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Men Running on Tanks and the Truth about Book Editors

Good morning, Hank! Good morning, Hank. Good morning, Hank, good morning, Hank… I wonder if I’ve ever said any three-word phrase more often in my life. Anyway, it’s Monday. I hope you enjoyed Venice, Florida as much as I enjoyed Venice, Italy; I was there because the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where the Yeti is […]

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The Replicator

Hi! I’m with Max Garett, and I just found out his position is called the replicator, which sounds like some kind of cool Transformer. – But, what is it that you do here? – Um, so, Here in the replication shop we make—or recreate objects that can’t be real or authentic for exhibits. – So […]

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Simply Delicious Shower Thoughts with Cookie Monster

>>[MUSIC]>>Cookie Monster: Hm, onion rings are vegetable donuts. Hm, your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.>>[MUSIC]>>Cookie Monster: It’s weird that we cook bacon and bake cookies, hm, weird.>>[MUSIC]>>Cookie Monster: Hm, lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.>>[MUSIC]>>Cookie Monster: Cookie dough is the sushi of desserts.>>[MUSIC]>>Cookie Monster: Hm, mm-hm, yeah. Dum-di-dum, dum-di-duh. Lasagna is just spaghetti flavored cake. […]

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Gandharan Stupa Reliquary (Ancient Art Podcast 65)

Hello and welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m your host, Lucas Livingston. Thousands of visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago pass by this modest object every day, yet hardly give it a second thought. At first glance, this may not look like the most exciting object in the museum; certainly not against […]

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Dorothy Roberts interview, 2018 September 13

DILLON: FIT Talks is the oral history program of the Fashion Institute of Technology, directed by Karen Trivette, Head of Special Collections. Today, September 13th, 2018, we are taping in the library of the university in New York City with Mrs. Dorothy Roberts from Echo – from the Echo Design, Inc. ROBERTS: Just say Echo. […]

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What’s a Curator? | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

I want to come clean with you guys about something. Ever since “The Art Assignment” started, I’ve been calling myself a curator. But it’s a self given title. When I worked at an art museum, I had that official title. But now I’m taking a bit of liberty with the term. So let’s talk about […]

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How Long Should You Look at a Work of Art?

A few years ago, while working as a Gallery Guide, I learned about a metric museum professionals use to evaluate how long visitors spend looking at works of art. It’s called Sweep Rate Index and it’s calculated by dividing the square footage of the exhibition by the average total time visitors spent. The lower the […]

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Art by Animals (UCL)

[ background music ]>>Want some more. Hold it. Ok let’s go, paint, come on, paint, good boy, good boy, good boy!>>Many zoos use painting artwork as a kind of enrichment activity as a leisure activity to keep the animals happy and occupied and obviously we’ve come a long way in zoos where they used to […]

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Instagram Art Show | CH Shorts

(fun hip hop music) – It’s like, I like fish but I don’t wanna taste it. – See yeah, well, that’s where you’re wrong. (classical music) – Paul! Raphael! So good of you to come. – Thanks for inviting us. What is this? – It’s my Instagram art show. – You do art? – Well, […]