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YouTube: Seeing Art History

James Romaine is a Professor of Art History at Nyack College who teaches courses on topics including nineteenth century art and the intersection of Christianity and visual art. He also hosts Seeing Art History, a series of short (ten minutes in length) art history lessons freely available on YouTube. Each lesson features a number of images accompanied by a short lecture. As of this write up, these...
YouTube: Art Explainer

The Art Institute of Chicago recently launched Art Explainer - a YouTube series that uses works from the institute's collection to engage the general public with art history and art criticism. For instance, the first episode, "The Power to Look," uses Grant Wood's American Gothic and the photography of Cindy Sherman, among other works, to examine the relationship between the artist and the viewer....
The Art Assignment

Produced by PBS Digital Studios and hosted by Sarah Urist Green, the Art Assignment YouTube channel explores "art and art history through the lens of things happening today." Most videos are around 10-15 minutes long and would be a useful resource for various discussion settings and even in the classroom. Recent episodes explore timely topics such as art about migration and the debate regarding...

Begun in early 2020 by art historian Hyejin Lee, the YouTube channel ArtStoryLab features short videos focused primarily on 18th-century European art. As of this writing, the channel includes 24 episodes on artworks, artists, museums, and more. For example, an 11-minute video from June 27, 2021, "[Peace of Art] How to Pay Attention Like Jean-Simeon Chardin," discusses the artist and includes an...