From art lovers to art haters to art-is-just-okay-ers, Art History for All aims to get all kinds of people thinking about art and what it means to them. Each episode, Allyson Healey tackles a single work of art and its history and larger significance, always asking the question: so what? Art History for All takes you beyond the art historical canon and helps you find the way in which art speaks to you (even if it's never spoken to you before).
Episode 28: No Foolin’
In this episode we delve into the portrait of Don Juan de Calabazas in the Cleveland Museum of Art! Allyson talks jesters, fools, disability history,…
Episode 27: The Incredible Flying Kris
The podcast returns as sharp as ever with a discussion of an example of a Malaysian blade called a kris! Allyson talks about the transition…
Episode 26: The Case of Ingapirca
Allyson returns refreshed after a quarantine-induced slump to tell you all about Ingapirca, an Inka archaeological site whose function has been obscured by time and…
Episode 25: Aboriginal Glyph
AH4A is back with an examination of Margaret Preston's 1958 work Aboriginal Glyph, and lots of thoughts about what it means for a white woman to claim her work is "aboriginal."
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Theme music © 2020 Bruce Healey
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Talking Drums with Guitar and Bass Mix by Bruce Healey © 2020 Bruce Healey
Pride by Kevin MacLeod
Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeod
Episode 24: A Place to Rest
Lots of food for thought in this episode as Allyson discusses a Shona headrest from Zimbabwe in the Met’s collection: how do such objects come…
In protest of the epidemic of racism and police brutality that affects Black people in America daily, this episode is part of #podcastblackout, a movement…
I enjoy Art History for All, and I appreciate the variety of work and artists Allyson Healey covers.
I have learned some interesting things I didn’t know, and been exposed to artists I didn’t know that well. It’s a little dry in places, and the posting is not regular enough to stay in my top podcast list, but it’s ok for a nice car ride.
Awestruck and delighted
One night, like most nights, I was trying to fall asleep, so I looked up art history, as I have really never found it interesting. As I listened, I just grew more interested, and realized there was no way I could fall asleep to something so interesting.
Now, I listen to it almost everyday, and am always amazed and delighted by the intricately layer out history of famous, and lesser known art pieces.