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About Art

Heidi Zuckerman



Heidi Zuckerman is a globally recognized leader in contemporary art and the first woman to build two art museums. About Art has Heidi in courageous authentic conversations with people she finds interesting to talk about their lives, values, and always about why art matters! Join Heidi, an inspiring story teller, on the journey to connect to art and make lives better!

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Allison M. Glenn is a curator and writer deeply invested in working closely with artists to develop ideas, artworks, and exhibitions that respond to and transform our understanding of the world. She is an Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and she curates exhibitions across the contemporary program at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, a new contemporary art space and satellite of Crystal Bridges. Prior to working at Crystal Bridges, she was the Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate for Prospect New Orleans’ international art triennial Prospect.4.
She and Zuckerman discussed regionalism, the center becoming the periphery, cultural exchange, being stewards of the institutions we work for, ambitious projects, identifying key stakeholders first, Amy Sherald’s portrait of Breonna Taylor, the limits to what exhibitions can do, not yet having actually seen things we think we have, not knowing what we think we know, roles and responsibilities, and her curation of Promise Witness Remembrance at the Speed Museum, permission, accessible freedoms, and how people can act in museums!


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97. Moshe Safdie

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09/20/22 • 49 min

Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. In 1964 he established his own firm to realize Habitat ’67, an adaptation of his undergraduate thesis and a turning point in modern architecture. Embracing a comprehensive and humane design philosophy, Safdie is committed to architecture that is informed by the geographic, social, and cultural elements that define a place; and that responds to human needs and aspirations. Over a celebrated 50-year career, Safdie has explored the essential principles of socially responsible design with a distinct visual language. His wide range of completed projects include cultural, educational, and civic institutions; neighborhoods and public parks; housing; mixed-use urban centers and airports; and master plans for existing communities and entirely new cities. Safdie’s projects can be found in North and South America, and throughout Asia. Recent projects of note include the Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore, the Albert Einstein Education and Research Center in Brazil, as well as residences in Colombo, Quito, and China that build on and expand his original vision for Habitat ’67, presenting a new vision for urban living rooted in the rediscover of the interdependence between nature and society. Safdie’s new memoir, “If Walls Could Speak,” will be released this fall.
He and Zuckerman discuss starting a firm, abstract memorials, how sites generate design, the role of light in art museums, iconic buildings, the drama of the end, and having conviction!

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