Ep. 39 – Jennifer Dasal – Learning Art in Retirement

Retirement is often associated with sitting back, relaxing, and pursuing hobbies that you might not have had time for before. Many retirees also use their new-found free time to expand their minds.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s never too late to find joy in art. Art is a broad topic with a vast and fascinating history that you may not know about. Jennifer Dasal joins us on this episode to share how art can be accessible, fun, and interesting at any age.

Jennifer is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She’s also an author and creator of the ArtCurious podcast, where she reveals unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful stories hidden in art history.

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In this episode find out:

  • What led Jennifer to pursue a career in art
  • What an art curator is
  • How a “conspiracy” about the Mona Lisa inspired Jennifer to start a podcast and write a book
  • Where to find and buy art locally
  • Jennifer’s local and international museum recommendations
  • How museums have adapted since COVID-19

Tweetable Quotes:

“Art is just like anything else, like movies or music. You’re going to be drawn to something probably very different to the person next to you.” – Jennifer Dasal

“You don’t have to understand everything, nor do you have to like everything. – Jennifer Dasal

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