Santiago, Shahzia Sikander, Barbara Friedman, Jane Hammond, Joseph Rodriguez. Director, Deborah Shaffer. c2001. 56 min. Video/C 9043

From the Heart.
This film explores twentieth-century art by women, focusing on nine of the thirteen artists whose works compose the Gihon art collection: Works by Women (Lynda Benglis, Nancy Chambers, Clyde Connell, Janet Fish, Janet, Hermine Ford, Dorothy Hood, Dorothy, Mary F. McCleary, Gael Stack, Dee Wolff). The artists provide the dialogue, about artistic techniques employed, family background, philosophy of art, self-criticism, and success. 1998? 57 min. Video/C 5877

14 Americans: Directions of the 1970s
Featuring: Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Scott Burton, Peter Campus, Chuck Close, Nancy Graves, Joseph Kosuth, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mary Miss, Elizabeth Murray, Dennis Oppenheim, Dorothea Rockburne, Joel Shapiro.

Examines a diverse group of New York-based artists in order to record many of the most provocative works and ideas of the past decade. These artists created performances, sculptures, earthworks, tableaux, furniture, shaped canvases and more using unusual materials. In this "idea art," their focus is often as much social and psychological as artistic. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. c2000. 91 min. Video/C 9105

Graffiti/Post-Graffiti.
Explains the art style that evolved from graffiti spray-painted on subway surfaces to canvas paintings now hung in major art galleries. In this documentary of the early '80's movement, the viewer listens to the movers and shakers of this imaginative trend, and examines the Hip-Hop culture in action, traveling to the South Bronx where most of it started. Interviews: Charlie Ahearn, Patti Astor, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fred Brathwaite (Fab 5 Freddy), "Crash," Stefan Eins, Futura 2000, Keith Haring, Sidney Janis, "Lady Pink," Dolores and Hubert Neumann, Rammellzee and Tony Shafrazi. c1984. 28 min. Video/C 6323

Graffiti Verite: Read the Writing on the Wall.
Los Angeles graffiti artists discuss the themes and motivations of their work, and how they evolved from taggers to artists. Several are shown at work on projects, indoors as well as outside. The history and significance of graffiti is addressed, as is its role in the Hip Hop culture. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c1995. 45 min. Video/C 4469

GV2: Graffiti Verite 2
A follow-up film to the award winning documentary Graffiti Verite. Includes interviews with more graffiti artists and street scenes with over 400 tags, throw-ups and pieces of "street art" all presented to a backdrop of Hip Hop music. Includes coverage of the winning artwork of the First International Graffiti Art Competition. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. 1998. 58 min. Video/C 5719

GV3: Graffiti Verite 3 (The Final Episode)
The Final Episode is a poetic voyage, a meditation, into the iconography of Graffiti art featuring an eclectic sound track as it's emotional and intellectual core. "GV3 is a compelling sensorial experience; shockingly honest and defiantly politically incorrect." Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c2000. 54 min. Video/C 7118

GV4: Graffiti Verite 4
Sano, two-time winner of the International Graffiti Art Competition, teaches this underground art form, by showing the concepts, aesthetics, techniques, and style needed to complete a perfect semi "Wild Style" masterpiece and aerosol art on canvas. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c2003. 67 min. DVD 2987

GV5: Graffiti Verite 5: The Sacred Elements of Hip-hop
Records a historic 4 day Hip-Hop Summer Workshop conducted at Metro High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Captures the excitement of this innovative workshop and what emerges is a portrait of the educational value and liberating therapeutic power contained within the unique elements of the contemporary hip-hop movement. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c2003. 42 min. DVD 2988

Guerrillas in Our Midst
Gallery owners comment on the actions of a group of anonymous women artists who call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Also interviewed are members of the Guerrilla Girls, who, dressed in gorrilla masks, work to promote greater representation of women and minority artists in art exhibitions. A film by Amy Harrison. 1992. 35 min. Video/C 7694

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The Hall of Man.
Artist Malvina Hoffman was commissioned by the Field Museum of Natural History to sculpt examples of the races of the world. In 1933, after five years of work, the results, 104 life-sized figures, busts and heads, were displayed in an anthropology exhibit at the Museum entitled "The Hall of Man." This film is the story of this achievement. 2001. 44 min. Video/C MM913

Los Four; Murals of Aztlan: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles.
Two documentaries on key moments and figures in Chicano art. Los Four documents the first exhibition of Chicano artists held at a major art museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 1974. Murals of Aztlan documents the exhibition of the same name at the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles in 1981. Featured artists include Los Four (Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert "Magu" Sanchez Lujan, Roberto de la Rocha, Frank Romero), Gronk, Judith Hernandez, Willie Herron, John Valadez, and others. Released as motion pictures in 1974 and 1981. Producer, director, James Tartan. 46 min. DVD 2785

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus.
An unconventional video portrait of the Fluxus movement, an international group of artists who since the early 1960s have challenged and disrupted our ideas of what art can be. The tape was produced largely in Venice in 1990, when many of the original Fluxus artists met for a major exhibition in connection with the Biennale, almost thirty years after the first iconoclastic Fluxus concerts were held in cities around the world. Employing layered manipulations of video technology, this portrait includes interviews with leading Fluxus artists, documentation of their works, and historic archival footage from thirty years of groundbreaking Fluxus performances, films, and video tapes. Featuring: Eric Andersen, Philip Corner, Henry Flynt, Ken Friedman, Jon Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Jonas Mekas, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Willem De Ridder, Ben Vautier, Emmett Williams, La Monte Young, Ay-O, Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Geoffrey Hendricks, George Maciunas, Larry Miller, Charlotte Moorman, A.O. A video by Lars Movin. 1993. 80 min. DVD X1835; vhs Video/C 3402

Kinetic Art: The Current Movement.
Artists: Fletcher Benton, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Harry Kramer, George Rickey, Jean Tinguely, Takis, Pol Bury, Len Lye. Narrator: Peter Selz. An exhibition of four-dimensional, moving sculptures, a form of art-in-motion known as kinetic art. 1966?. 27 min. Video/C 3842

Matrix: Where Art Speaks
Featured artists: Doug Aitken, Anne Chu, Peter Doig, Teresita Fernandez, Ken Goldberg, Shirin Neshat, Tobias Rehberger, Katy Schimert. Presents the work of artists from the 1999-2000 Matrix season, a program for contemporary art at the University of California Berkeley Art museum. The artists are represented by visual walkthroughs of their exhibitions as well as excerpts from their artist talks and interviews with Matrix cuurator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Installed at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum from September, 1999 through November, 2000. 83 min. DVD 2836

New York - New Wave at P.S.1: Robert Mapplethorp and Other Photographers: The Armory Show of the 80's.
Featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Curt Hoppe. In 1981, Diego Cortez organized a large exhibition at the P.S.1 Museum in Long Island City, New York. With this seminal show, Diego Cortez captured the pulse of a burgeoning avant garde art and music scene that set the mood of a generation of artists. A hybrid of art, photography, music and fashion, this Punk and New Wave movement became emblematic of a disaffected youth culture. 1981. 35 min. Video/C 6666

New York's East Village Art Scene.
An extensive investigation into recent art movements through interviews with gallery owners, artists, and an art critic in New York's East Village. c1985. 28 min. each.

Part I. Artists interviewed: Les Levine, Jim Radakovich, Steven Lack, Mark Kostabi. Art critic: Carlo McCormick. Gallery directors: Pat Hearn, Alan Barrows, Mike Osterhout, Tim Greathouse, Gracie Mansion, Annie Herron, Deborah Sharpe, Jerry Hovagimyan, Bruno Meziere. c1985. Video/C 6377

Part II. Artists interviewed: Mark Kostabi, Tony Oursler, Doran Golan, Phil Pocock, Judy Glantzman. Art critic: Carlo McCormick. Gallery directors: Bruno Meziere, Alex Harsley, Tim Greathouse, Alan Barrows, Mike Osterhout, Jerry Hovagimyan, Pat Hearn, Annie Herron, Gracie Mansion, Steve Style, Deborah Sharpe, Wendy Olisoff. c1985. Video/C 6378

Next: A Primer on Urban Painting
Interviews with: Lee Quinones, Banksy, Swoon, Doze Green, Heavyweight, Delta, Os Gemeos, Kami, Sasu. Exploration of graffiti-based visual art as a world culture. The filmmaker profiles the art form in nine countries including USA, Canada, France, Holland, Germany, England, Spain, Japan and Brazil. Features a combination of 'verite' moments and interviews with painters, writers, designers, documentarians and other participants within the subculture, conveying the dynamism and creative energy of this significant emerging artistic community. Produced and directed by Pablo Aravena. 2005. 95 min. DVD X452

Painters Painting.
Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. Produced and directed by Emile de Antonio. c1989. 116 min. DVD X2924; Video/C 1448

Painting By Numbers.
An introduction and overview of the world of computer graphics. Demonstrates how computers can be programmed to produce sophisticated animated images. Includes interviews with the engineers who invented the first video game and the first coin-operated video arcade game. 1982. 60 min. Video/C 392:1-2

Philipino Artists: Struggle, Success, Tagumpay
Spotlights the swelling community of Filipino American artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through interviews and performance footage featuring a variety of talents -- comedians, dancers and recording artists -- this documentary celebrates this creative surge within the historically underrepresented Filipino American community. These young artists provide a fascinating glimpse into a thriving cultural movement which boldly claims its Philippine roots in the course of exploring new creative expression. c1999. 27 min. Video/C 7715

Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants
"Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants" is a documentary that features the stories and art of four Latinos who live throughout California. These artists are in different stages of their immigration process. Through their unique stories we will find a tale that is common to every immigrant; through their art, we will be able to recognize different moments in the transition from immigrant to American. Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Maria Amparo Escandon, and Victor Cartagena are the artists portrayed in "Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants". In their different artistic disciplines, they reflect the experience of Latino immigrants in California, their hopes and visions. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Directors, Facundo Lujan, Tania Waisberg. 2005. 33 min. DVD X3666

Processing the Signal
Participants: Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Kit Fitzgerald, Paul Garrin, John Sanborn, Mary Perillo, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Peer Bode, John Hanhardt, Ira Schneider, Reynold Weidenaar, Dean Winkler. Filmed in America in 1988 and 1989 this documentary brings together some of the most innovative artists of video art to discuss their ideas and opinions. Also covers video installations, satellite art, video performance and the penetration of video art into conventional television. 38 min. Video/C 6595

Reclaiming the Body: Feminist Art in America
Featuring: Louise Bourgeois, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Janine Antoni, Renee Cox, Faith Ringgold, Lynda Benglis, Maureen Connor, Portia Munson, Nancy Spero, Ida Applebroog, Rachel Lachowicz, Jacqueline Hayden, Hannah Wilke, Susan Silas, Penny Arcade, and others. Linda Nochlin, Marcia Tucker.

Loosely based on the two-part BAD GIRLS exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, "Reclaiming the body" goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to the history of feminist art. The film spans three generations of artists from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, to give an overview of feminist art from the 1960s to the present. Michael Blackwood Productions. c1995. 57 min. Video/C 4906

Rock Fresh.
Examines the world of the graffiti artist including interviews with nine top artists. Looks at the evolution of graffiti art--from the street to the gallery, from walls to clothing, from private to worldwide. The cameras reveal step-by-step how the colors blend, how the angles sharpen, how the shadows emerge, lifting the veil from a clandestine subculture. Produced, written, & edited by Danny Lee. c2005. 82 min. DVD X264

Ruskin's Journey
Author John Ruskin was a leading art critic and architectural authority whose brilliant prose shaped a generation of writers and whose insights and aesthetics helped establish the careers of Whistler and Turner. This documentary traces Ruskin's spiritual and intellectual journey both around Europe and through life, visiting the Gothic cathedral of Rouen and other sites that inspired and shaped his thinking. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2000. 49 min. Video/C 8735

San Francisco California Art Scene.
Interviews of gallery owners and artists in San Francisco at gallery openings, art events and a video festival. c1986. 28 min. each.

Part I. Artists interviewed: Carlos Villa, Glenn Grafelman, Keith Haring, John Okulick, Daniel Phill, Nam June Paik, Richard Herman, Tad Savinar, Edgar Heap of Birds, Manuel Neri, Allan Shepp, Roy DeForest. Gallery directors: William Sawyer, Bruce Velick, Louise Allrich, Kathan Brown, Gary Lichtenstein, Diana Fuller, Michele Mincher, Hank Baum, Mark Rennie, Ev Thomas, Ardys Allport, Ken Rackow. c1986. Video/C 6379

Part II. Artists interviewed: Manual Neri, Keith Haring, Allen Shepp, Roy DeForest, Nam June Paik, Richard Herman, John Okulick, Glenn Grafelman, Poison Gas Research, Carlos Villa, Daniel Phill, Edgar Heap of Birds, Tad Savinar. Gallery directors: Kathan Brown, Bruce Velick, Dorothy Goldeen, John Martin, Marshall Weber, Diana Fuller, William Sawyer, Hank Baum, Gary Lichtenstein, Ardys Allport, Ken Rackow, Mark Rennie, Louise Allrich, Michele Mincher, Ruth Braunstein, Charles Fiske, Ev Thomas. c1986. Video/C 6380

Separate Visions.
Depicts biographical portraits of four Indian artists: Baje Whitethorne, Navajo landscape painter; Brenda Spencer, Navajo weaver; John Fredericks, Hopi Kachina carver; and Nora Naranjo-Morse, Santa Clara sculptor. Explains their individual approaches to their art, learned from tradition, and their re-interpretations which create their separate visions. c 1989. 40 min. Video/C 1759

Simon Schama's Power of Art
Disc 1: Caravaggio ; Bernini ; Rembrandt -- Disc 2: David ; Turner ; Van Gogh -- Disc 3: Picasso ; Rothko. Featuring Andy Serkis as Van Gogh; Paul Popplewell as Caravaggio; Alan Corduner as Rothko. Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time. Originally broadcast on television in 2006. 400 min. DVD 8310

SprayMasters
Four ex-graffiti writers reflect on their early years as renegades who snuck into rail yards and decorated New York City subway cars with stolen paint while eluding arrest. Now in their forties and embraced by the establishment, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000 are prominent artists with an international following, while Zephyr is a widely published journalist who writes about popular culture. They talk about the extreme risks they took as teenagers, the joys of seeing their work on subway cars, the diverse styles of graffiti, its global reach, and its place in modern life, where it has been co-opted by advertising and fashion. Set to an electrifying musical soundtrack that evokes the heyday of graffiti. Directed, edited, sound by Manfred Kirchheimer. Dist.: Cinema Guild. 2008. 85 min. DVD X3244

Stations of the Elevated.
A beautiful film about graffiti-covered subway trains hurtling through a strange urban landscape filled with the debris of a decaying society. The music of Charles Mingus counterpoints the recurring visual riffs of the tension-filled imagery. c1990. 45 min. Video/C 3169

Style Wars.
A documentary exploration of the subculture of New York's young graffiti writers and breakdancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Dramatizes conflicts between graffitists and the city, as well as among the graffitists themselves. Tony Silver, director. c1983. 60 min. DVD 1668; vhs Video/C 2127

W.A.R.: Women Art Revolution
Through intimate interviews with many of the participants, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this documentary examines the history of the feminist art movement in the late 20th century. Writer, director; Lynn Hershman Leeson. 2010. 83 min. DVD X5536

Wild Wheels
Car artist and filmmaker Harrod Blank drives his wildly decorated VW bug across the United States in search of fellow artists who have been moved to alter their autos beyond recognition. He finds forty-five of the most bizarre cars anyone has ever seen ... Even more fascinating are the people who drive these rolling art exhibits. Writer/director, David Silberberg, Harrod Blank and other car customizers across the United States. c2005. 119 min. DVD 6401

Who Gets to Call it Art?: The Legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994
Commentary: Frank Stella, David Hockney, John Chamberlain, Francesco Clemente, Mark di Suvero, Ellsworth Kelly, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist. Artists active in the 1960's discuss their art and the significance of curator Henry Geldzahler in recognizing and collecting the art of those years. Includes comments by Geldzahler and exclusive footage of artists including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. Special features: Additional artist interviews ; Q&A with James Rosenquist, Larry Poons, and director Peter Rosen; Fotodeath, a Claes Oldenburg "happening"; theatrical trailer. 2005. 80 min. DVD 5741

To the top of "Art in the USA"

US Artists by Name: 1945-present

[Attie, Shimon] Between Dreams and History: The Making of Shimon Attie's Public Art Projects
A profile of Shimon Attie and an exploration of his public art installations in Europe and his first installation in the United States, Between Dreams and History, a project based on the memories of residents of the Lower East Side in New York City and displayed on buildings in the neighborhood in 1999. 37 min. Video/C MM1164

[Baldessari, John] See Modernist and Post-Modernist Artists, Performers, and Film Maker

[Banksy]Exit Through the Gift Shop
An eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Special features: More brainwashing : deleted scenes ; Life remote control (lawyer's edit) ; A star is born (MBW at Cans Festival) ; B movie : a film about Banksy. 2010. 86 min. DVD X5203

[Barney, Matthew]The Body as Matrix: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle
With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural installations. A film by Maria Anna Tappeiner. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2004. 53 min. DVD 2804

[Barney, Matthew]Matthew Barney, No Restraint
Follow the phenomenal journey of renowned artist Matthew Barney and his collaborator, singer-songwriter Bjork, as they embark on an unbelievable filmmaking journey in Japan. From artistic vision to manifestation, this compelling documentary reveals Barney's unique process in creating Drawing restraint 9, a massive cinematic piece that combines a whaling vessel; 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly; and traditional Japanese rituals in one fantastical love story. It's a rare look at a one-of-a-kind artist who has inspired audiences around the globe. Includes interview gallery featuring Matthew Barney, Bjork and the chief art critic from the New York Times, Michael Kimmelman; time laps photography. Produced and directed by Alison Chernick. c2007. 71 min. DVD 7588

[Barney, Matthew]The Order: From Matthew Barney's Cremaster 3
A sequence from Matthew Barney's film Cremaster 3. In a death-defying race to the top of the Guggenheim Museum, Matthew Barney is a tartan-clad apprentice seeking Masonic redemption. Produced by Barbara Gladstone and Matthew Barney. 2003. 31 min. DVD 1840

[Basquiat, Jean-Michel] Basquiat (1996)
Directed by Julian Schnabel. SEE Biopics

[Basquiat, Jean-Michel] Downtown 81 (2000)
Directed by Edo Bertoglio. SEE Biopics

[Basquiat, Jean-Michel] Jean-Michel Basquiat: An Interview. (c1989)
A rare interview with the 21 year old Basquiat in his studio on Crosby Street in 1981 by art historian-curator, Marc H. Miller. Already a well known art world figure, Basquiat's fondness for high jinks as well as his exuberant spirit are captured as he describes his working process and comments upon his art world persona. c1989. 34 min. Video/C 6749

[Basquiat, Jean-Michel]Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. Directed by Tamra Davis. 2010. 93 min. DVD X5206

[Bearden, Romare] Griots of Imagery: A Comment on the Art of Romare Bearden and Charles White.
A presentation on the art of two Afro-American artists who are true African keepers of history and culture or "griots", based on the 1993 exhibition of Romare Bearden and Charles White. Bearden's art is based on his reflections concerning what he called "the prevalence of ritual" in African-American life. White's art reflects his concern with the struggle of Black Americans to transcend the vissicitudes of American life. c1993. 28 min. Video/C 5271

[Bearden, Romare] Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz.
An intimate and personal look at the life and work of the bold, brilliant artist Romare Bearden who created collages and paintings of humanity in which he sought to "redefine the image of man" in terms of the African-American experience. Film includes rare footage of Bearden at work. 1995. 28 min. Video/C 5563

[Benglis, Lynda] Lynda Benglis Paints With Foam.
This in-depth document follows Benglis' polyurethane sculptural process, from building the forms, mixing and pouring the foam, to completing the work through the combined efforts of her assistants. In a brief interview, Benglis discusses her relation to Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, especially in regard to her pursuit of a "super-real" surface. Dist.: Video Data Bank. 1971. 26 min. Video/C 5205

[Benglis, Lynda] Reclaiming the Body: Feminist Art in America
Featuring: Louise Bourgeois, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Janine Antoni, Renee Cox, Faith Ringgold, Lynda Benglis, Maureen Connor, Portia Munson, Nancy Spero, Ida Applebroog, Rachel Lachowicz, Jacqueline Hayden, Hannah Wilke, Susan Silas, Penny Arcade, and others. Linda Nochlin, Marcia Tucker.

Loosely based on the two-part BAD GIRLS exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, "Reclaiming the body" goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to the history of feminist art. The film spans three generations of artists from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, to give an overview of feminist art from the 1960s to the present. Michael Blackwood Productions. c1995. 57 min. Video/C 4906

[Bourgeois, Louise] Louise Bourgeois.
An examination of the provocative work of Louise Bourgeois who produces sculpture which is highly charged in content as well as eerily beautiful in form. Also seen are two of her environments; a lair installed at the Robert Miller Gallery and a work in progress on Staten Island, New York. In this interview the artist discusses her work, philosophy of art and her development as an artist. 1987. 28 min. Video/C 6795

[Bourgeois, Louise] Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine
As an artist, Louise Bourgeois has been at work for six decades, but always on her own inventive and disquieting terms. In 1982, at the age of 71, she became the first woman honored with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. In her 80s and 90s she created her most powerful and persuasive work - massive spider sculptures that have appeared all over the world. Filmed between 1993 and 2007, Louise Bourgeois shows her artistic methods and describes how her childhood traumas and memories become embodied in objects and installations. Special features: 45 minutes of deleted sequences, including additional rare footage of Bourgeois at work; video interviews with co-director Amei Wallach and cinematographer/editor Ken Kobland; U.S. theatrical trailer. A film by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach. 2008. 99 min. DVD X3010

[Brown, Reynold] The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters.
Examines the Hollywood-to-Nebraska career of Reynold Brown, the man who created the realistic to surrealistic movie posters that enticed a generation of movie-goers. c1994. 59 min. Video/C 4461

[Burden, Chris] Chris Burden.(On art and Artists)
In this documentary Chris Burden talks about his works of the past twenty years, from the performances of the seventies to the sculpture and installations of the eighties. (Purchased with Stuart and Gail Buchalter Fund for the Study of Contemporary Art) 1989. 28 min. Video/C 5145

[Byrne, David]I Love PowerPoint.(On art and Artists)
Better known as the co-founder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has been creating visual art for more than 25 years. In this lecture "I love PowerPoint" Byrne delivers homage to the medium as a visual art form and creative tool, drawing from his 2003 book and DVD set entitled "Envisioning Emotional Epistemological information," which showcases artwork that he had created utilizing PowerPoint. Recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley on March 7, 2005. 86 min. Video/C MM492

[Calder, Alexander] Alexander Calder.
A biography of the internationally acclaimed sculptor who invented an art form: the mobile, which incorporates motion into sculpture. Through interviews with his contemporaries and many examples of his works, ranging from tiny mobiles to soaring monuments over seven stories high, this film captures the joyful exuberance that the artist displayed throughout his life and in his work. Originally produced in 1998 as a segment of the television program: American Masters. Producer and director, Roger Sherman c1999. 57 min. DVD 4436; also VHS Video/C 6327

[Calder, Alexander] Calder's Circus.
Alexander Calder demonstrates his famous steel wire circus sculptures which he created in Paris in 1927. His fascination with the circus began in his mid-twenties, when he published illustrations for Barnum and Bailey's Circus. This film exudes the great personal charm of Calder himself as he moves and works the tiny players while his wife winds the gramophone in the background. 198?. 18 min. Video/C 5970

[Calder, Alexander] Calder's Universe.
Calder is seen at work, fashioning an art object from an old spoon, playing with his wire circus figures and his animated sculptures. His world is glimpsed through the retrospective exhibit of 1976-77 at the Whitney Museum in New York City, showing his mobiles and stabiles, tin-can toys, wire jewelry, prints, paintings, and sculptures. Based on the book Calder's Universe by Jean Lipman. 1998. 26 min. Video/C 5875

[Chicago, Judy] Judy Chicago & The California Girls
Through discourse, debate and experimental theater sketches, women students confront Judy Chicago's radical views of sexuality and feminism in this cinema-verite about the Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College. Participants: Faith Wilding, Janice Lester, Shawnee Wollenman, Judy Chicago, Vanalyne Green, Susan Boud, Cay Lang, Cheryl Zurilgen, Nancy Youdelman, Christine Rush, Dori Atlantis, Karen Le Cocg [i.e., LeCocq], Suzanne Lacy. Directed & edited] by Judith Dancoff. 1971. 27 min. DVD X5222

[Chicago, Judy] Judy Chicago on Feminist Art.
Moderator, Sandra Elkin, discusses the history and development of feminist art with guest Judy Chicago. Presents examples of the work of Judy Chicago illustrating her artistic development. c1975. 29 min. Video/C 41

[Christo] 5 Films About Christo & Jean-Claude. Disc 1
Contents: Christo's valley curtain (1974, 28 min.) / by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde -- Running fence (1978, 58 min.) / by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerkin.

