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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#57: This Is A Robbery

April 12th, 2022 · 41 minutes

We discuss the Netflix mini-series This Is A Robbery, a documentary about the theft of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. Featured topics include mobsters, Rembrandt's only seascape, and how easy it was to commit crimes in 1990.

#56: Museum Mishaps

March 22nd, 2022 · 27 minutes

After the recent vandalism Anna Leporskaya’s Three Figures, we decided to take a look at some other remarkable (and hilarious) museum incidents.

#55: Terracotta Army

March 8th, 2022 · 34 minutes

Thousands of years ago, the first emperor of China dictated the construction of thousands of life-sized terracotta soldiers in a hidden mausoleum. Fifty years ago, we found them.

#54: Saturn Devouring His Son

February 22nd, 2022 · 32 minutes

Saturn Devouring His Son is a dark, disturbing painting made by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya, depicting horrific violence, never intended for the public eye. And it's a really funny meme.

#53: Methods for Viewing Art

February 8th, 2022 · 38 minutes

Betty uses her nearly 10 years of gallery guide experience to teach Quinn strategies for how to engage with art without any contextual information; Quinn interprets some paintings through her experience of of horror movies, Americana, and delicious picnic food.

#52: Sarah Hatton

January 25th, 2022 · 28 minutes

This episode we're talking about the contemporary artist Sarah Hatton. Her work focuses on reclaiming materials, the natural world, and investigating questions about human nature. Also, she's Canadian, so Betty's having a great week.

#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.