50 episodes

A podcast exploring the interesting ways art meets popular culture and non-traditional art topics... We look at what art history and visual culture can tell us about the world around us, and how our everyday interests make us excellent art critics. Hosted by Ferren Gipson.

Art Matters Art UK

    • Visual Arts

A podcast exploring the interesting ways art meets popular culture and non-traditional art topics... We look at what art history and visual culture can tell us about the world around us, and how our everyday interests make us excellent art critics. Hosted by Ferren Gipson.

    The Vagina Museum and Vulvas in Art ft. Sarah Creed – Episode 49

    The Vagina Museum and Vulvas in Art ft. Sarah Creed – Episode 49

    We dive into the story of vaginas and vulvas in art with the help of Sarah Creed, curator of the newly-opened Vagina Museum in London.

    • 25 min
    Journey to the Moon ft. Melanie Vandenbrouck – Episode 48

    Journey to the Moon ft. Melanie Vandenbrouck – Episode 48

    Take a mental journey to the moon with this discussion on how our lunar companion has influenced artists across centuries.

    • 22 min
    Art and Innovation at World Fairs ft. Caroline A. Jones – Episode 47

    Art and Innovation at World Fairs ft. Caroline A. Jones – Episode 47

    Caroline A. Jones gives a history of the origins of the world's fair and how art factored into displays industry and innovation.

    • 21 min
    Finding More of Britain's Lost Masterpieces ft. Bendor Grosvenor – Episode 46

    Finding More of Britain's Lost Masterpieces ft. Bendor Grosvenor – Episode 46

    We speak to Bendor Grosvenor, co-host of 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces' to discuss the latest series.

    • 24 min
    The Monuments Men and Preserving Art During War ft. Robert Edsel – Episode 45

    The Monuments Men and Preserving Art During War ft. Robert Edsel – Episode 45

    Discover the story of the museum and cultural professionals who joined the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program during the Second World War to help protect heritage sites and cultural objects.

    https://artuk.org/discover/stories/art-matters-podcast-the-monuments-men-and-preserving-art-during-war

    • 20 min
    The Art History of Witches ft. Deanna Petherbridge – Episode 44

    The Art History of Witches ft. Deanna Petherbridge – Episode 44

    We discuss the long history of depicting witches in prints and painting with artist and art historian Deanna Petherbridge.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Imaginebeingbetter ,

Simplified and Culturally Engaging

Interweaving pop culture to make art not only relevant, but makes the story behind the art relatable. Art fan or not, Ferren delivers a smooth and infectious lens that may change your mind.

E.dot. ,

Nice variety of topics

I enjoy the variety of topics and guests that are featured on the show. Love how Ferren makes art real and draws connections between art and everyday life.

Genna Klein ,

Informative and interesting!!

This is a very new podcast - I forget how I stumbled into it! But I basically binged all the available handful of episodes. All the interviewees are thoughtfully chosen to speak about various specific topics related to art and culture. My favorite episodes were about hair trends throughout history and the Met Gala! I could listen to these topics for ages! Cheers!

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