Christo's Valley Curtain: Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high orange veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo. Running fence: Follows the artist, Christo, through the concept, building and showing of a 24 mile long, 18 foot high fence of white fabric stretched across the hills of Sonoma and Marin Counties in California. 86 min. DVD 2632

[Christo] 5 Films About Christo & Jean-Claude. Disc 2
Contents: Islands (1986, 57 min.) / by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerkin -- Christo in Paris (1990, 58 min.) / by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke.

Islands: Documentary of Christo's project to surround eleven islands in Biscayne Bay for two weeks in a pink plastic fabric. Includes footage of two other projects, the Pont Neuf and the Reichstag. Christo in Paris: Follows Christo through the building and showing of his most personally favored work, the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris. DVD 2632

[Christo]The Gates
Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the artists fulfill their hope of creating a shared artwork for the community, the camera capturing the ultimate result and public reactions. Special features: "About the gates" history of the work (3 min.); "Antonio Ferrera" director's bio (3 min.); "Albert Maysles" director's bio (5 min.); "Christo and Jeanne Claude" artist's bio (4 min.). Directed by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Matthew Prinzing. 2007. 98 min. DVD X1895

[Christo] The Running Fence.
Follows the artist, Christo, through the concept, building, and showing of his objet d'art; a 24 mile long, 18 foot high fence of white fabric stretched across the hills of California. The project was conceived as a work of art for Sonoma and Marin counties and took nearly four years to complete. Once finished and after a period of time, the fence was taken down and the materials were given to the people whose land the fence was built on. Producers/directors, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles. c1970. 59 min. Video/C 2970

[Christo] Umbrellas.
Documentary of the art project, The Umbrellas, a joint artistic venture between Japan and the United States. Follows the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude from the planning stages to completion day of their joint-venture, set in a rice-farming valley in Japan and cattle ranches in the rolling hills of Southern California. A film by Henry Corra, Grahame Weinbren and Albert Maysles. 1995. 81 min. Video/C 6322

[Christo] Christo's Valley Curtain.
Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo. Made of nine tons of orange nylon polymide fabric, the curtain stretched a full quarter-mile and was suspended from four steel cables 365 feet above the floor of the town. Directed by the Maysles brothers and Ellen Hovde. 1973. 28 min. Video/C 6299

[Cornell, Joseph]Cornell
The only film footage that exists of artist Joseph Cornell, whose influential boxes made their mark on 20th century American art. A film by Lawrence Jordan. 1994-1979. 9 min. DVD X168

[Cornell, Joseph]The Enigmatic World of Joseph Cornell
The only film footage that exists of artist Joseph Cornell, whose influential boxes made their mark on 20th century American art. A film by Lawrence Jordan. DVD 4667

[Cornell, Joseph]Short Films by Joseph Cornell and Lawrence Jordan
Thimble Theater (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell & Lawrence Jordan -- Carousel: Animal Opera (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell & Lawrence Jordan -- Jack's Dream (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell & Lawrence Jordan. DVD 4667

[Cornell, Joseph]Short Films by Joseph Cornell
Children's party (c. 1938); Cotillion (c. 1938); The Midnight party (c. 1938) DVD 4671

[Crumb, Robert] The Confessions of Robert Crumb
Interviews, monologues, and hilariously insightful vignettes written by Robert Crum are woven together to portray the life, work, and obsessions of this underground comic book pioneer. Crumb continues as an iconoclast who's loved, feared and misunderstood by an ever growing number of readers. Here he tells the story of his artistry that shocks and satirizes every strata and dark hole of society. 1987. 55 min. Video/C 8650

[Crumb, Robert] Crumb
A hilarious and mysterious journey through artistic genius and sexual obsession, Crumb is a wild ride through the mind of R. Crumb--cartoonist and creator of Zap Comix, Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat. A Terry Zwigoff film. 1994. 55 min. DVD 7151; vhs Video/C 4274

Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Documentary
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
International Documentary Association
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Documentary
National Board of Review, USA - Best Documentary
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Documentary
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Documentary

[Darger, Henry]In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger
Presents a haunting portrait of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day and a visionary artist by night. He spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum and led a quiet, nearly solitary existence as a adult, but his imaginary life was exciting and colorful. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel, "The realms of the unreal." A film by Jessica Yu. 82 min. 2004. DVD 4057

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Zahed, R. Forbidden Planet. Animation Magazine v. 18 no. 3 (March 2004) p. 16UC users only

[de Kooning, Willem] Painters Painting.
Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. Produced and directed by Emile de Antonio. c1989. 116 min. Video/C 1448

[de Kooning, Willem] Willem de Kooning: Artist
IThis rare historical document shows the artist de Kooning in his milieu; at work on his paintings and talking about art with his friends. In the act of painting he discusses what he has in mind as he begins and develops a painting. Thirty-one paintings from de Kooning's career are interwoven into the fabric of the film. 1967. 32 min. Video/C 7427

[Demetrios, Aristides] Breakthrough, a Portrait of Aristides Demetrios. (Portrait of an Artist; 26)
Profile of San Francisco sculptor Aristides Demetrios. Shows his creation of the 30-foot 9,500 pound "Breakthrough" monument. c1986. 45 min. Video/C 1347

[Dienes, Sari] Sari Dienes: The Masters Masterpiece.
Interview with the environmental artist, Sari Dienes. The 92-year-old inventive artist from the art colony outside New York City discusses how she utilizes and incorporates recycled and found objects and transforms them into intricate art works. She also discusses her involvement and exhibitions with infamous artists Jack Pollock, Mark Rothko and Marcel Duchamp during the 1950's at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City. 1987?. 27 min. Video/C 6382

[Eisner, Will] Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist
Biography of Will Eisner, one of the most influential people in American comics. During his 60-year-plus career, Eisner introduced the now-traditional mode of comic book production, championed mature, sophisticated storytelling, was an ealy advocate for using the medium as a tool for education, pioneered the now-popular "graphic novel", and served as inspiration for generations. Directed by Andrew D. Cooke. 2007. 96 min. DVD X6020

[English, Ron] POPaganda: The Art & Crimes of Ron English
A documentary about the culture jamming and billboard liberation antics of Ron English: billboard bandit, post-punk prankster, and counter-cultural cartoonist. A modern Robin Hood of Madison Avenue, artist Ron English paints, perverts, infiltrates, reinvents, and satirizes modern culture on canvas, in songs, and directly on hundreds of pirated billboards. 2005. 78 min. DVD 6407

[Finn, David] David Finn in Theatre of Indifference.
Japanese filmaker, Mitsuru Hayashi, looks at New York sculptor David Finn's installation of strange figures crafted from garbage and evoking homeless people installed in two very public locations in New York City. Shows the process of installing the work, and records some reflections on it by the artist and his crew, and reactions by the public. A video by Mitsuru Hayashi. c1987. 24 min. Video/C 7911

[Frey, Viola]Viola Frey: Memory Assembled.
When Viola Frey died in 2004 she left behind a rich and complex legacy layered by the enigmatic quality of her person. Widely recognized as a leading figurative sculptor of the late 20th century, Frey's monumental achievement lies in successfully expressing her artistic vision through a highly personal iconography and in the extraordinarily rich diversity of her work. Viola Frey: Memory Assembled is an exploration of the life and work of this remarkable woman. Begun prior to her death, the film incorporates original footage of Frey, and interviews with her artistic peers, eminent art historians and curators. From her childhood in Lodi, California through her education as a painter and ceramicist and her career as an artist and educator, Frey's impact on the art world is discussed and lauded. Director, David Bransten. 2006. 36 min. DVD 6788

[Gaxiola, Gerald] The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists.
An examination of the work and philosophy of California cowboy artist, Gerald Gaxiola, who defies categorization but works in the medium of painting, blockprints, sculptures, music and entertainment. Film shows Gaxiola performing on stage and reviews an astonishing array of his works including paintings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, ceramic Cadillacs, landscapes, color block prints of Berkeley landmarks, cowboy clothing he has designed, the designing and construction of his "bunk house", and concludes with a visit to the annual celebration of Maestro Day, held at Albany High School, California. Dist.: Flower Films. 199?. 54 min. Video/C 4066

[Glazer, Milton]To Inform & Delight: The Work of Milton Glaser
For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating the enduring I [love] NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser's remarkable artistic output is presented, from newspaper and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings. A Wendy Keys film. c2008. 73 min. DVD X3866

[Goldworthy, Andy]Rivers and Tides
Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers, Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometimes before it is even finished. Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer 2000. 90 min. DVD 3003

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San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Documentary
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[Gorman, R.C.]Medicine Flower, Lone Wolf & R.C. Gorman.
Profiles potters Grace Medicine Flower and her brother Joseph Lonewolf, and Navajo painter R.C. Gorman. c1988. 60 min. Video/C 1578

[Grooms, Red] Red Grooms and "Fat Feet"
Red Grooms, painter, pop multi-media artist and filmmaker, talks about his new films and art work. Two films, "Washington's wig whammed" and "Fat feet" are included. The first film is an animated joke about sending a letter. Washington, pictured on the stamp, is cancelled and flips his wig. The second film "Fat feet," combining animation with live films, is a pop art view of life in the big city complete with firefighting episode and various street scenes. 1967. 28 min. Video/C 6473

[Guston, Philip] Philip Guston, a Life Lived
A series of interviews with Philip Guston conducted throughout the seventies to 1980. Guston discusses his career as a painter and the influences from his personal life, politics, and the art community on his work and his place in the "New York School." Michael Blackwood Productions. 2005. 59 min. DVD 4259

[Hardin, Helen] Charles Loloma & Helen Hardin.
Presents the world famous Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma displays some of his work and discusses his heritage, and presents Helen Hardin painting sophisticated geometric patterns and traditional Indian motifs while exploring her attempt to integrate the Indian and artist parts of her self. 1988. 60 min. Video/C 1579

[Haring, Keith] Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring.
Keith Haring was an artist who graduated from graffiti to being hailed as the successor to Warhol and Lichtenstein. He attempted to break the boundaries between the old and the new, while incorporating social issues into his work. Gallery owners, leaders in the art scene, and friends pay tribute to Haring's "aesthetic of the street," his presentation of art to the public in public places. 1989. 30 min. Video/C 7423

[Hesse, Eva] Four Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg
Interviews with four of the artists who formed the backbone of the minimal art movement that started in the early 1960's. The film offers the rare opportunity to see a large body of work in their studios as each artist discusses the meaning and inspiration behind their works, the critical atmosphere in which they were made and how, in retrospect, their own ideas about their art, as well as those of the public have changed. Michael Blackwood Productions. 1987. 47 min. Video/C 9100

[Holt, Nancy] See also Experimental and Avant Garde Artists, Performers, and Film Makers

[Holt, Nancy] East Coast, West Coast.
Artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, a married couple until Smithson's death in 1973, filmed their 1969 discussion of contrasting lifestyles and approaches to artistic creation. Smithson championed a relatively loose, free-wheeling approach while Holt argued for a greater degree of order and conceptualization in life and art. (Purchased with Stuart and Gail Buchalter Fund for the Study of Contemporary Art.) Dist.: Video Data Bank. 23 min. 1969. Video/C 5150

[Holt, Nancy] Mono Lake
Featuring film footage and slide images of artists Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer and Nancy Holt as they visited California's Mono Lake in July of 1968, this piece was edited by Holt in 2004. Mono Lake candidly captures the young artists as they explore the haunting landscape of one of the oldest and most distinctive lakes in North America. Heizer and Smithson are heard reading facts about the unique ecology, geology and natural phenomena of this alkaline lake; filmed against images of the beauty of the lake's natural environment. A "home movie" of the artists' 1968 road trip, and an intimate view of three seminal figures in the earth art movement as they interact with the Western landscapes that are so central to their work. Produced and edited by Nancy Holt; sound track readings, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 28 min. 1968. Video/C 5150

[Holt, Nancy]Pine Barrens
Pine Barrens is concerned with evoking through film a barren wilderness in south-central New Jersey. The camera is always in motion -- tracking, pivoting, and walking through the landscape. Though they are never seen in the film, the voices of the local people, the 'Pineys,' are heard relating their feelings about the land, their attitudes about city life, their myths of the area, etc. their voices and the music of 'Bill Patton's Pine Barrens Trio' add a psychological dimension to the landscape. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 30 min. 1975. Video/C MM1194

[Holt, Nancy]Sun Tunnels
Documents the making of Holt's major site-specific sculptural work in the northwest Utah desert. Completed in 1976, the sculpture features a configuration of four large concrete tubes or "tunnels" that are positioned to align with the sunrise and sunset of the summer and winter solstices. With stunning footage of the changing sun and light as framed by the tubes, Sun Tunnels calls attention to human scale and perception within the vast desert landscape. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 1978. 27 min. Video/C MM1191

[Holt, Nancy]Swamp
A film by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. This is an unedited exploration of a swamp, with unedited audible camera direction. It is as much an exploration of camera work as of the swamp environment. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. c1971. 6 min. Video/C MM1190

[Holt, Nancy]Underscan
Holt's terrain is her Aunt Ethel's home in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presented in still images and excerpts from letters to the artist from her aunt. Holt pays particular attention to her aunt's story of aging, altering the images by "underscanning" them, a technical process that compresses the edges of the video image, building an intrinsic limitation into the tape: the compression of time and personal history represented by the images and narrative. This process echoes Holt's reading, slightly distorting and compressing the information in the letters as she presents them. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 1973-74. 21 min. Video/C MM1190

[Holzer, Jenny ] Laments
This videotape is based on the installation by Jenny Holzer of thirteen stone sarcophagi and thirteen vertical LED (light emitting diode) signboards at the Dia Art Foundation...March 1, 1989 through February 18, 1990. 1990. 9 min. Video/C 5249

[Hopper, Edward] Hopper's Silence
A documentary on American painter Edward Hopper that brings together rare footage of the artist, a filmed interview, comments by his friends, and his thoughts as expressed in letters to the filmmaker. 1980. 46 min. Video/C MM5

[Hunter, Clementine]Clementine Hunter: American Folk Artist
This video profiles the life and work of one of America's greatest African-American folk artists. In 1940, when she was already in her 50s, Clementine Hunter began to paint her memories of her life in the early part of this century. The resulting images, painted until her death at age 101, are vivid remembrances, pictures "put in her head by God," of a hard but joyous life. Shot on location in northwestern Louisiana, this program shows many of Hunter's colorful paintings and includes commentary by the artist herself and by those who knew her well. By Katina Simmons for the Museum of African American Life and Culture, Dallas. 1993. 30 min. Video/C MM539

[Irwin, Robert]Robert Irwin: The Beauty of Questions
Artist Robert Irwin presents his approach to art and its role in the world, and talks about his lifelong process of artistic search and discovery. Shows him at work on some of his installations in various locations. 1997. 60 min. Video/C MM767

[Johns, Jasper] End of the Art World.
Alexis Krasilovsky presents a catalogue of interviews with modern artists in which the shooting style as well as the aural material's format rehearses the personal style, the aesthetics, and the assumption of each artist about the nature of his art. With a blend of sounds and images, examines the work of Jo Baer, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Michael Snow and Roy Lichtenstein. 1971. 35 min. Video/C 6324

[Johns, Jasper] Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint.
This program examines the life, work, and inspiration of artist Jasper Johns, whose rich images of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism towards Pop Art and Minimalism. Includes conversations with the painter and comments from various colleagues including John Cage and Merce Cunningham, and a trip to the 1988 Venice Biennale. c1989. 56 min. Video/C 6319

[Johns, Jasper] Painters Painting.
Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. Produced and directed by Emile de Antonio. c1989. 116 min. Video/C 1448

[Johns, Jasper] Jasper Johns: Take an Object: a Portrait, 1972-1990.
Painter Jasper Johns works in his studio in 1972 repainting and discussing his "Map". John's work over the next 18 years is reviewed and illuminated by John Cage's readings of Johns' statements, a text of Samuel Beckett which Johns illustrated and the comments of the curator Mark Rosenthal. The film ends with Johns at work in his final etching of "The Seasons" in 1989. 30 min. Video/C 6390

[Johnson, Ray] How to Draw a Bunny.
Explores the fascinating, often hilarious, and always enigmatic world of artist and underground icon Ray Johnson whose mysterious suicide frames the film. Based in New York, he was considered a genius whose collages have been exhibited in major museums around the world. 2004? 90 min. DVD 4405

[Kaprow, Allan] Allan Kaprow Interview.
Interview with Allan Kaprow, conceptual artist, performance artist and commercial artist, concerning his philosophy of art as an expression of contemporary American life. Dist.: Video Data Bank. 1979. 38 min. Video/C 4667

[Kienholz, Edward]Kienholz on Exhibit
Born in 1927 in the border area between Washington and Idaho, Kienholz moved to Los Angeles in 1953, where he began making a series of bas-reliefs with found material. Prior to his death in 1994, he was primarily known for his "Assembly Art" sculptures, consisting of mannequins, stuffed animals, and pieces of clothing, focusing on subjects such as controversial as bordellos, back seat sex, and abortion. Steel’s extremely entertaining film consists of audience reactions to a Kienholz exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art, which includes his well-known pieces "The Birthday", "Back Seat Dodge", and "Roxy's". 1969.

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[Koons, Jeff] Jeff Koons: The Banality Work
Artist Jeff Koons talks about his exhibition at the Sonnabend Gallery featuring objects from popular culture made of polished polychrome wood and porcelain. Includes an indepth interview in which this notorious young artist illuminates and defends his artistic vision. c1990. 28 min. Video/C 6751

[Lichtenstein, Roy] End of the Art World.
Alexis Krasilovsky presents a catalogue of interviews with modern artists in which the shooting style as well as the aural material's format rehearses the personal style, the aesthetics, and the assumption of each artist about the nature of his art. With a blend of sounds and images, examines the work of Jo Baer, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Michael Snow and Roy Lichtenstein. 1971. 35 min. Video/C 6324

[Lichtenstein, Roy] Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections. (Artists and Photographers; 2)
This video features one of the great pop artists of our time, discussing his work, his artistic process and the sources of his inspiration. Also featured are the artist's large-scale murals, his Relections Series and his Interior Series. Dist.: Checkerboard Foundation. c1993. 30 min. Video/C 3989.

[Lin, Maya] Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.
Portrays the career of Maya Lin as an architect/artist as told by her and others, with special focus on the design and emotional impact of the Vietnam Veterans and Civil Rights Memorials. 98 min. c1995. Video/C 4359

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[Lloyd, Gary] Gary Lloyd: The Avante-Garde's Guard.
Gary Lloyd discusses his work with interactive art and in other media and his sculptures which are a rare combination of avant-garde and site-specific art. Shows many examples of his art including sculptures with radio transmitters which broadcast the conversations of anyone near the sculpture up to thirteen hundred feet. 1987. 28 min. Video/C 6384.

[Loloma, Charles] Charles Loloma & Helen Hardin.
Presents the world famous Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma displays some of his work and discusses his heritage, and presents Helen Hardin painting sophisticated geometric patterns and traditional Indian motifs while exploring her attempt to integrate the Indian and artist parts of her self. 1988. 60 min. Video/C 1579

[Lucier, Mary] Mary Lucier Video Installation.
Mary Lucier, a pioneer in video art, talks about her evocative, lyrical imagery and sculptural installations. This program looks at her "Wilderness" video installation and also includes segments of "Ohio at Giverny," an earlier installation piece. Includes an interview with photography critic for the New York Times, Andy Grunberg, who explains video art. Wilderness video installation was at the Greenberg-Wilson Gallery, October 19 through November 25, 1989. c1990. 28 min. Video/C 6752

[Marden, Brice] Brice Marden: A Film. (Artists and Photographers; 6)
Presents a documentary on the work of American abstract painter, Brice Marden. c1977. 20 min. Video/C 3993

[Mathieu, Pau] The Space of Pottery: Ceramics of Paul Mathieu
Explores the work, creative process, and philosophical perspective of ceramicist Paul Mathieu, whose works in porcelain defy conventional boundaries of craft, sculpture, and representation. 1991. 16 min. MM763

[Matta-Clark, Gordon] 14 Americans: Directions of the 1970s
Featuring: Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Scott Burton, Peter Campus, Chuck Close, Nancy Graves, Joseph Kosuth, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mary Miss, Elizabeth Murray, Dennis Oppenheim, Dorothea Rockburne, Joel Shapiro.

Examines a diverse group of New York-based artists in order to record many of the most provocative works and ideas of the past decade. These artists created performances, sculptures, earthworks, tableaux, furniture, shaped canvases and more using unusual materials. In this "idea art," their focus is often as much social and psychological as artistic. Michael Blackwood Productions. c2000. 91 min. Video/C 9105

[Matta-Clark, Gordon] Gordon Matta-Clark. Program Six
Contents: Splitting (1974, b&w and col., si. with English intertitles, 11 min.) -- Bingo/Ninths (1974, col. si., 10 min.) -- Substrait [Underground dailies] (1976, b&w and col.) Croton Aquaduct at Highgate (4 min.); 13th Street Storm sewer and pumping station (5 min.); New York Central Tracks and below ground Central Station (9 min.); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (5 min.); Archer Street extension of the BMT (5 min.); High pressure water tunnel no.3 (11 min.)

Presentations of videotapes of deconstruction of urban environments and documentary films by Matta-Clark. Splitting: Documents the major building cut made by Matta-Clark in a typical one-family house in New Jersey. Bingo/Ninths: In 1974, Matta-Clark made a cut in a house in Niagara Falls in which the artist divided the exterior facade into nine parts. Substrait: In this series of films Matta-Clark explored and documented the underground spaces of New York City. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 199?. 60 min. Video/C 6840

[Matta-Clark, Gordon] Gordon Matta-Clark. Program Seven
Contents: Etant d'art pour locatair = Conical intersect (1975, col., si, 19 min.) -- Sous-sols de Paris = Paris underground (1977, b&w, in French, 19 min.).

