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SUMA Observations & Conversations

SUMA Observations & Conversations

By Southern Utah Museum of Art
Southern Utah Museum of Art invites you to learn more about our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions through interviews with artists, curators, and staff.
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This Earth Audio Guide: Spanish
Hear about This Earth: Notes and Observations by Montello Foundation Artists in this audio guide offered in Spanish. 
06:00
October 13, 2021
This Earth Audio Guide: English
Hear about This Earth: Notes and Observations by Montello Foundation Artists in this audio guide. 
05:42
October 13, 2021
Stewart Seidman's Places
Southern Utah Museum of Art Director/Curator Jessica Kinsey sits down with artist Stewart Seidman to talk about his paintings based on places. In this episode, the pair talk about places Stewart has lived like New York City and Utah and places he's visited like Sicily, Italy and Holland.  Observations: People and Stories Visualized by Stewart Seidman is on exhibition at SUMA from May 8 through July 10, 2021. 
19:40
May 31, 2021
Stewart Seidman Talks Politics
Southern Utah Museum of Art Director/Curator Jessica Kinsey sits down with artist Stewart Seidman to talk about his political paintings. In this episode, the pair don't shy away from talking about Black Lives Matter, gun control, former President Trump, and political divisiveness. The thoughtful conversation challenges listeners and museum visitors to stop and listen to new perspectives with the goal of understanding.  Observations: People and Stories Visualized by Stewart Seidman is on exhibition at SUMA from May 8 through July 10, 2021. 
34:10
May 24, 2021
Stewart Seidman's Cultural Icons
Southern Utah Museum of Art Director/Curator Jessica Kinsey sits down with artist Stewart Seidman to talk about his cultural icons series of paintings. In this episode, the pair talk about how Stewart's cultural icons spark conversations, how he met Andy Warhol, who is absent from the table in his piece "A Very Special Thanksgiving," and about a work in progress featuring the Pope and the Ayatollah.  Observations: People and Stories Visualized by Stewart Seidman is on exhibition at SUMA from May 8 through July 10, 2021. 
41:03
May 17, 2021
Stewart Seidman's FedEx Series
Southern Utah Museum of Art Director/Curator Jessica Kinsey sits down with artist Stewart Seidman. In this episode, the pair talk about how FedEx envelopes became artist palettes that later became his signature surface for new works.  Observations: People and Stories Visualized by Stewart Seidman is on exhibition at SUMA from May 8 through July 10, 2021. 
27:05
May 10, 2021
About Stewart Seidman
Southern Utah Museum of Art Director/Curator Jessica Kinsey sits down with artist Stewart Seidman. In this episode, the pair talk about his upbringing, his career in advertising, and other pivotal moments that led him to his retirement in St. George, Utah.  Observations: People and Stories Visualized by Stewart Seidman is on exhibition at SUMA from May 8 through July 10, 2021. 
58:09
April 29, 2021