How Climate Changes Art

How Climate Changes Art

Art is made of natural materials. Stone. Pigment. Wood. Clay. Fibers. And metals. Even water, fog, and ice. And it’s also made of stuff that is seemingly less natural but still made from things we derive from the earth. Art is also notoriously difficult to preserve. We devote considerable resources to keeping a selection of

Brief History of Andy Warhol: Pop Art King

Brief History of Andy Warhol: Pop Art King

[MUSIC PLAYING] Guess which artist lived with this man most of his life, was obsessed with Hollywood and ice cream, bald as a bat but loved crazy wigs, and loved to cover everything in aluminum foil? Yep, it’s Andy Warhol. You intrigued? So was I. (VOICEOVER) This episode is funded by the Glick Fund and

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

DR. STEVEN ZUCKER: We’re in Santa Maria della Grazie, in Milan, looking at Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. DR. BETH HARRIS: And we’re in the room where the monks would eat, their refectory, and so several times a day, the monks would come in there and eat silently, and be able to look up at

Art about Migration

Art about Migration

Migration is central to human experience. And by migration, I mean people moving from one place to another with the intention of settling either temporarily or for good. This is happening in our world right now, as we’re witnessing the highest levels of human movement on record. And it’s been happening since homo sapiens first

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

(piano music) Male voiceover: We’re in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, which has tremendous importance to Catholicism. This is where the Pope will lead mass, but perhaps most famously this is the room that the college of cardinals uses to decide the next Pope. Female voiceover: And every surface of this space is decorated,

Art History and Visual Studies at UVic

Art History and Visual Studies at UVic

[Music] At UVic, there’s definitely a lot more to art history and visual studies than most people think there is. There is a huge diversity of the way you can approach it. We have stuff like virtual reality, we have the study of video games. We have film studies. It’s so broad and could really

You Are An Artist (a pep talk + book!)

You Are An Artist (a pep talk + book!)

So… you are an artist. You might disagree with that statement, but hold on let me tell you what I mean. You are an artist as long as you’re making things that you or anyone else might consider art. And I draw my art boundaries really widely. For me, art doesn’t need to be one

5 Tips on How to Talk to Kids About Art | ARTiculations

5 Tips on How to Talk to Kids About Art | ARTiculations

One of the questions that I get asked often being an art gallery docent is “how do I talk to kids about art?” This is obviously not a simple answer and of course every child is different. But over the years, I’ve definitely found some things helpful when talking to kids about art. So whether