Videos and Digital Media

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Colorful sculpture with found objects like chairs and boat parts.Meet the Artist: Robert Hudson

Sculptor Robert Hudson considers his collection of old objects, rusted cans and broken glass culled from junkyards and garage sales “almost like paint.” Step inside his studio with this video from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.




See the museum as you’ve never seen it before in this short film that swoops over the UC Davis campus, exploring the relationship between nature and architecture.

Lisbon's MAAT museum premieres documentary about SO-IL's temporary work with VDF

SO – IL founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu discuss how temporary projects inform permanent structures (including the museum) in this new documentary. Read the full article...

Entry plaza of the museum with window on the right showing a sculpture inside.The SO-IL and BCJ–designed Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis transforms light and shadow

Delve into the many ways the museum’s design seamlessly connects the exterior and interior, from the Events Plaza to the flexible gallery spaces, in this commentary from The Architect’s Newspaper.



Conceptual artist Stephen Kaltenbach reflects on time, permanence and the premature closure of The Beginning and The End at the Manetti Shrem Museum in this recent video interview.

White numbers in a single line on a black background.Heartbeat

Experience Stephen Kaltenbach’s digital work Heartbeat (2001), from the exhibition The Beginning and The End, as it counts down the number of seconds left in the artist’s life if he were to live as long as his mother.



How Artist Leonardo Drew Lives and Works Beautifully in his Brooklyn Home | Interior Lives

Go inside the unique live/work space of artist and recent Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecturer Leonardo Drew in this “Interior Lives” video from New York Magazine.

Rainbow showing in mist.

Olafur Eliasson: Everyone sees a different rainbow

Even if we walk the same path, what we see can be completely unique. Artist Olafur Eliasson illuminates why everyone sees a different rainbow in this SFMOMA video about his 2007 work, “Beauty.”


Woman painting a canvas in art studio.

‘These Simple Ideas Become Obsessions’: Mary Heilmann Talks Catholicism, ’60s Counterculture, and Her West Coast Roots

Artist Mary Heilmann traces her practice through different mediums, perspectives and ideas in this Art21 video.
Her exhibition Squaring Davis will open at the Manetti Shrem Museum this year.

The Case for Conceptual Art

Everything you wanted to know about Conceptual art but were afraid to ask is explained in this PBS Digital Studios video.