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

#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.

#58: Cave Paintings & Handprints

April 26th, 2022 · 32 minutes

What is the earliest art made by humans? Depends on what you mean by "earliest," "art," and "humans."

#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.