Quinn and Betty are two non-professional art enthusiasts who love art and want to learn more about it. They take turns researching interesting parts of art history and culture, and sharing those stories with each other.

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#51: Concert Posters

January 11th, 2022 · 41 minutes

For our first episode of 2022, Betty is walking Quinn through a brief history of concert posters: the good, the bad, and the psychedelic.

#50: Art Musicals

December 14th, 2021 · 30 minutes

In blatant exploitation of the responsibility of hosting our 50th episode, Quinn walks Betty through musicals about famous visual artists.

#49: The Florida Highwaymen

November 30th, 2021 · 34 minutes

Betty tells Quinn all about the Florida Highwaymen, a group of African American landscape artists who sold paintings door-to-door and out of the trunks of their cars starting in the 1950s.

#48: Take the Money and Run

November 16th, 2021 · 33 minutes

In October, the internet came together to laugh about an absurd-sounding art story: a Danish artist had pocketed $84,000 given to him by a museum and returned blank canvasses titled "Take the Money and Run." Today we discuss the Kunsten Museum, Jens Haaning, and what he's trying to do with this art piece.

#47: Hindu Art

November 2nd, 2021 · 34 minutes

We finish up our religious art mini-series with a look at the temples and sculptures of Hindu art!

#46: Jewish Art

October 19th, 2021 · 32 minutes

In part three of our religious art mini-series, Quinn and Betty talk about the hamsa, Hiddur Mitzvah, and the paintings of Marc Chagall.

#45: Christian Art

October 5th, 2021 · 42 minutes

Betty and Quinn look at the art of the biggest religion in the world, Christianity. They cover pieces from catacomb paintings in the fourth century, to the iconic art of Michelangelo, to the surrealist interpretations of Salvador Dalí.

#44: Islamic Art

September 21st, 2021 · 32 minutes

Quinn and Betty kick off a four-part mini-series on major religious art traditions with a peek into the history of Islamic art.

#43: International Klein Blue

September 7th, 2021 · 32 minutes

What do the Virgin Mary and the Blue Man Group have in common? Their association with ultramarine blue and its high tech sibling, International Klein Blue.

#42: The Monuments Men

August 24th, 2021 · 40 minutes

During World War II, hundreds of art experts and historians pushed for some protection and rescue of millions of art pieces and artifacts. In response, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program was created. This week Quinn breaks down some of the most interesting stories and people from the book "The Monuments Men:
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieve…