The ArtCurious Podcast is art history for all of us. This isn't like a college lecture, droning on about archaic art terminology (like chiaroscuro or contrapposto) or the importance of linear perspective (um, okay). We're interested in the juicy stuff: did Van Gogh actually commit suicide? Was a British painter actually Jack the Ripper? And how did the CIA covertly support modern art? That's the ArtCurious difference: we're all about story first, shining light into unseen corners of art history. Art history is full of fascinating stories-- and we want to share them to a broad audience of art lovers and art novices alike. And if you just happen to learn something along the way, that's just gravy. ArtCurious is a bi-weekly podcast. In each episode, host Jennifer Dasal discusses a new topic in art history that will bring art alive and make listeners think more deeply about what they've been taught. You might think that visual art is dry, boring, lifeless. But once you learn about the stories behind a work of art, it opens up to you-- and the tales behind some paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs are weirder, crazier, or more fun than you can imagine. We're finishing up our second season now, on the links between art and World War Two. Our fourth season, airing this fall, discusses the "shock art" of the last few centuries. Think your favorite painting has always been accepted by the art world? Think that non-contemporary art is all smooth-sailing, in terms of public opinion? Think again.