Museum Confidential: The Podcast

Oct 4, 2017

 Museum Confidential: The Podcast
A Twice-Monthly Podcast 

Think of a museum. Any museum. Which art works get to be displayed, and which don't, and why? Where do they keep all the unshown (or unshowable) pieces? And why do they keep them at all? And just how does one pack/ship/transport a priceless painting or sculpture? Museum Confidential is a new and unprecedented exhibition at Philbrook Museum of Art that explores such questions. The show opens on October 13th, which is also when Museum Confidential: The Podcast will arrive. It's a collaboration (to be posted twice monthly) between Jeff Martin of Philbrook and Scott Gregory of Public Radio Tulsa -- and it'll cover the same fertile ground as the exhibit in, what really goes on "behind the scenes" at a museum? (Note that this podcast will be accessible at both the Philbrook website and


Part 1: Big Boss Man

Part 2: The Price of Fine Art 

Part 3: Ask the Experts

Part 4: The Art of the Playlist

Part 5: Drawing Conclusions

Part 6: Everybody's a Critic

Part 7: The Forgotten Man  

Part 8: Poetic License: Inside MoMA 

  Part 9: Best of the West

Part 10: The Thing Called Love

  Part 11:The Right to Fail: Getting to Know The Museum of Bad Art

Part 12: In The Beginning...  

Part 13: Experimental Philosopher

Part 14: Art Church: The Rothko Chapel

Part 15: Museum Mail Bag

Part 2.1: The Bob Dylan Un-Museum

Part 2.2: This Old House (Museum)  

  Part 2.3: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

Part 2.4: Two Scoops: The Museum of Ice Cream and The New York Times

  Part 2.5: The Afterlife of Edward Gorey

Part 2.6: John Waters on "Indecent Exposure"

  Part 2.7: The World-Famous Crochet Museum

Part 2.8: "Ninth Street Women"

  Part 2.9:The Grand Vienna Museum: On Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

Part 2.10: The Underground Museum

Part 2.11: The Savior  

  Part 2.12: Paintings for the Future

 Part 2.13: Glenstone: A Labor of Love

Part 2.14: Ask the Experts 2.0

Part 2.15: Museum Storage Wars

Part 2.16: Confronting An Ugly Past

Part 2.17: What is a Curator?

Part 2.18: Every Picture Tells a Story

Part 2.19: Live from New Orleads: Don Wildman 

  A Museum Confidential Summer Special: Jason Lee

  Part 3.1: Getting "High" with Killer Mike

  Part 3.2: Go Forward, Move Ahead

Part 3.3: Dr. Seuss: Lost and Found

Part 3.4: Springsteen’s Stuff

Part 3.5: Building Stories  

  Part 3.6: Edward Hopper Was Here

Part 3.7: All About That ($14.5 Million) Vase

  Part 3.8: Frank Loyd Wright Revisited

Part 3.9: Colleen Dilenschneider  


  Episode 3.10: Museums Get Organized

Part 3.11: Year of the Woman

Part 3.12: Metropolitan Stories

  Part 3.13: The Scientific Method

Part 4.1: Introduction to the Greenwood Art Project  

Part 4.2: The Godfather of Cool

For additional and current episodes, visit HERE.