Presentations of videotapes of deconstruction of urban environments and documentary films by Matta-Clark. Conical intersect: For the Paris Biennial in 1975, Matta-Clark made a major cut shaped like a twisted cone in houses adjacent to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Les Halles in Paris. Paris Underground: In this film Matta-Clark explored underground Paris. The artist shows the complexity of underground spaces with scenes of architectural ruins, car parks, tunnels, ossuaries, cellars, crypts and basements in the Opera district. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 38 min. Video/C 6841

[McCormick, Pam] Pam McCormick: The Artists World as Canvas.
Pam McCormick discusses her art which deals with the environment and nature. Central Park, the Erie Canal and the International Olympics are just a few of the locations included as sites for the environmental art in this strikingly visual documentary which features McCormick's floating sculptures. 1987. 24 min. Video/C 6386

[Mitchell, Joan]Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter
Documentary about the art and life of Joan Mitchell, an abstract painter and an active participant of New York's dynamic Abstract Expressionist scene until she moved to Paris. Directed by Marion Cajori. 1992. 54 min. DVD X6095

[Motherwell, Robert] Robert Motherwell and the New York School: Storming the Citadel
This program explores the Abstract Expressionist movement and presents a portrait of its most important artist: Robert Motherwell. Featured are Motherwell's last major interview, archival footage and photographs of other maverick artists, of Greenwich Village where they lived, and of events that shaped their lives. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of The American Masters. 1990. 56 min. Video/C 7432

[Nauman, Bruce] Bruce Nauman: Make Me Think
Features 60 works of art from the American conceptual artist Bruce Nauman, who uses film, video, neon, sculpture and performance to create works that reflect on love, violence, art and the art viewer. Includes commenting by Leo Castelli, Robert Storr, Joseph Kosuth and Joan Simon, who provide different insights into the work of this reclusive artist. Also features early film projections and video installations. Written and directed by Heinz Peter Schwerfel. 1997. 70 min. DVD 9977

[Nauman, Bruce] Four Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg
Interviews with four of the artists who formed the backbone of the minimal art movement that started in the early 1960's. The film offers the rare opportunity to see a large body of work in their studios as each artist discusses the meaning and inspiration behind their works, the critical atmosphere in which they were made and how, in retrospect, their own ideas about their art, as well as those of the public have changed. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1987. 47 min. Video/C 9100

[Neel, Alice] Alice Neel
A look at the life and struggles of single mother and female portrait artist, Alice Neel. Explores Alice Neel's tumultuous biography and her legacy to paint the subjects of her era, such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Bella Abzug and Annie Sprinkle. Also includes footage of Neel, later in life, painting, talking, appearing on television, and giving lectures. Throughout, we see her paintings, bold, frank, and direct. Special features: commentary with Andrew, Hartley and Richard Neel; painted by Alice; communism and social consciousness; Alice's apartment; the Porsche story. Written & directed by Andrew Neel. 2010. 83 min. DVD X3940

[Neel, Alice] Three Women Artists: Anna Sokolow, Alice Neel, Muriel Rukeyser
Discribes the careers and lives of three American women artists. Follow the outstanding choreographer of the twentieth century, Anna Sokolow, and famous figure painter Alice Neel, along with poet Muriel Rukeyser as they explain their interesting, yet diverse careers as artists. 1998? 56 min. Video/C 5876

[Neshat, Shirin ]
See Experimental and Avant-garde Artists, Performers, and Film Makers

[Nevelson, Louise] Nevelson in Process. (Portrait of an Artist; 3)
Louise Nevelson is seen creating two pieces of sculptures she discusses her feelings for her art and the creative process. c1977. 30 min. Video/C 1099

[Noguchi, Isamu] Isamu Noguchi.(Portrait of an Artist)
Follows the twentieth-century Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi around the world for more than a year filming his global artistic adventures. Examines his early life in Japan and his education in the United States which formed a fusion between East and West and fostered the universality of his creative efforts. c1980. 55 min. Video/C 6321

[Noguchi, Isamu] Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper.
This documentary examines the life and career of Isamu Noguchi, a prolific Japanese-American sculptor, best known for his naturalistic designs of open space. Discusses earlier works, including the famous Noguchi "heads" within the context of his apprenticeship under Constantin Brancusi. Ceramics, furniture, interiors, and gardens designed by Noguchi reflect his Japanese ethnic roots and his fondness for Japanese artistic tradition. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 56 min. DVD 6099

[Ocampo, Manuel ] Manuel Ocampo: God is My Copilot
Profile of Filipino-American artist Manuel Ocampo. Includes interviews with artists, collectors and gallery owners. "A documentary about identity politics in the contemporary art world, the film offers a rare view of how multiculturalism is bought and sold among the art world's elite. The film follows the young artist as he tries to transcend the identity box he has painted himself into." Directed by Phillip Rodriguez. 58 min. DVD X717

[O'Keeffe, Georgia] Georgia O'Keeffe. (Portrait of an Artist;1)
Documentary that looks behind the Georgia O'Keeffe legend, showing her paintings, environment, and philosophy of the artist. c1977. 60 min. Video/C 1107

[Oldenburg, Claes] Happenings: Ray Gun Theater 1962.
Contents: Store days I, II -- Nekropolis I, II -- Injun I, II -- Voyages I, II -- World's fair I, II.

Ray Gun Theater, a series of ten Happenings, took place in Claes Oldenburg's studio on East Second Street in New York City between February and May 1962. 116 min. Video/C 9098

[Oldenburg, Claes] Claes Oldenburg.
Claes Oldenburg's over-scaled sculptures based on food and other domestic items brought him to prominence in the 1960s as one of the foremost exponents of the Pop Art Movement. In this film viewers visit the artist's New York studio, the Guggenheim Museum, and Petaluma, California, for the construction of Giant Houseball, and contemporaries Jim Dine and Roy Lichtenstein discuss the man and his art. 1996. 54 min. Video/C 4973

[Oldenburg, Claes] Claes Oldenburg: Large Scale Projects.
He's reserved and quietly driven; she's energetic and outspoken. Together they explore the mystery and power of everyday objects by changing their sizes, shapes, and textures in surprising and unsettling ways. Claes Oldenburg and his wife and artistic collaborator, Coosje van Bruggen, have created many projects carried out in collaboration with the American architect Frank Gehry. The film shows various works from conception to installation. 1991. 56 min. Video/C 5873

[Oldenburg, Claes] Claes Oldenburg: The Formative Years
The film begins and ends with sculptor Claes Oldenburg attending one of his favorite events, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Oldenburg discusses his sources of inspiration and his work as he enjoys the inflated balloons, so suggestive of the exaggerated qualities of his own art. The film follows the progress of a commissioned outdoor sculpture, a colosssal baseball mitt. Also includes rare footage of his 1959 "Happenings" offering insight into his irreverent beginnings and artistic adventures. Produced and directed by Michael Blackwood. 2001. 52 min. Video/C 9106

[Pollock, Jackson] Jackson Pollock.
A documentary film that combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter. 1987. 52 min. Video/C 6320

[Pollock, Jackson] Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island
Documentary tracing the life of the shy, brooding American abstract artist Jackson Pollock through interviews and archival footage. His controversial work and defiant attitudes made him at once a star and the scourge of the art world. In the end, his tragic death at the top of his career, cemented his image forever as the James Dean of artists. Originally produced as a documentary for the British television series Close up. c1978. 46 min. Video/C 7422

[Pollock, Jackson] Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?
Teri Horton, a 73-year-old former truck driver with an 8th grade education, buys a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars, but unbeknownst to her, the artist is Jackson Pollock. This adventure documents a 15-year war with the art world's inner circle, lifts the veil on how art is bought and sold in America and introduces audiences to the funny, profane and utterly unforgettable Teri Horton. Written and directed by Harry Moses. c2007. 74 min. DVD 7752

[Prince, Richard] Richard Prince.
Prince speaks about experiences that influenced his art, which appropriates images from commercial advertising and travelogues and accentuates their rhetoric. 199?. 7 min. Video/C 4666

[Rabinowitch, David] David Rabinowitch: Penetrating Vision.
This documentary features the American artist David Rabinowitch, proponent of conceptual art. The non-object oriented cerebral art form, conceptual art, and its importance, is eloquently communicated here with views of several conceptual sculpture exhibitions included. (1987?) 29 min. Video/C 6387

[Rauschenberg, Robert] Painters Painting.
Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. c1989. 116 min. Video/C 1448

[Rauschenberg, Robert] Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius.
Celebrates the life and work of American painter Robert Rauschenberg. As guru of the movement that transformed modern art Robert Rauschenberg is the ideal focus for an exploration of the revolution that has taken place in American art over the past 45 years...the revolution that he initiated. A rich mixture of visual images and engaging commentary examines the life of this revolutionary American painter. 1999. 57 min. DVD 4436; also VHS Video/C 6328

[Rauschenberg, Robert] Robert Raushenberg: Man at Work
A look at Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. For the last fifty years his art has encompassed all manner of experimentation and a vast array of media, including silkscreen, printmaking, photography, and current technologies. His collaborations with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and Trisha Brown have greatly influenced contemporary dance and performance. The highlight of this program is Rauschenberg's autobiographical work, the multi-paneled 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, begun in 1981, seen here for the first time in its entirety. c1997. 58 min. Video/C 5997

[Rauschenberg, Robert] See also Dance Videography for Rauschenberg collaborations with Merce Cunningham and others

[Remington, Deborah] Deborah Remington: Woman in the Arts.
Abstract painter Deborah Remington reveals the philosophy which impells her works and discusses her art and success as a woman in today's competitive contemporary art world. [1987?] 27 min. Video/C 6381

[Ringgold, Faith] Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt. (Portrait of an Artist)
Presents her view of the black female in society. Influenced by authors James Baldwin and Amiri Baraka, Ringgold is credited with developing the "Black Light" color palette. c1991. 28 min. Video/C 2690

[Ringgold, Faith] Faith Ringgold Paints Crown Heights
Faith Ringgold details the creation of the quilt she created to represent the twelve diverse cultures and traditions comprising the area of Crown Heights in New York City. 1995. 28 min. Video/C 5564

[Ringgold, Faith] Reclaiming the Body: Feminist Art in America
Featuring: Louise Bourgeois, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Janine Antoni, Renee Cox, Faith Ringgold, Lynda Benglis, Maureen Connor, Portia Munson, Nancy Spero, Ida Applebroog, Rachel Lachowicz, Jacqueline Hayden, Hannah Wilke, Susan Silas, Penny Arcade, and others. Linda Nochlin, Marcia Tucker.

Loosely based on the two-part BAD GIRLS exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, "Reclaiming the body" goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to the history of feminist art. The film spans three generations of artists from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, to give an overview of feminist art from the 1960s to the present. 57 min. Video/C 4906

[Rockwell, Norman] American Dreams: Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post
Looks at the life of America's popular artist Norman Rockwell and the memorable Saturday Evening Post covers he created and how they impacted the definition of American character and culture. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Mark Page. Supplementary feature accompanying: Young Indiana Jones. 24 min. DVD X233

[Rockwell, Norman] Norman Rockwell: Painting America
Examines Norman Rockwell, "the artist of the people," using archival footage and visual images from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring interviews with historians, critics, family, friends and admirers, this production gives an indepth look at the artist, his art and the Americana he created with his brushstrokes. 2004. 90 min. DVD 4436

[Rothenberg, Susan] Four Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg
Interviews with four of the artists who formed the backbone of the minimal art movement that started in the early 1960's. The film offers the rare opportunity to see a large body of work in their studios as each artist discusses the meaning and inspiration behind their works, the critical atmosphere in which they were made and how, in retrospect, their own ideas about their art, as well as those of the public have changed. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1987. 47 min. Video/C 9100

[Rothko, Mark]Rothko's Rooms: The Life and Works of an American Artist
A look at the life and work of American Abstract Expressionist artist Mark Rothko. In the late 1940s and 50s, Rothko was one of the leading American artists who created wall-scale abstract paintings. Nine of his murals hang in a dedicated room at London's Tate Modern. Produced & directed by David Thompson. 2000. 60 min. DVD X3005

[Rothko, Mark]Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: An Abstract Humanist
This program offers a rare examination of the life and work of Mark Rothko. Rothko gave abstraction the emotional power of music and poetry. He painted ideas rather than objects and, in the process, created a deeply original pictorial language. One of the most important artists of his generation, Rothko is perhaps best known for his work in the style of the New York School and was a peer of many other illustrious abstract artists: Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, and others. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2004. 52 min. DVD 5174

[Ryman, Robert] Four Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg
Interviews with four of the artists who formed the backbone of the minimal art movement that started in the early 1960's. The film offers the rare opportunity to see a large body of work in their studios as each artist discusses the meaning and inspiration behind their works, the critical atmosphere in which they were made and how, in retrospect, their own ideas about their art, as well as those of the public have changed. Dist.: Michael Blackwood Productions. 1987. 47 min. Video/C 9100

[Sendak, Maurice]Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak /
This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, Where the wild things are, which he wrote after spending ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life. Sirectors, Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze. Special features: Maurice at the World's Fair, a humours take on a story from Maurice's childhood, with Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener; Q&A with Spike Jonze and Maurice Sendak at the Museum of Modern Art; Maurice's birthday tribute with Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener; exclusive essay by Tony Kushner. 2009. 88 min. DVD X2741

[Shahn, Ben]Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice
This program presents the biography of an artist who fused political awareness with modernism. Rare television and radio interviews recorded before Shahn's death in 1969 complement a retrospective of his paintings, sketches, and photographs. Also featured are interviews with Shahn's biographer, Howard Greenfeld; his widow, Bernarda Bryson Shahn; his daughter, Judith Shahn and others. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2002. 57 min. DVD 6076

[Serra, Richard] Smithson and Serra: Beyond Modernism?
Robert Smithson and Richard Serra both believed that sculpture should have a dialog with its environment. This program explores the challenging dialectic of the site-specific sculpture of Smithson and Serra through examples of their work. In an interview, Serra discusses the aspects of time and context in relation to his art as well as the influence of Smithson. Originally produced in 2002 as a program in the BBC television series: Modern art, practices and debates. Dist.: Films Media Group. 25 min. DVD 1971

[Serra, Richard] The Trial of Tilted Arc.
The art work on trial is Richard Serra's public sculpture, "Tilted Arc", commissioned by the U.S. government and sited in New York City's Federal Plaza since 1981. The hearing questioned government commitment to freedom of artistic expression, and fundamentally "what is art". 1989. 56 min. Video/C 4929

[Smith, Kiki] Kiki Smith.
An interview with Kiki Smith, an innovative sculptor in New York City. Covers two of her exhibits held at the Fawbush Gallery, New York City, in 1992 and 1993. Also includes interviews with her dealers, Joe Fawbush and Thomas Jones, and Claudia Gould, director of Artist Space, also in New York. Producer/director, Paul Tschinkel. c1994. 28 min. Video/C 6750

[Smith, Kiki] Kiki Smith.
Kiki Smith's work in sculpture, prints and drawings has been the subject of numerous museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide. This documentary looks at the artist as she prepares pieces for an eight-room installation at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy, to open contemporaneously with the 2005 Venice Biennale. 2006. 45 min. DVD X2409

[Smithson, Robert] East Coast, West Coast.
Artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, a married couple until Smithson's death in 1973, filmed their 1969 discussion of contrasting lifestyles and approaches to artistic creation. Smithson championed a relatively loose, free-wheeling approach while Holt argued for a greater degree of order and conceptualization in life and art. (Purchased with Stuart and Gail Buchalter Fund for the Study of Contemporary Art.) Dist.: Video Data Bank. 23 min. Video/C 5150

[Smithson, Robert] Mono Lake
Featuring film footage and slide images of artists Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer and Nancy Holt as they visited California's Mono Lake in July of 1968, this piece was edited by Holt in 2004. Mono Lake candidly captures the young artists as they explore the haunting landscape of one of the oldest and most distinctive lakes in North America. Heizer and Smithson are heard reading facts about the unique ecology, geology and natural phenomena of this alkaline lake; filmed against images of the beauty of the lake's natural environment. A "home movie" of the artists' 1968 road trip, and an intimate view of three seminal figures in the earth art movement as they interact with the Western landscapes that are so central to their work. Produced and edited by Nancy Holt; sound track readings, Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 28 min. 1968. Video/C 5150

[Smithson, Robert] Smithson and Serra: Beyond Modernism?
Robert Smithson and Richard Serra both believed that sculpture should have a dialog with its environment. This program explores the challenging dialectic of the site-specific sculpture of Smithson and Serra through examples of their work. In an interview, Serra discusses the aspects of time and context in relation to his art as well as the influence of Smithson. Originally produced in 2002 as a program in the BBC television series: Modern art, practices and debates. Dist.: Films Media Group. 25 min. DVD 1971

[Smithson, Robert] Spiral Jetty.
Robert Smithson documents the construction of the largest and probably most famous of his earthworks sculptures, Spiral jetty on the Great Salt Lake, Utah. He tells something of the meaning the work has for him and shows the finished version from several perspectives. 1970. 35 min. Video/C 5250

[Smithson, Robert]Swamp
A film by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. This is an unedited exploration of a swamp, with unedited audible camera direction. It is as much an exploration of camera work as of the swamp environment. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. c1971. 6 min. Video/C MM1190

[Smyth, Ned] Ned Smyth: Scu[l]ptural Balance.
American artist Ned Smythe discusses his work with emphasis on site-specific art work overlooking New York City's harbor and the Statue of Liberty along with over 15 other locations throughout the U.S., creating a compilation of interesting and diverse site-specific work. 1987. 25 min. Video/C 6383

[Sugimoto, Henry] Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto
From Japan to California, on to Paris, then to concentration camps in Arkansas during WWII that transformed his art forever, and finally to New York, Henry Sugimoto pursued what he called "the path of an artist." Features Sugimoto's paintings and sketches, rare archival footage, and film of the artist just before his death. 2001. 30 min. Video/C MM370

[Swentzell, Roxanne] Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Features an interview with ceramic sculptor Roxanne Swentzell of the Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. She demonstrates how she creates her ceramic sculptures and as she works, expounds upon how her art evolved and tells her life story in a narrative that is personal and insightful. Includes many samples or her finished ceramic figurines. 2005. 24 min. DVD 9779

[Taper, Geri] Geri Taper: Art, Life and the Environment as One.
Geri Taper discusses her experiences in art and her evolution to environmental art, where she paints the environment of buildings. This presentation portrays rooftops in New York City overlooking the World Trade Center. The environment of the buildings are painted and combined with all kinds of unusual industrial found object materials to create a totality of dramatic artistic achievement. (1987?). 24 min. Video/C 6389

[Turrell, James] James Turrell: Passageways.
A pilot for many years, James Turrell is today the greatest American land art artist, and considers the sky as his studio. Upon spectacular and historical aerial images of Arizona's canyons, Turrell recalls his formal research on natural light and his friendship with the Hopi Indians. The film gives Turrell the opportunity to present his masterpiece, Roden Crater, a true celestial light "observatory." 1995. 26 min. DVD 5742

[Tuttle, Richard] Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist.
Richard Tuttle's extraordinary work has exuded vitality and energy for over four decades. Tuttle uses frail and transitory materials such as plywood, tissue, wire and cloth to create small, anti-heroic art works, challenging the 'super-size' aesthetic with his minor-scaled creations. Directed by Chris Maybach. 2005. 32 min. DVD 4484

[Viola, Bill]
See Experimental and Avant-garde Artists, Performers, and Film Makers

[Virgil, Lonnie] Lonnie Virgil (Nambe)
Features an interview with New Mexico pottery maker Lonnie Vigil, a Native American of Nambe heritage. As he demonstrates the making of a piece of pottery, he explains his philosophy of art and tells his life story in a first person narrative that is personal and insightful. 2004. 21 min. DVD 9779

[Voulkos, Peter] Lonnie Virgil (Nambe)
In California during the 1950's the art climate was in a state of flux and open to experimentation. The presence of Peter Voulkos signaled a philosophical upheaval of ceramic tradition and technique, inspiring the West Coast clay revolution. This documentary is an assemblage of interviews, demonstrations and performances showcasing the seminal artists of this innovative movement, interwoven with a superb survey of their work. Ceramics historian Garth Clark's critical commentary underscores the accomplishments and achievements of these visionary artists. produced and directed by Chris Felver. Recorded at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado in 1983. 50 min. DVD X76

[Warhol, Andy] Absolut Warhola
This documentary explores Andy Warhol's Eastern European roots by travelling to Mikova, Slovakia, where his parents grew up, and interviewing members of his extended family: two cousins, two aunts, and a great-niece. Also interviewed are a Ruthenian Andy Warhol impersonator, and Dr. Michal Bycko, curator of the Andy Warhol museum in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, who discusses the museum's mission and shows some of its rarer pieces. Directed and written by Stanislaw Mucha. c2001. 80 min. DVD 2348

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol (Portrait of an Artist)
This first major profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in February 1987 examines a career that spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music and television. Warhol is seen performing for the media in interviews ranging over years, as well as in previously unseen footage shot in London shortly before his death. 60 min. Video/C 3255

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
Andy Warhol and his entourage redefined painting, sculpture, film, music and celebrity at his Factory workspace-playroom. Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage this extensive documentary expores the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art from the 1940's until his death in 1987. Directed by Ric Burns. Dist.: PBS. 2006. 240 min. DVD 6510

Ebony, David. "From "Raggedy Andy" to "Drella"--Warhol for TV.(FRONT PAGE)(Television program review)." Art in America 94.10 (Nov 2006): 41(2). UC users only
Williams, Gilda. "Andy Warhol." Art Monthly no. 302 (December 2006/January 2007) p. 47UC users only

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture
The definitive look at the life and creative world of the revolutionary Andy Warhol who influenced 20th century culture in everything from painting to film to music. Director Chris Rodley. 103 min. DVD 8848

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol's "Factory People": Inside the 60s Silver Factory
A documentary look inside Andy Warhol's Silver Factory in New York during the 1960s, concentrating on the personalities involved at the time and at some of Warhol's artwork created there. Includes interviews with many of the regulars, including extensive segments with Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, and others. A film by Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr. 2008. 100 min. DVD X1690

[Warhol, Andy] The Factory People: Interview Archive
The Factory People Interview Archive is 24+ hours of raw, unedited, uncensored interview material and related filmed content collected for the three-part series: Andy Warhol's Factory People. The interviews took place in New York, Paris, London and Los Angeles from 2006-2009. The material presents an oral-visual recollection by the subjects of the times they passed with Warhol in the Silver Factory Era, from its inception in 1964 to its final demise in 1968 with the Valerie Solanis shooting of Warhol, and its aftermath.

