Abbi Jacobson to host a podcast for The Museum of Modern Arts, it's going to be "A Piece of Work"

Comedian Abbi Jacobson is set to become artist Abbi Jacobson thanks to a new podcast. The actress will be hosting A Piece of Work for The Museum of Modern Arts in conjunction with WNYC Studios. The series is centered around the most asked questions targeted at MoMA's contemporary pieces that are just out of reach in understanding for the regular person.

"Until I started this project, I didn't realize how many questions I had, and how much I missed looking at and talking about art," said Jacobson in a statement. "Museums can be intimidating spaces, and I hope this podcast makes them more accessible."

Each episode of A Piece of Work will take a look at art from Jackson Pollock, Steve McQueen, Yoko Ono and more. Experts from the museum as well as celebrity guests like Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevenson, RuPaul, and Questlove will join Abbi on the journey to find what each piece means.

The ten part series debuts on Monday, July 10. Check out the schedule for the series below.

Monday, July 10: Everyday Objects
Explore how art made of utilitarian objects transforms our experience of the everyday.
Features the following works:
-Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel. 1951 (after lost original of 1913)
-Meret Oppenheim. Object. 1936

Wednesday, July 12: Abstraction
Why would so many artists abandon representation in favor of abstraction?”
Features the following works:
-Cy Twombly. Untitled. 1954; Tiznit. 1953
-Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950. 1950

Monday, July 17: Monochromes
Why would an artist make a painting in—or even devote their career to—a single color? Does simplicity make room for more creative thought?
Features the following works:
-Yves Klein. Blue Monochrome. 1961
-Kazimir Malevich. Suprematist Composition: White on White. 1918

Wednesday July 19: Light
Explore the skill, craft, and variety of art made with light, from neon tubes to an artist-enhanced sunset.
Features the following works:
-Dan Flavin’s light works of the 1960s
-James Turrell. Meeting. 1980–86/2016

Monday, July 24: Minimalism
Explore the simplified forms and rich ideas behind Minimalist art.
Features the following works:
-Jo Baer. Primary Light Group: Red Green Blue. 1964–65
-Donald Judd. Untitled. 1967

Wednesday, July 26: Performance
Artists use their bodies to create to work that is both interactive and fleeting.
Features the following works:
-Carolee Schneemann. Meat Joy. 1964
-Yoko Ono. Cut Piece. 1964

Monday, July 31: Video Art
Artists use video in very different ways—from sweeping shots of public monuments to intimate confessionals.
Features the following works:
-Howardena Pindell. Free, White and 21. 1980
-Steve McQueen. Static. 2009

Wednesday, August 2: Pop Art
Pop art uses mass culture to blur the lines between art and artifice—and even advertising.
Features the following works:
-Andy Warhol. Campbell’s Soup Cans. 1962
-Beatriz Gonzalez. Zócalo de la comedia.1983; Zócalo de la tragedia. 1983

Monday, August 7: Design
How are little things we use every day—even our text messages—designed to be both functional and beautiful?
Features the following works:
-Shigetaka Kurita. Emoji, 1998–99
-Ray Tomlinson, @, 1971

Wednesday, August 9: Text-Based Art
Explore how artists use text in many ways, from writing art-making instructions to using text as the image itself.
Features the following works:
-Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawing #1144, Broken Bands of Color in Four Directions. 2004
-Glenn Ligon. Untitled (How it feels to be colored me...Doubled). 1991