Audio File Archive
Welcome to the Worcester Art Museumís audio file archive. Here youíll find audio linkís to gallery tours, lectures and talks.
Lecture: Howard Zinn on Bringing the War Home
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Held at Tuckerman Hall
Noteworthy historian, playwright, and social activist Howard Zinn spoke in conjunction with the exhibition by contemporary artist Martha Rosler: Bringing the War Home. Using his historical research and personal experiences, Zinn made parallels between Rosler's work and our nation's history with conflict. It is by no accident that this event took place on Veteran's Day, and as such was a time for reflection by people of all political beliefs and past experiences. With an audience of over 400, Tuckerman Hall was alive with political discussion. This event was followed by reception in the Worcester Art Museum Café and galleries, where Dr. Zinn was available to sign autographs and speak with attendees. For more information on Howard Zinn, visit: www.howardzinn.org.
A Conversation with Yun-Fei Ji
September 4, 2008
The dramatic paintings of Yun-Fei Ji engage us in a dialogue between China's history and its future, responding to the altered landscapes and human displacement caused by China's Three Gorges Dam Project. This lecture was held in conjunction with his exhibition, Two Chinas: Chen Quilin and Yun-Fei Ji, on display from March 8 - September 21, 2008.
Bought of Nobody for Nothing': China Collecting in 19th-Century New England.
December 9, 2007
Renowned American Decorative Arts curator Thomas Michie (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) visited the Worcester Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition An American Vision: Treasures from the Winterthur Museum. This talk focused on Anne Allen Ives (1810-1884), a pioneer collector who lived in Providence, and includes highlights of her counterparts in Hartford and Worcester. This insightful lecture focused on the shift from antiquarianism to scholarship in the mid-19th century as reference books were published.
A Conversation with Martha Rosler
October 18, 2007
Contemporary artist Martha Rosler spoke about her career and her work at this esteemed event. This lecture took place in the Museum's Contemporary Art gallery, and was held in conjunction with her exhibition, Martha Rosler: Bringing the War Home, on display from September 22, 2007 - January 13, 2008.