WNYC teams with ‘Broad City’ star, MoMA on art podcast

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MoMA visitors check out some van Gogh.

Abbi Jacobson, co-star of Comedy Central’s Broad City, will host a new WNYC podcast in partnership with the The Museum of Modern Art.

The 10-part series A Piece of Work debuts July 10 and features Jacobson in conversation with other celebrities and MoMA curators and educators about works of art in the collection.

The podcast was inspired by questions often asked by MoMA visitors about pieces in their modern and contemporary art collection that “might be hard to ‘get,’” said a WNYC spokesperson in an email, including Marcel Duchamp’s readymades, Jackson Pollock’s splattered canvases and Andy Warhol’s soup cans. “This podcast will guide listeners through what it all means.”

Guests will include Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, Samantha Irby and Questlove, who is also a WNYC board member.  

In addition to being a comedian, Jacobson is an illustrator and graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

“It’s been a thrill to partner with MoMA to bring a podcast about modern and contemporary art into the world, with a personality as smart, funny and inviting as Abbi,” said Dean Cappello, WNYC chief content officer, in a press release. “We’re excited to offer a pathway for everyone to get much closer to the art, the ideas that inspired them, and relevance it can have in our own lives.”