Venus Williams To Host Six-Episode Podcast For Carnegie Museum Of Art

Venus Williams To Host Six-Episode Podcast For Carnegie Museum Of Art

by Nurein Ahmed

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will swap her tennis racket for a microphone as she explores the world of podcasting.

But that will only be for a brief period, with the former World No. 1 still remaining an active WTA player even as she is set to turn 44 next month. Coincidentally, one of the things that Williams will do after her birthday is to host a six-episode podcast For the Carnegie Museum Of Art.

The Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the most famous natural history museums in the world. It is located in Pittsburgh. It keeps a collection of both contemporary and historic artworks, including American and European paintings, and has since widened its scope to sculptures and decorative arts.

Venus, who has battled a knee injury for most of last season and was forced to prematurely end her year after the US Open, marked her return to action at the 2024 Sunshine Swing. She is playing in her 31st WTA season.

But her comeback saw the tennis legend sent packing in Indian Wells and Miami to Nao Hibino and Diana Shnaider, respectively. Since then, the 43-year-old has not competed, although she has been very busy off the court, announcing the release of her new book, which focuses on health and wellness.

Williams will now debut on the upcoming podcast, which launches June 26th, as part of the museum's latest project, Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape.

"I’m honored to partner with the Carnegie Museum of Art on Widening the Lens, a deeply meaningful project that integrates art, environment, and intentional storytelling."

Venus said in a statement published in the Art Newspaper

"The participating artists and thinkers you'll hear on the Widening the Lens podcast reflect diverse, global perspectives and a vast range of backgrounds and experiences; I am proud to help amplify their voices as they prompt us to consider new and alternative ways of relating to our landscapes through photography."


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