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1942- Nighthawks (Director's Commentary)

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Just a quick update on the 1943 series and an announcement of a Director's Commentary up on patreon.com/accessionfm.

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19: Night (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1950.100)

May 16th, 2019

24:57

I want to share a secret with you. But you cannot tell anyone...

This episode looks at Night by Aristide Maillol from the collection of the …

18: 1943- Nightlife (Art Institute Chicago, 1992.89)

January 31st, 2019

36:40

Join us at a juke joint just around the corner from Hopper's Nighthawks, as we take a look at Archibald Motley's joyous, yet poignant reaction to …

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

June 25th, 2018

21:09

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.

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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

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 

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

May 17th, 2018

19:12

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

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

May 9th, 2018

17:41

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

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

On this week's episode, I talk about Worcester Art Museum accession number 2014.1151, Carrie Moyer’s Rapa Nui Smashup.

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

April 9th, 2018

19:50

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 …

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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