Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art History

First Advisor

Kelly Scheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. Piper Hutson

Third Advisor

Clayton Smith


This project is a podcast series with five of episodes titled “The Life and Times of the Berlin Secession”. By research and design, the podcast can be used as supplemental material to modern art discussions in art history classes, as well as be entertaining to the public audience. This series presents information and education on how the Berlin Secession helped bridge between earlier genres of German art to the modern art of the Expressionists. It discusses the value of specific artists – Max Liebermann, Käthe Kollwitz, and Max Beckmann – within the Berlin Secession and to the greater history of German modern art. The report discusses the research of how the Berlin Secession had influence with the German modern artists around the twentieth century as well as how podcasts are valuable for art history education. It also explains the process of recording and challenges that arose in creating the podcast.