If you’d like to know more about art – the kind you’ll find in museums around the world – smARThistory.org features videos, podcasts, and descriptions of famous works of art, and provides explanations of their background and significance. A great place to raise your aesthetic IQ.
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Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, who work as art historians at MoMA and FIT, went to great lengths to create a free online art institute. We say it was well worth the effort. Their site, smARThistory, features 150-plus podcasts, 220 images, and dozens of direct links to the Louvre and other world-class museums. The lectures address individual artists, specific themes, and historical movements: Click on HIGH RENAISSANCE and listen to Harris and Zucker’s thorough dissection of Leonardo’s Last Supper. Or enjoy their 18-minute rundown of the scandal Manet’s Olympia caused in Paris in 1865. You’ll never confuse him with Monet again.