Art Movements

The Rebel Women of 19th-Century New York

Episode Summary

A new exhibition explores the “Rebel Women” of 19th-century New York, and we talk to curator Marcela Micucci to discover the stories of these largely forgotten figures. And then we talk to critic Paddy Johnson and artist William Powhida, co-hosts of the Explain Me podcast, about the fall season at New York museums.

Episode Notes

The stories of trailblazing women continue to inspire but many of these figures, who occur throughout history, have been written out of the history books or relegated to accounts of their time and ignored by historians. Now, curator Marcela Micucci talks to use about these figures who had a big impact on all aspects of city life, including the so-called "Witch of Wall Street," Hetty Green. It's an exhibition full of colorful stories.

And then I talk to critic Paddy Johnson and artist William Powhida, co-hosts of the Explain Me podcast, about the fall season, New York museums, and what they've been up to.

A special thanks to Twig Twig for the music to this week’s episode. You can listen to that and more at twigtwig.bandcamp.com and other streaming services.