Ryan Muir
Isabella Biedenharn
June 28, 2017 AT 09:00 AM EDT

Modern art novices, Jackson Pollock will soon puzzle you no more: Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson is hosting a new podcast in collaboration with WNYC Studios and MoMA all about the artwork that confuses us most.

Titled A Piece of Workthe 10-episode podcast will feature Jacobson in conversation with museum curators and artists, as well as celebrity guests like Questlove, RuPaul, Hannibal Buress, and Tavi Gevinson. The episodes will air twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays starting July 10, and each one focuses on a different theme, like abstractions, monochrome, pop art, and performance. Jacobson and her guests will look at art from Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Yoko Ono, and more — the full list of themes, guests, and artworks (which are all Google-able if you haven’t made it to MoMA lately) is below.

Jacobson may be best known for co-creating and starring in her quirky Comedy Central hit, but she’s also an artist in her own right: Not only did she graduate from art school at the Maryland Institute College of Art, but she’s published coloring books like Color This Book and books of illustration like Carry This Book.

A Piece of Work will be available on Apple Podcasts and WNYC. Check out a sample from the podcast, below:

Episode 1 covers everyday objects

Artworks

  • Marcel Duchamp, Bicycle Wheel
  • Meret Oppenheim, Object

Guests

  • Hannibal Buress
  • Ann Temkin (MoMA)
  • Anne Umland (MoMA)
Episode 2 covers abstraction

Artworks

  • Jackson Pollock, One: Number 31, 1950
  • Cy Twombly, Tiznit

Guests

  • Corey D’Augustine (MoMA)
  • Anne Umland (MoMA)
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Stella (Abbi’s Niece)
Episode 3 covers monochromes

Artworks

  • Yves Klein, Blue Monochrome
  • Kazimir Malevich, Suprematist Composition White on White

Guests

  • Ellen Davis (MoMA)
  • Anne Umland (MoMA)
  • Questlove (Ahmir Thompson)
Episode 4 covers light

Artworks

  • Dan Flavin, light works (@ 101 Spring Street)
  • James Turrell, Meeting (@ MoMA PS1)

Guests

  • Flavin Judd (Judd Foundation, Donald Judd’s son)
  • Peter Eleey (MoMA PS1)
  • Samantha Irby

Episode 5 covers minimalism

Artworks

  • Jo Baer, Primary Light Group: Red Green Blue
  • Donald Judd, Untitled

Guests

  • Mark Joshua Epstein (MoMA)
  • Flavin Judd (Judd Foundation, son of Donald Judd)
  • Jo Baer (artist)
Episode 6 covers performance

Artworks

  • Carolee Schneemann, Meat Joy
  • Yoko Ono, Cut Piece

Guests

  • Thomas Lax (MoMA)
  • RuPaul
  • Carolee Schneemann (artist)
Episode 7 covers video

Artworks

  • Howardena Pindell, Free White and 21
  • Steve McQueen, Static

Guests

  • Hannibal Buress
  • Thelma Golden (The Studio Museum in Harlem)
  • Thomas Lax (MoMA)
  • Martine Syms (artist)
Episode 8 covers pop art

Artworks

  • Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Cans
  • Beatriz González, Zócalo de comedia and Zócalo de la tragedia

Guests

  • Sarah Suzuki (MoMA)
  • Tavi Gevinson
Episode 9 covers design

Artworks

  • Emoji, Shigetaka Kurita
  • @ symbol, Ray Tomlinson

Guests

  • Paola Antonelli (MoMA)
  • Questlove (Ahmir Thompson)
Episode 10 covers text-based art

Artworks

  • Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1144, Broken Bands of Color in Four Directions
  • Glenn Ligon, Untitled (How it feels to be colored me…Doubled)

Guests

  • Mark Joshua Epstein (MoMA)
  • Samantha Irby
  • Martine Syms (artist)

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