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Every week I interview and have a casual conversation about the amazing world of Decorative Arts, etc.

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Weeksville Heritage Center

Alexis Fair, a masters candidate in the Cooper Hewitt/Parsons program, sat down with me to talk about the Weeksville Heritage Center. Which she covered in a course on period rooms. Founded in 1838, Weeksville was the second largest free, African American community in the U.S. in the pre-Civil War era. The settlement was named for James Weeks who, along with a group of African-American investors, acquired property in the area. Weeksville was almost lost to history when urban development threatened to erase the physical memory of the historic community. A grassroots effort to document the history of Weeksville and preserve the remaining properties emerged in 1968 through the leadership of local historian James Hurley, Dr. Barbara Jackson, and artist and activist Dr. Joan Maynard (the found Executive Director). Today Weeksville stands as a multi-dimensional arts and cultural space. The Hunterfly Road Houses are New York City landmarks and have been listed on the National Register of Hi...

31 MIN2018 MAY 23
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Weeksville Heritage Center

Exhibition Preview of 'Saturated'

I interviewed Kara Nichols about Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color which starts this Friday, May 11 and runs through Jan. 13 at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC. Kara worked on this exhibition for her curatorial capstone at the Parsons/Cooper Hewitt graduate program. Saturated explores various aspects of color and how color theory can be translated into the visual applications of design. The exhibition was co-curated by Susan Brown, associate curator of textiles and Smithsonian research librarian, Jennifer Bracchi. This exhibition expands on “Color in a New Light,” which was curated by Jennifer and presented by the Smithsonian Libraries at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. from January 2016 to March 2017. Through these nearly 200 objects and books on display in Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, the show will explore both the complex nature and the beautiful presence that color reveals through design, art a...

35 MIN2018 MAY 11
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Exhibition Preview of 'Saturated'

Droogies and Devotchkas

This week JT McParlin is back on the podcast to talk about Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange (1971). As always pictures will be up on the Twitter page @DecArtsPodcast

40 MIN2018 MAR 10
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Droogies and Devotchkas

Latest Episodes

Weeksville Heritage Center

Alexis Fair, a masters candidate in the Cooper Hewitt/Parsons program, sat down with me to talk about the Weeksville Heritage Center. Which she covered in a course on period rooms. Founded in 1838, Weeksville was the second largest free, African American community in the U.S. in the pre-Civil War era. The settlement was named for James Weeks who, along with a group of African-American investors, acquired property in the area. Weeksville was almost lost to history when urban development threatened to erase the physical memory of the historic community. A grassroots effort to document the history of Weeksville and preserve the remaining properties emerged in 1968 through the leadership of local historian James Hurley, Dr. Barbara Jackson, and artist and activist Dr. Joan Maynard (the found Executive Director). Today Weeksville stands as a multi-dimensional arts and cultural space. The Hunterfly Road Houses are New York City landmarks and have been listed on the National Register of Hi...

31 MIN2018 MAY 23
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Weeksville Heritage Center

Exhibition Preview of 'Saturated'

I interviewed Kara Nichols about Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color which starts this Friday, May 11 and runs through Jan. 13 at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC. Kara worked on this exhibition for her curatorial capstone at the Parsons/Cooper Hewitt graduate program. Saturated explores various aspects of color and how color theory can be translated into the visual applications of design. The exhibition was co-curated by Susan Brown, associate curator of textiles and Smithsonian research librarian, Jennifer Bracchi. This exhibition expands on “Color in a New Light,” which was curated by Jennifer and presented by the Smithsonian Libraries at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. from January 2016 to March 2017. Through these nearly 200 objects and books on display in Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, the show will explore both the complex nature and the beautiful presence that color reveals through design, art a...

35 MIN2018 MAY 11
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Exhibition Preview of 'Saturated'

Droogies and Devotchkas

This week JT McParlin is back on the podcast to talk about Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange (1971). As always pictures will be up on the Twitter page @DecArtsPodcast

40 MIN2018 MAR 10
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Droogies and Devotchkas

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