Apr 15, 2019
American landscape paintings from the mid-19th century might not appear terribly complex or interesting. Oh but they are! Join our hosts as they discuss the racism, religiosity and rampant nationalism subtly encoded in these works.
Apr 8, 2019
With his ballerina paintings hanging in every museum across the world, there's no denying French Impressionist Edgar Degas was dope. He was also difficult, disruptive, questionably intolerant and a creative visionary. Join our hosts as they explore the various shades of Degas' work and his personality.
Apr 1, 2019
Kara Walker is one of the most celebrated and controversial contemporary artists around. Her work is both evocative, but also provocative, exploring intersectional themes of history, race, gender and power. Join our hosts as they unpack her silhouetted installations and explore the effect of their inflammatory content.
Mar 25, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright, the brilliant American architect, irrevocably changed the way homes are lived in and designed. He was also quite the eccentric. Join our hosts as they discuss his incredible contributions to the field of architecture but also his personal irreverence for rules.
Mar 18, 2019
During the 1930s, U.S. photography was profoundly determined by responses to the Great Depression. Photographers, including Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, were commissioned by the government to document Dust Bowl America--at times the landscape but mainly the people living there. But with commissions come agendas....