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10 Podcasts for Art Lovers

While COVID has caused museums and galleries to temporarily close, we can still turn to the internet as a place for conversation and information related to the art world. Whether you’re an artist in need of inspiration, a lover of history, or a creative looking for a way into the art world, there’s a podcast for you!

If you love art history and gossip...

#1 "ArtCurious Podcast"

The ArtCurious Podcast dives into the interesting stories, controversies, and rumors behind famous artworks and the artists who create them. If you don’t want a technical art historical lecture, this podcast is perfect for you. Host Jennifer Dasal makes art history fun and interesting, bringing you well researched stories about historical and contemporary artists with each episode. Listen here: Also available on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

If you loved going to office hours to geek out with your TA in college…

#2 "The Art History Babes"

Hosted by four graduate students, Corrie, Natalie, Jennifer, and Ginny, The Art History Babes podcast discusses visual culture while drinking wine. If you prefer structured podcasts, you might skip this one. Art History Babes podcast illuminates how relevant and fun the study of visual culture is from the perspective of four art historians. Listen here: or on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

If you want to discover new contemporary artists…

#3 "Art For Your Ear by The Jealous Curator"

Art For Your Ear podcast is perfect for those who want to learn more about contemporary artists. Each episode is guided by host, Danielle Krysa, also known as the Jealous Curator. Learn about the processes and inspiration behind artists who are walking the walk!

Each episode runs just under 30 minutes; perfect for those who want a quick listen that’s still packed with great insight on the contemporary art world. Listen here: or on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

For Fans of Street Art and Mural work...

#4 "Bench Talk with Tom Gerrard"

If you’re interested in public art, murals, and street art, this is the podcast for you. Tom Gerrard, a Melbourne based artist and designer, hosts different artists each episode asking questions that dive deep into their creative processes and projects to give listeners an interesting insight into the different worlds of creativity. Listen here: on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Soundcloud.

If you want a formal lecture…

#5 "National Gallery of Art - Audio"

The National Gallery of Art has put together an audio series that consists of the recordings from special gallery talks and guest lecture series throughout the years. If you are looking to hear from well-known artists, collectors, curators, and historians directly, this is the podcast for you. Available here and on Apple Podcasts.

If you want to know more about Women in Art...

#6 "The Great Women Artists Podcast"

Hosted by art historian and curator, Katy Hessel, The Great Women Artists podcast highlights women artists who are making an impact in their fields. Hessel's interviews often a variety of perspectives about the female artists who have made important contributions to the art world. Listen here or on Spotify and Apple Music.

If you want to feel like you’re looking at art in a museum…

#7 "The Lonely Palette"

The Lonely Palette podcast is a great way to learn about famous artists and paintings, while also listening to first hand impressions of them from unsuspecting art lovers. What makes this podcast stand out from the rest is the way host, Tamir Avishai, doesn’t just provide historical information about the art, but also interviews the museum goers who are looking at the artworks at that moment. The mix of first impressions with Avishai’s historical context makes the information interesting and accessible to listeners from all backgrounds. Listen here and on Spotify and Apple Music.

If you’re interested in the business side of the art world…

#8 "The Thriving Artist Podcast"

If your primary interest is knowing what it takes to make it in the art world, the Thriving Artist podcast may be for you. Hosted by Daniel DiGriz, the podcast delves into the inner workings of what it’s like on the inside of the art business. Each episode consists of interviews with a variety of industry experts including gallerists, collectors, and artists in order to give listeners tips and tricks on how to make it in the art world. Available to listen here or on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

If you’re looking for entertaining conversations with all kinds of creative people…

#9 "Talk Art"

Talk Art podcast provides a wonderful combination of interviews from all kinds of creative people-- not only artists and curators, but also from actors, musicians, and journalists. Hosted by actor, Russell Tovey, and gallerist, Robert Diament, together they explore the different ways art plays a role in our lives. Available to listen on Apple Podcasts

and Spotify.

If you want to branch out from traditional art…

#10 "99% Invisible"

While the topics of 99% Invisible focus more on design and architecture, host Roman Mars highlights the process and power that simple design has on the ways we move throughout the world. Topics range from the history of certain colors to the way certain spaces can design our behaviors. This podcast is a great way to supplement your exploration of design, architecture, and art as it intersects with daily life. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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