PODCAST: “Seeing Ourselves in Animals: An Unnatural History” [MIA’s The Object]


Minneapolis Institute of Art: The Object Podcast
42. Seeing Ourselves in Animals: An Unnatural History

“As long as people have told stories, we have told stories about animals. Stories of slow turtles and fast rabbits, sly foxes and cunning monkeys, that are really stories about ourselves. But why? What can animals tell us about human nature? And what happens to our fellow creatures when we turn them—in art and literature and myth—into something they’re not?”

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