The Artsy Podcast, No. 30: Why the Art World Fell in Love with the White Cube

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The term “white cube” is ubiquitous in today’s art world. But who invented that label? And when did this method of displaying art first appear? On this episode, we trace the evolution of the white cube from the earliest public museums in Europe to 1930s New York.
This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Senior Editor Tess Thackara and Editorial Associate Abigail Cain. It was produced by Abigail Cain with assistance from Demie Kim.
Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
Cover image: Elmgreen & Dragset, Deutsche Museen, 2005. Photo courtesy of Niels Borch Jensen Gallery and Editions.