Accession

19 EpisodesProduced by T.H. Ponders

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.fm.

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1942- Nighthawks (Director's Commentary)

December 13th, 2018

1:31

17: 1943- Thanksgiving (Norman Rockwell Museum, 1973.22)

November 21st, 2018

35:57

The first in our series from 1943, this episode looks at the classic image of the American Thanksgiving, that has been reinterpreted and reimagined time and time again. Only this time, we dig into precisely why this is …

16: 1942- Nighthawks (Art Institute Chicago, 1942.51)

November 19th, 2018

31:53

In this episode, we are looking at the most iconic work in American Art. But we are going to take it out of its larger cultural context to focus on …

15: Three Ghosts (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.20)

October 2nd, 2018

28:10

14: The Master's Teacher (Yale University Art Gallery, 1871.45)

September 19th, 2018

29:02

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 …

13: Dear Venus (Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2003.50)

September 8th, 2018

17:51

12: Mysterious Smile (Wadsworth Atheneum, 2012.13)

July 14th, 2018

27:12

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 …

11: The Obstacle Remover (Denver Art Museum, 1968.24)

July 2nd, 2018

19:55

10: Moon Museum (Moon Museum, 1969.1-6)

June 25th, 2018

21:09

9: Changing Landscapes (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.97)

June 16th, 2018

9:54

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 …

8: The Master's Hands (Worcester Art Museum, 1940.29)

June 2nd, 2018

28:18

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 …

7: Lessons of Illusion (Worcester Art Museum, 1981.344)

May 25th, 2018

14:16

6: The Brother's Game (Worcester Art Museum, 1947.25)

May 17th, 2018

19:12

5: Five Letters to the Golfe Juan (Worcester Art Museum, 1964.27)

May 9th, 2018

17:41

4: Over Your Head (Worcester Art Museum,1952.18)

May 1st, 2018

14:15

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 …

3: Shipwrecks and Ruins (Worcester Art Museum, 1927.34)

April 23rd, 2018

19:26

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 …

2: Into the Pool (Worcester Art Museum, 2014.1151)

April 16th, 2018

17:55

1: Nod and a Wink (Worcester Art Museum, 1937.91)

April 9th, 2018

19:50

Welcome to Accession

April 5th, 2018

6:22

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 …

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