Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson is teaming up with WNYC Studios and the Museum of Modern Art for a 10-part podcast about modern and contemporary art. Titled A Piece of Work, the podcast will debut on Monday, July 10th and feature guests like Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, Questlove, and Samantha Irby as well as MoMA art curators and educators and Abbi’s three-year-old niece. Here’s more from the press release:
Inspired by frequently asked questions and responses from visitors to the Museum, each episode will explore works of art through different themes as Abbi leads a journey through MoMA. Along the way, she is joined by a roster of voices from both inside and outside the art world, including MoMA curators, conservators, and educators; Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; artists such as Martine Syms, Jo Baer, and Carolee Schneemann; famous friends, including Hannibal Buress, Samantha Irby, Mark Morris, Questlove, RuPaul, and Tavi Gevinson; and even Abbi’s three-year old niece, Stella. The series will cover art movements ranging from Abstract Expressionism to Pop art to Minimalism; focus on different mediums, including painting, sculpture, performance, video, and design; and highlight a wide range of artists, as well as the ideas, questions, materials, and processes that inform their work. The debut episode, available Monday, July 10, features Jacobson and Buress, along with Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, and Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, in conversation about art made by transforming everyday objects, including Marcel Duchamp’s iconic Bicycle Wheel (1951) and Meret Oppenheim’s Surrealist work Object (1936).