Contents 1. Billy Name interview (1:48:50) -- 2. Gerard Malanga interview (1:05:40), Gerard Malanga poetry reading (15:13), Danny Fields interview (17:01) -- 3. Billy Name hotel interview (1:09:39), Billy "Photo Movie" (24:11), selected original music from the series -- 4. Victor Bockris interview (1:01:12), Vincent Fremont interview (44:25), 'Andy, Superartist' (20:21) -- 5. Ultra Violet interview (45:43), Bibbe Hansen interview (49:30), Ivy Nicholson interview (23:25) -- 6. Mary Woronov interview (1:29:40), Geraldine Smith interview (29:56) -- 7. Taylor Mead interview (30:34), Taylor Mead Show (25:26) -- 8. Louis Waldon interview (1:29:38), 'Andy makes a movie' (22:19) -- 9. Alan Midgette interview (1:20:30), David Croland interview (39:37) -- 10. Nat Finkelstein interview (1:01:09), Lee Black Childers interview (51:29) -- 11. Robert Heide interview (1:57:39) -- 12. Jonas Mekas interview (57:18), Jonas Mekas Archive (10:11), Anton Perich interview (39:58), 'Max's Kansas City' (09:36). 2011. 1440 min. DVD X6558

[Warhol, Andy] End of the Art World.
Alexis Krasilovsky presents a catalogue of interviews with modern artists in which the shooting style as well as the aural material's format rehearses the personal style, the aesthetics, and the assumption of each artist about the nature of his art. With a blend of sounds and images, examines the work of Jo Baer, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Michael Snow and Roy Lichtenstein. 1971. 35 min. Video/C 6324

[Warhol, Andy] I Shot Andy Warhol. (1996)
Directed by Mary Harron. SEE Biopics

[Warhol, Andy] Painters Painting.
Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. Produced and directed by Emile de Antonio. c1989. 116 min. Video/C 1448

[Warhol, Andy]Scenes From the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections
A film by Jonas Mekas. In this 1990 film Jonas Mekas chronicles not only the great pop artist, Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat. This is a candid, relaxed film diary including his friends Barbara Rubin, Tuli Kupferberg, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Olovksy, Ed Sanders, Gerard Malanga, Storm De Hirsch and George Maciunas. 1997. 58 min. Video/C 4782

[Warhol, Andy] Superstar
This stylish and definitive documentary about painter Andy Warhol traces his life from Pittsburgh schoolboy to pop art legend, from advertising illustrator to chronicler of the haut monde of New York City. The film includes behind-the-scenes looks at "Factory" life and several enigmatic interviews given by Warhol over the years, a dazzling array of images from his art and films and commentary by contemporaries and friends. 2000. 87 min. Video/C 7633

[Warhol, Andy] Visions of Warhol
Award presentation to Andy Warhol, 1963 / Jonas Mekas -- Andy Warhol's silver flotations, 1964 / Willard Maas -- Anthropological sketches : friendships and intersections : scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, 1963-90 / Jonas Mekas -- Andy Warhol, 1965 / Marie Menken -- Andy Warhol's exploding plastic inevitable, 1967 / Ronald Nameth. Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by four pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 82 min. Video/C MM1062

[Webb, Mona Boulware] The Gods of Beauty: A Portrait of the Visionary Artist Mona Boulware Webb
African American "outsider" artist and mystic, Mona Boulware Webb, discusses her life and work. Her house in Madison, Wisconsin has been transformed into a total art environment, where she has trained a large and increasingly influential group of younger artists to look inside themselves for courage and outside to nature for inspiration. 1995. 30 min. Video/C MM815

[White, Charles] Griots of Imagery: A Comment on the Art of Romare Bearden and Charles White
A presentation on the art of two Afro-American artists who are true African keepers of history and culture or "griots", based on the 1993 exhibition of Romare Bearden and Charles White. Bearden's art is based on his reflections concerning what he called "the prevalence of ritual" in African-American life. White's art reflects his concern with the struggle of Black Americans to transcend the vissicitudes of American life. c1993. 28 min. Video/C 5271

[Whitney, John]See Experimental and Avant-garde Film

[Winsor, Jackie] Jackie Winsor: Process, Passion, and Perfection.
Conceptual artists and process artists have one thing in common. Both feel a finished product should not be emphasized as art. This video tape documentary takes the viewer on a marathon, non-stop furious pace with New York's process artist Jackie Winsor. She and her assistants, sometimes working continuously in excess of 50 hours, will complete an artwork, only eventually to light it on fire or destroy it with dynamite. (1987?) 22 min. Video/C 6385

[Wyeth, Andrew] The World of Andrew Wyeth. (Portrait of an Artist; 6 )
Filmed in Maine and Pennsylvania where Wyeth has spent his working life, this documentary is a relaxed and friendly interview, intercut with sensitive footage of Wyeth's work and of the landscapes and environmental images which are its inspiration. 1980. 69 min. Video/C 1102

[Zagar, Isaiah] In a Dream
Over the past four decades, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the dark corners of an extraordinary imagination. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. Special features: Paints on ceiling (short film); Coney Island, 1945 (short film); Cutting ice to snow (music video by Efterklang); Recommitment (short documentary); theatrical trailer; deleted scenes; alternate ending. 2008. 78 min. DVD X2357

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Art in Latin America/The Caribbean

Art and Revolution-- Mexico
Nowhere but in Mexico has history been painted as superbly; nowhere else have outspokenly polemical painters, like Rivera and Siqueiros, produced such great art. The art of revolution and the revolution of art seem, in this time and place, to have nurtured one another. For in Latin America, art and literature are the shared possessions of all social and educational levels. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982. 51 min. DVD 2192

Art of Haiti: The Primitive Painters
Explores Haiti's modern art movement, a fusion of Haiti's African roots, French Colonial past and present day coexistence of voodoo and Catholicism. Juxtaposes scenes of contemporary Haiti with paintings of such artists as Rigaud Renoit, Andre Pierre, and Hector Hippolite. c1983. 26 min. Video/C 6624

Arte Religioso.
A documentary on Christian art and how it has influenced the culture of Argentina. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 23 min. Video/C MM527

Between Light and Shadow: Maya Women in Transition.
Interviews with Mayan women artists who work to preserve Mayan culture, improve the lives of the Mayan people and promote a Maya presence in their community. Includes Mayan folk art in the form of woven textiles and embroidery and contemporary paintings. 1997. 26 min. Video/C 5086

El Corazon Sangrante (The Bleeding Heart)
Several Mexican, Cuban, and Chicano visual artists and two performing artists are interviewed, and their work is discussed with particular reference to the image of the bleeding heart, which has been a significant symbol throughout centuries of Latin American culture. In Spanish and English, with subtitles in the opposite language. c1991. 45 min. Video/C 6411

[Botero, Fernando]Je Suis Unique: Fernando Botero
Combines reinactments and commentary by Colombian artist Fernando Botero with examples of his paintings and sculptures. A film by Mauricio Martinez-Cavard. 2001. 54 min. DVD 6677

[León, Ferrari]León Ferrari, Retrospective
A biographical introduction followed by a discussion of the work of the contemporary Argentine conceptual artist León Ferrari, whose work and politics have brought him into some controversy and notoriety. Directed by Pablo Padula. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2006. 43 min. DVD X5930

[Kahlo, Frida]Frida
Directed by Julie Taymor. SEE Biopics

[Kahlo, Frida] Frida.
On her deathbed, the artist Frida Kahlo recalls her life as a painter and reflects on the effects of her illnesses and injuries and on her relationships with Leon Trotsky, husband Diego Rivera, and others. 1989. 108 min. Video/C 2944

[Kahlo, Frida] Frida Kahlo (Portrait of an Artist).
Presents the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. 1983. 62 min. Video/C 1297

[Kahlo, Frida]Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb.
A documentary portrait of the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who lived from 1907 to 1954, and has become an international cult figure. Interweaves poetry, music, and interviews with Kahlo's students and friends to create a portrait of an artist whose life and work increasingly speaks to the sensibilities of today. Directed by Ken Mandel. (SF International Latino Film Festival Collection). c1991. 60 min. Video/C MM1244

[Kahlo, Frida]Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti
Compares and contrasts the lives and works of the Mexican-born painter and the Italian-born photographer, both of whom worked in the context of women's lives, in Mexico, in art, in the Revolution. This film shows how, as both women and artists, they reacted in contrasting ways to the pressures and opportunities of Mexico in its post-revolutionary aftermath. Script & direction, Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen. 2007. 29 min. DVD 7904

Women Make Movies catalog description

[Kahlo, Frida]The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
The first modern Mexican painter to hang in the Louvre, Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter. Her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. Combining Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews, the film examines her ambiguous relationship to her contemporaries and to avant-garde art, from Cubism to Surrealism to the Mexican Mural Movement. A film by Amy Stechler. 2005. 90 min. DVD 4438

[Mendieta, Ana] Ana Mendieta.
Chronicles the life and work of Cuban artist Ana Mendieta. Includes an interview with the artist by Tony Martinez. Also includes interviews with he family, friends and colleagues. c1987. 52 min. Video/C 4092.

[Mora, Lola] Mujeres Argentinas los Cuartos Propios: Lola Mora
Presents a documentary on the life of Argentine sculptor Lola Mora. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 28 min. Video/C MM521

9 Artists of Puerto Rico (Nueve artistas de Puerto Rico)
A visit to the studios of Puerto Rico's most prominent contemporary artists including Lorenzo Homar, Julio Rosado del Valle, Olga Albizu, Rafael Villamil, Rafael Ferrer, Julio Micheli, Luis Hernandez Cruz, Edgardo Franceshi, and Jose Alicea. 1970. 16 min. Video/C 6472

Latin American Women Artists, 1915-1995
Features the work of important artists of the recent past, like Brazil's Tarsila do Amaral and Mexico's Maria Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo. Includes recent interviews with living artists such as Colombian painter Fanny Sanin, Chilean multi-media artist Soledad Salame, Venezuelan sculptor Elba Damast and Cuban multi-media artist Maria Campos Pons. "Latin American Women Artists 1915-1995" gives a comprehensive history of art made by women working in "La America Latina" throughout the twentieth century. Originally "produced in conjunction with the Milwaukee Art Museum on the occasion of the exhibition Latin American women artists, 1915-1995." 27 min. DVD 6107

The Rebellion of the Santos (La rebelion de los Santos)
Presents the carved wooden images of saints made in Puerto Rico in the 18th and 19th centuries. Text extracted from the book of the same title by Marta Traba. Filmed in the Museum of Santos, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 198?. 15 min. Video/C 4773

[Rivera, Diego] Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See.
Explores the life and work of Diego Rivera, famed Mexican artist, including such varied and significant elements in his life as his stormy 25-year relationship with painter Frida Kahlo and the destruction of his notorious mural in Rockefeller Center; features location filming of his enormous colorful murals. Dist.: Direct Cinema. c1990. 58 min. Video/C 1766

[Rivera, Diego] Rivera: The Frescoes of Diego Rivera. (Portrait of an Artist)
Explores Rivera's evolution as an artist, his use of the fresco technique, and his politics. c1986. 35 min. Video/C 2689

[Rivera, Diego] Un retrato de Diego: la seduccion de la mirada
The painter Gabriel Figueroa had the idea, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of artistic work of Diego Rivera, to make a short film. Manual Alvarez Bravo had made several unfinished short artistic films fifty years ago documenting Diego Rivera and his work. Now Gabriel Figueroa Flores and Diego López Rivera utilized these unique and unknown films to create a portrait of Diego while also deepening the ties that united all three great artists in a modern setting. Directed by Gabriel Figueroa Flores and Diego López. In Spanish without English subtitles. 2007. 80 min. DVD X5806
[Sanchez, Juan Felix] Juan Felix Sanchez
Juan Felix Sanchez is a Venezuelan folk artist who is a legend in his own time. This sensitive, poetic portrait explores the life and works of the artist who has lived for decades in a lush valley 12,000 feet up in the Andes. Captures his passion, purity and optimism, and shows some of his work in weaving, sculpture, and architecture. c198?. 30 min. Video/C MM566

Si Jose at Si Andres: An Open Letter to the Filipino Artists on Rizal and Bonifacio from Claro M. Recto.
A presentation on the lives of two filipine poets, Andres Bonifacio and Jose Rizal, who became national heroes as revolutionary leaders in the Revolution of 1896. Includes interviews with noted filipino artistic and theatrical personalities who comment on the political and artistic legacy of these leaders and on current day theatrical productions based on their lives. In English and Tagalog. 199?. 28 min. Video/C 6248

Tecnicas noestructurales vuelven al Peru
Resist techniques and the use of natural dyes in the production of textiles, a major component of the Andean textile tradition, disappeared upon the arrival of the Spanish and the imposition of European concepts of aesthetics. This documentary examines the return of nonstructural resist techniques in textile production in Peru in recent years. Presented at the Colour Congress, May 19-21, 2002 in Ames, Iowa. 13 min. Video/C 9244

Visionaries. (Caribbean Eye)
Looks at four visual artists who work on large-scale projects: intuitive sculptor and painter Philip Moore of Guyana, sculptor Alvin Marriott of Jamaica, and mas' artist of Carnival costumes Peter Minshall of Trinidad. The program is co-hosted by St. Lucian muralist, Dunstan St. Omer. 1991. 26 min. Video/C 9814

The Wall of Celebrations (El muro de las celebraciones)
Blending political and art history, this program charts the evolution of Mexican muralism through the masterpieces that decorate landmarks in and around Mexico City and in the United States. After studying the artwork of the pre-Columbian era, the colonial period, and 19th-century artists, the focus shifts to the 20th century, in which social unrest and muralism flourished side by side. The works of Orozco, Rivera, and Sequeiros are examined in depth along with the key role played by Jose Vasconcelos, minister of education during the Obregon regime. 1998. 57 min. Video/C 8671

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Art in Europe

| Overviews and Miscellaneous Works |
| European Art: Before 1900 | European Artists by Name: Before 1900 |
| European Art: 1900-present | European Artists by Name: 1900-present |

Overviews and Miscellaneous

Art of the Western World See General and Miscellaneous

The Artist was a Woman: Women Artists 1550 - 1950.
Documents the preparation and outcome of an exhibit devoted to American and European women artists. Discusses and displays the accomplishments of individual artists. Based on the 1977 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. c1980. 60 min. Video/C 321

At the Louvre with the Masters
All through the 19th century, painters visited the Louvre. For them the museum was a school, a studio, a salon, a laboratory, a reservoir of techniques, and above all, a source of inspiration. This film invites the viewer to tour the Louvre in the company of three great 19th century painters: Courbet, Degas, and Cezanne, discovering how the museum played an essential role in the formation of their ideas through evidence found in notebooks, paintings and studios of these inventors of modern painting. Along the way, the viewer also meets Ingres, Delacroix, Zola, Manet, and Picasso. Presented in "celebration of the bicentennial of the Louvre Museum & the opening of the Richelieu wing and the Grand Louvre." c1993. 47 min. Video/C 9456

Civilisation (with Kenneth Clarke). See General and Miscellaneous

Dokumentarische Filme, 1931-1933
Directed by Ella Bergmann-Michel. Since 1920 artist, photographer, and filmmaker Ella Bergmann-Michel lived and worked at the "Schmelz", an old paint mill near Frankfurt on Main. With guests such as Kurt Schwitters and László Moholy-Nagy the house became an important locale for modern artists. Between 1931 and 1933 she made five silent documentary films that constitute a rare example of socially involved and equally artistic film. The DVD contains these five films, a documentary film about the artist and a comprehensive booklet with essays on Ella Bergmann-Michel's films. Contents: Wo wohnen alte Leute = Where old people live (1931, 13 min.) -- Erwerbslose kochen für Erwerbslose = Unemployed are cooking for the unemployed (1932, 9 min.) -- Fliegende Händler in Frankfurt am Main = Travelling hawkers in Frankfurt am Main (1932, Work print, 21 min.) -- Fischfang in der Rhön an der Sinn = Fishing in the Rhön at the Sinn (1932, 10 min.) -- Wahlkampf 1932: Letzte Wahl = Election campaign 1932: last election (1932-33, 13 min.). Silent with German intertitles and optional English subtitles; booklet in German with parallel English text. 66 min. DVD X776

Hermitage, a Russian Odyssey
A 3-part series intertwining Russian history and the development of the art collection at the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg. c1994. 54 min. each installment

Catherine the Great: A Lust for Art. Catherine the Great ruled Russia with an insatiable appetite for Western culture. She purchased massive art collections from Europe's monarchs, then created The Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace to house her treasures. Video/C 9367

Tyrants and Heroes: The 19th century Czars. During the War of 1812, Russian officers lingered in Paris, absorbing Western ideas and buying artwork. Nicholas I, who fiercely repressed the people lavished money on The Hermitage. During the progressive rule of Alexander II and Alexander III's reign of terror, additional artworks were added to the museum. Video/C 9368

From Czars to Commissars: A Museum Survives. This final segment covers the fate of the museum during the Twentieth century. When Lenin rose to power, The Hermitage became the world's largest museum but Stalin sold many of the Museums's treasures. Yet it survived Stalin's regime as well as World War II, when two thirds of the collection was transported safely out of Leningrad before the Nazi siege. Concludes with this incredible institution's triumphs over cataclysmic world events with the fall of communism and the end of the Soviet State. Video/C 9369

Les heures chaudes de Montparnasse.
In 1960-61, before the old district of Montparnasse disappeared, Jean-Marie Droit took a camera to the area to collect interviews with the remaining creative literary and artistic figures who originally began migrating to the Montparnasse in Paris in the 1920s.

Coffret 1: Contents Ils s'en venaient de l'Oural et du Mississippi -- Petite chronique du Montparnasse pendant la guerre 14-18 -- Enquête sur la vie, l'oeuvre et le destin de Modigliani -- La bande à Man Ray -- La fureur de vivre des années 20 -- Pascin, l'oublié -- La voix des poète Interviewees: Louis Aragon , Blaise Cendrars, Jean Cocteau, Robert Desnos, Marcel Duchamp, Foujita, Joseph Kessel, Amedeo Modigliani, Pascin, Man Ray, Tristan Tzara, Ossip Zadkine. Special features: Entretiens inédits avec Brassaï, Jacques Prévert, Georges Hugnet, Miro, Roger Vaillant, Roger Blin, et Jean-Louis Barrault ; interviews et filmographie de Jean-Marie Drot, petites chronologie des évènements à Montparnasse. 6 hours. DVD X4898

Coffret 2:
Contents: Des valses 1900 aux canons de la grande guerre (52 min) -- À la recherche de Guillaume Apollinaire (51 min) -- À la recherche de Chaim Soutine (51 min) -- La rue de la Gaîté (51 min) -- Léon-Paul Fargue -- Le Groupe des six (51 min) -- Giacometti, un homme parmi les hommes. Interviewees: Apollinaire, Brassaï, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Cocteau, Sonia Delaunay, Leon-Paul Fargue, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Helion, Joseph Kessel, Andre Masson, Francis Poulenc, Kees Van Dongen. Special features: DVD 1 : interview, bibliographie et filmographie de Jean-Marie Drot, chronologie de Montparnasse ; DVD 2 : inédits (entretiens avec Pierre Brasseur, Fernand Ledoux, Marcel Duhamel) ; DVD 3 : inédits (entretiens avec Mario Prassinos, Michel Seuphor, André Masson, Patrick Waldberg, Jean Hélion et Victor Brauner). 6 hrs., 35 min. hours. DVD X4899

Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno
Explores the art collections and other features including the restaurant of the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia, Spain. Includes commentary by curators, artists and interior and exterior footage of the museum. 2006. 51 min. DVD 7208

Louvre.
Presents paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objets d'art from antiquity through the middle of the 19th century chosen from the 7 departments of the Louvre Museum. Motion sequences with narration illustrate a number of the most important masterpieces. 1. Painting. Drawing -- 2. Sculpture. Objets d'art -- 3. Near and Middle Eastern antiquities. Egyptian antiquities. Greek and Roman antiquities. Narrated in English with alternate sound track in French. 3 videodiscs. c1989. Video/D 13

Louvre: A Museum in Time.
One of the greatest inventions of the modern Western world, the idea of a "museum" appeared in Europe between the 17th and 18th centuries. No other civilization had ever considered gathering a large number of works of art with different origins in one place. This film traces the extraordinary history of the Louvre through two centuries, presenting how the Louvre was established and how the idea of "museum" became a reality. Presented in "celebration of the bicentennial of the Louvre Museum & the opening of the Richelieu wing and the Grand Louvre." c1993. 54 min. Video/C 9454

Louvre: Selected Places
This program takes viewers on a guided tour of the new Grand Louvre in its totality, entering places which have never before been seen by the public, including the immense sculpture courts, the new installation of Taureaux of Khorsabad, the gilded apartments of the Duke de Morny, the ancient offices of the Finance Minister, and the round galley of the Seasons of Poussin. Highlights include the Great Gallery, the Medieval Castle, Egyptian antiquities, the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. Presented in "celebration of the bicentennial of the Louvre Museum & the opening of the Richelieu wing and the Grand Louvre." c1993. 59 min. Video/C 9455

Museo del Prado
Explores the art collections and other features of the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Includes commentary by curators, artists and interior and exterior footage of the museum. 2002. 49 min. DVD 7210

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Explores the art collections and other features of the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain. Includes commentary by curators, artists and interior and exterior footage of the museum. 2002. 46 min. DVD 7212

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Explores the art collections and other features of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. Includes commentary by curators, artists and interior and exterior footage of the museum. 2002. 42 min. DVD 7213

Museo Thyssen Bornemisza
Explores the art collections and other features of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza in Madrid. Includes commentary by curators, artists and interior and exterior footage of the museum. 2002. 45 min. DVD 7209

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Explores the art collections and other features of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona. Includes commentary by curators, artists and interior and exterior footage of the museum. 2002. 47 min. DVD 7210

The Rape of Europa
An epic journey through seven countries, into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back with a miraculous campaign to rescue and return millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures. Based on the book: The rape of Europa by Lynn H. Nicholas (MAIN: N8795.3.E85 N53 1994; MOFF: N8795.3.E85 N53). Written, produced and directed by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, and Bonni Cohen. 2006. 116 min. DVD X263

Umbria: Nello Spirito di San Francesco
An overview of the artworks and icons in the churches in the Umbria region of Italy, with special emphasis on the Basilica San Francesco in Assisi which honors St. Francis of Assisi. 1996. 30 min. Video/C 5490

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European Art: Before 1900

The Cubist Epoch. (Museum Without Walls)
Surveys cubist art in the context of its period by focusing on The Cubist Epoch exhibition originally shown at the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Examines works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, Leger, and others. 1986. 53 min. Video/C 1018

La Espana Autentica.
Film which celebrates the art treasures of Spain as revealed through architecture, sculpture and illustrated manuscripts. Contents: La Alhambra -- El Toledo de las tres culturas -- Museo Nacional de Escultura -- El tesoro bibliografico de Espana -- Los Beatos -- Biblioteca Basilica de San Isidoro Leon. 1991. Video/C 2784

Fruhstuck und Kuchenmagd (Breakfast table and kitchen maid)
The laid table is a popular theme in 17th century painting. This film examines a breakfast piece painted in 1670 by Wolfgang Heimbach (ca. 1615-1678). [198-?] 11 min. Video/C 7723

The Greek Temple. (Museum Without Walls)
Deals with the construction of the Greek temple, focusing on the evolution of the structure and decoration of temples in Magna Grecia through the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian styles. Includes scenes of temples at Delphi, Paestum, Agrigento, Sounion, and the Acropolis. c1986. 54 min. Video/C 1012

Impressionism, A Visual Revolution
Teaches about the formal elements that sustain the vitality of masterworks of impressionism. Shows how color, light, shade, line, and form become the means and the end of this unique artistic expression. 1985. 40 min. Video/C 7418

Paris: Une Capitale des Arts. (Paris 1900).
Captures Paris at the turn of the century, the end of a major cultural epoch, with archival film by the renowned Lumiere brothers. Shows the World's Fair, Opera Comique, Rodin's Gates of Hell, the work of the Impressionists and Picasso. 1995. 14 min. Video/C 7912

The Romantic Rebellion. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the basic principles of classic and romantic art and demonstrates how they have been in conflict. 1974. 50 min. Video/C 817

Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century.
Program explores two 17th century masterpieces of painting in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rembrandt's Self-Portrait (1660) is compared with his many other self-portraits. Velazquez's Juan de Pareja (1650) is examined alone in close detail. c1984. 28 min. Video/C 1108

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European Artists by Name: Before 1900

[Bernini, Gian Lorenzo] Bernini Architect.
Although Bernini is seen by history as primarily a scuptor, more than any other architect in Rome, he restored the city from a dowdy medieval town to the Eternal City. In his architectural designs he had some Renaissance jewels to guide him, such as the work of Michelangelo and many ancient monuments. He was a classicist in the Roman tradition, but he combined elements in new original ways, marking his buildings with the signature of his genius. This video explores many of his most important projects for buildings and city planning which form much of the character of modern Rome. 1997. 30 min. Video/C 5213

[Bernini, Gian Lorenzo] Grandeur and Obedience. (Civilisation ; 7.)
Surveys the development of Western civilization in the 17th century as seen in the work of Titian, Rubens, and Bernini. Points out that the essence of baroque was the uniting of flesh and spirit, dogma and sensuality, obedience and freedom as shown in such religious figures as St. Ignatius, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John of the Cross. 52 min. Video/C 103

[Bing, Siegfried] Mr. Bing and l'art nouveau.
Focuses on the life of Siegfried Bing, French industrialist, art dealer, collector and sponsor who is credited as the inspiration and force behind the art movement known as art nouveau, who promoted and exhibited the works of artists as diverse as Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec. 2004. 52 min. DVD 4035

[Bosch, Hieronymus] Hieronymus Bosch.
Describes the life and work of Hieronymus Bosch, who lived from the mid-fifteenth century until 1516. Discusses the social, political and religious influences of his day and how they were reflected as themes in his paintings. The film also stresses Bosch's concern with the psyche and the bitter vision of the ways in which man sins. Particular focus on artworks collected by Philip II and housed in the Prado Museum. c1994. 38 min. Video/C 4040

[Caravaggio] Caravaggio. (1986)
Directed by Derek Jarman. SEE Biopics

[Cézanne, Paul] Cézanne: The Man and the Mountain. (Portrait of an Artist; 6 )
Focuses on the central theme of Cezanne's painting: his fascination with nature and his love-hate relationship with his birthplace, Aix-en-Provence, most specifically the nearby mountain, Sainte Victoire, which he painted repeatedly throughout his life. Recognizes Cezanne as the "father of modern painting." 60 min. c1985. Video/C 1092

[Constable, John] John Constable. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the paintings of English artist John Constable. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 815

[Courbet, Gustave] Art Rebellion: The Making of the Modern
Examines the life of the painter Gustave Courbet, the "father of realism" and the rebellion he led to paint art works that immitate the real world in opposition to artworks that portray a romantic "ideal world," a form which had been the dominant genre since ancient Greece. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Mark Page. Supplementary feature accompanying: Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. 26 min. DVD X233

[Cranack, Lukas] Maler der Reformationszeit.
Contents: Hans Holbein d.j. (15 min.) -- Lukas Cranack d.A. (15 min.). Shows the work and life of two famous 16th century German artists. Hans Holbein the Younger's reputation was based on his portrait-painting -- portraits of his contemporaries, of sages and merchants, of burghers and princes, represented in woodcuts, glass etchings and on his great Altar of the Passion. Lucas Cranch the Elder was responsible for some important portraits of the German reformer, Martin Luther, and of his wife and friends. Cranach also devoted himself to depicting the countryside of mid-Germany. 1982. 30 min. Video/C 8102

