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Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.

Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.
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Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.

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Bonus: Launch

1/23/2018
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ArtCurious has an exciting bonus for you today, courtesy of our friends at Wondery. Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to take that from dream to reality? In this special preview we hear as John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) takes his dream and turns it into a reality Will it be a successful? Subscribe to Launch today: www.wondery.fm/launch

Duration:00:14:55


Episode #31: Season Finale, Art and WWII- The Long Shadow (Season 2, Episode 11)

12/25/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Barnes and Noble: purchase via the banner on our website to grab your holiday gifts and support us. World War Two was the bloodiest, biggest, and most destructive war of all time, decimating entire countries and taking the lives of millions. And as we have learned over the last 10 episodes of the ArtCurious Podcast this season, art was affected in many different ways due to the impact of the war. Art was used to document the experience of soldiers in battle;...

Duration:00:21:49


Episode #30: Art and Remembrance (Season 2, Episode 10)

12/11/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Barnes and Noble: purchase via the banner above to grab your holiday gifts and support us. Thank you for your assistance! It's interesting that literature seems to have cornered the market on artistic depictions of those who experienced the Holocaust firsthand. We think of The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Wiesel’s Night first and foremost when we think of how war has been creatively represented by those who survived it-- or didn’t survive it. But it turns out...

Duration:00:28:40


Episode #29: The Monuments Men (Season 2, Episode 9)

11/27/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! Ah, Hollywood. Nothing goes further than a big celebrity-studded movie to grab your pop-culture attention and to inspire countless articles and think-pieces about a particular topic. A really solid blockbuster can raise a niche book to bestseller status or inspire hopeful imitators. And it can lead to a renewed interest in a certain time period or subject...

Duration:00:29:17


Episode #28: The Ghost Army (Season 2, Episode 8)

11/13/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! In a time where the arts are ever-undervalued, it is increasingly important for us not just to support the arts in our communities, but to look back through periods of history where artists were applauded for making a significant difference. And in the case of one very special American troop in the midst of World War Two, artists and creative types were...

Duration:00:25:52


Episode #27: CURIOUS CALLBACK: What Happened to the Amber Room? (UPDATED Episode #8)

10/30/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! This is a rebroadcast of our eighth episode, which originally aired on November 4, 2016. It's a fan favorite, and it ties in rather nicely to the theme of our current season! Even if you've listened to this episode before, you're not going to want to miss this, as it updates our show based on new information. One of the most awe-inspiring sights in and...

Duration:00:50:24


Episode #26: Hitler's Führermuseum (Season 2, Episode 6)

10/16/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! One of the reasons that I decided to center this second season of the ArtCurious Podcast around art and World War Two is that there are so many different stories that we can tell about how art and war intersect-- especially and most critically during this war to end all wars. As I discussed in episode #21, the first of the season, it may seem on the surface...

Duration:00:26:04


Episode #25: The Draft, Doctrine, and The Duck (Season 2, Episode 5)

9/25/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, one of my favorite things to do was watch old Mickey Mouse cartoons-- I loved seeing Mickey interact with Pluto and Goofy, and could probably have watched hours of these cartoons, if you let me. But one character especially stood out for me, and quickly became my favorite-- I loved the scrappy and grumpy Donald Duck....

Duration:00:28:36


Episode #24: American Propaganda Posters of WWII (Season 2, Episode 4)

9/11/2017
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! If I was to choose the single most recognizable figure from World War Two for an average American to identify, I would ask you to picture a brunette with an arched eyebrow, her hair tied up neatly in a red-and-white polka-dot kerchief, flexing her right arm, baring her bicep, and fiercely making eye contact with the viewer. The words “We can do it!” blare in...

Duration:00:28:09


Episode #23: Combat Artists of WWII (Season 2, Episode 3)

8/28/2017
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Today's episode is brought to you by Audible - get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/artcurious. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. In the winter of 1945, a World War II infantryman for the United States would be supplied with gear that was to be carried and trekked from location to location, regardless of weather, ailment, or occurrence. All of this gear alone could easily weigh a good 50 to 60 pounds....

Duration:00:24:44


Episode #22: Hitler the (Failed) Artist (Season 2, Episode 2)

8/14/2017
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This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. This episode is also sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! Please note that some might find this episode offensive. I discuss Adolf Hitler as a person and have opted to show images of his artworks here. Note that by no means do I condone Hitler as a person, but I simply choose to place his interest in art...

Duration:00:26:50


Episode #21: Season Prologue- The Relationship Between Art and War (Season 2, Episode 1)

7/31/2017
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This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. This episode is also sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! It was the most widespread war in history, involving the participation of more than one hundred million people from around the world, including the greatest powers across the globe: the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, China, Japan,...

Duration:00:20:54


Episode #20: Sofonisba Anguissola: Great (Woman) Artist

5/22/2017
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This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Tasty. Healthy. Simple. Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. Earlier this spring, I saw a hashtag making the rounds online, especially on Twitter and Instagram. Half the time, I only just vaguely pay attention to the trending terms on social media, but this one hit me right away. For a lot of people, including myself, it was like seeing an old beloved friend again- because this isn’t a new hashtag. It’s over a year old...

Duration:00:27:01


Episode #19: Conservation and Controversy

5/8/2017
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Conservators are art heroes: they transform damaged or dirty works of art into beautiful, fresh works for public consumption. Then why is it that conservation has been at the center of some of the biggest art historical controversies of the last fifty years? What does a conservator really do, and what happens when conservation goes too far? // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our...

Duration:00:24:13


Episode #18: Diagnosis: Art History

4/24/2017
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Over the centuries, there have been numerous examples of fine artists creating works of art that deliberately work with and within contemporaneous medical thought, portraying people with particular ailments or diseases. But what about if we turn that concept around a little bit? What happens when those in the medical field turn to paintings or sculptures from the past and retroactively investigate the health of the individuals depicted therein? What happens when art history turns into a...

Duration:00:25:05


Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre

4/17/2017
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Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre by Jennifer Dasal

Duration:00:27:39


Episode #16: The Muse

4/17/2017
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Episode #16: The Muse by Jennifer Dasal

Duration:00:20:02


Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

4/17/2017
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Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism by Jennifer Dasal

Duration:00:26:11


ArtCurious Podcast #11: Art Attack

4/17/2017
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ArtCurious Podcast #11: Art Attack by Jennifer Dasal

Duration:00:24:18


Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Murdererd?

4/17/2017
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Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Murdererd? by Jennifer Dasal

Duration:00:51:36

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