Seeking Art History Expert...

an ad from Craigslist that I thought I would share, in case any of you want to tackle this one...

Seeking Art History Expert to Host Cable TV Series

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Date: 2007-01-22, 12:22PM PST

Can't tell your Pollack from Picasso? Your Klee from your Kooning? Don't care? Do programs about "neo-impressionism" and "rococo" get you searching for Monday Night Football? Let's face it, art, as a subject matter, has a long-standing reputation of being, well, a bit stuffy. A domain for the educated, sheraz-sipping set with some renaissance music always in the background.

It doesn't have to be this way. So sit down, crack open a Coors light and cue Van Halen. This is art -- made for TV.

This series will be a modern twist on the popular Sister Wendy series that ran on PBS. Our host will bring art appreciation to the masses using a fresh and unique narrative. Our aim is to demystify art and tell some reallly fun stories at the same time. Our host should be an art historian but have the sensibility of the "Croc Hunter" or Alton Brown from Food Network's "Good Eats"....likeable, charismatic, somewhat kooky or whacky in his or her 30's or 40's with an appeal to middle America. Our host will visit some of the most iconic museums in the world, and shed light on the familiar and not-so-familiar. He or she will bring masterpieces to life, making them accessible, fun and entertaining. From Mona Lisa's smug smile to a Dali melted clock, to Rothko's rectangles of color, our host sets out to see what makes art, indeed, "art".

Filmed in a style similar to "Good Eats" with it's close-up in-your face host shots, to the fun feel of Bill Nye's shows, but without making this a "kid's show".

If this is you or you know someone who fits the bill please send an email (including resume and photo) to

good luck at the casting call!


Anonymous said…
I want this job!!!