By T.H. Ponders
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The enchanting beauty of the art museum. The secret stories only a personal guide knows. All in the palm of your hand. Welcome to Accession. You can find out more at accession.com.
||Clean15: Three Ghosts (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.20)||Today, we look at a familiar ghost from three different angles; a poem, a play, and a song. You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: The Master's Teacher (Yale University Art Gallery, 1871.45)||While Leonardo da Vinci was an apprentice in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, what exactly did Leonardo learn from Andrea? What did Andrea have to teach him? You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Dear Venus (Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2003.50)||With so many pieces of art that share the name Venus, what is it that makes a Venus a Venus? You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Mysterious Smile (Wadsworth Atheneum, 2012.13)||Amongst all the sitters in art history, the people who sit to have their portrait painted, only a few possess this remarkable skill: to cast the most beautifully perplexing smile, that, with a simple curve of the lips, writes novels of emotional...||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Obstacle Remover (Denver Art Museum, 1968.24)||This week, we take look and listens from many different angles at one of the most beloved gods in Hinduism, and we may even get to touch something. To see the art and read the transcript, head over to accession.fm.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Moon Museum (Moon Museum, 1969.1-6)||This is one small step for artist, one giant leap for artist kind. This question is: did it ever happen? Is there a secret museum on the moon? To see the art and read the transcript, visit accession.fm. Content Warning: One of the images in the moon...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Changing Landscapes (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.97)||In this special episode of Accession for Kids, we take a look at a landscape painting of a place that may be familiar, even if it doesn't look the same today. For a map and worksheet, a full transcript and a version of the story without music, visit...||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: The Master's Hands (Worcester Art Museum, 1940.29)||It's just the story of a young man, barely more than a boy, and a small piece of wood that he may or may not have painted. You can find the notes to the show, links to the art, and maybe a few other goodies on our website at accession.fm.||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Lessons of Illusion (Worcester Art Museum, 1981.344)||In this week's episode, we dive into Gene Davis' Lemon Look to explore why we are fascinated by illusions, and what illusions can teach us about ourselves. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: The Brother's Game (Worcester Art Museum, 1947.25)||This week's episode is the famous story of the Messon Frogs, the brother’s who came to be known as the Tuxtla Two, and the act of courage that saved the game. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Five Letters to the Golfe Juan (Worcester Art Museum, 1964.27)||Just the simple story of a person falling in love with a painting told over five letters. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm. Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - Tumblr||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Over Your Head (Worcester Art Museum,1952.18)||This story isn't about a painting, or a sculpture, or a vase, or a váse, or a photograph. It's about... well, I'll let you listen for yourself. The transcription and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm. Instagram - Twitter - Facebook...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Shipwrecks and Ruins (Worcester Art Museum, 1927.34)||This week, we talk about Hubert Robert's The Shipwreck, accession number 1927.34 at the Worcester Art Museum. It's such an incredible piece, you might think that the artist spent his entire life painting naval landscapes and shipwrecks. But he didn't...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Into the Pool (Worcester Art Museum, 2014.1151)||On this week's episode, I talk about Worcester Art Museum accession number 2014.1151, Carrie Moyer’s Rapa Nui Smashup. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @accessionfm. Our website is under development, but will be going live at accession.fm....||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Nod and a Wink (Worcester Art Museum, 1937.91)||On this week's episode, I talk about Worcester Art Museum accession number 1937.91, Statuette of a Man, a Sumerian sculpture from about 3000-2500 B.C.E. and one of the oldest pieces in the WAM. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Accession||Have you ever looked at art in a museum and felt lost and alone, but captured and curious? This is the show for you. Welcome to Accession. In this, the introduction to the show, I talk about the way art museums often make us feel, and why I think it's..||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Accession is a smart and entertaining podcast that prevents the average art museum visitor from feeling overwhelmed and as though the art is “out of their league.” This podcast makes visual art more inviting and highlights the power of historical context and storytelling beautifully. Accession uses the podcast art form to make visual art well-received and accessible. This podcast is a must listen! I am already looking forward to next week’s episode!
Wonderful and fun!
Accession is a great weekly podcast, in which I thoroughly enjoy listening to T.H. take us through each story of the art pieces he picks, plus interweaving storytelling and imagination as well. A great listen and fun experience!
T.H. Ponders is your personal docent and art instructor. Taking a look at art in ways that you might never think of otherwise. He makes art fun!