The Norfolk Society of Arts
February 22, 2023 | Lecture 5 | Jennifer Dasal
Updated: Feb 23
Art Historian, Curator and Host, Art Curious (artcuriouspodcast.com)
Getting ‘Art Curious”: Exploring the Unexpected, Slightly Odd and Strangely Wonderful
in Art History
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Jennifer Dasal is an art historian and is the creator and host of the ArtCurious Podcast (www.artcuriouspodcast.com), an internationally popular, bi-weekly show exposing “the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history.” It was chosen as one of PC Magazine’s Best Podcasts of the Year for three years in a row (2018-2020), and it was selected as one of the Best History Podcasts of 2019 by O, the Oprah Magazine. In September 2020, Dasal’s first book, ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History, was released by Penguin Books. The book has already received a much coveted “starred” review from Publishers Weekly and highlighted in BookPage, BookList, and other publications.
Dasal is the former curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), where she worked for thirteen years. She received her BA in art history from the University of California, Davis and her MA in art history from the University of Notre Dame, and she has completed PhD coursework in art history at the Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Wendell, NC, with her husband, son, and a very grouchy cat.
Jennifer will talk about her show and her book, ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History. She will share the story of the creation of her internationally-beloved audio show, fascinating tales from her book and the podcast, and why fun stories matter in our journey to make art more accessible for audiences.