189 episodes

~life is short, art is long~
Corrie, Nat, Ginny, & Jen discuss all things visual culture
*Regular episodes: hanging out, talking about art - kind of like a college seminar and house party combined.
*Art History Babe Briefs (Art History BBs) : quick art history facts minus the expletives.
*Hot Takes: The Babes mix it up, chatting about topics outside the realm of established art history.

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    • 4.4 • 770 Ratings

~life is short, art is long~
Corrie, Nat, Ginny, & Jen discuss all things visual culture
*Regular episodes: hanging out, talking about art - kind of like a college seminar and house party combined.
*Art History Babe Briefs (Art History BBs) : quick art history facts minus the expletives.
*Hot Takes: The Babes mix it up, chatting about topics outside the realm of established art history.

    Mexican Folk Art

    Mexican Folk Art

    We recap our trip to Mexico (thx again everyone for joining us and making this trip magic) and do a deep dive on some traditional Mexican Folk Art (El Arte Popular de Mexico) including discussion of ex votos, la cartoneria, talavera poblana, and alebrijes.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Hellmouths: Hungry Bois of Hades

    Hellmouths: Hungry Bois of Hades

    Jen and Corrie are talking hungry bois! Judgement, hellfire, hybrid alligator/lion/hippos, the primal fear of being eaten - all this and more in this episode on medieval hellmouth imagery.
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    • 34 min
    Virtual Realism Artist Talks: Deborah Root

    Virtual Realism Artist Talks: Deborah Root

    For our final Virtual Realism episode, Ginny and Jen talk with another artist featured in the exhibition–Deborah Root. Deborah is a visual artist, cultural critic and writer. Ginny and Jen discuss her art practice and figurative painting “The Nordstrom Box” featured in Virtual Realism. In addition to her art practice, Deborah is the author of various works including Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation and the Commodification of Difference which had a particular on Jen’s thesis research during grad school. This delightful conversation took place in fall of 2021 so thank you for your patience in its release. Virtual Realism Online ExhibitionD // Deborah's website // Deborah's Instagram // Zach's website // Zach's instagram // THE AHB CENTER FOR EROTIC ART// https://www.onlyfans.com/artbabes SUPPORT THE AHB// https://www.patreon.com/arthistorybabes ORDER THE HONEST ART DICTIONARY// https://www.arthistorybabes.com/get-our-book IG// @arthistorybabespodcast
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The History of Toys (or Why Do We Love a Little Guy?)

    The History of Toys (or Why Do We Love a Little Guy?)

    Jen, Ginny, Nat, & Corrie take a tour through the colossal of history toys, asking the age-old question, why do we love a little guy?
    Outline:
    1 since the dawn of time, ppl have wanted other ppl to check out the little guy they made.
    2 imitative and instructive
    3 the earliest toys
    4 enlightenment era toys
    5 industrialization of toys
    6 once plastic hits the scene, it’s all over
    7 toys reflect contemporary technologies and cultural values
    8 kids, possession over toys, and holiday gift culture 
    9 love language tangent
    10 toys and child development
    11 jacks: sharp but not
    12 playdough is timeless
    13 everything is a ceremony
    14 everybody loves a log
    15 cass holman
    16 good toys make good people
    17 fostering creative thinking vs. pre-destining a child’s future
    18 play is life
    19 the sucklord
    20 designer toys/ art collectible toys/ “urban vinyl”
    21 hypebeast collectors
    22 kaws
    23 the beanie babies craze
    24 tamagotchis
    25 furbys are creepy
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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Virtual Realism Artist Talks: JP Morrison Lans & Nicci Arnold

    Virtual Realism Artist Talks: JP Morrison Lans & Nicci Arnold

    JP (Josephine) Morrison Lans and Nicci Arnold join Nat and Zach to discuss their work in the online exhibition Virtual Realism. Topics include parenthood, identity, living and making art in the midwest, just making art and living in general during the pandemic. We get to discuss their different processes––encaustic painting currently for JP, and printmaking for Nicci. This delightful conversation took place in fall of 2021 so thank you for your patience in its release. (*apologies for the mysterious clicking sound and the glitchy moment in the middle. remote recording comes with its challenges.) Virtual Realism Online Exhibition JP's website // JP's instagram // Nicci's website // Nicci's instagram // Zach's website // Zach's instagram // TRAVEL TO MEXICO W US// https://trovatrip.com/trips/mexico-with-art-history-babes-may-2022 //THE AHB CENTER FOR EROTIC ART// https://www.onlyfans.com/artbabes SUPPORT THE AHB// https://www.patreon.com/arthistorybabes ORDER THE HONEST ART DICTIONARY// https://www.arthistorybabes.com/get-our-book IG// @arthistorybabespodcast
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Art History Babes c. 2022

    Art History Babes c. 2022

    a new episode/new year/new approach. corrie and nat share some interesting art experiences from the past six months and catch you all up on the state of the AHB universe.
    1 having fun with christian symbols
    2 the energy of being/ creating in the same space again
    3 travel to mexico with us: https://trips.trovatrip.com/trips/mexico-with-art-history-babes-may-2022
    4 tiny lighthouse calendars
    5 “corrie went to the mountains and now she hates the internet”
    6 texas art experiences

    established big city white cube museums vs. socially-integrated public art

    Marfa, Texas is a liminal space

    7 sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends.
    8 we appreciate patrons: https://www.patreon.com/arthistorybabes
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
770 Ratings

770 Ratings

JillieBean87 ,

It’s pretty cool!

I’ve been a listener for a while now. These women are extremely informative on the topics they discuss, and listening to them talk is like hanging out with good friends talking about art, which is awesome. This podcast not only covers all the art I’m interested in, it also provides a feeling of being a part of a group of friends which is filling a huge void since the pandemic for me. Thank you so much for this!

I have three main issues when it comes to this podcast though. The first is the sound quality. I’ve watched some of the YouTube videos of these episodes, and always see hand-held microphones which produce different levels of loudness depending on how close or far away you are from the mic, and it definitely comes across in the podcast audio where some speakers are louder than others. It makes it difficult to listen to because I’m often turning up volume for some speakers and quickly lowering it when the audio gets too loud. I think even some cheap table top mics or headphones would produce a better, more stable, audio quality than the hand-held ones.

The second issue is it would be really cool if there was more equality in who talks on the podcast. I get the sense that Corrie is the main one who leads the podcast because she is the main one who speaks most of the time. It can sometimes seem as though Corrie is taking most of the spotlight and it would be really nice if there was more time for the four Babes to speak, especially Jen and Ginny who seem less frequent on the podcast than Corrie and Natalie.

Third is horoscopes. I get that you gals are into astrology and witchcraft sort of things, and that’s totally cool. My only wish is for talk about these things to go down a bit because it’s not really relevant to 99% of the art you’re discussing.

Thanks for hearing me out! I know that hearing criticism is always hard, and I only mention these things because I think that it will make the podcast that much better. I’m a huge fan, and these really are only minor issues. Keep up the amazing work!

colton sam ,

No meat on the bones

The topics are not well researched- (at time frustratingly so) - the podcast does not listen like history or art history it listen like social chatting - I think it’s a fine social podcast,but not what I’m into and not what feels to be advertised.

succulent2 ,

Nope

Too much giggling and going around in circles with non relevant chatter

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