The Art History Babes

~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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 55m. Bisher sind 204 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 14 hours 33 minutes


Election Propaganda

Stressed out about the election?? Us too! Pour yourself a sizable glass of wine and join the Babes as they examine the role of visual art in various political elections around the world including Art for Obama, Mousavi's Green Movement, the revolutionary street art of Mexico, & some fun responses to the hot mess that is the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2016-11-05  1h14m

Halloween Pt. 2 : Memento Mori

Nothing spookier than thinking about the inevitability of death! In the second episode of the Halloween season, the Babes examine reminders of death present in a wide range of art from Dutch vanitas symbolism to the sugar skulls of Dia de los Muertos to the formaldehyde-soaked works of Damien Hirst. Life is short, art is long friends.


 2016-10-24  1h12m

Halloween Pt. 1 : "The Mezzotint"

To kickstart the spookiest time of year, the Babes share the hauntingly British tale of an eerie engraved print. Gather around the campfire and join us in a telling of M.R. James' "The Mezzotint" *cue evil laughter and ghostly wailings*. Special thanks to Leo Silva for spookifying our theme song! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2016-10-13  56m

The Joy of Podcasting with Bob Ross

From his happy little trees to his pet squirrel, Peapod, Bob Ross filled the lives of millions with magic via your favorite public access art instruction program, The Joy of Painting. In this episode, the Babes take a trip down memory lane as they recall their favorite Bob Ross moments and discuss the life of this gentle, enchanting man. Be prepared for the waterworks, folks. Originally Released September 28th, 2016 AHB YouTube:


 2016-09-28  1h3m


An extra long episode dedicated to the fiercely passionate art babe queen, Frida Kahlo.


 2016-09-20  1h38m

Architecture & Power Part 2

The Babes bounce around the world in the second installment of Architecture & Power. First, Ginny takes us to Italy to examine the architecture of Benito Mussolini's fascist regime. Then Jen takes us to Mexico City, sharing the fascinating history of the Palacio Nacional. Special Guest: Cristina Urrutia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2016-09-09  53m

Architecture & Power Part 1

How has society come to associate certain architectural elements with power and importance? In the first episode of two on Architecture & Power, the Babes discuss the grandeur of the Egyptian pyramids, the relationship between the White House and classical antiquity, and cast a critical eye on modern architect, Le Corbusier. Special Guest: Cristina Urrutia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2016-09-03  51m

Artemisia Gentileschi

How have 20th century ideas shaped our conceptions of one of the most successful female artists of the Baroque period? Join the Babes as they discuss the life and work of Caravaggio's sole female follower, Artemisia Gentileschi.


 2016-08-05  49m

Yoko Ono Is My Favorite Beatle

Join the Babes as they discuss the complex life and groundbreaking work of one of their favorite art babes, Yoko Ono and share tips for surviving grad school!


 2016-07-30  1h1m

Color Theory Part 2

In the second installment of their two-parter on color theory, the Babes discuss the color experiments of Josef Albers, explore the connection between color and emotion, and get weepy about the tragic life of van Gogh.


 2016-07-23  57m