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

#42: The Monuments Men

August 24th, 2021 · 40 minutes

During World War II, hundreds of art experts and historians pushed for some protection and rescue of millions of art pieces and artifacts. In response, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program was created. This week Quinn breaks down some of the most interesting stories and people from the book "The Monuments Men:
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieve…

#41: Theosophy & Abstract Art

June 29th, 2021 · 22 minutes

What's the relationship between a 19th century occult movement and the development of abstract art? A lot more than you might think!

#40: Cyberfeminism 2: Electric Boogaloo

June 15th, 2021 · 29 minutes

Quinn and Betty return to Cyberfeminism by examining the experimental art pieces ALL NEW GEN, Cyberflesh Girlmonster, and Brandon.

#39: Cyberfeminism

June 1st, 2021 · 30 minutes

In our first episode about Cyberfeminism, Quinn walks Betty through the history and principles behind this 90s art movement. Betty reveals her cyborg dreams.

#38: Lowbrow & Pop Surrealism

May 18th, 2021 · 27 minutes

Betty shares the style and history of lowbrow art, otherwise known as pop surrealism. They examine a unique version of Katy Perry, and Quinn has a cynical take on the underground-to-art-museum cycle.

#37: Enwonwu's Tutu

May 4th, 2021 · 31 minutes

How does a priceless piece of Nigerian art disappear, only to be found decades later in a London apartment? Honestly, we're still not quite sure, but Ben Enwonwu and his masterpiece portrait Tutu are fun to talk about anyway.

#36: Song Dong

April 20th, 2021 · 34 minutes

After bringing up his work in a few previous episodes, we finally dive into the Chinese contemporary artist Song Dong. Betty walks Quinn through several of his major pieces, including Waste Not and Communal Courtyard.

#35: Playbill Design Throughout History

April 6th, 2021 · 38 minutes

This week we're diving into the history of Playbill design, with diversions along the way into Pantone codes, gradients, and minimalist graphic design.

#34: No But Really, What Are NFTs?

March 23rd, 2021 · 52 minutes

Not only does Quinn have no idea what NFTs are, she doesn't understand blockchain or cryptocurrency... at all. Today Betty's giving them a crash course on what Non-Fungible Tokens are, and what they have to do with someone setting a Banksy painting on fire and then selling it for $380,000.

#33: Internet Art of the 1990s

March 9th, 2021 · 30 minutes

Quinn found a book about internet art published in 2004, and she's really excited about it. Today we're talking about what defined the early net.art movement, and artists like jodi.org and Olia Lialina who pushed the boundaries of what online art could be in 1995.