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The ArtCurious Podcast has been getting some great attention. Check out some of our favorite press tidbits and links below.
An in-depth article (and snazzy photography) by author Beth Mann, this one is a good deep-dive into the podcast and Jennifer's inspirations.
From the article: "On Station" (577-2) by Gerard Richter (right): "I just love the color and the energy of this piece. Whenever I look at it, I feel this sense of motion. It's an example of how I believe that art is a living, breathing thing and it's a moving thing even if it's a static image. For me, I always want people to have a response. It's OK if you don't like it! If you see a piece of art that you're viscerally drawn to or repelled by — both are totally fine. I just want you to have the tools so that if you want to enjoy it a little bit more, you can do that."
From the article: The thing we loved about ArtCurious is that first and foremost it’s an awesome storytelling show- as an added bonus you learn quite a lot about art too. Dasal’s storytelling- especially in this slightly creepier episode- comes across reminiscent of Aaron Mahnke’s in Lore, and we absolutely loved it. Lights off, candles lit- get ready to be spooked and educated.
Walter, a high-end magazine highlighting "Raleigh's Life and Soul," published a lovely write-up on the podcast's "game plan" in their April 2017 issue.
From the article: Some think art is “lifeless and not as interesting as dance or film, something that moves,” she says. Dasal obviously thinks differently, and she has all sorts of resources at her fingertips to stoke her interest and boost her knowledge. But what about everyone else? She had an aha moment when she thought about the ways she learns about new things herself: “I’m a big fan of podcasts,” Dasal says, especially the ones she stumbles upon on subjects she knows nothing about. So she decided to use her curator knowledge to create a podcast of her own.
From the playlist: Seeking some girl power and motivation? Look no further-- here are some ladies from both the past and the present who can help inspire your outlook on the future of women and what women can do. Jennifer Dasal is the creator of ArtCurious Podcast, exploring the unexpected, slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history.
Host Jennifer Dasal was a surprise highlight on the Creative Mornings Instagram account, where they profile individuals from over 160 cities around the world to an audience of 44,000+.
From the post: "I'm the host and creator of the ArtCurious Podcast, which explores the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. I want to tell stories that inspire and intrigue people and make them want to look closer-- because so many people are under the impression that visual art is boring. And it's simply not true!"
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Meet Jennifer Dasal (@artcuriouspod), Associate Curator of Contemporary Art/Host of the ArtCurious Podcast and @creativemorningsrdu attendee!
Jennifer Dasal was interviewed recently for the statewide-broadcast show, "The State of Things," by host Frank Stasio. In this segment, Dasal discussed the inspiration and ideas behind ArtCurious, and also answered one of the most popular questions about it: is the Mona Lisa really fake? Come back to this page for updates on broadcast times and download/streaming links.
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From the article: Have you ever wondered why the Mona Lisa has become the most recognizable artwork of all time? Or what leads people to violently attack art they see in museums? These questions are the premise to a new podcast entitled “ArtCurious,” and it’s hosted by Sacramento native Jennifer Dasal. She joins Insight to explain some of the most captivating stories her program has covered and what she has learned from the Sacramento art scene.
From the article: The show, hosted by contemporary arts expert and curator Jennifer Dasal, bills itself as unlike any other in the art world. As the ArtCurious tagline proclaims, it is dedicated solely to exploring stories about "the unexpected, the slightly odd and the strangely wonderful in art history.” A fresh perspective on art that may often be perceived as too dry or far removed from the average viewer, Dasal dedicates herself to delivering fresh takes on the topic in a listener-friendly narrative style, tackling artists, their known (and sometimes unknown or misunderstood) works and other related subjects in a fashion meant to entertain, engage and educate art lovers and art novices alike.
ArtCurious was listen as one of the "best new podcasts of the year" by podcast site Audible Feast, alongside heavyweights like Gimlet's Homecoming, Making Gay History, and Historically Black by APM.
About the show, Sara writes, "I have enjoyed the diversity of topics that ArtCurious has addressed so far; Dasal has gone back to the time of Marie Antoinette, zoomed back to the 50’s and 60’s in New York with Weegee and Andy Warhol, and discussed arguably the most famous painting ever, the Mona Lisa." Read further coverage and her full review of the show here.
Jennifer was a guest on the fantastic Art Bros show, talking about Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun's Self Portrait in a Straw Hat (1782). Hear Jennifer talk with co-hosts Mike and Fancy Dave on YouTube. Listen to more of the Art Bros and their fascinating art historical deep-dives here. And if you enjoyed this look at Vigée Le Brun, take a listen to Jennifer's full episode on the artist's life with Episode 3: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.