Rank #1: 14: The Master's Teacher (Yale University Art Gallery, 1871.45)
While Leonardo da Vinci was an apprentice in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, what exactly did Leonardo learn from Andrea? What did Andrea have to teach him? You can find the images for this episode and the notes for the show on accession.fm.
Sep 19 2018
Rank #2: 8: The Master's Hands (Worcester Art Museum, 1940.29)
It's just the story of a young man, barely more than a boy, and a small piece of wood that he may or may not have painted. You can find the notes to the show, links to the art, and maybe a few other goodies on our website at accession.fm.
Jun 02 2018
Rank #3: 7: Lessons of Illusion (Worcester Art Museum, 1981.344)
In this week's episode, we dive into Gene Davis' Lemon Look to explore why we are fascinated by illusions, and what illusions can teach us about ourselves. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm.
May 25 2018
Rank #4: 4: Over Your Head (Worcester Art Museum,1952.18)
May 01 2018
Rank #5: 16: 1942- Nighthawks (Art Institute Chicago, 1942.51)
In this episode, we are looking at the most iconic work in American Art. But we are going to take it out of its larger cultural context to focus on the context of when it was first created. We're going back to January of 1942, exactly one month after Pearl Harbor.
You can find the notes to the show, links to the art and social media, and a few other goodies on our website at accession.fm.
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Nov 19 2018
Rank #6: 6: The Brother's Game (Worcester Art Museum, 1947.25)
This week's episode is the famous story of the Messon Frogs, the brother’s who came to be known as the Tuxtla Two, and the act of courage that saved the game. The transcript and notes for this episode can be found at accession.fm.
May 17 2018
Rank #8: 3: Shipwrecks and Ruins (Worcester Art Museum, 1927.34)
This week, we talk about Hubert Robert's The Shipwreck, accession number 1927.34 at the Worcester Art Museum. It's such an incredible piece, you might think that the artist spent his entire life painting naval landscapes and shipwrecks. But he didn't. So why did he paint this one? The notes for the show can be found online at accession.fm.
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Apr 23 2018
Rank #9: 10: Moon Museum (Moon Museum, 1969.1-6)
This is one small step for artist, one giant leap for artist kind. This question is: did it ever happen? Is there a secret museum on the moon? To see the art and read the transcript, visit accession.fm.
Content Warning: One of the images in the moon museum may be perceived as sexual in nature, it is suggested, but no explicit reference of it is messaged. Parental digression is advised.
Jun 25 2018
Rank #10: 9: Changing Landscapes (Worcester Art Museum, 1916.97)
In this special episode of Accession for Kids, we take a look at a landscape painting of a place that may be familiar, even if it doesn't look the same today. For a map and worksheet, a full transcript and a version of the story without music, visit accession.fm.
Jun 16 2018