In this bonus episode, Ann and Tru talk about what got them interested in art in the first place. Not when they decided to major in art history in college, but when as a child that interest was first piqued. As a child in suburban New York, Ann's mother was a painter who had a studio in the house. Ann was always welcome to play with the materials in the studio and fell in love. Her choice of art history was her attempt to feel closer to her mom, who died when Ann was twelve. Tru's childhood in Des Moines, Iowa, included an argument shelf in the dining room, which contained books available to settle disagreements: the Bible, dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia. Tru's mother was a journalist and the presence of multiple copies of the day's newspapers fostered an interest and recognition of the power of print.
Platemark series two: History of Prints
Co-hosts: Ann Shafer and Tru Levy
Producer: Ann Shafer
Theme music: Michael Diamond