Lecture: Donald Kuspit on Louise Bourgeois
Donald Kuspit, professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and contributing editor at Art Forum, discusses the tensions between the phallic and the womanly in Bourgeois's work and interprets the artist's understanding of the nature of the female body and the character of female selfhood.
Sleep Specialist Danny Lewin on Warhol’s "Sleep" in "The Cinema Effect Part I: Dreams"
Danny Lewin PhD, DAMSM, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, discusses sleep cycles and dreaming in connection to Andy Warhol’s film "Sleep."
Film Professionals on Farocki's "Workers Leaving a Factory"
Filmmaker Joanna Raczynska, Filmmaker and Professor of Film at the University of Maryland Fred Worden, and Film and Media Arts Programmer at the National Museum of Women in the Arts KJ Mohr discuss Farocki’s “Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades” as a springboard for discussing themes in "The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image."
Meet the Artist: Theresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler
Hubbard and Birchler, whose film Eight, 2001, is on view in The Cinema Effect, collaborate on work that often explores the nuances of a particular space or character. Join them for a discussion of their creative process and see more of their work in various media.
In Conversation: The Current State of Sculpture
Join us for an extended conversation with four of the artists from The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Mark Handforth, Rachel Harrison, Charles Long, and Franz West. Moderated by exhibition curator Anne Ellegood and art historian and catalogue contributor Johanna Burton, the discussion offers an opportunity to hear from artists about how both the history of the medium and the nature of contemporary life impact their approach to making objects.
Meet the Artist: Terry Gilliam-"Tideland" Q&A
Filmmaker Terry Gilliam answers our audience's questions after the Washington DC premiere screening of his latest film "Tideland". The film opens nationwide on November 8.
Excerpts from Meet the Artist: Jonas Mekas
Join us for an evening with filmmaker Jonas Mekas, a central figure in the avant-garde art and cinema community in New York that began in the 1960s. This marks Mekas's return to the Hirshhorn-he was the first guest speaker at the film program in 1976.
Exhibition walkthrough of Hiroshi Sugimoto
Hiroshi Sugimoto is celebrated for his multiple series of black-and-white photographs that explore the themes of time, memory, dreams, and the history of representation. The Hirshhorn and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, have co-organized the first major survey of Sugimoto’s work. The artist is your guide on a tour of the exhibition at the Hirshhorn. Enhanced for users with color screen iPods.
Meet the Artist: Lorna Simpson
Working primarily in photography and film, Lorna Simpson first gained prominence in the 1980s with her poetic yet provocative combinations of details of black women’s bodies with fragmented texts. Join us as Simpson discusses her recent works, several of which have just been acquired by the Hirshhorn.
Tsunamis harbor an element of surprise: In the deep ocean, tsunami waves pass unnoticed beneath boats, yet they rise to dangerous heights near shore. How do tsunamis work? What was the worst tsunami in recorded history? How does a tsunami warning system work?
Calibrated Peer Review: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case ...
Australia: Land Beyond Time
It's more like another planet than another country. Australia This film explores how life in this rugged, eroded land has adapted and flourished in a largely arid environment.
A Brief History of Evolutionary Genetics
This web article discusses the history of evolutionary genetics. The article highlights important contributors such as Sewall Wright and Dobzhansky as well as current ideas in evolutionary genetics. From this webpage, users can read and download the article and follow links to other useful websites.
Index for Oceanography Warmups
This website, developed for the Oceanography course at Winona State University, describes a long list of warm-up activities regarding several different oceanography subjects. Subjects include, the history of oceanography, sea floor topography, earth's interior, plate tectonics, ocean sediments, sea ...
Worldwide Museum of Natural History (WMNH)
The Worldwide Museum of Natural History is an online natural history museum with galleries that focus on vertebrates, butterflies, minerals, and meteor impacts. This site contains a lot of useful information and nice images regarding the above subjects.
Historical Geology: Georgia Perimeter College
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics and reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The course readings are online, as well as writable worksheets. The course also asks students to present their research findings as web pages. The course stresses the methods scientists use to determine the information and a good understanding of historical geology.
Music to Our Ears
This lesson allows students to visualize early musical influences of African-Americans in jazz and understand the impact of this music/dance. This lesson is based on the understanding that students have already been exposed to news reel as primary source documents in the Social Studies classroom (this can be done in succession with Lesson #1 and#2 or as a stand alone lesson during African-American History Month or during another teacher-chosen unit).
2. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Advanced)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com! Here's the second episode of the new, fun, and exciting way to learn "Advanced Level Italian". Based on famous Italian movies and almost entirely spoken in Italian, this series will take your Italian to the next level! Today's movie is "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso", a marvelous Italian film, winner of a Best [...]
2. Nessun Dorma (Canta Che Ti Passa)
Learn Italian with the newest show on LearnItalianPod.com: "Canta Che Ti Passa", a terrific new series that will teach you how to dramatically improve your Italian through its most famous songs! In this second episode of the show, we are going to feature one of the best known songs in all opera history, an all [...]
5. Caffe’ e Cornetto, per Favore! (5 Minutes A Day)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #5 of LearnItalianPod "5 Minutes A Day" lesson series is now live! This one is entitled "Caffe' e Cornetto, per Favore!". History has it that the President and CEO of the largest coffeehouse company in the world had the idea of his business after a trip to Milan, in [...]