STIEGLITZ AND THE NEW YORK ART SCENE (1905-46)
1 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
This video, produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contains two (illustrated) lectures given the same day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the fall of 2011. Note that it takes over an hour to watch this entire video!
The first lecture is called "Alfred Stieglitz: His Time, Influence, and Vision," and the speaker is Lisa M. Messinger, associate curator, Dept. of 19th-Century Modern and Contemporary Art.
The second lecture is called "Extreme Modernity: The Avant-Garde Looks at New York, 1910-40." The speaker is Jessica Murphy, research associate in the Dept. of 19th-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art.
These lectures are related to the exhibition (which ended January 2nd, 2012) at the Met Museum called Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe - on The Metropolitan Museum of Art."
There were three short films shown after these lectures. The films are not included in this video, but you can see them on YouTube videos (below, on this page).
In the first lecture we learn about Stieglitz's promotion in America of modern artists, including Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Georgia O'Keeffe (who would become his wife), John Marin, Arthur Dove, and Charles Demuth, among others.
In the second lecture we are shown what New York City was like in the early 1900s, and what it was becoming and how the artists Stieglitz promoted...especially John Marin and Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth and Georgia O'Keeffe...represented it.
We think of Georgia O'Keeffe mainly as a painter of New Mexico landscapes and of flowers, but when she still lived with Stieglitz in New York City in the 1920s she painted in NYC, and some of those paintings are shown in the video. Also, look at this website for paintings by O'Keeffe of New York skyscrapers (and one of the East River).
BELOW: THE THREE SHORT FILMS THAT WERE SHOWN BETWEEN AND AFTER THE LECTURES YOU'LL SEE ON THE ABOVE VIDEO:
7 minutes, 23 seconds
This film was created by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. It is based on their photographs of New York City.
MANHATTAN MEDLEY (1931)
10 minutes, 30 seconds
This film looks at a day in the life of Manhattan in 1931.
CONEY ISLAND AT NIGHT (1905)
3 minutes, 18 seconds
See earlier post on photographer Alfred Stieglitz