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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