Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas
detail: Recording Session for a Music Video, September 25, 1992 by Jon Blumb

Spencer Art Minute

The Spencer Museum of Art and Kansas Public Radio have produced the Spencer Art Minute, an ongoing series of 90-second programs that provides listeners with quick peeks into the Spencer Museum of Art's permanent collection. Each week's recording is played twice a week: Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Spencer Art Minute engages listeners in the Spencer's visual treasures by entertaining their ears with lively descriptions of objects, written by a diverse group of contributors and voiced by David Cateforis, professor in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas.

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Lida AbdulWhite House , 2005.
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Originally broadcast May 2006
Thomas Pollock AnshutzPortrait of David Wilson Jordan as a Dutchman , circa 1900.
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Originally broadcast July 2005
Eugène AtgetCoiffeur, Palais Royal , 1926-1927.
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Originally broadcast December 2005
Joseph BadgerPortrait of the Rev. Ellis Gray , circa 1758.
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Originally broadcast February 2005
Thomas Hart BentonBallad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley , 1934.
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Originally broadcast February 2005
Harry Bertoiauntitled , mid-late 1900s.
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Originally broadcast February 2005
Albert BlochWinter , 1918.
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Originally broadcast June 2004
Karl BlossfeldtEryngium Bourgatii Mannetreau , circa 1926-1928.
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Christian BoltanskiMonument Odessa , 1991.
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Originally broadcast April 2006
Sébastien BourdonMartyrdom of Saint Peter , 1643.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Yellow-Breasted Bowerbirdbower , .
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John E. BuckAloha , 1978.
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Originally broadcast January 2005
James CasebereNevisian Underground #2 , 2001.
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Dale ChihulyPersian Wall , 1996.
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Originally broadcast July 2005
Chokwe peoplesritual throne , before 1908.
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Frederick Stuart ChurchBlossom and Decay , 1878.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Petah CoyneUntitled #751 (Craig’s Piece) , 1992-1993.
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Originally broadcast January 2005
Jacopo da EmpoliThe Sacrifice of Isaac , late 1500s-early 1600s.
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Originally broadcast May 2006
Pierre Puvis de ChavannesAu Clair de la Lune (In the Moonlight) , 1885.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Patrick DoughertyThe Bedazzler , 2009.
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Albrecht DürerKnight, Death, and the Devil , 1513.
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Originally broadcast July 2005
Tony FitzpatrickAutumn Planets , 2002.
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Watanabe GentaiPeach Blossom Spring , late 1700s-early 1800s.
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Jean-Léon GérômeA Chat by the Fireside , 1881.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Sanford Robinson GiffordMorning in the Adirondacks , 1867.
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Originally broadcast March 2005
Lisa Grossman86 Bends of the Kaw , 2004.
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Originally broadcast December 2006
Wenda Gu20/21 Gallery and Metamorphoses, 2004.
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Wenda GuMetamorphoses , 2004.
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Wu GuanzhongPine Spirit , 1984.
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Originally broadcast April 2006
Osvaldo Louis GuglielmiSouth Street Stoop , 1935.
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Ignaz GüntherSaint Cosmas and Saint Damian, circa 1750-1765.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Bertram HartmanPearls , 1911.
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Pierre Eugène Emile HébertEt Toujours! Et Jamais! , 1863.
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Originally broadcast November 2004
Clementine Hunteruntitled (scenes of life) , circa 1958.
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Originally broadcast May 2006
Inuit peoplesblanket , before 1895.
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Inuit peoplesClimate Change at the Poles (exhibition) and blanket, before 1895.
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Eugène Isabeystudy for La Temptation de Saint Antoine , 1868-1869.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Alfredo JaarMuxima , 2005.
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Luis JiménezHowl , 1986.
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Originally broadcast October 2006
Kiowa Nationcradleboard , 1900-1920.
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T. G. Kleiningerpocket sundial , 1700s.
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The Korea SocietyToy Stories: Souvenirs from Korean Childhood (exhibition) and Super Taekwon V, Popeye Science (1989) © 1976 Robot Taekwon V co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Rose Frances Good KretsingerQuilts: Flora Botanica (exhibition) and New Rose Tree quilt, 1929.
