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The Jule Museum Podcast – Episode 24: Walter Hood

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Walter Hood talks about growing up in North Carolina and how he approaches painting in his creative practice. His exhibition “Arc of Life/Ark of Bones” opens on January 23, 2024, at The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. The exhibition features a new series of paintings that recall memories from the first ten years of his life.

Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. He is also Chair and Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley

The Jule Museum Podcast – Episode 21: Memory Mine

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Sam Moyer talks about her exhibition “Memory Mine” at The Jule with Laura Sitterly ’23. Centering the exhibition on Alabama’s richness in natural resources and regional artists’ contributions, Moyer creates sculptures and paintings from one natural marble boulder mined in Sylacauga, Alabama.

The Jule Museum Podcast – Episode 20: Art Bargain of the Century

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Charlotte Hendrix reads excerpts from “The Art Bargain of the Century” an unbelievable saga of how Auburn University purchased 36 controversial masterpieces and opened a world-class art museum for the 21st century, published in the Fall 2023 issue of Auburn Magazine.

Episode 19: Indecent Spaces

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Conversation about the project “Indecent Spaces” with Jonah Bokaer, Hala Shah, and Isaiah João at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.

“Indecent Spaces” is a project from the creative teams of Jonah Bokaer Choreography, Partner–In–Charge Charles Renfro of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro – DS+R, and Isang Yun, interpreted by violinists Angela & Jennifer Chun.

Born in part of the COVID–19 pandemic, Indecent Spaces is a multi–channel performance art and media piece exploring connections between a location’s meaning, citizenship and identity in the evolving 21st–century American landscape. Though today’s climate may seem to some removed from patriotic origins and idyllic intent, the collaborators’ examination reveals forgotten voices and bodily impact ever present through our nation’s history — aspirations of a more perfect union, albeit a complex one

The Jule Museum Podcast – Episode 17: Monuments

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Conversation with Jesús Tirado, Assistant Professor of Social Science Education, Elijah Gaddis, Associate Professor of History, Kristen Tordella-Williams, Associate Professor of Art, and Rose McLarney, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, who discuss their class assignments about monuments in America, produced in response to the exhibition “Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French” on view at The Jule.

The Jule Museum Podcast – Episode 15: Migratory Roots

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Kevin Brisco Jr. talks about his exhibition “Migratory Roots” an exhibition in the series “Radical Naturalism” at The Jule, on view January 24 through August 7, 2023.

Considering homophones roots and routes, “Kevin Brisco: Migratory Roots” explores shared movements, journeys over time and the network that exists among all living things.

jcsm.auburn.edu/exhibitions/radic…-migratory-roots/

Lavender Suarez mix for “Invisible Thread”

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Lavender Suarez mixtape for “Invisible Thread” at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 2023.

This mixtape was created in February, 2023 by sound healing practitioner, artist, and educator Lavender Suarez as an alternative audio guide for the exhibition “Invisible Thread.” Musicians on the mix include Sun Ra (an Alabama-born artist), Terry Riley, and Alice Coltrane with songs that explore themes of transcendence, meditation, and spiritual connectedness that are also reflected in the exhibition.

Learn more about Lavender Suarez’s critically acclaimed book “Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives” (2020), about how tuning in to one’s listening skills can foster creativity and connection, on her website: www.lavenderhealer.com

Tracklist:
Terry Riley – Rainbow in Curved Air (excerpt)
Laraaji – I Am Sky
Alice Coltrane – Turiya
Azar Lawrence – Bridge into the New Age
Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Door of the Cosmos
Joy Harjo – Remember
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – Sally in the Garden Medley (excerpt)
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Movement 6
Harold Budd – The Room of Ancillary Dreams
Penelope Trappes – Burn On
Low – Majesty/Magic