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Art Matters explores the interesting ways art meets popular culture and non-traditional art topics. We look at what art and visual culture can tell us about the world around us, and how our everyday interests make us excellent art critics. Hosted by Ferren Gipson.

Season 3

Episode 25: The Pre-Raphaelites’ relationship with science, featuring Dr John Holmes

Episode 26: The history of paint by number, featuring William L. Bird, Jr.

Episode 27: Art on the Underground, featuring Eleanor Pinfield

Episode 28: Rediscovering colour in classical sculptures, featuring Cecilie Brøns

Episode 29: Forgotten women artists, featuring Zing Tsjeng

Episode 30: How blind and partially sighted people engage with visual art, featuring VocalEyes


The complete season 2

Episode 13: When Beyoncé goes APES**T, featuring Bee Tajudeen

Episode 14: The Simpsons, Art and Capturing 20th-Century America, featuring Todd VanDerWerff

Episode 15: Mermaids and Mythical Creatures in Art and the Queer Community, featuring Sacha Coward

Episode 16: Virginia Woolf, Feminism and Women Painting Women, featuring Laura Smith and Venetia Berry

Episode 17: Finding Britain's Lost Masterpieces, featuring Dr Bendor Grosvenor

Episode 18: The art of RuPaul’s Drag Race, featuring the Art History Babes

Episode 19: Art in the Science Museum, featuring Dr Katy Barrett

Episode 20: Black Women Artists and #blackgirlmagic, featuring Bee Tajudeen and Rosa Uddoh

Episode 21: How Alfred Hitchcock created artful suspense, featuring Joel Gunz

Episode 22: Artists as book illustrators, featuring Jaleen Grove

Episode 23: Lost art, forgeries and the theft of the 'Mona Lisa', featuring Dr Noah Charney

Episode 24: Weird, dark and wonderful Victorian Christmas cards, featuring Greg Jenner


Catch up with season 1

Episode 1Queer culture and art history, featuring Dr Justin Bengry

Episode 2: Celebrity culture and art history, featuring Tabloid Art History

Episode 3: Women artists in the digital age, featuring Katy Hessel

Episode 4: Art and tattoos, featuring Dr Matt Lodder

Episode 5: Art references in recent hip hop, featuring Dr James Peterson

Episode 6: Synaesthesia in art, featuring James Wannerton

Episode 7: Hair trends throughout art history, featuring Rachael Gibson

Episode 8: What to know for the Met Gala 2018 theme of Heavenly Bodies, featuring Tabloid Art History

Episode 9: Artists' love for the colouriest colours, featuring Stuart Semple

Episode 10: Decoding fashion in paintings, featuring Amber Butchart

Episode 11: When artists make cookbooks, featuring Cedar Lewisohn

Episode 12: Art, medieval medicine, and treating the human body, featuring Jack Hartnell

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