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Nikki S. LeeThe Hip Hop Project (2) , 2001.
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Ward LockwoodTaos Today , 1934.
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Originally broadcast November 2005
David LoewensteinPollinator Mural , 2007.
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Masters of 15th Century Burgos SchoolTympanum with the Lamentation (Pieta) , circa 1500-1510.
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Originally broadcast June 2005
Gordon Matta-ClarkSplitting , 1974-1975.
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Richard MawdsleyAlpha-Omega: Water Tower #5 , 1995-1999.
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Originally broadcast June 2004
Duane Michals5:15 am, April 22, 1903 , 1973 published in Esquire magazine, April 1973.
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Richard Emile MillerLa Toilette , circa 1910.
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Barbara MorganMartha Graham - Letter to the World , 1940.
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Originally broadcast February 2005
Robert MotherwellFigure Before Blackness , 1960.
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Alphonse MuchaLa Dame aux Camélias (Variant 1) , 1896.
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Originally broadcast September 2005
Elizabeth MurrayChaotic Lip , 1986.
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Originally broadcast October 2004
Kenji NakahashiTime/Frame (exhibition) and Two Eggs, 1984.
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Louise NevelsonSeventh Decade Garden IX-X , 1971.
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Originally broadcast June 2005
Oura NobuyukiVIII , 1982-1983.
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Richard NotkinSkull Teapot, Variation #17 , 1991.
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Bernard Palissy and WorkshopRustic Basin , circa 1570-1590.
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Originally broadcast September 2006
Jacopo Palma il GiovaneChrist in Gethsemane , circa 1590-1605.
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Originally broadcast June 2005
Eric PapeSun Dappled Entrance, Egypt , 1891.
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Originally broadcast November 2005
Rembrandt PealePortrait of Mrs. John Brice & Child , 1812.
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Originally broadcast October 2004
Giovanni Antonio PellegriniAchilles Discovered with the Daughters of Lycomedes , early 1700s.
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Lilla Cabot PerryYoung Caretaker (or Motherhood) , circa 1899.
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Andre PierreLes Trois Espirits d’Nago , circa 1972.
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Originally broadcast March 2005
Fairfield PorterJuly , 1971.
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Originally broadcast November 2004
Frederic RemingtonThe Bronco Buster , 1895, cast 1909.
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Originally broadcast November 2005
Tilman RiemenschneiderVirgin and Child , circa 1499.
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Originally broadcast October 2004
Theodor RomboutsThe Two Musicians , circa 1616-1625.
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Originally broadcast June 2004
James Rosenquist1, 2, 3 Outside , 1963.
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Originally broadcast July 2005
Dante Gabriel RossettiLa Pia de’ Tolommei , 1868-1880.
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Originally broadcast March 2005
Birger SandzénLandscape with Four Trees , 1920.
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Originally broadcast June 2005
John Singer SargentPortrait of Mrs. Daniel Curtis , 1882.
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Originally broadcast February 2006
Larry SchwarmProfile of Melvin Miller, Greensburg, Kansas, Summer, 2000 , 2000.
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Originally broadcast December 2006
Spencer’s Second Life® IslandSpencer’s Second Life® Island Exhibition , .
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Roger ShimomuraDinner Conversation with Nancy , 1983.
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Originally broadcast February 2006
Mimi SmithSteel Wool Peignoir , 1966.
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Originally broadcast December 2005
Lilly Martin SpencerBaby Chicks , 1886.
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Originally broadcast April 2006
Mike & Doug StarnStructure of Thought 15 , 2001-2005.
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Frank StellaA Bower in the Arsacides , 1993.
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Paul StrandBlind Woman, New York , 1916.
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Robert SudlowFrom Lemasany Hill , 1995.
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Originally broadcast May 2006
Gene Swenson CollectionHeinz Tomato Ketchup box by Andy Warhol , 1964.
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Wayne ThiebaudAround the Cake , 1962.
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Originally broadcast September 2006
A Tradition Redefined ExhibitionA Tradition Redefined Exhibition , Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings from the Chu-tsing Li Collection.
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Trees & Other Ramifications ExhibitionTrees & Other Ramifications (exhibition) and Trees #3 by Tanaka Ryohei, 1974.
