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  • Episode 1: Revealing a Portrait 

    Steer, Linda (2020-09-09)
    Episode 1, “Revealing a Portrait”, considers what the canon of art history is and looks to a painting by contemporary African American artist Titus Kaphar to consider what it excludes. It also addresses the notion of ...
  • Episode 2: Reversing the Gaze 

    Steer, Linda (2020-09-16)
    In this episode we examine contemporary Cree artist Kent Monkman's diptych mistikôsiwak on view now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The monumental paintings were completed in 2019 and are called Welcoming ...
  • Episode 3: Tear Down the Monuments! 

    Steer, Linda (2020-09-23)
    This episode takes a look at the history of monuments and examines some of the issues surrounding monuments today. It considers the history of the Robert E Lee monument Richmond Virginia, its signification in relation to ...
  • Episode 4: Swallowed Whole 

    Steer, Linda (2020-09-30)
    In this episode, called “Swallowed Whole,” Dr. Steer considers Gothic cathedrals as an art form and examines their relationship to European power structures. The episode begins with the earliest Christian art, in the ...
  • Episode 5: Taken from the Headlines 

    Steer, Linda (2020-10-07)
    “Taken from the Headlines” considers European history painting, its roots and its legacies. What exactly are history paintings? And why are they significant in the canon of Western art? In this episode of “Unboxing the ...
  • Episode 6: Light and Luxe 

    Steer, Linda (2020-10-21)
    In this episode, called “Light and Luxe,” we take a look at the connections between Dutch painting, trade, and luxury during the so-called “Dutch Golden Age” of painting. We will focus on post-1650 genre painting as well ...
  • Episode 7: Musing on Museums 

    Steer, Linda (2020-11-04)
    This episode, called “Musing on Museums,” takes a look at the history of the modern Western museum and considers what stories museums tell and how. From wunderkammern and other private collections to the British Museum and ...
  • Episode 8: Appropriation and Copying 

    Steer, Linda (2020-11-25)
    In this episode, “Appropriation & Copying,” I take a look at the ways in which artists refer to the work of their predecessors through copying and appropriation. Art instruction uses copying as a method to learn. In addition, ...