The Jordan Schnitzer Museum
debuts a new video series titled Art 1:01 on its YouTube channel. These short videos give one minute and one second insights into works from the museums collection.
The series debuts with Jill Hartz, JSMA executive director, discussing En Mi Cárcel de Papel (In My Paper Jail), Esclavos del Amor (Slaves of Love), and Prisioneros del Tiempo (Prisoners of Time), a triptych by Cuban artist Sandra Ramos that was acquired by the museum in 2010. These works can currently be seen as part of the exhibition Diaspora, Identity and Race: Cuba Today, on view through June 13, 2011.
Future episodes include discussions with Anne Rose Kitagawa, JSMA chief curator of collections, curator of Asian art and director of academic programs, discussing the Korean folding screen The Ten Symbols of Longevity and an Edo Period Japanese scroll, Death of the Buddha. Curator of American and regional art, Lawrence Fong presents an episode about Light Breaking Across Darkness, one of the nine History of Religions murals by the late Pacific Northwest artist Carl Morris. Danielle Knapp, McCosh fellow curator, talks about the David McCosh portrait of his friend James Chapin, Aquarelliste in anticipation of a major exhibition she is organizing on the artists early work opening July 23.
Episodes will be added to www.youtube.com/JSchnitzMOA
, bi-monthly through June. Additional episodes will go into production in late-May and feature additional JSMA staff and University of Oregon faculty.
The series is produced in partnership with Jason Way and Guestroom Media, a multi-media production company based in Eugene, Oregon. Way worked with the museum before, producing the short videos created for the Cinema Roma room in the exhibition Giuseppe Vasis Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour in the fall of 2010.