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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#25: Campaign Posters

November 3rd, 2020 · 25 minutes

After briefly acknowledging the 2020 election, we talk about some fascinating campaign posters throughout American history and explore the development of the iconic Obama "Hope" poster.

#24: Indigenous Artists (Part 2)

October 20th, 2020 · 37 minutes

As a follow-up to our last episode, we talk about some contemporary Indigenous artists, including Carl Beam and Dyani White Hawk.

#23: Indigenous Artists (Part 1)

October 6th, 2020 · 41 minutes

We dive into a (very) brief history of Indigenous people in the United States and Canada in order to place contemporary Indigenous artists in context.

#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.