We discussed: Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Art as a point of entry to narrative story telling, Art academia, Hub & Spoke, Radiotopia, Soonish podcast, Ministry of Ideas, Podcast collectives, Open Source podcast, The ‘dumbing down’ of art, Questioning the object history of art, Paul Gauguin was an asshole, The role of an art historian, The difference between being good and being great in the arts world, That we should be questioning the canon of Art History, Patty Chang, Why art education matters, Artist statements are bullshit.
Tamar Avishai is the one-woman band behind The Lonely Palette. She is an art historian turned finance administer turned independent radio producer, who holds an MA in Art History from Tufts University, and has logged many, many years of teaching art history intro classes – everywhere from community colleges to Harvard. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, although the podcast is fully independent from the museum. She currently resides in Somerville, MA with her husband and cat Egon (Schiele), and picks a banjo in her spare time.
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