16 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

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15: Three Ghosts (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.20)

October 2nd, 2018


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

September 19th, 2018


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


12: Mysterious Smile (Wadsworth Atheneum, 2012.13)

July 14th, 2018


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


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

June 25th, 2018


9: Changing Landscapes (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.97)

June 16th, 2018


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


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


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

May 17th, 2018


Welcome to Accession

April 5th, 2018


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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