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Accession

27 EpisodesProduced by T.H. PondersWebsite

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.

27 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

(EN) 24: La verdad de la fotógrafa (Mujer ángel, Desierto de Sonora, Graciela Iturbide)

May 31st, 2020

22:11

A portrait is so much more than a space, a subject, and a keen eye. It’s a place, a person, and a photographer’s truth.

(ES) 24: La verdad de la fotógrafa (Mujer ángel, Desierto de Sonora, Graciela Iturbide)

May 31st, 2020

21:52

Un retrato es muchísimo más que un espacio, un sujeto y un buen ojo. Es un lugar, una persona y la verdad de un fotógrafo.

23: Take Me to the Water (Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 2000.5)

February 20th, 2020

19:33

The congregation gathers on the banks of the river to be baptized. An audio fiction based on Baptism Study by Benny Andrews. Content Warning: There …

22: Moving Pieces (National Gallery, 1996.120.3)

January 23rd, 2020

29:32

A room where the art, and the artist, feel perfectly at home. A conversation on starts. An exploration of the Calder Tower at the National Gallery in D.C.

Accession: Homeward Trailer

January 9th, 2020

3:21

We've got so many incredible pieces of art to see, museums to visit, people to meet, and stories to hear on this, the second season of Accession, which we're calling Homeward. We have a long journey ahead, but the road …

21: Unfinished Piece

January 7th, 2020

10:58

An unfinished piece, two types of silence, an unfinished peace.

Welcome to Accession

January 2nd, 2020

6:39

Art contains exactly half of an old and powerful magic. It can build entire worlds from nothing but paint and canvas, tell epic stories inside a …

Reina Rebelde: An Interview with Regina Merson

December 12th, 2019

48:27

T.H. Ponders sits down with Regina Merson, founder and creator of the makeup company Reina Rebelde to talk about starting a business, the art of …

20: Garden of Light (Live from the Chihuly Gardens at PodCon2)

June 9th, 2019

17:01

This episode features recordings collected from the attendees of our live event at the Chihuly Gardens in Seattle, Washington at Podcon 2! Featuring …

19: Night (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1950.100)

May 16th, 2019

25:56

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

37:39

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 World War Two, Nightlife.

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

November 21st, 2018

36:56

This episode looks at the classic image of the American Thanksgiving, that has been reinterpreted time and time again. Only this time, we dig into precisely why this is such a replicable image, and what it has to share …

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

November 19th, 2018

32:52

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

29:09

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. Art History Art Analysis Art Museum …

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

September 19th, 2018

30:01

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

18:50

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.

12: Mysterious Smile (Wadsworth Atheneum, 2012.13)

July 14th, 2018

28:11

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

20:54

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

22:08

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.

9: Changing Landscapes (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.97)

June 16th, 2018

10:53

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

29:17

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

15:16

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 …

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

May 17th, 2018

20:11

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 …

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

May 1st, 2018

15:14

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

20:25

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

18:54

Rapa Nui Smashup, Carrie Moyer, Worcester Art Museum, Accession Number 2014.1151 Art History Art Analysis Art Museum Art History Art Analysis Art Museum Art History Art Analysis Art Museum Art History Art Analysis Art …

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

April 9th, 2018

20:49

Statuette of a Man, Worcester Art Museum, Accession Number 1937.91 Art History Art Analysis Art Museum Art History Art Analysis Art Museum Art History Art Analysis Art Museum Art History Art Analysis Art Museum

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