[David, Jacques Louis] Jacques Louis David. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the classical paintings of French artist Jacques Louis David. 26 min. 1974.Video/C 821

[David, Jacques Louis] The Passing Show: David (Portrait of an Artist ;25)
Using a replica of David's studio, the "newsreel" technique, and a commentary derived from David's own speeches, this film provides a fascinating insight into the man who became, ironically, the virtual dictator of arts in his day. c1986. 50 min. Video/C 1105

[Degas, Edgar] Edgar Degas: Reluctant Rebel
A profile of the life and work of the unorthodox French artist Edgar Degas who dared to show women as real people engaged in unglamourous activities. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Mark Page. Supplementary feature accompanying: Young Indiana Jones. 22 min. DVD X233

[Degas, Edgar] Degas: The Unquiet Spirit. (Portrait of an Artist; 8)
Explores the life and work of a complex man and an unorthodox artist. Especially controversial was his treatment of women as subjects, shown as realpeople often engaged in unglamorous activities. Shows many of Degas' favorite locations--a ballet class, the racecourse, and the railway. c1980. 65 min. Video/C 1093

[Degas, Edgar] Edgar Degas. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the classical paintings of French artist Edgar Degas. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 824

[Delacroix, Eugene] Eugene Delacroix. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the underlying themes in the paintings of French artist Eugene Delacroix. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 822

[Delacroix, Eugene] The Restless Eye: Eugene Delacroix. (Portrait of an Artist;14 )
Uses Delacroix's journal and paintings to tell the story of his life and work. 1980. 65 min. Video/C 1094

[Durer, Albrecht] Albrecht Durer
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was born in Nuremberg, the son of a goldsmith. Even though he displayed artistic talents at an early age, his father insisted on his learning the craft of a goldsmith before allowing him to turn to art. The film illustrates Durer's life and his artistic development. 1995. 20 min. Video/C 8106

[El Greco] El Greco, 1541-1614.
A biographical examination of El Greco which depicts his paintings of the same subject from different periods to show his development in artistic approach and style. Also reviews the historical significance of his works which so graphically illustrate the Spanish view of reality in the 16th century. 1994. 60 min. Video/C 4039

[El Greco] El Greco: Spirit of Toledo. (Portrait of an Artist; 23)
This program, filmed on location in Toledo and Venice, shows the settings familiar to El Greco--his house, the streets, churches and countryside of Toledo--and traces his beginnings as a Byzantine icon painter in Crete. 30 min. c1982. Video/C 1095

[Fuseli, Henry] Fuseli - Piranesi. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the art works of Gian-Battista Piranesi and Henry Fuseli. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 827

[Gericault, Theodore] Theodore Gericault. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the paintings of French artist Theodore Gericault. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 816

[Giotto] Giotto and the Pre-Renaissance. (Museum Without Walls)
Deals with the works of the artist Giotto, contrasting the hieratic mood of his predecessors with his innovations. Shows the major cycles of his frescoes, including those at the Upper and Lower Church of San Francesco, Assisi, the Scrovegni family Arena Chapel in Padua, and St. Croce in Florence. c1986. 47 min. Video/C 1015

[Gogh, Vincent van] In a Brilliant Light: Van Gogh in Arles. (Portrait of an Artist)
A biographical film on Vincent van Gogh and his prolific production of 200 paintings and 100 drawings during the short period of 10 years when he was an artist, focusing on his life in Arles, France. 1984. 57 min. Video/C 1110

[Gogh, Vincent van] Lust for Life (1956)
Directed by Vincente Minelli. SEE Biopics

[Gogh, Vincent van] Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh
This richly textured study of Vincent Van Gogh is a shattering journey through the life of a tortured genius who, spurned in his own time, became the single most influential artist of modern history. 1987. 99 min. DVD 4445

[Goya, Francisco] Francisco Goya y Lucientes. (Romantic Versus Classic Art).
Kenneth Clark discusses Goya's transition from the classic tradition in painting to that of Romanticism. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 826

[Goya, Francisco] Goya. (Museum Without Walls)
Deals with major works of the artist Goya, including his etchings, tapestries, portraits, frescoes, and famous "black paintings," focusing on those in the Prado Museum in Madrid. c1986. 54 min. Video/C 1013

[Goya, Francisco] Goya: His Life and Art.
A biographical in-depth examination of the life and work of the Spanish painter, Francisco Goya and of the critical period in Spanish history which he recorded in his art. In a period largely bereft of major literary masterpieces, it is to Goya that we look to find out what Spain was like in the period spanning the decline of neo-classicism, the devastation of the Napoleonic Wars, and the rise of romanticism and impressionism. c1994. 46 min. Video/C 4038

[Goya, Francisco] Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Directed by Carlos Suara. SEE Biopics

[Hals, Frans] The Light of Experience. (Civilisation ; 8 )
Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 17th century. Points out that the works of such Dutch painters as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Saenredam show the revolutionary change in thought that replaced divine authority with experience, experiment, and observation. c1986. 52 min. Video/C 4986

[Holbein, Hans] Maler der Reformationszeit.
Contents: Hans Holbein d.j. (15 min.) -- Lukas Cranack d.A. (15 min.). Shows the work and life of two famous 16th century German artists. Hans Holbein the Younger's reputation was based on his portrait-painting -- portraits of his contemporaries, of sages and merchants, of burghers and princes, represented in woodcuts, glass etchings and on his great Altar of the Passion. Lucas Cranch the Elder was responsible for some important portraits of the German reformer, Martin Luther, and of his wife and friends. Cranach also devoted himself to depicting the countryside of mid-Germany. 1982. 30 min. Video/C 8102

[Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique] Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. (Romantic versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the classic tradition of the paintings of French artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 818

[Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique] Slaves of Fashion: Ingres. (Portrait of an Artist; 22 )
Enhanced by contemporary musical extracts, this film demonstrates the diversity of Ingres' art and his reaction against the changes going on all around him. c1982. 50 min. Video/C 1096

[Kollwitz, Kathe] Memories of Kathe Kollwitz
A documentary of the German graphic artist and sculptor, Kathe Kollwitz, who became known for her superb woodcuts and lithographs. An ardent socialist and pacifist, she produced stark and anguished portrayals of misery and hunger conveying her compassion for the poor. In 1932 she was director of the Dept. of Graphic Arts at the Berlin Academy, but the advent of the Nazi party ended her public career in Germany. 1993. 25 min. Video/C 8141

[Luther, Adolf] Adolf Luther : der raum ist voller bilder
Adolf Luther, a self-taught artist born in Krefeld in 1912, produced his first water colors, drawings, and oils in the 1940s. What drove him to painting was his singular interest in light. Not painted light or reflected light, but the medium itself, isolated from matter, light as energy in space. With scientific exactitude and painstaking research, Luther discovered techniques and materials suited to making the invisible energy potential visible in his paintings. 1986. 44 min. Video/C 8139

[Manet, Edouard] Edouard Manet, Painter of Modern Life. (Portrait of an Artist)
Examines major paintings by Edouard Manet that influenced his contemporaries and changed the definition of later art. Explains the works in theartist's own words and in those of his friends, Zola, Baudelaire, Mallarme, and others. 1983. 27 min. Video/C 1109

[Manet, Edouard] The Shock of the Nude: Manet's Olympia (Culture Shock, 4)
Final segment in a four part series exploring why particular works of art became controversial. Part 4: Scandal surrounded the Paris 1865 exhibition of the painting, Olympia. Manet had dared to portray visual art's most universal subject, the nude, as an unidealized woman--a prostitute who stares directly at the viewer. He flouted the accepted ideas of beauty and propriety in art and outraged audiences. Although Olympia is now regarded at a masterpiece, visual artists continue to test society's conventions. c2000. 60 min. Video/C 6911

[Michelangelo Buonarroti]The Agony and the Ecstasy(1965)
Directed by Carol Reed. SEE Biopics

[Michelangelo Buonarroti] Return to Glory, Michelangelo Revealed: The Restorations in the Sistine Chapel.
In 1980, work began on the restoration of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Candle soot, incense smoke, pollution, and previous restoration attempts had dulled the frescoes. Shows the steps involved in analyzing and removing dirt to reveal the magnificent colors of the original art. c1986. 52 min. Video/C 1120

[Millet, Jean Francois] Jean Francois Millet. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the paintings of French artist Jean Francois Millet. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 825

[Monet, Claude] Memories of Monet
Blends views of Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny, France, with his paintings, as Claire Bloom evokes the friendship between the French impressionist master and the American painter, Lilla Cabot Perry. Also includes works by James Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro. 1984. 29 min. Video/C 6575

[Monet, Claude] Monet: Legacy of Light(Portrait of an Artist; 40)
Letters, journals, interviews and timeless images profile this Impressionist's lifelong quest to capture on canvas nature's kaleidoscope of light and color. 28 min. Video/C 6586

[Moretto, da Brescia] Pittori a Brescia
Presents analysis of four religious paintings by notable Renaissance painters of Brescia. 1996. 21 min. Video/C MM1071

[Piranesi, Gian-Battista] Fuseli - Piranesi. (Romantic Versus Classic Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the art works of Gian-Battista Piranesi and Henry Fuseli. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 827

[Raphael] Raphael. (Portrait of an Artist;15 )
Presents a reappraisal of Raphael's work in the light of ever-changing cultural values. Shot on location in Urbino, Perugia, Florence and Rome, where the artist lived and worked. 1982. 58 min. Video/C 1100

[Rembrandt] Rembrandt
Directed by Alexander Korda, 1936. Cast: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman. In Amsterdam of 1642, master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn enjoys a full life until the sudden death of his wife. 85 min. DVD 2194

[Rembrandt] The Light of Experience. (Civilisation; 8)
Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 17th century. Points out that the works of such Dutch painters as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Saenredam show the revolutionary change in thought that replaced divine authority with experience, experiment, and observation. 199?. 52 min. Video/C 4986

[Rembrandt] Rembrandt's J'Accuse
A forensic examination of 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt's celebrated 'Nightwatch'. Brings its 34 characters to life in a detailed investigation of the murder of the Commander of the 13th Company of Amsterdam's militia. Directed by Peter Greenaway. 2008. 100 min. DVD X2750
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[Rodin, Auguste] Rodin.
At his death, Rodin was the most famous artist in the western world but the critical reception of his works was far from positive. As a sculptor making public works, Rodin was exposed to public criticism for the modernity of his works and the explicit sexuality of his sculptures which were often seen as scandalous. This film examines the response to Rodin's sculptures during his life by both the critics and the public. Narrator: Annie Wagner. 1991. 25 min. Video/C 6457

[Rodin, Auguste] Auguste Rodin. (Romantic Versus Class Art)
Kenneth Clark discusses the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 820

[Rousseau, Henri] Henri Rousseau: The Toll-keeper's Secret
Traces the life of "Customs Officer Rousseau," as he was mockingly called, separating the facts from the artist's fantasies and self-deceptions. Many of his canvases--primitives that reverberate with a darkly powerful emotion--are examined. Both admired and the butt of jokes, Rousseau pre-figured the Surrealists' ideal of the untaught genius whose eyes could see farther than those of a trained artist. 2001. 27 min. DVD 1972

[Rubens] Grandeur and Obedience. (Civilisation ; 7.)
Surveys the development of Western civilization in the 17th century as seen in the work of Titian, Rubens, and Bernini. Points out that the essence of baroque was the uniting of flesh and spirit, dogma and sensuality, obedience and freedom as shown in such religious figures as St. Ignatius, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John of the Cross. 52 min. Video/C 103

[Seurat, Georges] Point Counterpoint: The Life and Work of Georges Seurat, 1859-1891. (Portrait of an Artist; 9 )
Provides a close look at Seurat's pointillist technique and masterful draftsmanship, highlighted by conversations with modern artists Henry Moore and Bridget Riley. c1979. 75 min. Video/C 1101

[Titian] Grandeur and Obedience. (Civilisation ; 7.)
Surveys the development of Western civilization in the 17th century as seen in the work of Titian, Rubens, and Bernini. Points out that the essence of baroque was the uniting of flesh and spirit, dogma and sensuality, obedience and freedom as shown in such religious figures as St. Ignatius, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John of the Cross. 52 min. Video/C 4986

[Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri] Brush and Barre: The Life and Work of Toulouse-Lautrec
Documents the development of a multimedia dance theater work, based on the life and work of Toulouse-Lautrec, choreographed by Linda Fowler at UCLA. Intercuts rehearsals of the work, views of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings and graphics, and old photographs depicting Lautrec's life, visual style and philosophy. Concludes with a performance of the work. 1979. 59 min. Video/C MM803

[Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri] Toulouse-Lautrec (Portrait of an Artist)
This program follows the colorful life and ground breaking work of the French painter Toulouse-Lautrec. A great artist and devotee of Parisian night life, he painted his haunts with a sharp eye that saw beneath the gay surface to the corrupt underneath. In his superb lithographic posters he produced for these clubs, Lautrec pioneered a style that shaped the future of graphic art. c1988. 60 min. Video/C 7434

[Turner, Joseph Mallord William] Joseph Mallord William Turner.
Kenneth Clark traces Turner's development from traditional Romantic paintings to works composed of swirling color forms. 1974. 26 min. Video/C 819

Van Gogh, Vincent, SEE Gogh, Vincent van

[Vermeer] The Light of Experience. (Civilisation ; 8)
Surveys the development of Western civilization during the 17th century. Points out that the works of such Dutch painters as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Saenredam show the revolutionary change in thought that replaced divine authority with experience, experiment, and observation. 199? 52 min. Video/C 4986

[Vermeer] Vermeer in Bosnia: A Conversation with Lawrence Weschler.
Art historian and writer Lawrence Weschler examines themes of peace and serenity in the work of artist Johannes Vermeer. Living in a world wracked by war and mayhem, Vermeer retreated into a single light-filled room and invented a notion of peace grounded in the autonomous free agency of his fellow human beings. The terror, though, is conspicuously being held at bay -- in fact, argues Weschler, that is what Vermeer's paintings are all about. Recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley on September 29, 2004. 88 min. Video/C MM367

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European Art: 1900 to Present

For works on Impressionists and Impressionism and other Fin de Siecle art styles and movements, see European Art: Before 1900
For Dada and Surrealist cinema works and filmed performances see Modernist and Post-Modernist Artists, Performers, and Film Makers

Art From a Divided Country - Deutschlandbilder
Presents 2 segments from a German television news magazine. Part 1 reports on the exhibition "Art from a divided country" which took place from Sept. 1997 to January 1998 in Berlin. Eight years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition provides a retrospective of the last 60 years of German art. Part 2 is a report from the exhibition "100 years of German photography" held in Bonn in 1997. 1997. 27 min. Video/C 8079

The Artists' Revolution: 10 Days in Prague.
In November, 1989 a group of artists in Prague successfully spearheaded the overthrow of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in the nonviolent "velvet revolution"...a revolution fought through images, words and spirit. This film is the inside story of that rebellion as told through interviews with the activists and citizens of Prague. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1995. 30 min. Video/C 4571

Dada and Surrealism.
The Dada movement, born as a reaction to World War I, and its successor, Surrealism, opened new avenues for artistic creation by striving to bypass the reasoning process and tap directly into the unconscious mind. Filmed at many museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this program critically examines key masterpieces of Dada and surrealism.

Contents: Kurt Schwitters : Merzbild 25 A, Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Hanna Hoch : Cut with the kitchen knife, National Gallery, Berlin (West) / written by Gisela Hossmann, Waldemar Januszczak -- George Grosz : Untitled, Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf / written by Elizabeth Clegg -- Joan Miro : Dutch interior I, 1928 : oil on canvas, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, Museum of Modern Art, New York / written by Elizabeth Clegg, Juergen Schulze -- Salvador Dali : The burning giraffe, Kunstmuseum Basle / written by Karin Von Maur, Waldemar Januszczak -- Man Ray : La fortune, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / written by Karlheinz Nowald. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1987. 60 min. DVD 1986

Degenerate Art.
Describes Nazi attacks on the avant garde and their desecration of modernist art culminating in the 1937 exhibition of "Entartete Kunst" (degenerate art) in Munich. The film also describes the opening of the Haus der Kunst and the Nazi approved art it exhibited. c1993. 58 min. Video/C 3330

Eternal Beauty: Vision and Death Wish in the Third Reich
No other totalitarian regime is as closely associated with an artistic movement as Nazi Germany. From the towering architecture of Albert Speer to the grandiose films of Leni Riefenstahl, art fed into and shaped Nazi ideals, reflecting back a world where Aryan strength triumphs over all enemies. Through art on a monumental scale, Hitler created a world--and a worldview--as enticing as it was illusory...a world of eternal beauty. This program definitively examines the history of the Third Reich through the lens of its own artistic iconography--films that promoted German superiority, demonized Jews, encouraged love of the fatherland, and hid the fact that the nation, after reverses on every front, was steadily losing the war. Written, directed, and produced by Marcel Schwierin. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 92 min. DVD 8892

Expressionism
An outgrowth of Fauvism, Expressionism emphasized color's emotional properties while demonstrating far less concern than the Fauves had with the formal and structural composition of color. Filmed at many museums on both sides of the Atlantic, this program critically examines key masterpieces of Expressionism.

Contents: Edvard Munch : Ashes, National Gallery, Oslo / written by Marit Lange -- Franz Marc : The tiger, Municipal Gallery, Lenbachhaus, Munich / written and narrated by Edwin Mullins -- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner : Five women in the street, Museum Ludwig, Cologne / written by Evelyn Weiss, Waldemar Januszczak -- Max Beckmann : The actors, 1941-42 : oil on canvas, the Harvard University Art Museums, the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA / written by Elizabeth Clegg, Gisela Hossmann -- Georg Baselitz : The great friends, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna / written by Elizabeth Clegg, Thomas Kellein -- Anselm Kiefer : Interior, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / written and narrated by Edwin Mullins. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1986. 60 min. DVD 1985

Futurist Life Redux
The first Futurist film ever made, "Vita Futurista" was created in 1916 by Arnaldo Ginna and other artists. The only known copy of this film is lost. Now, an extraordinary group of contemporary film and video artists create a brand new version for the twenty-first century. Featuring the work of: Trisha Baga, chameckilerner, Martha Colburn, Ben Coonley, George Kuchar, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shana Moulton, Shannon Plumb, Aida Ruilova, Matthew Silver and Shoval Zohar (The Future), Michael Smith. Produced by Performa ; curated by Lana Wilson and Andrew Lampert. 2011. 46 min. DVD X7164

Installation Art
This program defines what has come to be known as installation art, while providing a number of examples that unite diverse elements such as architecture, sculpture, painting, video, music and performance. Tracey Emin, Richard Wilson and other contemporary British artists talk about their environmental and site-specific art in which they explore the dynamic tension between artwork and its setting. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2000. 29 min. Video/C 8381

40 years of the Documenta
Presents 2 segments from a German television news magazine. Part 1 visits the exhibition "Documenta" considered to be the most important forum for contemporeay art and takes a retrospective look at previous Documenta exhibitions which began in 1955. Part 2 visits the current 1997 "Documenta X" exhibition. 1997. 27 min. Video/C 8078

The Modern Era, Art in the 20th century; Cologne, a City for Higher Education
Presents 2 segments from a German television news magazine. Part 1 visits a spectular modern art exhibition in Berlin called "The period of modernism." Part 2 is a tour of the colleges and universities in the city of Cologne. 1997. 27 min. Video/C 8273

Germany - Dada: An Alphabet of German Dadaism. (Museum Without Walls)
Deals with aims and activities of the revolutionary group of artists and writers who made up the Dadaist movement in Germany. Filmed in the true Dadaist spirit with the cooperation of two original Dadaists, Hans Richter and Richard Huelsenbeck. c1986. 55 min. Video/C 1017

New Gallery of Contemporary Art; The Composer Johannes Brahms
Presents 2 segments from a German television news magazine. Part 1 visits the opening of the third building of the Hamburg Museum of Art, which is exclusively dedicated to the showing of modern art. Part 2 is a musical tribute to the composer Johannes Brahms on the hundredth anniversary of his death. 1997. 27 min. Video/C 8272

Neue Malerei in Deutschland.
The painting of Germany's "Young Wild" movement is now starting to win considerable international attention. With no obligations of style, technique, tradition or quality, these young painters are searching for new modes of expression and trying out unusual materials. This film introduces three representatives of this new artistic departure: the Berliner Helmut Middendorf; then Walter Dahn and Peter Boemmels, both from the Cologne scene. 1984/5. 15 min. Video/C 8270

Paris: Aprés la Guerre. (Art: Transatlantic Modernism)
Avant garde art in Paris changed radically after World War I, with its horrors of trench warfare and poison gas. France suffered in a way that New York could not understand. There was a new kind of realism or classicim as art became more conservative and tied to traditions. Artists like Picasso and Matisse reverted to more traditional modes of painting and worked against their own innovations and experimentation. In this way they referred back to what was great in a nostalgic attempt to re-create the pre-war days. Lecturer: Wanda Corn (Stanford Univ.). 1998. 60 min. Video/C 7277

Russian Avant Garde: A Romance with the Revolution
This program documents the achievements of the Russian avant-garde movement and the impact of the Russian Revolution, which at first nurtured modern art as an emblem of communist culture and then banned it in favor of socialist realism. Set within the context of the Lenin/Stalin years it focuses on the contributions of the art critic Nikolai Punin and the work of major Soviet artists Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, and Pavel Filonov. 2000. 55 min. Video/C 7893

Shock of Futurism
Documentary examines the least known and most extreme of all the 20th century Avant-Gardes, the Futurists, who developed many concepts and artistic principles. By replacing the fixed point of view of traditional art with motion and speed Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carra, and Gino Severini, the leaders of Futurism, emerged to the forefront of the international art scene from the stale and conservative cultural atmosphere of Italy before World War I. c1992. 23 min. Video/C 6010

The Spanish Crates (Las cajas españolas)
Documents the heroic efforts to safeguard Spain's artistic heritage during the Spanish Civil War. The republican government established the Junta de Defensa del Tesoro Artistica during the early days of social upheaval in 1936, later succeeded by an international committee. Some 1,868 crates were eventually evacuated to safety, including much of the contents of the Prado Museum and the National Archeological Museum. The story of the massive undertaking was suppressed during the Franco regime but is preserved in the extensive historical footage assembled here. Directed by Alberto Porlan. 2004. 97 min. DVD X4428
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Surrealism.
Examines the art movement that flourished in Europe between the two world wars. The video traces the history of surrealism, including archival footage and photographs, interviews with scholars, historians and biographers, as well as dramatic reenactments of key moments in the development of surrealism and excerpts from the work of contemporary surrealist filmmakers. Dist.: Cinema Guild. 1993. 60 min. Video/C 5108

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European Artists by Name: 1945-present

[Bacon, Francis] Sir Francis Bacon (Portrait of an Artist)
This program follows Francis Bacon, widely regarded as the greatest British painter of the twentieth century, from his studio, where he starts work every day at dawn, to his favorite drinking club, and gambling joint in Soho and explores how his way of life affects his vision of the world. c1985. 55 min. Video/C 7420

[Bacon, Francis]Love is the Devil: A Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Directed by John Maybury. SEE Biopics

[Beuys, Joseph] Beuys zu Ehren (In Honour of Beuys.) (Inter Nationes dokumentarfilm.)
Shows a large exhibition by seventy artists -- sculptors, painters, performance and object artists -- to honour Joseph Beuys in the Municipal Gallery in the Lenbach Villa in Munich. Presents works by Beuys but also reflects the work of his friends, colleagues and pupils. 1986. 44 min. Video/C 7052

[Beuys, Joseph] Joseph Beuys, Transformer.
The German artist Joseph Beuys, known for his unusual use of organic and peculiar materials in his iconoclastic sculptures and mystifying performances, speaks about the forms and philosophy of his art while working on the installation of his influential solo exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 1979. 60 min. Video/C 6574

