ArtCurious at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

ArtCurious at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh

For a third year running, Jennifer Dasal is returning to beloved Raleigh bookstore, Quail Ridge Books, for a free and fun lecture.

The #MeToo movement: it's a huge part of what’s happening around the world, right now, and in nearly every facet of society. Women are speaking up about their experiences with abuse, inequality, and injustices, and stepping up to make a difference. In the midst of the most trying circumstances and the most harrowing life events, some have been able to stand out and make a lasting statement about their pain, their history, and their wishes for retribution. Such resistance, though, has not been limited to the 21st century: one of the best examples was completed in oil paint upon a huge six-foot canvas... in the 17th century. Jennifer returns with the empowering tale of Artemisia Gentileschi's masterpiece of revenge writ large, her Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1620).

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Lecture: ArtCurious at the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: ArtCurious at the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington

Jennifer Dasal, curator and host of the ArtCurious Podcast, joins the Cameron Art Museum for an afternoon of the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. Her independent audio show, ArtCurious, is art history for all, focusing on the offbeat and lesser-known stories in art and asking surprising questions: did Van Gogh commit suicide or was he murdered? Was a British painter actually Jack the Ripper? And how did the CIA covertly support modern art? Join Jennifer as she discusses why and how ArtCurious came to be, and shares one of her favorite strange stories.

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Film and LIVE Q&A: "Exit Through the Gift Shop" at Alamo Drafthouse
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Film and LIVE Q&A: "Exit Through the Gift Shop" at Alamo Drafthouse

He hides shredders in his auctioned-off paintings. His graffiti art appears overnight around the world. He’s elusive, unknown, and ultra-cool. Who is Banksy? Join ArtCurious’s host (and curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art) Jennifer Dasal for a special screening of the Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, and a live Q&A afterward with Alamo’s Film Club curator, Jackson Cooper.

For tickets and further details: https://drafthouse.com/raleigh/show/film-club-exit-through-the-gift-shop

From IMDB and the Sundance Film Festival: “The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

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Lecture: ArtCurious at the University of Notre Dame
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: ArtCurious at the University of Notre Dame

ArtCurious Podcast’s host, Jennifer Dasal, returns to her alma mater to give a lecture all about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. More details forthcoming.

If you'd like to do hire Jennifer to speak for your organization, college, museum, or university, please see our Hire Me! page. 

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Lecture: The CIA/AbEx Connection
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: The CIA/AbEx Connection

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If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that there sure isn't a lack of conspiracy theories out there. Every day we might hear a new, wacky  theory, even in the art world, like how the CIA funneled money into the arts, towards revolutionary painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, in order to fight the Cold War. Crazy, right? Except that it isn't a crazy conspiracy theory at all. It’s actually a true story of propaganda, secrets, lies, and fine art. The pen is mightier than the sword, the saying goes. Well, it turns out that the same could be said about the paintbrush. Join Jennifer Dasal at the Orange County Historical Museum to hear the full story. 

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ArtCurious Talk at Quail Ridge Books
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

ArtCurious Talk at Quail Ridge Books

The Renaissance produced some of the most beautiful artworks of all time-- but the backbiting and competition between artists Michelangelo and Raphael was terribly ugly. Join ArtCurious Podcast host Jennifer Dasal as she uncovers the intense rivalry between two great masters vying for the same demanding patron and creating iconic works like The School of Athens and the murals on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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Lecture: Who Was Weegee?
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Who Was Weegee?

When many think about the presentation of death in modern art, Andy Warhol's Death and Disaster series springs to mind as the epitome of pop exploitation. But Warhol wasn't the first artist to focus on the everyday tragedy of death as a subject to quite this revealing and ruthless extent. That honor might very well belong to someone else: an immigrant photographer working in Manhattan in the 1930s and 1940s. Join Jennifer Dasal, the creator and host of the ArtCurious Podcast, for a discussion about Weegee, the original tabloid photographer whose legacy looms large.

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Creative Mornings Raleigh: Jennifer Dasal on "Genius": FREE
Aug
25
8:30 AM08:30

Creative Mornings Raleigh: Jennifer Dasal on "Genius": FREE

From the Creative Mornings Raleigh website for this event:

Jennifer Dasal is the writer, producer, and host of the ArtCurious Podcast, which explores the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History. Jennifer is 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 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 CIA covertly support modern art? 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.

Tickets for this FREE event will be available on Monday, August 21, 11:00 am. Check here to sign up for the event. 

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ArtCast Live Podcast: FREE
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

ArtCast Live Podcast: FREE

We're so excited to be one of the featured podcasts at the North Carolina Museum of Art's free, live event: ArtCast Live! Join us for a live joint podcast featuring a conversation between Jennifer Dasal (ArtCurious) and artists Warren Hicks and Jeff Bell from the fantastic Don't You Lie to Me! podcast. We'll talk podcasting, inspirations, local talent, and more. 

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ArtCurious Talk at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh: FREE!
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

ArtCurious Talk at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh: FREE!

You don't have to be an art expert to enjoy Jennifer Dasal's ArtCurious podcasts. We're lucky that she's our own NC Museum of Art's contemporary arts curator.  She joins us Wednesday, July 26, at 7 pm with a talk on "Thieves, Forgers, and The Smiling Woman: The Mona Lisa and the Greatest Crime in Art", one of her previous podcasts.  Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is the most famous and recognizable work of art in the entire world. It is iconic, incredible, and unforgettable-- but is the work on view in Paris's Louvre Museum today the real deal? This question has intrigued Dasal for nearly two decades. Join Dasal as she uncovers the story of the Mona Lisa from its creation in the 16th century through its 1911 theft and to its current status as untouchable superstar, breaking down the strange stories and rumors swirling around it.

 

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CLOSED: ArtCurious Tour: Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" at Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

CLOSED: ArtCurious Tour: Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" at Reynolda House Museum of American Art

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Join ArtCurious Podcast host Jennifer Dasal on a casual tour of the exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse's 'Gallery of the Louvre' and the Art of Invention, on view at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. Visitors will be able to view this one-of-a-kind painting from Chicago's Terra Foundation for American Art. Dasal discussed this remarkable work in episode 14-- now, you can see it for yourself. 

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