Betty and Quinn discuss the famously anonymous graffiti artist Banksy. Is he overrated? Hypocritical? Brilliantly subversive? They puzzle out their thoughts on his complicated public image by examining several prominent events, including Dismaland and the 2018 shredding of one of his paintings.
Quinn and Betty talk to The Art Assignment's Sarah Urist Green about about her new book, "You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation." Along the way they discuss about why art history matters, translating contemporary artwork into accessible assignments, and how to get people out of their own heads and into the creative process.
Why do we like abstract squares so much? Betty and Quinn attempt to answer that question by examining color field painting and examples of rectangles throughout modern art history.
Quinn and Betty virtually visit the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and explore the art exhibit features of Google Arts & Culture.
Betty and Quinn discuss the complicated life and work of the legendary contemporary Chinese artist Ai WeiWei.
Please note: this episode was recorded almost two months ago, and does not address the current global crisis.
What makes a video game artistic? Quinn and Betty talk about the history of the video game vs. art debate and their favorite artistic games.
Betty and Quinn take a break from philosophical questions and tell you all about their favorite art museums. Quinn talks a lot about things that aren't actually art museums, Betty talks a lot about buildings, both have tips on how to visit museums for free.
Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz are two of the most successful artists in United States history. Their relationship influenced not only their own work, but the American artistic community, for decades. Quinn and Betty talk about why they love O'Keeffe, the complicated dynamic between the two artists, and how their different lifestyles led to…
When the age of art is linked to its value, the lines between art and history museums get blurred. Betty and Quinn discuss what the formal differences between art and history museums are, why objects are placed in one or another, and how cultural origin might affect those decisions.
Betty and Quinn focus in on the Ukrainian-French artist Sonia Delaunay, co-founder of the Orphism movement and brilliantly stylish designer.