[Beuys, Joseph] Joseph Beuys' Public Dialogue
Lecture by the famed German artist Joseph Beuys in his first public appearance in the United States. In this lecture which marks the first broad exposure of Beuy's ideas to Americans, he outlines his political and artistic philosophies and then invites audience members onstage to challenge and discuss each point with him. Filmed at the New School for Social Research on January 11, 1974. 120 min. Video/C 7429

[Bonnard, Pierre] Pierre Bonnard: In Search of Pure Colour. (Portrait of an Artist; 19)
Examines the work of Bonnard through paintings gathered for a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou. Gives a fascinating glimpse of a seaside outing, the only existing record of the period just before his death. 55 min. c1984. Video/C 1106

[Braque, Georges] Braque + Picasso, A Collaboration
Examines the collaboration of the painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso with discussion of their introduction of cubist paintings. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Mark Page. Supplementary feature accompanying: Young Indiana Jones. 23 min. DVD X233

[Braque, Georges] Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
A documentary that looks at how early filmmaking influenced the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Featuring interviews with art scholars and artists, the film looks at the collision between film and art at the turn of the 20th Century and cinema’s continuing influence on the art of our time. Narrator, Martin Scorsese. Directed and produced by Arne Glimcher. 2008. 60 min. DVD X6096

[Calder, Alexander] Alexander Calder.
A biography of the internationally acclaimed sculptor who invented an art form: the mobile, which incorporates motion into sculpture. Through interviews with his contemporaries and many examples of his works, ranging from tiny mobiles to soaring monuments over seven stories high, this film captures the joyful exuberance that the artist displayed throughout his life and in his work. Originally produced in 1998 as a segment of the television program: American Masters. c1999. 57 min. DVD 4436; also VHS Video/C 6327

[Calder, Alexander] Calder's Circus.
Alexander Calder demonstrates his famous steel wire circus sculptures which he created in Paris in 1927. His fascination with the circus began in his mid-twenties, when he published illustrations for Barnum and Bailey's Circus. This film exudes the great personal charm of Calder himself as he moves and works the tiny players while his wife winds the gramophone in the background. 198?. 18 min. Video/C 5970

[Calder, Alexander] Calder's Universe.
Calder is seen at work, fashioning an art object from an old spoon, playing with his wire circus figures and his animated sculptures. His world is glimpsed through the retrospective exhibit of 1976-77 at the Whitney Museum in New York City, showing his mobiles and stabiles, tin-can toys, wire jewelry, prints, paintings, and sculptures. Based on the book Calder's Universe by Jean Lipman. 1998. 26 min. Video/C 5875

[Chagall, Marc] Homage to Chagall.
A celebration and sensitive portrait of the Russian painter Marc Chagall with photographs of over 300 of his paintings, murals and stained-glass windows, intercut with an extensive interview with the artist and his wife. c1987. 90 min. Video/C 7431

[Chagall, Marc] Marc Chagall. (Portrait of an Artist ;13 )
Explores the life and work of Marc Chagall. c1985. 55 min. Video/C 1104

[Dalí, Salvado]Dalíin New York
Filmmaker Jack Bond and Salvador Dalí got together at Christmas 1965 to make Dalí in New York. Dalí devoted two weeks of his life to creating extraordinary scenes for the film, performing "manifestations" with a plaster cast, a thousand ants and one million dollars in cash. 1965. 57 min. DVD X3895

[Dalí, Salvado]Dali: The Definitive Dalí
Dalí's complete oeuvre in the context of his life and international career is presented. Includes on location footage, archive film, feature film material, rostrum filming of Dalí's paintings, and interviews with the artist, his friends, and colleagues. 1986. 75 min. DVD X2181

[Dix, Otto] Otto Dix: The Eyes of the World.
A comprehensive study of the life and work of Otto Dix, a German artist whose early works were considered obscene, and who was blacklisted and arrested by the Nazis. This documentary focuses on four central themes of his work: the war and its consequences, portraits, eroticism and death, and mind and religion. [1989.] 60 min. Video/C 8103

[Duchamp, Marcel] Duchamp
Surveys the life and art of Marcel Duchamp who was always mocking and undermining the conventions of the avant-garde as well as the academicians. Through interviews from the early 1960s with Duchamp and a review of his whole artistic output the filmmaker examines if Duchamp did, in fact, succeed in establishing a viable counter-tradition to Modernism in art. 1983. 25 min.

[Duchamp, Marcel] Marcel Duchamp: A Game of Chess. (Portrait of an Artist)
Filmed in 1963, five years before his death, this film offers a rare interview of Duchamp candidly discussing his life and ideas on art, and his obsession with chess. c1987. 58 min. Video/C 2691

[Duchamp, Marcel] Marcel Duchamp in His Own Words.
One of the most important artists of the 20th century, Duchamp is interviewed here in 1968 shorty before his death. This film is divided into segments: "The Art", which explores his early drawing, painting, and Cubist period and "The object and the Gesture", concerned with his "ready made" objects and Dada period. The final segment chronicles his last major work: "Given:1 The Waterfall 2. Illuminating Gas", a mixed media assemblage erected at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1969. Based on tape recordings of Marcel Duchamp made in Cadaques, Spain, August 1968. 35 min. Video/C 5881

[Duchamp, Marcel] Marcel Duchamp in Twenty-six Minutes.
interview filmed the year before Duchamp's death, location footage of significant places from his past, and archival photographs provide additional insights into an enigmatic artist whose every creation displays an intriguing blend of banality and provocation. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 27 min. DVD 6093

[Duchamp, Marcel] Marcel Duchamp: The Secret of Marcel Duchamp
This program explores the life and work of the enigmatic artist Marcel Duchamp and tells the story of his late love affair with Maria Martins, which inspired his final artwork the Etant Donnes. In 1913, Duchamp shocked the cultural establishment when he turned everyday objects into works of art simply by adding his signature. Also includes archival footage of an interview with the artist. c1989. 50 min. Video/C 7425

[Ernst, Max] Max Ernst and the Surrealist Revolution
Surrealist manifestos often used the term 'revolution,' so why do the paintings contain hardly anything explicitly political? Presented by art historian David Batchelor, this program looks at the relationship between Surrealism's stated political commitments and examples of Max Ernst's works produced under its tenets. Batchelor, along with Professor Dawn Ades of the University of Essex and Dr. Sarah Wilson of the Courtauld Institute of Art, closely examine a number of canvases exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1991. A 1961 BBC interview with Ernst rounds out this program. Release of a program originally produced in 1993. Dist.: Films Media Group. 25 min. DVD 1977

[Farrell, Malachi] Malachi Farrell à l'oeuvre: La fabrication de "La Gégène" = (Malachi Farrell At Work: The Making of "La Gégène")
A documentary that recounts the making of La Gégène, a mixed media art work by Malachi Farrell and his team for the MAC/VAL museum in Vitry-sur-Seine (France) in 2007, which uses movement, objects, images and sounds. The artist's intention was to evoke the Algerian War and its related acts of violent torture as well as today's media deluge. Filmed in an experimental fashion, this documentary depicts the strength of this activist art work as it invites viewers to question social, political, historical, and contemporary events. 2008. 55 min. DVD X2275

[Giacometti, Alberto] Alberto Giacometti: Eyes on the Horizon
This program presents the definitive biography of the French sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti by looking at a wide selection of works from his entire career paired with interviews and discussion from his contemporaries and Giacometti himself. Rare footage of Giacometti explicating his artistic philosophy while sculpting in his studio makes this program as authoritative as it is engaging. 2002. 60 min. DVD 3104

[Goeritz, Mathias] Mathias Goeritz - ein Portrait
Documentary on the life of the German painter, sculptor and teacher who immigrated to Mexico where much of his work was produced. 1987. 44 min. Video/C 8070

[Hajek, Otto Herbert] Urban Art: The Sculptor Otto Herbert Hajek
Presents examples of the work of the German sculptor, architect and artist Otto Herbert Hajek, who in the years following World War II, sought new forms of expression in abstraction which he considered synonymous with freedom. 1989. 25 min. Video/C 8076

[Hoch, Hannah] Hannah Hoch
This film traces the life and work of the German artist Hannah Hoch. Although she is normally classified as a dadaistic painter, the predominating themes in her work are the image and role of women in the society of the 1920s and 1930s. As to media, Hannah Hoch was a painter but she also used photomontage as a form of artistic expression in its own right. 1989. 15 min. Video/C 7608

[Kandinsky, Wassily] Kandinsky. (Portrait of an Artist; 20)
Paintings at a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou highlight the work of Kandinsky, who painted the first totally abstract painting. c 1986. 60 min. Video/C 1097

[Kandinsky, Wassily] Wassily Kandinsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.
The film documents the reconstruction of Kandinsky's stage design for the performance of Mussorgsky's piano concerto, as it was performed originally at the Friedrich Theater in Dessau in 1928, by students from the Polytechnic of Arts and the Academy of Arts, Berlin, as part of the 1983 Berlin Festival. This documentary gives an impression of this "staged synthesis" and portrays one of the roots of modern theatre. 1984. 36 min. Video/C 8414

[Kiefer, Anselm] Das Eigentliche steht noch aus Anselm Kiefer
A documentary presenting the work of the artist Anselm Kiefer concentrating on his paintings and scenes from actual life which served as their inspiration. The commentary features quotations from Holderlin, Char, Celan, and Pasolini and intimates the way in whichKiefer would like to have his works understood. The film's leitmotiv is Mahler's 'Resurrectio' which also serves to emphasize what the paintings show: that art must live first and foremost on hope. In English. 1985. 45 min. Video/C 8567

[Kiefer, Anselm] Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
In 1993, artist Anselm Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac, a town in the south of France. Ribaute extends over 35 hectares and is composed of old industrial buildings and working studios. From 2000, Kiefer began constructing a series of elaborate installations and paintings, creating pavilions to house them, while also digging a network of tunnels underneath the pavilions. This documentary travels into Kiefer's artistic estate to discover these sights and more - including an underground pool at the cul-de-sac of a tubular iron tunnel embedded within a crypt, a 20-meter tiered concrete amphitheater, and an open landscape of concrete towers. Directed by Sophie Fiennes. 2011. 105 min. DVD X7317

[Klee, Paul] Paul Klee
Paul Klee is considered a unique example of 20th century art. With a great experimental sensibility, he went through the most different techniques, styles and subjects. This film presents the most relevant aspects of Paul Klee's work by analyzing some of his masterpieces. Shows, through the variety of styles and media Klee used, the kind of influence he has had on western arts both during his time and for generations to come. 1992. 25 min. Video/C 7436

[Kokoschka, Oskar] Oskar Kokoschka: The Nature of Visions
This film aims to present the painter's work and philosophy as a unity, and points out possible connections between Kokoschka's personal experiences and his art. The paintings presented in this film are mainly works with a Hamburg theme with Kokoschka's views of the city juxtaposed with images of the real sites. 1986. 15 min. Video/C 8104

[Magritte, Rene] Monsieur Rene Magritte (Portrait of an Artist)
An appreciation of the art of Rene Magritte, Belgian surrealist, who lived a life of middle class decorum. Explores the surroundings from which Magritte drew inspiration for his mysterious paintings and visits familiar scenes which Magritte managed to portray as new and strange. Includes portions of an interview with Magritte. c1978. 55 min. Video/C 7422

[Marc, Franz] Franz Marc
The German painter, Franz Marc, is considered one of the great expressionists. After producing his first animal studies of an impressionistic nature, he founded the 'Blue Rider' group together with Wassily Kandinsky. Together with Kandinsky, he published the almanac of the same title with the collaboration of other artists such as Alfred Kubin, August Macke, Paul Klee, Arnold Schonberg. He achieved his greatest renown through his animal motifs which he painted in vivid, luminous colors and crystalline, abstract forms. 1980. 43 min. Video/C 8138

[Miralda, Antoni] Miralda, Obres 1965-1995.
An indepth view of the various and imaginative modern art works by the Spanish artist, Antoni Miralda. 1995. 56 min. Video/C 4330

[Miro, Joan] Miro: Theatre of Dreams. (Portrait of an Artist;18)
The only Surrealist whose work survived in the face of new trends, Miro is shown here at age 85, working in his studio and embarking on an entirely new venture: an original theatrical production. c1978. 60 min. Video/C 1098

[Munch, Edvard] Dance of Life: Edvard Munch
Takes an in-depth look at the life and works of the renowned and controversial Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. This film is based upon important events in Munch's life as revealed in the abundance of letters, diaries and literary notes left behind after his death. c1997. 52 min. Video/C 7428

[Munch, Edvard] Edvard Munch: The Frieze of Life
Shot on location in Norway and from original paintings and graphic works, with commentary mainly drawn from Munch's own writings, this film explores the biographical and artistic origins and significance of some of the Edvard Munch's most arresting images. 1992. 30 min. Video/C 7583

[Nolde, Emil] From Sea to Painted Sea: A Portrait of the German Expressionist Emil Nolde
Documentary on the life and art of Emil Nolde, German painter, printmaker and water colourist. First trained as a wood-carver, he eventually became known for his violent religious works and his foreboding landscapes. Nolde, one of the strongest and most independent of the German Expressionists, became a victim of the Nazis' most brutal censorship throughout the war years and in 1940 many of his paintings were confiscated. 1993. 25 min. Video/C 8142

[Picard, Lil] Lil Picard: Life is a Party.
An autobiographical account of the life and attitudes of Lil Picard, a journalist and artist exiled from Germany by the Nazis. 199? 28 min. Video/C 4652

[Picasso, Pablo] Braque + Picasso, A Collaboration
Examines the collaboration of the painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso with discussion of their introduction of cubist paintings. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians. Produced and written by Mark Page. Supplementary feature accompanying: Young Indiana Jones. 23 min. DVD X233

[Picasso, Pablo] Guernica(1950)
On April 26 1937 the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Two thousand people, all civilians, got killed. Like millions all over the world, Pablo Picasso was shocked and he translated his emotion into a magnificent but terrifying picture bearing the name of the martyred city. This film does not only comment on the painting, it also gives it a new life through frantic camera and sound effects. Directed by Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens. 13 min. DVD X96
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[Picasso, Pablo] Picasso: The Man and His Work.
c1986. 45 min each installment

Picasso: The Man and His Work. Part 1, 1881-1937. Starting in 1896, when he was only 15, this program traces Picasso's artistic development, exploring his work as a youth, from the Blue period to the Pink period and his first steps into Cubism in 1906. Picasso then moved on to the Chrysteline period where he went from analytical to synthetic Cubism until entering his Neoclassical period in 1918. Culminates with the painting of his masterpiece "Guernica" in 1937. Video/C 9363

Picasso: The Man and His Work. Part 2, 1938-1973. This film chronicles the later years of Pablo Picasso's life starting from 1938 and ending in 1973 with his death. Through the war years, Picasso's work moved on to include ceramics, sculpture, pottery and graphics. The period from 1946-1973 is made up primarily of home movies, showing his relationships with his children and the women in his life, and emphasizing the enormous amount of work he accomplished during the last 20 years of his life. Video/C 9364

[Picasso, Pablo] Le Mystere Picasso (The Mystery of Picasso)
Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene, until at last the work is complete. A film by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Special DVD features: Audio commentary, the short film "Guernica" by Alain Resnais (1950, 13 min.), and theatrical trailer. c1986. 77 min. DVD DVD X96; vhs Video/C 1353

Bazin, A. "The Picasso mystery." The Journal of Aesthetic Education v. 35 no. 2 (Summer 2001) p. 1-9
Klady, L. "Return of the centaur" [The mystery of Picasso]. Film Comment v. 22 (March/April 1986) p. 20-2

[Picasso, Pablo] Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
A documentary that looks at how early filmmaking influenced the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Featuring interviews with art scholars and artists, the film looks at the collision between film and art at the turn of the 20th Century and cinema’s continuing influence on the art of our time. Narrator, Martin Scorsese. Directed and produced by Arne Glimcher. 2008. 60 min. DVD X6096

[Picasso, Pablo] Picasso, War, Peace, Love
Deals with the works of Pablo Picasso from Guernica onward, showing photographs from several museums, galleries, and private collections. Presents live sequences of the artist in his studio near Cannes. c1986. 51 min. DVD 1011

[Picasso, Pablo] Picasso: A Painter's Diary.
The personal and professional life of Pablo Picasso shown through his work and his own comments and those of his family and friends. c1980. 89 min. Video/C 3388

[Picasso, Pablo] 13 Days in the Life of Picasso.
Picasso said that his work should be seen as a kind of autobiography written for himself. The women in Picasso's life figured extensively as they were his models, as he drew and painted them again and again. This documentary presents 13 days in the life of Picasso exploring the defining moments of the creator of some of the greatest works of the 20th century. Interviews with Picasso's son and daughter contrast a portrait of the man through his paintings, diary extracts and sketches. 1999. 90 min. Video/C 8401

[Rousseau, Henri] Painting: Rousseau the Lovely Dream
Examines the life and works of Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) with the focus on form and meaning of painting. Exhibits paintings by Rousseau and his turn-of-the-century contemporaries. Hosted by: Maya Angelou. 1978. 29 min. Video/C MM555

[Tinguely, Jean] Meta-mecano: die Entstehung des Museums Jean Tinguely
Follows the journey of Jean Tinguely's sculptures from his studio to a newly constructed museum in Basel, exploring his work along the way through the words of his associates, art critics and the artist himself. The process of designing the museum is also discussed. 1997. 64 min. Video/C 9823

[Ubac, Raoul] Ubac, Films 1963-1972
Ubac : Metamorphoses de la realite a l'abstrait / production, Henri Billen, RTBF, Belgique ; realisation, Jean Antoine (b&w, 1963, 23 min.) -- Ubac : un portrait / production, Maeght, France ; realisation, Caroline Laure et Franco Lecca (col., 1972, 34 min.) Two films on Raoul Ubac, the French surrealist artist, painter and sculptor. Includes conversations with Ubac about the inspiration he receives from nature and techniques he uses in his works. DVD 7982

[Whiteread, Rachel] House.
Documents the making of "House", a sculpture by Rachel Whiteread created from an ordinary home into one of the most ambitious artworks of recent years. Her artwork was created from Aug.-Oct., 1993 and demolished in 1994, as her "House" generated one of the noisiest cultural storms of recent years. The film is interspersed with extracts from Rachel Whiteread's video diary. 1998. 25 min. Video/C 6375

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Abode of Illusion: The Life and Art of Chang Dai-chien (1899-1983)
Explores the life and work of Chang Daichien, an artist who symbolizes a bridge between China's past and present, as well as between East and West. Chang was the first Chinese artist to achieve international recognition, both through his original works as well as through his skills at emulating--and forging--past masterpieces. Produced and directed by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon [in association with the Long Bow Group]. Dist.: Direct Cinema. 1994. 60 min. Video/C 8866

Art in the Cultural Revolution.
Examines the Communist Party's rigorously enforced art policies during China's Cultural Revolution from 1966-1976, when pictorial artists were given strict aesthetic guidelines for the production of works designed to promote the ideology and imagery of Mao Tse-tung's illusory new society. Through a detailed study of paintings, posters and operas- from their color scheme and their treatment of light and shadow, to the bodily poses and facial expressions- the video reveals how artists were politically mobilized under the guidance of Mao's wife, Jian Qing, to promote an ideology of revolutionary purity. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1997. 33 min. Video/C 4937

Art of Indonesia: Tales From the Shadow world.
Explores Indonesia's ancient treasures and its "shadow world"--the rituals, myths, and performances by which the harmony of the universe is maintained. c1990. 28 min. Video/C 1952

Chinese Art: Treasures of the National Palace Museum
This program spotlights thirty-three works of Chinese art seldom seen outside of the National Palace Museum. Spanning approximately 5,000 years of history, this diverse collection of pieces includes a Neolithic pottery jar, bronze vessels, a Tang figurine in sancai glaze, a Ming cup in doucai enamels, and a Qing cylindrical curio cabinet. Dist.: Films Media Group. c1999. 41 min. Video/C 8859

Dong
In this documentary filmmaker Jia Zhangke travels with modern realist Chinese painter Liu Xiao-dong to locations in the Three Gorges Dam area where he paints a quintych (5 large connecting mural paintings) of 11 sturdy demolition workers. The scene then shifts to Bangkok, Thailand where painter Liu poses 11 young women in languorous poses around bedding and pillows in a parallel situation to the Chinese workers. 2006. 70 min. DVD X4971

Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia.
This is a journey to the scarred heartlands and lush mangroves of Australia to see traditional Aboriginal artists at work. Explores the meaning and legends behind works of immense beauty, ranging from acrylic dot paintings of the Central Desert to cross hatched bark paintings and burial poles from Northern Australia. c1988. 30 min. Video/C 4491

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The Emperor's Eye: Art and Power in Imperial China /
Relates the priceless treasures of China's imperial Art collection in the National Palace Museum to the political climate of their time. Describes how Emperor Chienlung tried to create the world's greatest art collection as a bid for his own immortality. c1989. 58 min. Video/C 8511

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The First Emperor of China.
Offers close-up views of the magnificent burial complex of Qin Shi Huang Di, the third century BC ruler who unified China and built the Great Wall. An aerial flyby tour of the wall, original footage of the excavation's first days, a museum tour, and other 2,000 still-frame images of the 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses that stand guard over the tomb are only a few of the features of this disc. c1991. 30 min. Video Disc 22

Five Perspectives on Thai Art (Integrative arts of modern Thailand)
Explores the work of Aboriginal artists and examines the controversies that surround their work. 1991. 17 min. Video/C 4511

Inner Visions: Avant-Garde Art in China.
Set in Beijing, this documentary examines artists in post-Mao China who are turning inward, looking at their own emotions and personalities as a source of artistic inspiration. This inward focus, learned from Western philosophy and modern art concepts is considered avant-garde. Throughout, the narrator provides a historical and social context for the rise of modern art in China, and the artists share their histories from childhood during the Cultural Revolution to coming of age as China opens its doors to the West. 1993. 29 min. Video/C 3597

Korean Painting.
A historical overview of the works of Korean painters and the techniques and styles unique to Korean painting. 1982. 32 min. Video/C 3659

Korean Traditional Pattern
Describes the relationship between Korean symbolism and things found in nature from ancient times through today. Opens with Korean designed garments and fabrics at a fashion show in Paris. Also shows Korean fabric designers at work. 1994. 38 min. Video/C 6588

Malaysian Folk Art
Disc 1. Rombong (weaving) -- Songket (weaving) -- Serunai (musical instrument) -- Disc 2. Pandai Besi (ironsmith) -- Ukiran halus (fine carving on Kris) -- Sumpit Sarawak (Sarawak blowpipes). Presents a variety of traditional Malaysian crafts and arts with artisians demonstrating their construction from the gathering of raw materials to the finished work. DVD 1278

Manga, Manga
Mangas are a new Japanese cultural manifestation-- enormous adults-only comic books produced to high qualitative levels on a weekly basis. This film includes interviews with artists of these strips and features comic strip characters AstroBoy, Mazinger, Lone Wolf and Cub, Akira and Devilman. 1990. 27 min. Video/C 6597

Mehndi: Magic Spell for Love and Fertility
Mehndi artist, Smarahjit Jana, speaks about the Indian tradition and different designs used in her work. Shows the gathering and preparation of henna leaves, discusses types of mehndi patterns and their significance, and describes different purposes of mehndi which is an important part of Indian culture. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2005. 13 min. DVD 6105

Mirror of Gesture
Focuses on the masterpieces in the Indian galleries of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Intercuts studies of Indian sculpture with dance sequences to emphasize the artistic correspondences between the two media and to demonstrate how effectively the rhythms of the dancer have been translated into sculptural form. 1974. 21 min. Video/C MM570

Mithila Painters:
Five Village Artists from Madhubani, India. Interviews with five Indian painters who live in Mithila and practice the ancient folk painting unique to the North Indian region of Madhubani. They display their works and explain their painting techniques and thefolklore and stories which inspire their art. In Tamil with English voiceover. 1994. 40 min. Video/C 3381

Mr. Oh, a Korean Calligrapher.
Mr. Oh talks about the art of calligraphy, the importance of inner tranquillity, self discipline and practice. He defines calligraphy as harmony of hand and spirit. Written and directed by Toshi Washizu. 1985. 21 min. Video/C 938

Old Treasures from New China.
Portrays China's evolution from primitive society through the Yuan dynasty (about the 13th century). It relates China's technological and artistic achievements and its contributions to world civilization through photographed selections of artworks in the archaeological exhibition from the People's Republic of China that toured the U.S. in 1975. 55 min. Video/C 63

Painted Ballad of India.
Focuses on painters working on horizontal and vertical scrolls, then follows the singer/painter as he presents the tale depicted on the scroll. 27 min. 198?. Video/C 2376

Sa duyan ng sining
A documentary on some of the most prominent contemporary Filipino artists, their lives, and their art. Features interviews with musicians Levi Celerio and Lucio San Pedro, sculptor Julie Lluch, filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, and dancer Leonor Orosa Goquigco. In Tagalog and English. 2000. 54 min. Video/C 7553

Sandpainting: Sacred Art of Tibet
The ancient art of Tibetan sandpainting has been preserved in the monasteries of Tibet and India for over 2000 years. In this live program, Tibetan monks perform this unique art form as they create the mandala of Kalacakra, the most sacred of Buddhist sand paintings. The film also explores the meaning of the symbolic images and shows the meditation and rituals for which they are created. c1993. 27 min. Video/C 8383

The Serpent and the Cross.
Explores the work of Aboriginal artists and examines the controversies that surround their work. c1991. 55 min. Video/C 4511

The Serpent and the Cross.
Explores the work of Aboriginal artists and examines the controversies that surround their work.1991. 55 min.

