[Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, reel 63; Gallery Interviews]

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A Kartemquin Films crew gathers B-roll footage and interviews a Staff member at the Spertus Museum of Judaica for their 1994 documentary, "Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries."

0:07Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Gerda Meyer-Bernstein’s piece, The Phoenix.

4:08Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Kerry James Marshall’s photography piece.

5:42Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Gerda Meyer-Bernstein’s piece, The Phoenix.

9:33Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Joel Feldman’s piece, City Politics.

14:05Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Fan Warren’s piece.

16:15Copy video clip URL A member of the Spertus staff talks about his experience with the show and his observations of the public’s response. He is very “diplomatic” with his answers, hoping to “not step on any toes,” but he does reveal that Fan Warren’s piece is, in a way, his personal favorite. “Even Michelangelo loses his flair if you spend that much time around him… For me, because I spend so much time back here, I like [Warren’s piece] because the explanation is very short… it gives me something to think about,” he carefully explains.

20:19Copy video clip URL The staff member goes on to give his personal interpretation of Warren’s piece.

22:45Copy video clip URL The staff member reveals his observations on the demographics of the Bridges and Boundaries patrons, saying that while the audience is more diverse than in previous shows, “I hesitate because I’m not sure if it’s as many as I might like, but I’ve seen [people of color]. To what proportion is another question.”

25:45Copy video clip URL The staff member talks about his experiences with the show’s artists, referencing their allegiance to the project as a whole and not only their devotion to their own work.

27:37Copy video clip URL B-roll footage of Warren’s piece, Made in America.

 

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