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.



Latest Episodes

#81: Unfinished Work

November 9th, 2023 · 40 minutes

What does it mean to not finish a work of art? What does it mean to have the choice to finish it taken away from you?

#80: Science & Art (are not so different)

October 19th, 2023 · 41 minutes

Let's explore the connection between science and art! Artists who became scientists, scientists who became artists, and art that investigates that line.

#79: Indianapolis Museum of Art

September 28th, 2023 · 32 minutes

Years after a controversial job posting sought to preserve the Indianapolis Museum of Art's "core, white" audience, the museum has finally hired a new director. Quinn and Betty discuss saying the quiet part loud and making change in museums.

#78: 2023 Biennale Architecttura

September 14th, 2023 · 51 minutes

Part 2 of our Venice Biennale Architecture series! We look at this year's entries, featuring stunning art, works pushing the boundaries of what architecture is, and a Facebook rant.

#77: Biennale Architecttura History

August 31st, 2023 · 48 minutes

Pictorial returns from summer break with an overview of the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice and some favorite exhibits from over the years.

#76: Deaccessioning

June 2nd, 2023 · 32 minutes

Quinn and Betty examine deaccessioning (specifically in the context of museums selling art) and then get distracted by how hard getting rid of anything is.

#75: Liz Diller

May 12th, 2023 · 44 minutes

For Pictorial's diamond jubilee, we talk about the wide-ranging portfolio of architect and designer Liz Diller.

#74: Ruth Adler Schnee

April 28th, 2023 · 27 minutes

The fascinating biography and beautiful textiles of mid-century icon Ruth Adler Schnee.

#73: Art Authentication

April 13th, 2023 · 38 minutes

Betty explains how to prove a painting was created by Rubens (and how to prove a painting was not created by Peter Doig).

#72: Zines

March 23rd, 2023 · 30 minutes

Let's talk about zines! What are they? Where did they come from? Where did they go? How hard is it to make your own? (this is foreshadowing)