Sining Biswal: A Video Documentary on the American Colonial and Contemporary Traditions in Philippine Visual Arts.
The 20th century brought significant changes in the development of the visual arts in the Philippines. This essay begins with a discussion of the work of classicists who were dominant for the first three decades of the century and then moves on to a description of the various styles of modernism. It also describes the various styles evolved in the last four decades from abstract expressionism to folk and naive painting to magic realism and social realism. Accompanied by a book titled: Sining biswal: an essay on the American colonial and contemporary traditions in Philippine visual arts by Alice G. Guillermo. 1994. 60 min. Video/C 8753

Swing in Beijing.
A comprehensive survey of creative life in contemporary Beijing that captures a remarkable impression of the current state of fine and performing arts, revealing a city in transition. Incorporates interviews with artists, filmmakers and musicians, along with clips of films and plays, paintings and other artwork in galleries and studios. 2000. 54 min. Video/C 8188

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African Art: Through African Eyes.
When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This film, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society. 1995. 47 min. Video/C 4700

Face of the Gods.
Robert Farris Thompson, currator. Tour of an exhibition which explores the altar as a focus of ritual and art. Organized by The Museum for African Art, New York, the exhibition examines artistic traditions transmitted from Africa to the Western Hemisphere during the last two centuries through altars and over 120 works of sculpture, pottery, and textiles. Altar configurations are traced from sources in West and Central Africa, principally the Yoruba and Kongo, that gave rise to distinctive aesthetic traditions in New World countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the United States. 1994. 55 min. Video/C 3332

Recalling the Future: Art in Contemporary Africa
Filmed during the 1998 Dakar Arts Biennial (Dak'Art '98), this documentary explores how the many professional modern visual artists on the African continent take their place in the worldwide evolution of artistic expression. Interviews conducted by Chiekh Tidiane N'Diaye, Nina Ferretti; interview subjects, Okwi Enwezor, Ousmane Huchard, Iba Diadji N'diaye, Viye Diba, Youssouph Bath, N'dary Lo, Ousmane Sow, Claudie Poinsard, Lydie Etien Okpoby, Kevin Brand, Remi Sagna, Macline Hien, Rachele Crasso Babehi, Edith Taho, Tanguy. c2000. 48 min. Video/C 8312

Seni's Children.
Seni Camara lives in the Senegalese village of Bignona. While potters in her village make only useful bowls and pots Seni shocks everyone by creating clay sculptures of bizarre magnificent creatures -- her "children." A film by Philip Haas. 1990. 55 min. Video/C MM516

William Kentridge, Artist: The End of the Beginning.
A documentary on the work of South African artist William Kentridge, whose animated drawings largely depict the social forces of his native Johannesburg. Since the 1970s Kentridge has investigated the diseased, amnesiac consciousness of late- and post-apartheid South Africa and its history. He reflects on these issues and how traveling abroad has influenced his images. Provides insight into the artist's creative process, his charcoal drawing filmmaking techniques and includes excerpts from his films. 1994. 29 min. Video/C MM340

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Photography

General & Miscellaneous Works | Individual Photographers

Film History videography (for works about early and contemporary cinematography/cinematographers)

General & Miscellaneous Works

American Photography, A Century of Images ; 1
A 3 part video series covering the whole range of photography in the United States during the 20th century. Dist.: PBS. 999. 60 min. each installment

The Developing Image, 1900-1934: Covers the development and beginning definitions of artistic photography, the advent of photojournalism, time motion studies on film, government censorship of war photos during WWI, the development of the first tabloids, print advertising, and the use of pictures to create "stars" like Valentio and Babe Ruth. Video/C 6661

The Photographic Age, 1935-1959: The impact of wirephotos on newspapers, the Hindenburgh disaster documented in photos, the advent of the photo essay as exemplified by Life Magazine, the documentation of the Dust Bowl by Roy Stryker of the Farm Security Administration, Ansel Adams develops landscape photography, war photojournalists bring World War II home to the American public and personal home photography becomes the rage. Video/C 6662

Photography Transformed, 1960-1999: Photography becomes a powerful tool for political and social change as elections become engineered by the camera and the Civil Rights movement is brought to the American public. Apollo 8 sends the first photos of the whole earth even while uncensorsed photos are shown daily of the Vietnam War, but 2 decades later censorship of the Gulf War is once again practiced. The film concludes by asking how historic photos can be preserved when they are deleted to save hard drive space. Video/C 6663

The Art of Regret
The filmmaker explores the digital revolution in China in the city of Kunming. It examines questions surrounding the art of photography, whether it is a tool for preserving history, to capture reality, or to be used as a part of the material culture of contemporary China. A film by Judith MacDougall. Photography, Judith MacDougall ; editor, Judith MacDougall ; production, Kathy Zhang. 2007. 59 min. DVD X3280

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Artists in the Lab. (Nova)
A program on the use of computers in the arts. 1991. 60 min. Video/C 393

Conceptual Photography (La photographie conceptuelle)
John Baldessari -- Bernd & Hilla Becher -- Christian Boltanski -- Alain Fleischer -- John Hilliard -- Roni Horn -- Martin Parr -- Georges Rousse -- Thomas Struth -- Wolfgang Tillmans. A collection of films examining ten contemporary photographers--their work, their points-of-view, their secrets of creation. 2004. 130 min. DVD 4637

Dalda 13: A Portrait of Homai Vyarawalla
Profiles the life and work of retired Indian photographer Homai Vyarawalla. In a country where women are expected to be submissive, Mrs. Vyarawalla was toting a large camera on her sari draped shoulder, always pushing to where the action was. Her photographs documented the death of Gandhi, the visits of dignitaries such as Ho Chi Minh, Queen Elizabeth and Jackie Kennedy. She gave up her career out of frustration when security restrictions governing female press photographers limited her access. In this film she shares her impressions of her work and the luminaries she photographed. 1995. 23 min. Video/C 4924

Digital Photography. Crafting Digital Images
Includes four bonus files in PDF and Word formats: teacher's guide, shooting tip list, key concept list, quick quiz-answer key. Introduction -- The camera (review) -- Properties of photographic light -- Exposure control -- Photographic design -- Critiquing images -- Visual themes -- Visual subjects -- Shooting accessories -- The gift of digital photography. Teaches the fundamentals of the 'art and craft' of making, not taking, digital images. Includes 32 key photographic concepts and 56 specific digital shooting tips. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 98 min. DVD 6569

Digital Photography. The Camera
Introduction -- F-stops & shutter speeds -- Digital history -- How digital works -- Choosing a digital camera -- Using your digital camera -- Files & memory -- Using light -- Digital photo lenses -- Depth of field -- When to use digital -- Exposure control -- Your digital images -- Digital pathways. Digital photography is changing the way photographers create images with a new sense of imagination. This introductory educational film presents the fundamentals of the digital camera. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2003. 85 min. DVD 6567

Digital Photography. The Darkroom
Introduction -- Computers -- Digital pathways -- Scanning images -- Image resolution -- Darkroom software -- Using darkroom software -- Printers, paper & ink -- Working with image files -- The finishing room. The starting point for learning the fundamentals of digital image manipulation. Starts with photo input to creation and correction to output and storage. Includes key concepts list, digital darkroom glossary, and quick quiz. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2004. 100 min. DVD 6568

The Great Tradition of Photojournalism (La grande tradition du photo-reportage)
Henri Cartier-Bresson -- William Klein -- Raymond Depardon -- Mario Giacomelli -- Josef Koudelka -- Robert Doisneau -- Edouard Boubat -- Elliott Erwitt -- Marc Riboud -- Leonard Freed -- Helmut Newton -- Don McCullin. A collection of films examining twelve contemporary photographers--their work, their points-of-view, their secrets of creation. 2000. 156 min. DVD 4635

Moving Still. (Nova)
Traces the history of photography from the early camera obscura to cinematography's revelations of behavior and processes too slow or too fast for the human eye to perceive. c1981. 57 min. Video/C 390

Pieces of Silver.
Compilation of film fragments celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first roll of film. Approx. 198?. 30 min. Video/C 1785

Photo Finish(Connections2 ; 7)
Uses the photographs to be taken of the Le Mans race winner as a backdrop to explore the interconnections between the development of photography, aerodynamics, celluloid, relativity, sound motion pictures, the timber industry, gaslight, creosote, the rubber industry, zeplins, and gasoline engines. Dist.: Ambrose Video. 1994. 25 min. Video/C 3324

Photo Wallahs: An Encounter with Photography in Mussoorie, a North Indian Hill Station
The film focuses on the photographers of Mussoorie, a hill station in the Himalayan foothills of northern India whose fame has attracted tourists since the 19th century. Through a rich mixture of scenes that includes the photographers at work, their clients, and both old and new photographs, this film examines photography as art and as social artifact. 1991. 60 min. Video/C 9413

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Photography
Model Cherly Tiegs presents this program, focusing on five people who make their livings behind the camera. Featuring a photo-essayist, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a photographer specializing in weddings. Explores how a photographic image can take on a reality all its own. 1981. 30 min. NRLF B 4 175 226

Photojournalism(Photographic Vision Series)
Photojournalist Ross Baughman describes his techniques for obtaining picture stories. Explores the issues of truth, objectivity, and ethics in photojournalism. 1984. 29 min. Video/C MM559

The Portrait(Photographic Vision Series)
Traces the tradition of portrait photography. Guest photographers Arnold Newman and Judy Dater, portrait photographers with contrasting approaches, describe practical techniques for using lighting, pose, mood, and environment to create memorable photographic portraits. 1984. 29 min. Video/C MM558

Reading Photographs(Photographic Vision Series)
Commentators Howard Becker and Nathan Lyons use the work of specific photographers to illustrate that visual communication carries more emotional, political, and cultural impact than does verbal communication. Guest photographers Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan discuss their individual and collaborative work. 1984. 29 min. Video/C MM557

The Real Thing
This program looks at the results achieved when photographers were commissioned to reflect the world or certain aspects of it. It focuses on the Farm Security Administration (whose archives are held by the Library of Congress) which set out to document America in the 1930s. The program also visits the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (where photography forms an integral part of the collection); Chris Killip, winner of the 1989 Cartier-Bresson Award, who was commissioned to make a photographic record of a new Pirelli Tire factory in Ohio; and Clement Cooper, are seen photographing the area in industrial northern England where he grew up. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1989. 26 min. DVD 6564

The Renewal of Contemporary Photography (Le renouveau de la photographie contemporaine)
Sophie Calle -- Nan Goldin -- Duane Michals -- Sarah Moon -- Nobuyoshi Araki -- Hiroshi Sugimoto -- Andreas Gursky -- Thomas Ruff -- Jeff Wall -- Lewis Baltz -- Jean-Marc Bustamante. A collection of films examining eleven contemporary photographers--their work, their points-of-view, their secrets of creation. 2000. 143 min. DVD 4636

Rio de Memorias (Light Memories of Rio).
Examines the history of photography in Brazil, dating from 1839, and simultaneously traces the history of the development of Rio de Janeiro as one of the world's major cities and a political and cultural center of Brazil. The film discusses the experiences of photographers of the period, showing the evolution of photography as an art and a trade with occasional dramatized scenes portraying developments in photographic equipment and techniques. Dist. Cinema Guild. 199?. 33 min. Video/C 4367

Individual Photographers

[Adams, Ansel] Ansel Adams, Photographer.
Presents a film portrait of noted American photographer Ansel Adams, focusing on his role as a teacher, conservationist, and artist. 1986. 60 min. Video/C 1060

[Adams, Shelby Lee] The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia
Shelby Lee Adams has been photographing the eastern Kentucky Appalachian mountain people for thirty years, and has been both praised and derided for his portraits of impoverished Appalachian families. Accused of perpetuating stereotypes and exploiting his subjects, this documentary explores the controversy as the director allows Adams, his critics and the subjects of his work to speak their minds. 2002. 71 min. DVD X97

[Arbus, Diane] Going Where I've Never Been: The Photography of Diane Arbus (Masters of Photograpy)
Explores Diane Arbus' work and ideas through her own words and the reflections of her daughter and close friends. A unique photographer, Arbus pursued her documentation of people on the fringes of society, finding the astonishing in the commonplace. 30 min. 1997. Video/C 5958

[Avedon, Richard] Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light.
Presents a biography of fashion and portraiture photographer, Richard Avedon. In 1946 a young Avedon startled postwar Paris with his fresh approach to fashion photography. Then, as now, his models are not statues, but alive with movement and vitality. Moving to Vogue, he continued to make fashion history; turning to portraiture, he became The New Yorker's first-ever staff photographer. 1995. 87 min. DVD 4436; also VHS Video/C 8333

[Burckhardt, Rudy] The Climate of New York. (Artists and Photographers; 3)
In 1935 Rudy Burckhardt came to New York from Switzerland with Edwin Denby who had been a dancer in post World War I Germany. Rudy began to photograph the city while Denby proceeded to write sonnets about the city, some of them to go with Burckhardt's photos. Here in this film, many years later the two come together as Denby reads his sonnets while Burchhardt's photos appear on the screen. Dist.: Checkerboard Foundation. c1980. 8 min. Video/C 3990

[Callahan, Harry] Harry Callahan, Eleanor and Barbara. (Artists & Photographers Series)
Features Harry Callahan's photographs of his wife, Eleanor, and daughter, Barbara, taken over a period of approximately twenty-five years. Through the photographs, viewers are given an important insight into Callahan's creativity. c1983. 18 min. Video/C 3996

[Cartier-Bresson, Henri]Henri Cartier-Bresson
Contents: Henri Cartier-Bresson: L'aventure moderne = Henry Cartier Bresson: the modern adventure / directed by Roger Kahane (1962, 29 min.) -- Contacts: Henri Cartier-Bresson / directed by Robert Delpire(1994, 15 min.) -- Flagrants delites / directed by Robert Delpire (1967, 22 min.) -- Une journee dans l'atelier d'Henri Cartier-Bresson = The world of Henri Cartier-Bresson (2005) -- Ecrire contre l'oubli: lettre à Mamadou Ba = Lest we forget: Letter to Mamadou Ba / directed by Martine Franck (1991, 3 min.) Documentary film shorts examining the work and contributions of the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered to be the father of modern film journalism. DVD 9934

[Cartier-Bresson, Henri]Henri Cartier-Bresson (Henri Cartier-Bresson: point d'interrogation)
After a lifetime of taking pictures of others, in 1994 Henri Cartier-Bresson finally agreed to step from behind the lens to be filmed. This impressionistic program -- a landmark documentary about one of the 20th century's finest photographers -- brings viewers face-to-face with both the artist and the man. Many of Cartier-Bresson's most memorable photos and a number of powerful clips from films he directed are interspersed with both vintage and more recent footage of him in action. Time is also devoted to his marvelous drawings, a contemplative counterpoint to what he terms his reportage through film. A film by Sarah Moon with the collaboration of Robert Delpire. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2005. 39 min. DVD 4566

[Cartier-Bresson, Henri]Henri Cartier-Bresson the Impassioned Eye
This documentary takes a look at the innovative work of master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson who shifts his work from the simple to astonishingly complex. He has an eye for geometry, and the convoluted aestheticism of architecture. Among the many personalities who offer opinions about the artist and his photographs-- which stretch from the Spanish Civil War to the liberation of Paris from the Nazis-- are Isabelle Huppert, Robert Delpire, Elliott Erwitt, Josef Koudelka, Arthur Miller and Ferdinando Scianna. Directed by Heinz Butler. 2006. 72 min. DVD 5241; also DVD 9934

[Cartier-Bresson, Henri]Time and Motion
Explores French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's concept of the "decisive moment," that precise instant when all the elements of a photograph come together to form the most perfect construction, tension, and drama. 1984. 29 min. Video/C MM690

[Crewdson, Gregory] Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounter
An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life-moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, this film beautifully bares the artist's process. 2012. 77 min. DVD X9160

[Cunningham, Bill] Bill Cunningham New York
For decades, Bill Cunningham "has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the New York Times Style section in his columns 'On the Street' and 'Evening Hours.' Presented is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. Features: Tom Wolfe, Anna Wintour, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Kim Hastreiter, Brooke Astor, Annette De La Renta, Anna Piaggi, Annie Flanders, Editta Sherman, Patrick McDonald, Iris Apfel, John Kurdewan, Kenny Kenny, Harold Koda, Lesley Vinson, Shail Upadhya, Thelma Golden, Josef Astor, Toni Cimino, Didier Grumbach, Michael Kors. Directed by Richard Press. 2010. 84 min. DVD X6451

[Cunningham, Imogen] Never Give Up.
Autobiographical study of Imogen Cunningham and her photographic work over 70 years. 1975. 28 min. NRLF B 4 175 144

[Cunningham, Imogen] Portrait of Imogen.
In a professional career spanning 75 years photographer Imogen Cunningham had enormous influence on the aesthetics of American photography. In this film more than 250 of her photographs are presented by Imogen herself through informal interviews recorded when she was in her late eighties. With a sharp wit and unique perspective, she reveals how she carved out her impressive career while maintaining a household and raising a family. c1987. 28 min. Video/C 4069.

[Curtis, Edward S.] Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians
Edward S. Curtis was a driven, pioneer photographer who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life. He became the most famous photographer of his time and created an enormous body of work. This film tells the dramatic story of Curtis's life, his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. American Indians who are using his photographs for cultural preservation respond to the pictures, tell stories about the people in the photographs and discuss the meaning of the images. A film by Anne Makepeace. 2000. 86 min. DVD 3194; vhs Video/C 4380

Awards
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Description from Bullfrog Films catalog

[Curtis, Edward S.] Edward S. Curtis: The Shadow Catcher.
A profile of photographer, anthropologist and filmmaker Curtis, who spent 34 years recording the American Indian tradition. Between 1896 and 1930 Curtis collected interviews and original Indian stories, recorded some 10,000 songs and took 40,000 pictures many of which are used in the production. c1993. 89 min. Video/C 353

[Doisneau, Robert]Robert Doisneau, tout simplement
Presents a collection of the works of the renowned French photographer Robert Doisneau who in the 1930s used a Leica on the streets of Paris. Together with Henri Cartier-Bresson he was a pioneer of photojournalism. 2000. 67 min. DVD 4910
[Eastman, George] Wizard of Photography: The Story of George Eastman.
Using some of the earliest moving images and scores of America's first snapshots, this documentary presents the life story of George Eastman as he fought relentlessly to create and then dominate the consumer camera market. He teetered on the verge of bankruptcy before two inventions -- celluloid film and the Brownie camera -- made him fantastically rich. Eastman's success however didn't carry over into his personal life -- controlling, driven and demanding he was a lifelong bachelor, often isolated and lonely. Originally broadcast on PBS in 2000 as a segment of the television series: American experience. Written, produced & directed by James A. DeVinney. Dist.: PBS. c2000. 60 min. DVD X158; vhs Video/C 8180

[Eggleston, William]William Eggleston in the Real World
The film shows a deep connection between Eggleston's enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking photographic work, and also reveals his parallel commitments as a musician, draftsman, and videographer. Eggleston has been called "the beginning of modern color photography" and "one of the most significant figures in contemporary photography." Director, Michael Almereyda. A Michael Almereyda film. 2005. 84 min. DVD 5680

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[Evans, Walker] The Hungry Eye: Walker Evans.
The stark, deceptively simple photographs of Walker Evans have become a part of America's collective memory, forever capturing the places and faces of times long gone. In this program, correspondent Ray Suarez outlines Evans' life while talking with Jeff Rosenheim, curator of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Evans' close friend William Christenberry, about the late photographer's approach to his art, his collaboration with writer James Agee on "Let us now praise famous men", his love of advertising signage, and other topics. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2000. 15 min. Video/C 8043

[Evans, Walker] Walker Evans, America.
Profiles the life and career of the great American photographer Walker Evans whose documentary style influenced an entire generation of photographers. His photographs, from Southern sharecroppers to New York subway riders, are point-of-view images that reflect his distinctive vision of America. Also includes rare interviews with Evans during the late 1960s. c1999. 57 min. Video/C 7749

[Frank, Robert] Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank.
Presents an intimate view of four decades of the Swiss-born artist Robert Frank who has had an extraordinary influence on contemporary photography and filmmaking. This documentary which examines his life through his films and photographs, includes interviews with many of his collaborators and contemporaries. Written, directed and edited by Philip Brookman, Amy Brookman. 1986. 28 min. Video/C 6937

[Groover, Jan] Tilting at Space: The Work of Jan Groover. (Artists & Photographers Series)
Jan Groover, Bruce Boice (painter, Jan's husband), John Szarkowski (Museum of Modern Art, NY), Andy Grundberg (Friends of Photography). Presents a documentary on the techniques and work of artistic photographer, Jan Groover. Dist.: Checkerboard Foundation. 1994. 28 min. Video/C 3988

[Gutmann, John]My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann
Chronicles the life and work of John Gutmann, a photographer and educator whose art forged a link between the European modernism of the early twentieth century and the burgeoning artistic culture of the San Francisco Bay Area in the second half of the century. It is a portrait of the development of a unique artistic sensibility, born out of the distinctive milieu of modern German-Jewish culture in Breslau and Berlin and shaped by the politics, the popular culture, and the emerging native modernism of the United States. Includes documentary footage of interviews with Gutmann and material drawn from the photographer's personal photographs of Breslau, Berlin, and San Francisco. Produced and directed by Jane Levy Reed. 2006. 30 min. DVD X3192

[Hine, Lewis] America and Lewis Hine
One of the most influential photographers in the world, Lewis Hine recorded the changing face of America in more than 10,000 images taken over 40 years. This documentary using historical photographs and footage, follows America's pioneer industrial photographer on his odyssey through the mines, mills, and factories of America in the first half of the twentieth century. An incredible collection of his photographs including many never seen before, presents the power of his work. Directed by Nina Rosenblum. c1996. 56 min. Video/C 8841

[Hockney, David ] Hockney the Photographer (Portrait of an Artist; 12)
Hockney participates in the making of this film about himself and his philosophy of photography as an art, anbd compares it to his paintings. He is filmed at his Los Angeles home working on his "joiner" photographs. Includes Hockney's first experiment in making fine art out of cinematography. c1983. 55 min. Video/C 3254.

[Horst] Horst. (Artists and Photographers; 7)
Presents a documentary on the work of American photographer Horst ranging from his society portraits of the 1930's to the fashion shots and interiors made for Vogue, House and Garden and other magazines as well as a treasury of travel photographs that remain of his most favorite and personal memories. Dist.: Checkerboard Foundation. 1989. 20 min. Video/C 3994.

