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.
Powerful art museums are full of art and artifacts stolen from all over the world. Betty and Quinn examine some of the most famous stolen pieces of art that reside in the British Museum, looking at how they were looted and why the British Museum continues to hold them despite calls for repatriation.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were an iconic, revolutionary, and troubled couple. Quinn and Betty dig into their history as a couple, Kahlo's visceral art depicting her experience, and their ongoing legacy.
Betty and Quinn discuss the famously anonymous graffiti artist Banksy. Is he overrated? Hypocritical? Brilliantly subversive? They puzzle out their thoughts on his complicated public image by examining several prominent events, including Dismaland and the 2018 shredding of one of his paintings.
Quinn and Betty talk to The Art Assignment's Sarah Urist Green about about her new book, "You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation." Along the way they discuss about why art history matters, translating contemporary artwork into accessible assignments, and how to get people out of their own heads and into the creative process.
Why do we like abstract squares so much? Betty and Quinn attempt to answer that question by examining color field painting and examples of rectangles throughout modern art history.
Quinn and Betty virtually visit the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and explore the art exhibit features of Google Arts & Culture.
Betty and Quinn discuss the complicated life and work of the legendary contemporary Chinese artist Ai WeiWei.
What makes a video game artistic? Quinn and Betty talk about the history of the video game vs. art debate and their favorite artistic games.
Betty and Quinn take a break from philosophical questions and tell you all about their favorite art museums. Quinn talks a lot about things that aren't actually art museums, Betty talks a lot about buildings, both have tips on how to visit museums for free.