26 episodes

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).

Art History for All Allyson Healey

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 103 Ratings

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 24: A Place to Rest

    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 comeContinue ReadingEpisode 24: A Place to Rest

    • 26 min
    #podcastblackout

    #podcastblackout

    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…Continue Reading#podcastblackout

    • 2 min
    Episode 23: Rock Steady

    Episode 23: Rock Steady

    AH4A is back with an episode that ROCKS! Allyson discusses the rock art at Serra da Capivara National Park, Piauí, Brazil, and what its story reveals about what we do (or don't) value.

    © 2020 Allyson Healey



    Theme music © 2020 Bruce Healey



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    Additional Music Credits:



    “Harp III Meditation,” by Bruce Healey, used with permission of the composer, © 2020 Bruce Healey



    “Chalet,” by Meydän, via freemusicarchive.org, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



    “Cosmic Relevance,” by Unheard Music Concepts, via freemusicarchive.org, Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 24 min
    Episode 22: Gilded Gingerbread

    Episode 22: Gilded Gingerbread

    An icon of the head of John the Baptist (c. 1680) from Yaroslavl is the focus of this last episode of 2019, prompting a discussion of how Russia has been viewed across history.Continue ReadingEpisode 22: Gilded Gingerbread

    • 27 min
    Episode 21: A Paintbrush in Her Hand

    Episode 21: A Paintbrush in Her Hand

    Indigenous Canadian artist Daphne Odjig's painting Bathed in Sunlight (1983) and the larger story of Odjig's career prompt us to think about Native art and how it is (or isn't) included in the mainstream contemporary art world.Continue ReadingEpisode 21: A Paintbrush in Her Hand

    • 29 min
    In Focus: Conservation Horror Stories

    In Focus: Conservation Horror Stories

    It's Halloween 2K19 and Allyson is sharing a very specific type of horror story--art conservation horror stories! Listen in, and then share your own tales of artsy mishaps by emailing allysonh[at]arthistoryforall.com!Continue ReadingIn Focus: Conservation Horror Stories

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Heraldpam ,

Thought-provocative and interesting!

I do not have a background in art but the information, stories, and insights make this one of my favorite podcasts! So excellent!

katerine_denise ,

Love it!

Thanks so much for an amazing podcast! If you can do some on some episodes on artists like Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dali, Van Gogh (I know those are all randomly placed artists but some of my favourites), I would really appreciate it! Love the way you speak and don’t just focus on the art but the story behind the artist and the story behind the actual work. Absolutely amazing, thank you!

Tamara tilthebreakof Dawn ,

By Tamara Dawn

She is very knowledgeable! I was aware of some of the biblical insight she gave during Gilded Gingerbread, and was impressed with how in-depth she went when giving the background information.

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