[Jones, Pirkle]Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed: From Pictorial California to the Politics of the Black Panther Party
A profile of an artist who helped define the San Francisco Bay Area's dual photographic traditions of elegant landscapes and biting social documentation. Includes archival footage, recent interviews with Jones and 150 of his black-and-white photographs. Interweaving archival footage with recent interviews and incorportating some 150 of Jones's finely crafted black-and-white photographs, the film documents a series of photographic projects, including his 1956 collaboration with photographer Dorothea Lange photographing the last year of the Berryessa Valley and with his wife Ruth-Marion Baruch photographing Black Panther rallies. A film by Jane Levy Reed; produced by Jane Levy Reed, Sandra Phillips. Special features : a film image chronology, interviews with Dr. Sandra S. Phillips, Tim B. Wride, Kathleen Cleaver and a tour lead by Jones of his 2008 exhibition at the Napa Museum featuring comments by descendants of Lake Berryessa evictees and a commentary by Dr. Sandra Phillips. 2009. 28 min. DVD X3193

[Kahn, Albert]Albert Kahn's Archive of the Planet
A peace-loving man with a decidedly global perspective, Albert Kahn spent most of his life and wealth trying to expand Western understanding of other cultures -- largely through film and photography. Originally released in 2007 as a series for BBC television. Dist.: Films Media Group.

A Vision of the World
This program delves into Kahn's origins and formative years and the launch of his Archive of the Planet project. Topics include Kahn's Jewish ancestry and Alsacian upbringing; his early success in finance; his admiration of Japanese art and customs; the development of autochrome photography by the Lumière brothers; Marguerite Mespoulet's colorful documentation of Ireland's vanishing Celtic traditions; and Kahn's expedition to Cornwall and London with August Leon. 50 min. DVD X5707

Men of the World
In 1908, Albert Kahn and his chauffeur embarked on a global trek to observe and absorb other cultures -- an early "prototype' of the many photographic missions Kahn would fund over the years. this program illustrates that formative round-the-world trip as well as the 1913 journey undertaken by photographer Stéphane Passet to China, Mongolia and India. Viewers will encounter startling images of early 20th century Manhattan, San Francisco, Tokyo and Beijing, as well as views of nascent Rio de Janeiro and burgeoning Buenos Aires. Scenes from Tsarist Siberia, the Mongolian steppes, a Varanasi teeming with worshippers, and a camel-and-elephant caravan on the Khyber Pass reaffirm the spectacular value of Kahn's grand project. 52 min. DVD X5708

Europe on the Brink
Poverty, emigration, declining birth rates, and ethnic divisions weakened many European countries as the 20th century began. From France to the Balkans, leaders prescribed nationalism and military buildup as the only solutions. This program studies the continent's march to war as depicted in the photographic record commissioned by French banker Albert Kahn. Early color images and film footage explore a range of themes -- including contrasts between urbanization and rural life in France, Germany and Scandinavia, the decline of the Ottoman Empire and its impact in Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Macedonia; and the grittiness of everyday life in Europe. kahn's pacifism is also a topic. 51 min. DVD X5709

The Soldiers' Story
As World War I engulfed his country, Albert Kahn struck a deal with the French army: his team of photographers would capture images and footage that helped the war effort in exchange for direct access to militarized zones. A century later, this program presents the results -- revealing the life and environment of the French soldier as recorded in Kahn's Archive of the Planet. The visual details of trench warfare and all its misery are combined with pictures from towns, hospitals , and barracks a few miles from the front -- evoking the humanity of the ordinary fighting man as well as the appalling devastation wrought by the era's instruments of death. 52 min. DVD X5710

The Civilians' Story: Albert Kahn's Archive of the Planet
In addition to documenting the Great War, Albert Kahn's team of photographers recorded the impact of the conflict on French civilian ife. This program explores both the propaganda value and the genuine emotional power in images of the war-torn French populace. French and Belgian refugees, ruined churches, and farms tended by women and the elderly are a few of the subjects rendered in exquisite and moving detail. Soissons smolders after a German retreat; Reims and its shattered cathedral hover on the edge of total destruction; and the Alsace region, Kahn's birthplace, regains its French identity. 52 min. DVD X5711

Europe After the Fire
Versailles, 1919: French banker Albert Kahn and his camera team are among the few photographers allowed inside the Hall of Mirrors for the treaty signing -- an example of Kahn's uncanny talent for documenting change. This program focuses on Kahn's pictorial record of the war's aftermath and the challenges of securing a true peace across Europe. Zeppelin-borne aerial footage conveys the scope of the destruction, while grave-digging and burial scenes evoke the staggering number of combatants killed. Other events and subjects include the influx of foreign workers that filled France's labor void; the French occupation of the Rhineland; German breadlines and Paris dance-halls; and war monuments in London and Verdun. 52 min. DVD X5712

Middle East, The Birth of Nations
No sooner had Europe declared an end to its Great War than the seeds of new conflict were sewn -- in the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. With typical global awareness, photography archivist Albert Khan chose to document the historic changes occurring in the colonial Middle East. This program traces his team's expeditions into Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine as Western powers redrew the map of the region. The French takeover of Syria, the Balfour Declaration, and Turkey’s war with Greece come to life in Kahn’s street-level films and autochromes-- which also serve as reminders that Jerusalem, like many other Middle East locations, suffered greatly during World War I. 52 min. DVD X5713

Far East, Expeditions to Empires
From 1914 through much of the 1920's, Albert Kahn's photographic team was hard at work in Asia, amassing culturally and historically vital images. This program recounts journeys through Indochina and greater Asia in which the Kahn team opened up a world most Europeans had never dreamed of. Viewers discover Vietnam through its beggars, Tet celebrants and elegantly dressed Mandarin administrators; Cambodia, through its dancers and the imposing Angkor City complex; Japan, through rapidly Westernizing homes, dress and hairstyles; and India, through pictures of the maharajahs and other authorities rendered powerless by British rule. 51 min. DVD X5714

The End of a World
As they built an unsurpassed visual archive of world culture, Albert Kahn and his photographers turned their attention to widely divergent locations. This program follows the maritime odyssey of Lucien Le Saint, circa 1922, as he captured on film the daily lives of Newfoundland cod fisherman, as well as expeditions into northwestern Africa. Images from Morocco and Tunisia focus on occupying French soldiers, the prostitutes they patronized, and larger changes in those societies, while pictures taken in Dahomey (now Benin) shed light on the symbiotic relationship between Catholocism and the Vodun religion. Viewers also learn about the Colonial Exhibition of 1931, Kahn's financial collapse, and the fate of his archive after his death in 1940. 51 min. DVD X5714

[Kasten, Barbara]Structure Within the Image
Photographers Barbara Kasten and Garry Winogrand show how every photographer uses a unique structure within his or her work. Discusses framing, line, shape, tone, and pattern and demonstrates ways to structurally improve photographs. 1984. 29 min. Video/C MM689

[Kertesz, Andre]Everything is Photograph: A Profile of Andre Kertesz (Masters of Photograpy)
Explores the work of Kertesz who discusses his art and reminisces about his life in Hungary, central Europe in the First World War, and famous friends like Colette, Einstein, Chagall, and Mondrian. He then takes the viewer to the streets of New York to watch him shoot in his beloved Washington Square. c1989. 30 min. Video/C 5959

[Khaldei, Evgenii] Evgueni Khaldei: Photographer Under Stalin
From Red Square to the Budapest Ghetto, the fall of the Reichstag to Yalta and the Nuremberg trials, Evgueni Khaldei chronicled many of the world's most important events with an artist's eye and a journalist's timing. Even after being hand-picked by Stalin, Khaldei was continuously made a victim of state-approved anti-Semitism. For the first time ever, Khaldei, the greatest Soviet photographer, takes us into his home for a tour and opens up his entire library covering the 60 years he spent as a photographer for his people and the Soviet regime.. 2001. 60 min. Video/C 8760

[Klein, William]Grands soirs & petits matins
Grands soirs & petits matins documents the assemblies, debates and brawls of France during May 1968. Film short Contacts describes the photographic work of William Klein. Special features: 2 short films: Entretien avec William Klein / réalisation, Philippe Truffault (1993, 6 min.) -- Contacts / La Sept ARTE ; Riff International production (1988, 13 min.) 2002. 97 min. DVD X728

[Korda, Alberto] Kordavision: The Man Who Shot Che Guevara.
Chronicles the life of Cuban photographer Korda (born Alberto Diaz Gutierrez), who created the famous "Guerillero heroico" image of revolutionary Ernesto Guevara and was Castro's official photographer for ten years; includes interviews and archive footage. Written and directed by Hector Cruz Sandoval. 2005. 87 min. DVD X138

[Lange, Dorothea ] Dorothea Lange
Presents the biography of photographer Dorothea Lange. Trained as a society photographer, she began documenting the effects of the Depression on ordinary Americans in the 1930's. Her images spoke eloquently of the plight of the poor and brought the distress and desperation of the Depression into the consciousness of the U.S. Congress and the public. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1988. 13 min. DVD 6563

[Lange, Dorothea ] Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life.
Brings to life five decades of American history withphotographs and insights by Dorothea Lange, one of America's most accomplished documentary photographers. Film reveals her passion for her work and her commitment to record the rapidly changing face of the 20th century. Includes interviews with her family and colleagues, along with her photographs and recordedconversations, creating an intimate portrait of this extraordinary photographer. 1994. 46 min. Video/C 4070.

[Leibovitz, Annie] Annie Leibovitz
A look at the life and career of photographer Annie Leibovitz, who is best known for her striking photographs of celebrities. At its center are insightful interviews with her most famous subjects, mentors and colleagues that reveal the evolution of one of the world's most influential visual artists. Special features (59 min.): 6 bonus interviews with Annie Leibovitz's subjects (including Demi Moore, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and others) recounting their experiences through her lens - "Photo stories" (34 min.), "Process" (5 min.), "Commercial work" (5 min.), "Celebrity" (6 min.), "Work ethic" (7 min.), "Fashion" (2 min.). 83 min. 2006 min. DVD X3024

[Mann, Sally] Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann.
Examines the world of photographer Sally Mann, whose work and vision have come under censorship. 1993. 30 min. DVD X2991; Video/C 3390

[Mann, Sally] What Remains
Depicts Mann's latest work, a photo series revolving around various aspects of death and decay. As with her earlier series, this new effort features imagery taken directly from Mann's own life, mixing the traditional boundaries between art and photojournalism- amplified by the heavily biographical content of the documentary, as Mann and those around her detail her life, past and present, giving insight to the genesis of her chosen theme. Special features: Deleted scenes (15 min.) ; documentary short "Blood ties," (1993, 30 min.) shot during the creation of Sally Mann's Immediate Family series ; "Photojournalism conference excerpts" from Mann's appearance at the Nyborg photojournalism conference (7 min.) ; selected photos from Mann's series "Deep south", "Immediate family", and "What remains". 2006. 80 min. DVD X2991; Video/C 3390

[Mapplethorpe, Robert] Dirty Pictures.
Directed by Frank Pierson, 2000. SEE Biopics

[Mapplethorpe, Robert] Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe
Casting aside a certain and comfortable future, Sam Wagstaff became a curator with a taste for unique and controversial photography. In photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was 25 years his junior, he found not only a romantic partner, but an artistic collaborator. This compelling documentary explores the relationship between the two men during the 1970s and '80s and their influence over the New York art scene. The film also explores the relationship both men had with the musician/poet Patti Smith. Bonus interview with Sam Wagstaff (17 min.). 2007. 72 min. DVD X117

[Mapplethorpe, Robert] New York - New Wave at P.S.1: Mapplethorp and Other Photographers: The Armory Show of the 80's.
Featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Curt Hoppe. In 1981, Diego Cortez organized a large exhibition at the P.S.1 Museum in Long Island City, New York. With this seminal show, Diego Cortez captured the pulse of a burgeoning avant garde art and music scene that set the mood of a generation of artists. A hybrid of art, photography, music and fashion, this Punk and New Wave movement became emblematic of a disaffected youth culture. 1981. 35 min. Video/C 6666

[Michals, Duane] Duane Michals, 1939-1997.(Artists & Photographers; 5)
The humorous, sinister surrealism of Michals' sequential photo-narratives provides a perfect subject for this film treatment in which editing, sound effects, and Michals' own voice-over narration convey the spirit of his work as an artistic photographer. c1978. 14 min. Video/C 3992

[Miller, Lee]Lee Miller, Through the Mirror
A biographical film about the life of Lee Miller, a news photographer, Vogue model, and muse to notorious artist Man Ray, who lived an exceptionally rich, full life. Inspired by the artist's community in Montparnasse in the 1930s, she made a name for herself as a post-surrealist photographer and a war correspondent--accomplishments very different from those of other models. Called the most beautiful woman of her time, Miller claimed never to have wasted a moment of her life. A film by Sylvain Roumette. 55 min. 1995. DVD 9345

[Modotti, Tina] Tina In Mexico
Portrait of photographer Tina Modotti in revolutionary 1920s Mexico. Looks at her work and her passionate relationships with contemporary artists and revolutionaries, including Edward Weston and Diego Rivera. Writer/director, Brenda Longfellow 2004. 60 min. DVD 4609

Description of the video from Bullfrog Films catalog

[Modotti, Tina]Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti
Compares and contrasts the lives and works of the Mexican-born painter and the Italian-born photographer, both of whom worked in the context of women's lives, in Mexico, in art, in the Revolution. This film shows how, as both women and artists, they reacted in contrasting ways to the pressures and opportunities of Mexico in its post-revolutionary aftermath. Script & direction, Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen. 2007. 29 min. DVD 7904

Women Make Movies catalog description

[Molina, Laura] Naked Dave: A Film
Chicana artist Laura Molina paints tongue-in-cheek nude portraits of her ex-lover Dave and exhibits them on her web site. The self-declared "Angriest Woman of the world" -- ex-punk rock singer, ex-Disney employee, ex-contestant on the TV show "Win Ben Stein's Money" -- attempts to document her singular obsession. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Directed by Alex Schaffert and David Callaghan. 2004. 12:30 min. DVD X4031

[Morell, Abelardo] Shadow of the House: Photographer Abelardo Morell
Filmed over seven years, an intimate portrait of photographer Abelardo Morell, revealing the mystery and method of his artistic process. The narrative skips across time and space from his early childhood escape from Castro's regime to his status as a world-renowned photographer. The film explores his daily working life as an artist and his eventual return to Cuba after 40 years of living in exile. Directed by Allie Humenuk. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2007. 74 min. DVD X4144

[Muybridge, Eadweard] Eadweard Muybridge: Motion Studies.
Eadweard Muybridge was one of the most preeminent and innovative photographers of his day. This computer interactive software contains over 900 plates from his pioneering photographic studies of movement. 1990. 30 min. Video/D 18

[Muybridge, Eadweard] Homage to Eadweard Muybridge
Special feature accompanying the DVD Movies Begin, A Treasury of Early Cinema, 1894-1914; 1. 1994. DVD 1096

[Salgado, Sebastiao] The Spectre of Hope
Noted Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado and art critic John Berger pore over Salgado's photographic collection "Migrations," six years and 43 countries in the making (ranging across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America). "Migrations" contains photographs of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins -- slums and refugee camps. Here their intimate conversation, intercut wiht photographs from "Migrations," combines a discussion of Salgado's work with their critique of globalization, creating a wide-ranging investigation of the power of the image. 2000. 52 min. DVD X3425; Video/C 8738

Description from Icarus Films catalog

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Followed by a Conversation with Orville Schell
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado comments on his photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which range across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Salgado sees evidence of what he calls "a revolution in the way we live, produce, communicate and travel," often summarized by the catchword "globalization." His presentation is followed by a conversation with the author Orville Schell who continues the discussion on Salgado's work and visions of the social ramifications of globalization. "Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, January 16-March 24, 2002.". Held on February 11, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 85 min. Video/C 8758

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Follow-up Discussion to the Avenali Lecture
A panel discussion of the work and issues presented by the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado in his ethnographic photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which presents a commentary on human migration and the social ramifications of globalization. "Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, January 16-March 24, 2002." Held on February 13, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 120 min. Video/C 8759

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[Salgado, Sebastiao] Sebastiao Salgado
Presents a conversation with Sebastiao Salgado, an Uruguayan Paris-based photojournalist who has documented the lives of Latin American peasants, diamond mine workers in Brazil and famine in Africa. He is accompanied in this discussion with UCB professor Ken Light and photo critic and curator, Fred Ritchin. Recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley on October 27, 2004. 93 min. Video/C MM406

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[Sherman, Cindy]Cindy Sherman, An Interview
Three short films about artistic photographers. In "Cindy Sherman," Sherman is interviewed about her mock B-movie stills with herself as protagonist. In "Richard Prince", Prince speaks about experiences that influenced his art, which appropriates images from commercial advertising and travelogues and accentuates their rhetoric. In "Laurie Simmons, a teaser", Laurie Simmons is filmed at work photographing her friends swimming underwater and she speaks on her "mermaid fantasy" photography. Film originally produced in 1982. Video/C 4666

[Sherman, Cindy]Cindy Sherman Transformations
Shows Sherman's photographs of herself impersonating various fictitious characters presenting the numerous roles women play in the world. She depicts woman as housewife, sex symbol, lover, seductress, victim, monster and more. This program covers Sherman's shows of color photographs at Metro Pictures in 1981 and 2000. Includes a rare 1981 interview with Sherman and recent interviews with Helene Winer, her dealer and art critic Peter Schjeldahl. c2002. Video/C 9219

[Sherman, Cindy]Nobody's Here But Me: Cindy Sherman
Interviewed for the first time on film, New York photographer Cindy Sherman explains and illustrates what motivates her picture-making as her photographs feature only herself in various guises and locations. 1994. DVD 7337 [preservation copy]; Video/C 5248

[Simmons, Laurie] Laurie Simmons: A Teaser
Laurie Simmons is filmed at work photographing her friends swimming underwater and she speaks on her "mermaid fantasy" photography. 199?. 6 min. Video/C 4666

[Siskind, Aaron ] Aaron Siskind.(Artists and Photographers; 8)
In the early 1940's, Siskind broke with the traditions of documentary photography and began making personal, abstract pictures. This protrait of Siskind's work, narrated by Siskind, was shot on location in Martha's Vineyard and Lima, Peru. Dist.: Checkerboard Foundation. 1981. 17 min. Video/C 3995

[Smith, W. Eugene] W. Eugene Smith: Photography made Difficult
A profile of the legendary photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, whose desire to create photographs that were lasting works of art was matched only by his passion for social justice. This film showcases over 600 of Smith's photos and includes a reenactment of his life, archival footage and interviews with Smith's family, friends and colleagues. Originally broadcast as a segment of: American Masters. c1989. 87 min. Video/C 7430

[Steichen, Edward] Edward J. Steichen
Recounts the life of the photographer Edward Steichen, the creator of the Family of Man exhibition, and his accomplishments as a leading portrait photographer and as a cultural force in presenting Picasso in his New York Gallery and reinventing modern fashion and war photography. 1995. 55 min. Video/C 8763

[Steichen, Edward] This is Edward Steichen (Masters of Photograpy)
A biographical sketch of the octogenarian photographer, humanist, and scientist, Edward Steichen, who discusses his personal philosophy and reminisces about celebrated friends and photographic subjects. c1989. 30 min. Video/C 8763

[Steichen, Edward] This is Edward Steichen
A biographical sketch of the octogenarian photographer, humanist, and scientist, Edward Steichen, who discusses his personal philosophy and reminisces about celebrated friends and photographic subjects. 1989. 30 min. Video/C 5960

[Stieglitz, Alfred ] Alfred Stieglitz: the Eloquent Eye.
Examines the achievements and legacy of one of the most innovative photographers of the 20th century, Alfred Stieglitz who challenged and revolutionized attitudes towards modern art in America. Includes a rare interview with Georgia O'Keeffe, his wife and muse as well as archival footage of other artistic giants he inspired, including Edward Steichen and John Marin. Includes countless images from the Stieglitz archives, ranging from early European peasant life to later views of New York's urban landscape. c2001. 90 min. DVD 2539; DVD copy 2: DVD 4436; also VHS Video/C 8172

[Stieglitz, Alfred ] Alfred Stieglitz, Photographer.
With striking portraits of Stieglitz, his own images, and the works of other photographers he influenced, this film celebrates the achievements of this seminal figure in modern art and photography in America. Content is drawn from Stieglitz' own observations and reminiscences of people who know him well, including Ansel Adams, Mary Steichen Calderone, Harold Clurman, Aaron Copland, Arnold Newman and Isamu Noguchi. 1998? 30 min. Video/C 5882

[Strand, Paul ]Strand: Under the Dark Cloth
A documentary portrait of the photographer Paul Strand who defined the style that came to be called modern. Strand established himself in New York in the 1920's as a master of light and structure, inspired by the forms and movement of European modernist painters. Contains generous amounts of Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with friends and collaborators. DVD includes Strand's groundbreaking silent avant garde film Manhatta, about New York seen in terms of its geometric architecture and the movement patterns of ships and people. Based on a poem by Walt Whitman. 1989. 81 min. DVD 2840; also Video/C 7225

[Weston, Edward] Remembering Edward Weston
Presents a profile of the life and work of the famed American photographer Edward Weston. His close friends and family talk about his early years in California, the critical trip to Mexico, the significant time spent in New Mexico, his spartan way of living, his first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and the project prints completed late in his life. Originally produced: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, c1992. 30 min. Video/C 8707

[Winogrand, Gary]Structure Within the Image
Photographers Barbara Kasten and Garry Winogrand show how every photographer uses a unique structure within his or her work. Discusses framing, line, shape, tone, and pattern and demonstrates ways to structurally improve photographs. 1984. 29 min. Video/C MM689

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Multimedia Materials

Comic Book Confidential. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Performer: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoro, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman. Combines interviews, historical footage, animations and montages of comic book art to trace the development of the comic book from 1933 through counterculture favorites to the hippest representatives of the 1980's revival. 22 significant comic artists and writers are discussed. 1994. Compu/D 334

De Italia: Encyclopedia of Italian Civilization.
The computer interactive software contains 15,000 texts and 20,000 still photographs, plus 500 computer graphic maps, charts and diagrams, organized into 53 topical chapters. 1987. Video/D 12

Eadweard Muybridge: Motion Studies.
Eadweard Muybridge was one of the most preeminent and innovative photographers of his day. This computer interactive software contains over 900 plates from his pioneering photographic studies of movement. Includes hypertext computer software which allows animation of images and navigation of textual and graphic database. 1990. 30 min. Video/D 18

I Photograph to Remember: Fotografio Para Recordar. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Combines almost 100 black and white photographs of the photographe Pedro Meyer's family with spoken narrative and music to show the "complicity of tenderness" forged and strengthened among three people...Liesel and Ernesto Meyer and their only son, Pedro...as they faced, together and individually, the issue of cancer and mortality. 1994. Compu/D 311

Louvre.
Presents paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objets d'art from antiquity through the middle of the 19th century chosen from the 7 departments of the Louvre Museum. Motion sequences with narration illustrate a number of the most important masterpieces. 1. Painting. Drawing -- 2. Sculpture. Objets d'art -- 3. Near and Middle Eastern antiquities. Egyptian antiquities. Greek and Roman antiquities. Narrated in English with alternate sound track in French. 3 videodiscs. Vols 1 and 3 have hypertext computer software which allows navigation of of images. c1989. Video/D 13

Maus: A Survivor's Tale. (CD-ROM/Mac)
Presents Art Spiegelman's novel entitled Maus which describes the Holocaust experiences of his father, Vladek Spiegelman. Includes interviews with the Spiegelmans, audio and video commentary by Art Spiegelman, sketches and family photographs, and artwork by Art Spiegelman. c1994. Compu/D 318

Microsoft Art Gallery: The Collection of the National Gallery, London.
Multimedia information on artists represented in the National Gallery, London, including 2,000 color reproductions of paintings, information about the artists and their works, spoken names of artists, and animations. c1993. Compu/D 252

National Gallery of Art.
Computer interactive software. Includes the history of the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.) as well as a tour of the museum by its director, J. Carter Brown. A catalog of 1,645 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints can be studied using freeze frame. 1983. 50 min. Video/D 3

Perseus: Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece.
"Perseus is a multimedia interactive database that will advance the study of ancient Greek civilization, expanding the ways in which Greek literature, history, art, and archaeology can be examined" (slipcase). Includes still and motion views of scenes and sites throughout Greece and a catalog of several hundred objects of Greek art. c1992. Video/D 49

Robert Mapplethorpe: An Overview. (CD-ROM/Mac)
The multimedia presentation provides a critical overview of Mapplethorpe's work, supplemented with video interviews of the artist and his contemporaries. Compu/D 302

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