Quinn and Betty are two non-professional art enthusiasts who love art and want to share it with you. They get together to discuss interesting aspects of art history and culture, spanning anything and everything that can be remotely considered as art.



Latest Episodes

#22: Mail Art

September 22nd, 2020 · 26 minutes

Quinn loves to talk about art that can be sent through the mail, and Betty has seen an exhibit about this at the Art Gallery of Ontario, so this just might be the quintessential Pictorial topic. We also look at some major markers in the history of mail as an art movement.

#21: Museum Architecture

September 8th, 2020 · 37 minutes

Betty and Quinn talk about the goals of museum architecture and share their favorite examples of creative buildings.

#20: Returning to Art Museums

August 25th, 2020 · 34 minutes

What do art museums look like during COVID-19? Quinn and Betty discuss their recent visits to art museums in their respective cities, the new safety measures in place, and some general tips on how to engage with art.

#19: Chaédria LaBouvier & the Guggenheim

August 11th, 2020 · 29 minutes

In the conclusion to a two-part series, Betty and Quinn look into the curator Chaédria LaBouvier and the racism she experienced at the Guggenheim.

#18: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Defacement

July 28th, 2020 · 27 minutes

In 2019, Chaédria LaBouvier curated the exhibit "Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story" at the Guggenheim, centered around Basquiat's response to the 1983 murder of Michael Stewart. In part one of a two-part series, Quinn and Betty focus on Basquiat's work and how his art was presented in the exhibit.

#17: William Kurelek

July 14th, 2020 · 41 minutes

Betty and Quinn dive into the Canadian art icon William Kurelek: his upbringing in a Ukrainian immigrant family, the mental illness that affected his life and art, and why he represents a part of Canada.

#16: Animal Crossing (with T.H. Ponders)

June 30th, 2020 · 40 minutes

Ponders from the Accession podcast joins Quinn and Betty to talk all things art and design in Animal Crossing: Redd, the museum, custom clothes, and why we love this pastel world so much. Quinn shares some design short-cuts, Ponders explains the hopeful metaphor they've found in the game, and Betty is thoroughly convinced she needs to buy a Switch.

#15: Looting & The British Museum

June 16th, 2020 · 41 minutes

Powerful art museums are full of art and artifacts stolen from all over the world. Betty and Quinn examine some of the most famous stolen pieces of art that reside in the British Museum, looking at how they were looted and why the British Museum continues to hold them despite calls for repatriation.

#14: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

June 2nd, 2020 · 33 minutes

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were an iconic, revolutionary, and troubled couple. Quinn and Betty dig into their history as a couple, Kahlo's visceral art depicting her experience, and their ongoing legacy.

#13: Banksy

May 19th, 2020 · 45 minutes

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.