About Lucas Livingston

Andy, Ai Weiwei, and Lucas at Andy Warhol Museum filter
Creator and Host of the Ancient Art Podcast
Art Museum Educator
Brewer and  Curator of Experimental Libations

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 16 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 for many years, he has taken up the pursuit of homebrewing (strictly for research). You can read all about his exploits as brewmaster and curator of experimental libations in his Morgue Brewing 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.

Curriculum Vitae


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