Going through the Art History Portion iTunes University Podcast: In Progress
With the immense collections found in iTunes University, I decided to do something beyond the podcast reviews.
So many podcasts, so little time. Some act as an introduction to an era, artist, or medium, some throw you in and expect you to know already know the basics. Still, I love it. All this free information available, given by experts who devote their lives to their respective fields. The ability to go beyond the usual Western Art History sections just leaves me giddy. On that, I feel that going through lectures helps strip away notions on the Exotic Other and makes the past closer. For those who want recommendations, I have mostly subscribed to podcasts from the Asian Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you love footage of dance, I recommend checking out the Asian Art Museum. Their concert footage go from traditional to contemporary performers. However, both museum provide great and fun video lectures. They all range from high quality with good use of technology to somebody not able to use their equipment successfully.
Depending on the podcast, I will devote it to a blog entry.