National Gallery of Art | Audio

National Gallery of Art | Audio

Christian McBride and Roy DeCarava’s “David”

In an improvised musical conversation, jazz bassist Christian McBride introduces himself to...

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 6: Alienation

Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. In...

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 5: Interference

Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. In...

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Daniel Bernard Roumain and "American Gothic"

Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain works with performance poet Lady Caress to respond to this iconic...

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Nathalie Joachim and Carrie Mae Weems’s "May Flowers"

Composer Nathalie Joachim sees her childhood memories in May Flowers. The photograph also evokes...

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 4: Strain

Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. In...

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Bora Yoon and "Ommah"

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Bora Yoon considers whether we carry the sounds and memories...

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 3: Separation

Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. In...

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Rafiq Bhatia and James Turrell’s "New Light"

Musician Rafiq Bhatia feels compelled to capture his improvisations—fleeting moments of...

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 2: Reversal

Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University. In...

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Lara Downes and "Tomorrow I May Be Far Away"

For classical pianist and activist Lara Downes, Romare Bearden’s collage is a puzzle full...

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 1: Pressure

The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Part 1:...

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Jasiri X and Kerry James Marshall’s "Untitled (Man)"

Hip-hop artist Jasiri X looks at Kerry James Marshall’s woodcut almost like he’s...

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Vijay Iyer and I.M. Pei’s "National Gallery of Art, East Building"

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer describes the East Building as a work of art that does what music...

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Emily Wells and David Wojnarowicz’s "Untitled (Falling Buffalos)"

Composer/producer Emily Wells sees us as the buffalo: frozen before downfall, but still...

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Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith

Stanley Nelson, documentary filmmaker and cofounder, Firelight Media, and Marcia Smith, writer,...

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Kamala Sankaram and Mark Rothko’s "Untitled"

When her sister was dying, composer Kamala Sankaram was drawn to Mark Rothko’s painting: it...

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"Sound Thoughts on Art" trailer

Hosted by musician and journalist Celeste Headlee, each episode focuses on a work of art in the...

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