The Object podcast
By The Object podcast from the Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Hosted by Tim Gihring, "The Object" podcast explores the strange and wonderful true stories behind museum objects, touching on immigration, race, and other issues. An object's view of history. (Produced by the Minneapolis Institute of Art)
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||CleanThe Indian Artist Who Wasn't||When the frontier closed, the fate of Native Amer…||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanThe Fellowship of Good Things||There were wolves and caribou on the Minnesota fr…||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmericana||After founding General Mills, the food and flour …||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEgyptomania||She was wealthy, single, and always in the right …||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Fans of art museums and history will love the surprising stories unearthed from the vaults of Mia — all told with plenty of suspense, wit, and style.
Snippets of information about pieces of art, floating in an excerpt of history.
I spent my college years in the anthropology building or digging in the dirt; my understanding of European history ends with the Roman Empire, and my knowledge of the art of the Americas has Mexico as its northern border. These episodes have a nice balance of content and context, so that even someone who doesn’t know the difference between modern and Modernism can come away enlightened!
This podcast is like having a friend take you on a private tour of Mia that is both lighthearted and knowledgeable. Really fun podcast