Lisa Çakmak is the associate curator of ancient art. She joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2010 as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for ancient art and previously was the Niarchos Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Çakmak has an undergraduate degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University, a master of arts and doctorate in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan, and a master of business administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Guest Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal, Director of Graduate Studies, MFA Program in Dance at Washington University stops by to discuss the upcoming MFA student dance concert: Common Ground.
Guest Mike Isaacson, Artistic Director & Executive Producer at the Muny, stops by to share the history of The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre and lets us know what to look forward to as they begin their 100th season.
Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic Executive Director of Circus Harmony, talks about their collaboration with Circus Flora and shares details on their mission of teaching the circus arts to kids both here and abroad.
Guest Paul Steinmann, Author, discusses the rich history behind his newly released book Will.
Guest Scott Miller, Artistic Director of the New Line Theatre, talks about the founding of the company as well as their work with local talent to keep musical theater edgy.
Guest Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator of the Contemporary Art St. Louis, discusses her role in the museum and the importance of outreach in the arts world.
Guest Chris Hansen, Executive Director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, details the many different organizations that the foundation supports and their contributions to the vibrant St. Louis art scene.
Guest Susan Sherman, Chair of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, stops by to discuss the work their organization has undertaken to revive the local garment district and encourage fashion designers to relocate to the area.
Guest Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, stops by to share a bit of history about the organization and outline some of her plans to bring exciting contemporary art to the city.
Nancy Kranzberg talks with Frances Levine, President of The Missouri Historical Society, about various projects, museums and exhibitions.
Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator of the World Chess Hall of Fame, talks with Nancy Kranzberg about the History, mission and exhibitions of the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Guest Steve Woolf, the Augustin Family Artistic Director of the Repertory Theatre St. Louis stops by to share details about upcoming performances at the theatre and offer insights into the growth of the local theatre community.
Guests Malik & DeBorah Ahmed, CEO & Executive Director of Better Family Life, stop in to share the details of their organization's efforts to stabilize and revitalize a large section of Page Blvd. They also discuss the group's headquarters which features the Art & Empowerment Mural.
Guest Andrea Urice, Teaching Professor of Drama at Washington University, shares details of the university's drama program and highlights upcoming shows at the Edison Theatre.
Guest Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance, stops by to share details of the organization's mission and upcoming exhibitions.
Guest Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director & Curator, The Sheldon Art Galleries, shares the details of current and upcoming exhibits.
Guest Sean Robertson, Theater Manager for the City of Florissant, stops by to talk upcoming shows at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre and share details about the work being done to keep the arts alive in North County.
Guests Jade Powers, Romare Bearden Fellow, and Renee Franklin, Director of Audience Development at St. Louis Art Museum, discuss the details of what the fellowship entails for the recipient. They also explain the great amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure everyone who visits the museum has a positive experience.
Guest Cliff Froehlich from Cinema St. Louis shares details of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and other events put on by the organization such as the local edition of the 48 Hour Film Festival.
Guest Jan Albus, CEO of Variety, discusses the upcoming production of the Wizard of Oz by the Variety Children's Theater as well as detailing the work their organization does to help disabled children.
Guest Chandler Branch, Executive Director of Art Saint Louis, shares a bit about the history of the group, how they help artists currently, and what they're doing to take art into the future.