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Title Release Date Artist(s)
Nathan Oliveira on the development of his style

Nathan Oliveira recounts his impressions of Abstract Expressionism as a young art student, and discusses the development of his own artistic style.

December 1999
Nathan Oliveira on art and reality

Nathan Oliveira discusses the representation of reality in works by various artists.

December 1999
Nathan Oliveira discusses his early career

Nathan Oliveira discusses the difficulties and frustrations of his early career, recounting his struggle with blocked creativity and the pressures created by success.

December 1999
Nathan Oliveira discusses his work

Nathan Oliveira discusses the creation of his paintings and considers the intentions behind them.

December 1999
Sol LeWitt's legacy

Art historian Ann Gibson discusses Sol LeWitt's influence on conceptual and postmodern art. 

December 1999
Robert Rauschenberg on Automobile Tire Print

Artist Robert Rauschenberg describes the process of creating Automobile Tire Print (1953) with John Cage.

December 1998
Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning Drawing

Artist Robert Rauschenberg describes the process of creating his Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953).

December 1998
Robert Rauschenberg on collaboration

Artist Robert Rauschenberg discusses the role of collaboration in his artistic process.

December 1998
Robert Rauschenberg discusses his work

Artist Robert Rauschenberg discusses the personal meaning of his work.

December 1998
Robert Rauschenberg in Pelican

Archival footage of Robert Rauschenberg in a performance of Pelican (1963).

December 1998
Bill Viola at SFMOMA

A time-lapse video documenting the installation of Bill Viola, on view at SFMOMA June 25 – September 12, 1999.

December 1997
Bill Viola's The Crossing

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bill Viola's The Crossing [Water] (1996).

December 1997
The Making of Bill Viola's The Crossing

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Bill Viola's The Crossing [Fire] (1996).

December 1997
Bill Viola's The Greeting

Bill Viola discusses the process of creating The Greeting (1995).

December 1997
Bill Viola discusses his cameras

Bill Viola discusses the specialized cameras he uses to create his video works.

December 1997
Bill Viola on He Weeps For You: part one

Bill Viola discusses He Weeps For You (1976), one of his earliest video installations.

December 1997
Bill Viola on He Weeps For You: part two

Bill Viola discusses He Weeps For You (1976), one of his earliest video installations.

December 1997
Bill Viola on He Weeps For You: part three

Bill Viola discusses He Weeps For You (1976), one of his earliest video installations.

December 1997
Richard Diebenkorn at Crown Point Press

Richard Diebenkorn working at Crown Point Press in San Francisco.

December 1997
Bill Viola's The Passage

An up-close look at Bill Viola's The Passage (1997).

December 1997
Footage from Bill Viola's The Crossing

Footage from Bill Viola's video installation The Crossing (1996).

December 1997
Dorothea Lange on White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco

Dorothea Lange discusses her photograph White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco (1932).

December 1994
Betye Saar on the black experience in America

Artist Betye Saar discusses the experience of being black in America and considers the ways that her heritage influences her work.

December 1994
Betye Saar on inherited traditions

Artist Betye Saar discusses inherited traditions and the importance of taking personal control of one's destiny.

December 1994
Betye Saar on her artistic process

Artist Betye Saar demonstrates and explains her organic process of art making.

December 1994
Betye Saar on Realm of the Inner Landscape

Artist Betye Saar discusses her work Realm of the Inner Landscape (1991).

December 1994
Betye Saar on In My Solitude

Artist Betye Saar discusses her work In My Solitude (1983).

December 1994
Betye Saar on Unearthing the Future

Artist Betye Saar discusses her work Unearthing the Future (1991).

December 1994
Dorothea Lange on vision and the camera

Dorothea Lange discusses the way the camera teaches people to see.

December 1994
Dorothea Lange on snapshots

Dorothea Lange discusses the snapshot as a photographic form.

December 1994