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15: Three Ghosts (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.20)

10/1/2018
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Today, we look at a familiar ghost from three different angles; a poem, a play, and a song. You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.

Duration:00:28:09

14: The Master's Teacher (Yale University Art Gallery, 1871.45)

9/19/2018
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While Leonardo da Vinci was an apprentice in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, what exactly did Leonardo learn from Andrea? What did Andrea have to teach him? You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.

Duration:00:13:08

13: Dear Venus (Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2003.50)

9/8/2018
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With so many pieces of art that share the name Venus, what is it that makes a Venus a Venus? You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.

Duration:00:17:50

12: Mysterious Smile (Wadsworth Atheneum, 2012.13)

7/14/2018
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Amongst all the sitters in art history, the people who sit to have their portrait painted, only a few possess this remarkable skill: to cast the most beautifully perplexing smile, that, with a simple curve of the lips, writes novels of emotional expression. This is one such smile. You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.

Duration:00:27:11

11: The Obstacle Remover (Denver Art Museum, 1968.24)

7/2/2018
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This week, we take look and listens from many different angles at one of the most beloved gods in Hinduism, and we may even get to touch something. To see the art and read the transcript, head over to accession.fm.

Duration:00:19:54

10: Moon Museum (Moon Museum, 1969.1-6)

6/25/2018
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This is one small step for artist, one giant leap for artist kind. This question is: did it ever happen? Is there a secret museum on the moon? To see the art and read the transcript, visit accession.fm. Content Warning: One of the images in the moon museum may be perceived as sexual in nature, it is suggested, but no explicit reference of it is messaged. Parental digression is advised.

Duration:00:21:08

9: Changing Landscapes (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.97)

6/16/2018
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In this special episode of Accession for Kids, we take a look at a landscape painting of a place that may be familiar, even if it doesn't look the same today. For a map and worksheet, a full transcript and a version of the story without music, visit accession.fm.

Duration:00:09:53

8: The Master's Hands (Worcester Art Museum, 1940.29)

6/2/2018
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It's just the story of a young man, barely more than a boy, and a small piece of wood that he may or may not have painted. You can find the notes to the show, links to the art, and maybe a few other goodies on our website at accession.fm.

Duration:00:28:17

7: Lessons of Illusion (Worcester Art Museum, 1981.344)

5/25/2018
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In this week's episode, we dive into Gene Davis' Lemon Look to explore why we are fascinated by illusions, and what illusions can teach us about ourselves. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm.

Duration:00:14:15

6: The Brother's Game (Worcester Art Museum, 1947.25)

5/17/2018
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This week's episode is the famous story of the Messon Frogs, the brother’s who came to be known as the Tuxtla Two, and the act of courage that saved the game. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm.

Duration:00:19:10

5: Five Letters to the Golfe Juan (Worcester Art Museum, 1964.27)

5/9/2018
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Just the simple story of a person falling in love with a painting told over five letters. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm. Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - Tumblr

Duration:00:17:40

4: Over Your Head (Worcester Art Museum,1952.18)

5/1/2018
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This story isn't about a painting, or a sculpture, or a vase, or a váse, or a photograph. It's about... well, I'll let you listen for yourself. The transcription and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm. Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - Tumblr

Duration:00:14:14

3: Shipwrecks and Ruins (Worcester Art Museum, 1927.34)

4/23/2018
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This week, we talk about Hubert Robert's The Shipwreck, accession number 1927.34 at the Worcester Art Museum. It's such an incredible piece, you might think that the artist spent his entire life painting naval landscapes and shipwrecks. But he didn't. So why did he paint this one? The notes for the show can be found online at accession.fm. Follow the show @accessionfm Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr

Duration:00:19:25

2: Into the Pool (Worcester Art Museum, 2014.1151)

4/16/2018
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On this week's episode, I talk about Worcester Art Museum accession number 2014.1151, Carrie Moyer’s Rapa Nui Smashup. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @accessionfm. Our website is under development, but will be going live at accession.fm. Our show art was made by V Silverman. You can hire them to make art for you at their website. Our theme was recorded and engineered by Casey Dawson. You can hire him to make music for you at his website. The music in this episode is from the...

Duration:00:17:53

1: Nod and a Wink (Worcester Art Museum, 1937.91)

4/9/2018
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On this week's episode, I talk about Worcester Art Museum accession number 1937.91, Statuette of a Man, a Sumerian sculpture from about 3000-2500 B.C.E. and one of the oldest pieces in the WAM. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @accessionfm. Our website is under development, but will be going live at accession.fm. Our show art was made by V Silverman. You can hire them to make art for you at their website. Our theme was recorded and engineered by Casey Dawson. You can hire him to...

Duration:00:19:48

Welcome to Accession

4/4/2018
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Have you ever looked at art in a museum and felt lost and alone, but captured and curious? This is the show for you. Welcome to Accession. In this, the introduction to the show, I talk about the way art museums often make us feel, and why I think it's important to provide context to piece of art. For more information, you can visit us at www.accession.fm, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @accessionfm.

Duration:00:06:21