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Barbara Bloom

Barbara Bloom's reimaginings of others' personal moments (Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre sharing keys from their separate apartments; a video showing Marilyn Monroe reading a book) have provided the starting points for some of the most beautiful, haunting and intellectually probing installations in contemporary art. Since the 1980's Bloom has created meticulously crafted interiors that tell of our need to possess objects even while our memories are causing these objects to blur and disappear. Bloom speaks with host Michael Rush about her love of music, theater, books, Vermeer and Godard (33 minutes).


Rush Interactive


Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.