Melissa Mohr

Rose Valland and Edith Standen inspecting a statue at Wiesbaden Collecting Point, 1946 May 24 / unidentified photographer. Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

In observance of Yom HaShoah, Claire and Melissa discuss the importance of remembering the Holocaust, and begin a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos, professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College, about how Nazi looting of artwork was a way for the Nazis to dehumanize people. 

Melissa and Claire talk about the intersections of art, Earth Day, and the March for Science through a closer examination of artists Katja Loher and Maria Sybilla Merian.

Courtesy of Jason Platt

Claire and Melissa discuss federal funding for agencies that support arts, culture and education, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute of Library and Museum Services.

Kiam Marcelo Junio
Augustana Photo Bureau

This week, Claire and Melissa sit down with Chicago-based artist Kiam Marcelo Junio to talk about their work, their recent exhibition and performance at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, and the obligation of institutions to create space and community for and around marginalized voices. 

The Gallery Gap launched in March in recognition of National Women’s History Month. Women artists are not the sole focus of this podcast, but they have certainly been the primary focus of this month’s episodes.

To wrap up Women's History Month, Claire and Melissa play a game called #5WomenArtists.

Courtesy of LA Louver Gallery, Venice.

What would you do with pieces of wood and rope, a pair of antlers, and tar? Artist Alison Saar transforms all of these, and much more, to create dynamic sculptures and installations that examine the positioning of women and African-Americans, both throughout history and in contemporary culture.

Courtesy of the Guerrilla Girls / guerrillagirls.com

This week, Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr pick up where they left off by talking about the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist artists.

Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr host "The Gallery Gap," a conversation on underrepresented populations of artists in galleries across the world.