7 Art History Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Looking to sharpen your knowledge of art history? With so many indoors due to the coronavirus, now is the best time to partake in educational activities and learn something new. Whether you are an art buff or just curious, here are seven art history podcasts you should listen to.

Best Art History Podcasts To Listen To

1. Art Curious Podcast

If you are a fan of the curious, odd and taboo – this is the podcast for you. (see what we did there?) Art Curious Podcast is your go-to for strange and unusual stories to do with art history. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, and it’s available on all platforms.

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2. The Art History Babes

This witty, fun-loving pod is hosted by four women working towards a masters’ in art history. They discuss everything from the grad student happenings to art news. Best part? There’s lots of wine involved.

3. The Lonely Palette

This art history podcast is perfect for anyone looking for specific, bite-sized history. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai will discuss the stories and social contexts behind some of the world’s most famous pieces. She keeps it interesting, too, with occasional museum interviews.

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image: The Lonely Palette/Adrianne Mathiowitz Photography

4. The Sculptor’s Funeral

If you have even the slightest interest in sculpture, this is the podcast for you. You’ll learn all there is to know about some of the world’s most beloved sculptors and the history behind their pieces. They also mix in interviews, news and modern sculpture.

5. Art History For All

Art History For All is exactly what it sounds like. It’s easy to digest art history based in traditional and modern pieces. Whether you’re looking to learn about the Renaissance era or Dali, Art History For All has you covered.

6. Stuff About Things

Cleverly named, Stuff About Things is an art history pod dedicated to all the details surrounding art history. The oh so charismatic host, Lindsay, keeps it entertaining with interesting topics like Brunelleschi’s Dome and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.

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7. A Piece Of Work

A Piece of Work dives into all the history surrounding modern and contemporary art. A subject not as often covered as say, the Renaissance era, it’s worth a listen. While the podcast has since discontinued in 2017, it’s still an excellent resource for interesting art history. Be sure to have a listen to the episode covering the diversity of art in the MoMA.

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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