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

#68: AI Art, Revisited

January 12th, 2023 · 32 minutes

We are concerned.

(Part 1 of 2)

#67: This Painting is Upside Down

December 1st, 2022 · 31 minutes

An art historian recently discovered that a Mondrian painting has been hung upside down for decades. How does something like that happen, and what made them realize the mistake? Plus: Quinn tries to guess which way abstract paintings are supposed to be oriented.

#66: Warhol, Prince, and the Supreme Court

November 18th, 2022 · 35 minutes

After Lynn Goldsmith took photos of Prince in 1981, she gave Andy Warhol permission to make a silkscreen illustration. However, she had no idea that he made a series of illustrations, some of which have been licensed for thousands of dollars. Now she has a case in front of the Supreme Court that may shape the future of copyright.

#65: Presidential Portraits

November 3rd, 2022 · 41 minutes

Presidential portraits! Why are so many so boring and a few actually quite interesting? How does Pikachu fit in to this? Let's find out.

#64: TikTok's Favorite Paintings

September 30th, 2022 · 38 minutes

Well, there was a fun TikTok trend about everyone's favorite art pieces, but then the sound got taken down and all the videos are unavailable now, so you're going to have to take our word for it. I mean it's fine, we describe the videos and we link to all the art, but still. Rude.

#63: JMW Turner

September 14th, 2022 · 46 minutes

Betty and Quinn return after a brief hiatus to discuss the life and work of JMW Turner... the father of Modernism?

#62: Keith Haring

June 21st, 2022 · 38 minutes

Quinn walks Betty through the life, work, and hot takes of the iconic painter Keith Haring.

#61: The Milk of Dreams

June 7th, 2022 · 37 minutes

Betty walks Quinn through select pavilions and artworks at the 2022 Venice Biennale. This art show has everything: sculptures, paintings, deeply moving artist statements, a paper maze, dreams made out of milk(?)

#60: The Venice Biennale

May 24th, 2022 · 49 minutes

A brief overview of Venice's biannual international art exhibition, but primarily the most scandalous controversies in its 127 year history.

#59: Augusta Savage

May 10th, 2022 · 32 minutes

Augusta Savage was a sculptor, teacher, and part of the Harlem Renaissance. While she was relatively unknown when she passed away, today she's been rediscovered and recognized for her work and for her mentorship to the next generation of artists.