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In Focus: Conservation Horror Stories

It’s Halloween 2K19 and Allyson is sharing a very specific type of horror story–art conservation horror stories! Listen in, and then share your own tales of artsy mishaps by emailing allysonh[at]!

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Episode 20: Big Odalisque Energy

There are lots of different types of bodies in the world, but artist Fernando Botero focuses on the rounder kind–in this episode, Allyson tells you about Botero’s 1998 painting L’Odalisque, and talks about how it relates to body image and ideas of the “other.”

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Episode 12: Wrecked

Théodore Géricault’s 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa is part of a larger tangled web of colonialism, incompetence, and disaster. In this episode we get into the shipwreck on which it was based as well as how it’s used today in pop cultural milestones like Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “APES**T” video.

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