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

#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.

#15: Looting & The British Museum

June 16th, 2020 · 41 minutes

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.

#14: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

June 2nd, 2020 · 33 minutes

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.

#13: Banksy

May 19th, 2020 · 45 minutes

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.

#12: You Are An Artist (with Sarah Urist Green)

May 5th, 2020 · 44 minutes

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.

#11: Squares. Thoughts?

April 21st, 2020 · 29 minutes

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.

#10: Google Arts & Culture

April 7th, 2020 · 23 minutes

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.

#9: Ai WeiWei

March 24th, 2020 · 42 minutes

Betty and Quinn discuss the complicated life and work of the legendary contemporary Chinese artist Ai WeiWei.