You’ve seen art. Now, listen and experience it with your imagination.

Museums and art galleries may be closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, but that doesn’t have to stop us from plugging into the art-world conversation. It might sound bizarre or unusual to think about a visual medium being appreciated through audio. The surge of popularity for podcasts even in this visually dominant era speaks so much for itself —  steadily becoming our go-to educational and entertainment platform. With so many choices across different platforms, it can be a little tricky to make a pick. So, we’ve rounded up the most binge-worthy art podcasts that you can tune into right now for that music to your ears.

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The Way I See It

What makes art remarkably interesting? Perspective. Every individual has a different way of interpreting art and understanding it. That’s quite an art in itself don’t you think? In this podcast, leading creative thinkers choose an artwork from the Museum of Modern Art and discuss how it provokes, inspires, thrills or even surprises them. Alastair Sooke’s view on the artworks are not only educational and entertaining, but it really transports you to the realm of art.

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Talk Art

Talk Art is a podcast by actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament dedicated to the world of art. The podcast features exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators, gallerists, actors, musicians, and even journalists. Splurge into this art adventure with the two cool hosts. Our tip? Maybe start off with the QuARTine episodes.

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Meet me at the Museum

This podcast is the most imaginative way to take a virtual tour of a museum all through this audio storytelling. You will hear your famous faces taking their mates, their mum or even their neighbour for an afternoon at their favourite museum or art gallery. Sounds exciting? It’s a chance to spark some intriguing conversations about art, a peek behind the scenes, and knowledge about what really makes a museum tick. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund in the UK who also raises money for museums and galleries. Our tip? Spend a day with actor and comedian Miles Jumpp taking his friend Anna Antebi to Tredegar House in Wales through this podcast.

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The Lonely Palette

One painting at a time, this podcast will take you down the memory lane of all the masterpieces. Returning art history to the masses, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews credulous museum visitors at the entrance, and then dives into the context. With this podcast, you learn about art, history, culture, and politics altogether. This gem is the perfect podcast to accompany you while you are cooking or doing your indoor jog.

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FroKnowsPhoto Photography Podcasts

Amateur and professional photographers, are you all ears? This is your cue. FroKnowsPhoto discusses everything about photography — from the pickup tricks, reviews, to personal opinions. That means we can dig deep from Nikon to Canon cameras, the lenses, accessories and everything associated with photography. Hone your camera skills while listening to this podcast and get a little creative at home.

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Alisha Pawa
Writer
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.