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  • See the art world through my eyes as an art dealer with thirty years in the business. Interviews of unique and interesting individuals that collect, deal and find art as compelling as I do. Learn the pitfalls of the art world and the interesting cast of characters that are a constant thread of entertaining commentary. Pull up a chair with me, Mark Sublette and the Art Dealer Diaries.
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Episodes
  • Bruce Hartman: Former Director, Nerman Museum of Art (Part 2): - Epi. 166, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Oct 20 2021

    I had Bruce Hartman on today, which was so much fun. He's a natural, gregarious, happy individual, and he's always been that way. I've known him for 20 plus years and any time I've ever seen him at a show (which is usually where I see him)  he's always laughing and giggling and just having a great time. You see, Bruce absolutely loves art and is a very knowledgeable former art professional having just retired after 30 years as Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    At first glance, you may get the impression that contemporary art was Bruce's main focus at the museum, but don't let that fool you. He knows an incredible amount on the subject of Native American art. His father and mother collected prehistoric and then historic Indian art, which got Bruce's artistic entanglement going very early in life, resulting in him becoming one of the foremost authorities on Native American paintings, from both historic to contemporary - as well as Zuni fetishes.

    It was a longer interview than normal, not because of any particular reason other than Bruce is such an interesting individual. I just couldn't stop listening and, you know, those are the best interviews as far as I'm concerned. As a result, this podcast will be split into two parts. This is part two of the Bruce Hartman podcast.

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    1 hr and 14 mins
  • Bruce Hartman: Former Director, Nerman Museum of Art (Part 1): - Epi. 165, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Oct 13 2021

    I had Bruce Hartman on today, which was so much fun. He's a natural, gregarious, happy individual, and he's always been that way. I've known him for 20 plus years and any time I've ever seen him at a show (which is usually where I see him)  he's always laughing and giggling and just having a great time. You see, Bruce absolutely loves art and is a very knowledgeable former art professional having just retired after 30 years as Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    At first glance, you may get the impression that contemporary art was Bruce's main focus at the museum, but don't let that fool you. He knows an incredible amount on the subject of Native American art. His father and mother collected prehistoric and then historic Indian art, which got Bruce's artistic entanglement going very early in life, resulting in him becoming one of the foremost authorities on Native American paintings, from both historic to contemporary - as well as Zuni fetishes.

    It was a long interview than normal, not because of any particular reason other than Bruce is such an interesting individual. I just couldn't stop listening and, you know, those are the best interviews as far as I'm concerned. As a result, this podcast will be split into two parts. This is part one of the Bruce Hartman podcast.

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    1 hr and 1 min
  • James Burns: Executive Director, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West - Epi. 164, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

    Sep 29 2021

    I had Museum Director James Burns on today. James is an interesting guy because he's done so many things. He is a curator, a director, an individual who has always loved history and art. It's a fun ride because we get to see what it takes to get in that world, to be in the world of being an executive director for a museum.

    You can tell from his story that it's not easy. He's gone through many different ideations and iterations of who he is and what he is to finally get to the pinnacle of his career. It's a wonderful thing to do, to be able to actually find your way in life, to do what you want to do. 

    He's going to be the new director of Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, taking over for Mike Fox on October 16th. It's a big job. There's a lot to do and there are a lot of moving parts.  We got to talk quite a bit about his new position as well as the opening that they'll be having on October 16th.

    I've known James for 20 years, as he pointed out during the interview, and have followed his career closely. As a fan of what he's done for the museums that have had the privilege of having him on staff, I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, he is going to do great things for Scottsdales' premier art museum.

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    1 hr and 3 mins

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