Regardless of your preference in media, there are some excellent listening options if you are looking for podcasts for artistic inspiration. Read on for a summary of five of the best art-related podcasts.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art offers a great podcast with three different programs. Their programs include: “Art Talk”, “Backstory” and “Notable Lectures”. “Art Talk”serves up thought provoking conversations with top artists and curators.”Backstory” program is hosted by Barbara Tempchin and gives behind the scenes details at famous Art Museums. The last show, “Notable Lectures” chronicles important lectures given by well known curators, historians and authors. The podcast is frequently updated and can be found on iTunes or via The National Gallery of Art website.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers quite a selection of material within their pod casts. Broken down into three categories: “Exhibition Minutes”, “Lectures” and “Art Tours”. “Exhibition Minutes” showcases new and notable exhibitions to the museum. There are at least twenty five exhibitions listed on the website. “Lectures” include important lessons and conversations from famous artists, curators and historians. “Art Tours” explores the various sections of the museum. The pod casts are free of charge and frequently updated. You can listen via the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website or through I-tunes.
With a slogan like “Get your black belt in Photography”, you know you’ve come to the right place for photography information. The pod cast is hosted by Kerry Garrison, and the hour long program updates weekly. Cameradojo.com also has a great section that offers photography techniques, suggestions and tips. The pod cast is typically updated at least once a month and free of charge.You can listen or download directly from Cameradojo.com.
Dishing out contemporary art talk, badatsports.com offers a weekly pod cast that focuses on the work of artists and curators. Their pod cast touches upon everything art-related, as well as music, books and movies. Compatible with many audio feeds, you can listen to the pod cast via badatsports.com, I-Tunes, Zune, RSS and others.
Insomnia Radio is home to a wide array of pod casts focusing on new music from around the world. A fantastic suggestion for any music lover, especially those looking for new indie music. Insomnia Radio is updated frequently and is free. You can listen by visiting http://insomniaradio.net/subscribe/, or by using I-tunes.