In 1958, scientists from Russia left a plastic bust of Vladimir Lenin at the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility, and as of 2007 it was still there. What does it mean? Guest host John Green ponders his fascination with this object and the changing nature of art.
January 7, 2019
The Art Assignment: Art You Can't Get ToScientists left a plastic bust of Lenin at the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility.
December 27, 2018
The Art Assignment: Art I Can't Show YouJohn Green discusses how Agnes Martin's paintings brilliantly capture emotion.
December 3, 2018
The Art Assignment: Which is the Real Girl with a Pearl Earring?A look at "Girl with the Pearl Earring," with the use of innovative technology.
November 26, 2018
The Art Assignment: Art Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life PaintingThe good life is on display in 17th Century Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.
November 1, 2018
The Art Assignment: Behind the Banksy StuntBanksy shredded his artwork the moment after it sold at auction.
October 24, 2018
The Art Assignment: ART TRIP: DETROITThe Diego Rivera mural, Heidelberg Project, MOCA, abandoned buildings, and much more.
October 9, 2018
The Art Assignment: The Myth of the Tortured ArtistAre artists really more tortured than the rest of us?
September 24, 2018
The Art Assignment: The Case for RealismWhat's the point of making realistic paintings when photography can do the trick?