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Gillis van TilborghA Picture Gallery , 1660-1670.
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Elihu VedderSoul of the Sunflower , 1882.
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Originally broadcast October 2006
Charmion von Wieganduntitled , 1945.
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Andy WarholJean-Michel Basquiat , 1983.
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Olive Batchelor WellsGarden of Eden quilt , circa 1840-1860.
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Horace Clifford WestermannDeath Ship , 1966.
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Originally broadcast October 2004
Paul John WonnerFigure with Flowers , 1961.
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Grant WoodNear Sundown , 1933.
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Originally broadcast March 2005
Bernardo ZenaleMadonna and Saints , circa 1480.
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Originally broadcast January 2005
Jiang Zhaoshenlandscape , 1983.
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Artist UnknownAmida Raigo , circa 1400s.
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Originally broadcast October 2004
Artist UnknownBuddha Seated in Meditation , head of Bodhisattva and Buddha and Disciples (relief), 100s-200s.
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Originally broadcast November 2005
Artist Unknowncoffret panel with scenes from ‘La Chastelaine de Vergi’ , circa 1300-1350.
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Originally broadcast December 2005
Artist Unknownfibula , circa 500.
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Originally broadcast December 2005
Artist UnknownHead of a bodhisattva , 1100s-1200s.
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Originally broadcast January 2005
Artist UnknownHyakuman-to (three-tiered pagoda) , 1800s, Edo period (1600-1868).
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Originally broadcast November 2005
Artist UnknownJudith Holding the Head of Holofernes , .
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Originally broadcast May 2006
Artist UnknownMadonna and Child , circa 1200s.
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Originally broadcast July 2006
Artist UnknownNeptune and Jupiter, 1700s.
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Originally broadcast November 2005
Artist UnknownOsiris , date unknown.
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Originally broadcast September 2006
Artist UnknownRubbing from the Stone Inscription at the Wu Liang Family Shrine , Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)-Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
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Artist UnknownWarrior Haniwa , late 400s, Kofun period (250 CE-552 CE).
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Originally broadcast September 2005
Aaron Gehrke on Alpha-Omega: Water Tower #5 by Richard Mawdsley
Abbey Berland on Sanctuary for the Deacon's Sons by Renee Stout
Bailey Sullivan on Baby Chicks by Lilly Martin Spencer
Brendon Clair on July by Fairfield Porter
Brooke Braman on A Picture Gallery by Gillis van Tilborgh
Devany on Winter by Albert Bloch
Drew Bryant on Heinz Tomato Ketchup box by Andy Warhol
Dylan McKee on Crossing of the Red Sea platter by Master I. C.
Evan Barnes on The Race by Irving Norman
Gretchen Hierl on 1, 2, 3 Outside by James Rosenquist
Hannah on Magenta Colored Girl by Carrie Mae Weems
Ian Hierl on An Idyll (Pastoral landscape) by Claude Lorrain
Josie Myers on La Pia de' Tolommei by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Kaitlyn Johnson on Veduta Ideale (Ideal View) with Reminiscences of Padua by Bernardo Bellotto
Lawrence on Rustic Basin by Bernard Palissy and Workshop
Maddie on untitled by Harry Bertoia
Matt Rood on untitled by Charmion von Wiegand
Molly Lockwood on Shemale by Philip W. Smith
Nicholas Miller on Untitled #751 (Craig's Piece) by Petah Coyne
Nila on Blossom and Decay by Frederick Stuart Church
Olivia Loney on Gossip by George Inness
Parker Davies on Crucifixion of St. Peter by Sbastien Bourdon
Sarah Whipple on Tiara in the Shape of a Garland of Roses by Unknown Artist
(long term loan from private collection)
Tina on Village in Autumn by Jasper Francis Cropsey
Tristan Reynolds on No. 10, Der Wasseresel (The Seahorse) by Hans Windisch
Victor Torres on The Tomb of William the Silent, New Church Delft by Hendrik Cornelisz. van Vliet
Yihan Li on Moonlit Scene with Castle Ruins by Carl Spitzweg
YuKyung Lee on Monument Odessa by Christian Boltanski