About the Podcast

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

ArtCurious is art history for all of us. This isn't like a college lecture, droning on about archaic art terminology (like chiaroscuro or contrapposto) or the importance of linear perspective (um, okay). We're interested in the juicy stuff: did Van Gogh actually commit suicide? Was a British painter actually Jack the Ripper? And how did the rivalry between Michelangelo and Raphael produce one of the best works of art EVER? That's the ArtCurious difference: we're all about story first, shining light into unseen corners of art history. Art history is full of fascinating stories-- and we want to share them to a broad audience of art lovers and art novices alike. And if you just happen to learn something along the way, that's just gravy.

The ArtCurious Podcast is written, produced, and hosted by Jennifer Dasal, a contemporary arts curator with nearly twenty years of art-historical studies and experience. In each episode, Jennifer discusses a new topic in art history that will bring art alive and make you think more deeply about what you've been taught.

ArtCurious has been featured in multiple local and national publications and websites, including O, the Oprah Magazine, PC Magazine, ArtDaily, NPR, Salon and more. Please see our press page for more links.

Want to hire Jennifer to speak at your local university, bookstore, museum or gallery? Check out our "hire me" page and submit your contact details for more information. 

Check back frequently for new episodes, recommended books, related links, and images associated with each topic.

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Production and website assistance kindly provided by Kaboonki.

All images used on ArtCurious have been sourced via public domain sites such as Wikimedia Commons. Please note that all opinions on this site or on the ArtCurious Podcast are my own. Any mistakes found therein are also mine. 

The ArtCurious Podcast is sponsored primarily by Anchorlight. Anchorlight is an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. 

ArtCurious Podcast is fiscally sponsored by VAE Raleigh, a 501(c)3 non-profit creativity incubator. Donations are tax-deductible. 

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Host Jennifer Dasal

Host Jennifer Dasal