About Lucas Livingston

Andy, Ai Weiwei, and Lucas at Andy Warhol Museum filter
Creator and host of the Ancient Art Podcast
Art Museum Educator

When he’s not busy fighting with the artwork, Lucas enjoys working on the Ancient Art Podcast, which he started in 2006. Lucas has been with the Art Institute of Chicago since 2002 and has over 15 years of professional experience as an art educator and museum specialist. His scholarly areas of concentration include Egypt, Classical Civilization, and Asia. He is also a specialist in museum learning theory and practice and accessibility for people with disabilities. In his pursuit of the topic of ancient beer and wine, a few years ago he took up the enjoyable hobby of homebrewing (strictly for academic purposes). You can read all about his exploits as brewmaster at the vanity homebrewery Morgue Brewing in his homebrew blog. His secret crime-fighting alter ego is a computer geek while moonlighting as tech support for friends and family. Lastly, he finds himself having accidentally started a collection of hairless pets, which he sometimes regrets, but then always comes around.

Assistant Director, Accessibility and Lifelong Learning Programs
Learning and Public Engagement
Art Institute of Chicago
My Upcoming Public Talks
Recent Lecture Highlights
Popular Lectures (contact Lucas)
  • Great Waves: Impressionism and Japanese Prints
  • Hokusai’s Great Wave and Beyond
  • Agony & Excellence: Olympics & the Greek Games
  • Spiritual Journey: In the Footsteps of Buddha
  • In the Footsteps of Greatness: Alexander to Buddha
  • Where East Meets West: Art of the Silk Road
  • House of Snow and Gilded Gods: Art of the Himalayas
  • Gilded Gods and Sacred Stories of the Hindu Pantheon
  • Things that Go Bump: Witches, Ghosts, and Demons
  • Top 10 Ancient Egyptian Myths and Misconceptions
  • Art and Myth in Ancient Egypt
  • Reading Egyptian Art: Hieroglyphs and Sacred Symbols
  • Pub Crawl around the World: the Art of Drink in Ancient Egypt, China, and the Americas
  • The Story of German Beer
  • Drinking in the Ancient World or How to Be the Ass of Athens
  • Age of Indulgence: Beer and Wine in the Era of Jane Austen
Curriculum Vitae