About Lucas Livingston

Andy, Ai Weiwei, and Lucas at Andy Warhol Museum filter
Creator and Host of the Ancient Art Podcast
Art Museum Educator
Curator of Experimental Libations, Morgue Brewing
Board of Directors, Chicago Brewseum
Curriculum Vitae

Empowering others to embrace the power of art, Lucas Livingston is a 20 year career expert in museum learning, art history, creative aging, nonprofit administration, and disability activism with the Art Institute of Chicago.

He is the creator and host of the Ancient Art Podcast, which he started in 2006. His primary scholarly areas of concentration include Egypt, Classical Civilization, and Asia with particular emphases on the visual arts and drinking culture. He is also a specialist in museum learning theory, program management, and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Years ago, in an effort not to be the first one voted off the island, Lucas began brewing beer inspired by historic recipes, narratives, and traditions (strictly for research). He has spoken on the history of beer and wine at Goose Island Brewpub, Chicago Brewseum, Oriental Institute, Art Institute of Chicago, New York University, Field Museum of Natural History, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. You can read all about his exploits as curator of experimental libations at Morgue Brewing.

His secret crime-fighting alter ego is a computer geek while moonlighting as tech support for friends and family. Lastly, he once found himself having accidentally started a collection of hairless pets, which he sometimes regretted, but would always come around.

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
  • Top 10 Ancient Egyptian Myths and Misconceptions
  • Art and Myth in Ancient Egypt
  • Reading Egyptian Art: Hieroglyphs and Sacred Symbols
  • Things that Go Bump: Witches, Ghosts, and Demons
  • Pub Crawl around the World: the Art and Culture of Drink from Antiquity to Modernity
  • Tipsy with Tut and Sekhmet’s Wrath: Beer and Wine in Ancient Egypt
  • Drinking in Ancient Greece or How to Be the Ass of Athens
  • The Story of German Beer