Philbrook Museum of Art.,
Collection size: 6 videorecordings + 1 exhibition brochure
Collection Summary: Six videotapes produced by Cathey Edwards Productions for the exhibition "The Eloquent Object" curated by Marcia and Tom Manhart at The Philbrook Museum of Art, September, 1987 (and extended on its subsequent tour 1988-1989). Each tape explores themes examined in the six galleries of the exhibition and contain interviews with artists, quotations, and news footage. "The Eloquent Object," explored the phenomenon of an American craft aesthetic in a cultural context and particularily the influence of expanded educational opportunities and new technologies.
Tape I: The Ascendency of Ideas (12:31) Rose Slivka, Beatrice Wood, Robert Arneson, Robert Ebendorf, Viola Frey, Joyce Scott, Bill Harper and Matthew Kangas / Tape II: Rejection of Function (10:46) Rose Slivka, Viola Frey, Robert Ebendorf, Bill Harper, Matthew Kangas, and Robert Arneson / Tape III: Illusions (5:42) Viola Frey and Robert Arneson / Tape IV: Social and Political Statement (11:12) Robert Arneson, Beatrice Wood, Viola Frey and Joyce Scott / Tape V: Ritual (8:46) Bill Harper and Larry Beck / Tape VI: Cross-Cultural Influences (6:44) Rose Slivka and Larry Beck.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art museum; Tulsa, Okla.
Donated 2002 by Thomas E. Young, librarian at The Philbrook Museum of Art.