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The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee called The MAN Podcast “one of the great archives of the art of our time.” When the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics gave host Tyler Green one of its inaugural awards for criticism in 2014, it included a special citation for The MAN Podcast.
 
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Episode No. 468 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Jeffrey Gibson and Jess T. Dugan. The Brooklyn Museum is showing "Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks," an exhibition in which Gibson selected artworks and archival material from Brooklyn's collection to be shown with his recent work. It was organized by Gibson a…
 
Episode No. 467 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Tomashi Jackson and curator Stephen Wicks. The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University is showing "Tomashi Jackson: Love Rollercoaster," an exhibition of five new Jackson paintings that address disenfranchisement and voter suppression in Ohio's Black communities. The ex…
 
Episode No. 466 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring curators Eleanor Jones Harvey and Adrienne L. Childs. Harvey is the curator of “Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The exhibition examines the impacts of Humboldt’s six-week visit to the United Stat…
 
Episode No. 465 features artist Virginia Jaramillo. The Menil Collection is presenting "Virginia Jaramillo: The Curvilinear Paintings, 1969-74" through July 3, 2021. It is the first solo museum exhibition of Jaramillo's sixty-year career. Curated by Michelle White, the show features a series of paintings that Jaramillo made featuring the joining of…
 
Episode No. 464 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Torkwase Dyson and historian Dennis Reed. The New Orleans Museum of Art is showing "Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought, 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene," a series of works made for the museum. These new paintings were inspired by Dyson's interest in the systems that under…
 
Episode No. 463 features curator Shirley Reece-Hughes and artist Barry X Ball. Reece-Hughes is the curator of "Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce" at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. The exhibition will be on view through November 1. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Texas A&M University Press. It is available from …
 
Episode No. 462 features author Janis A. Tomlinson and Stuart Collection director and author Mary Beebe. Tomlinson is the author of "Goya: A Portrait of the Artist," which Princeton University Press will publish this week. It is just the second English-language biography of Francisco Goya y Lucientes. Beebe discusses "Landmarks: Sculpture Commissio…
 
Episode No. 461 is a holiday clips episode featuring curator Ann Temkin. Less than two weeks after opening on March 1, the Museum of Modern Art, New York's exhibition "Judd" was temporarily shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both MoMA and "Judd" have re-opened. The museum has extended "Judd," the first posthumous retrospective of Donal…
 
Episode No. 460 features critic Nzinga Simmons and curator Elizabeth Turner. Simmons joins host Tyler Green to discuss the Vanity Fair cover featuring an Amy Sherald painting of Breonna Taylor. Simmons is a PhD candidate in art history and visual culture at Duke University. She was also the inaugural Tina Dunkley Curatorial Fellow in American Art a…
 
Episode No. 458 features curators John Rohrbach and Mary Morton. Rohrbach is the curator of "Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and Modern Photography," which opens on Tuesday, August 18 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. The exhibition examines how cabinet cards became the primary format for photographic portraiture between roughly the …
 
Episode No. 457 features art historian Michael W. Cole and historian John Edwin Mason. Cole is the author of "Sofonisba's Lesson: A Renaissance Artist and Her Work" which was recently published by Princeton University Press. Cole considers Sofonisba Anguissola's art, how her background, teaching and learning were important to her career and art, an…
 
Episode No. 456 features museum director Trevor Schoonmaker and art historian Sarah Beetham. Schoonmaker, the director of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, joins host Tyler Green to discuss how art museums engage America's history. The Nasher, of which Schoonmaker was the chief curator before becoming director earlier this year, is a sec…
 
Episode No. 455 features curator Ilona Katzew and artist Lava Thomas. Katzew is the department head and curator of Latin American Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She joins host Tyler Green to discuss how she tries to do her work, especially investigation, research, and acquisition, at a time when the pandemic is challenging researchers…
 
Episode No. 454 features art historian Diane Waggoner and curator and historian Paul Farber. Waggoner is the author of "Lewis Carroll's Photography and Modern Childhood" which is new from Princeton University Press. The book examines how Carroll's photographs of children helped inform changing English ideas about childhood during the Victorian era.…
 
Episode No. 453 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Naima J. Keith and Kelli Morgan. Along with Diana Nawi, Keith is the curator of the forthcoming Prospect triennial, "Yesterday We Said Tomorrow," in New Orleans. The fifth edition of Prospect was scheduled to open this fall, but was postponed a year, to Oct. 23, 2021, due to the COVI…
 
Episode No. 452 is a holiday clips episode featuring artist Beuford Smith and art historian Shaina Larrivee. Smith is featured in two exhibitions that are on view at recently re-opened American art museums: "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" at the MFA Houston, and "Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop" at the Vir…
 
Episode No. 451 features art historian Kathleen Pyne and curator Melissa Yuen. Pyne is the author of "Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment," which was published by Yale University Press. "Brigman" details Brigman's life and work, with a special emphasis on her pictorialist successes of the early twentieth century. Pyne is professor emerita…
 
Episode No. 449 features author Nicole R. Fleetwood and curator Allegra Pesenti. Fleetwood is the author of "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration," an examination of how the imprisoned have turned to art-making in an attempt to resist the brutality and depravity of American imprisonment. The book was published by Harvard University Pr…
 
Episode No. 447 is a post-holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Mark Dion. This week, Amazon Prime Video debuted "The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion," an hour-long documentary showing how Dion re-traced the steps of four nineteenth-century Texas explorers: Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, Charles Wright, John James Audubon and Frederick …
 
Episode No. 446 features artists John Edmonds and Tamara Johnson. This month the Brooklyn Museum had planned to open "John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance," an exhibition of 25 new and recent pictures including portraits and still-lifes of Central and West African sculpture, including works in Brooklyn's own collection (some of which were donated by wri…
 
Episode No. 445 features curator Eleanor Jones Harvey. Harvey is the curator of "Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The exhibition examines the impacts of Humboldt's six-week visit to the United States in 1804, and how his influence extended into American art…
 
Episode No. 444 features curator and historian Adrienne L. Childs. Childs is the curator of "Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition" at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The museum has extended the show through January 3, 2021. "Riffs and Relations" offers works by African American artists of the…
 
Episode No. 442 features curators Nathaniel Silver and Alison de Lima Greene. Silver is the curator of "Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent" at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; pending re-opening, it has extended the exhibition through September. The e…
 
Episode No. 441 features curator Sarah Eckhardt and author and art historian Anne Monahan. Eckhardt is the curator of "Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. The VMFA is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the exhibition is scheduled to be on view through June 14. From Richmond, the…
 
Episode No. 440 is an Easter weekend and Passover holiday clips edition featuring author and artist Nell Painter. Painter is the author of Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over. The “starting over” of the title refers to Painter’s retirement after an elite career as an Ivy League historian to return to college as a sixty-something student — …
 
COVAD-19 pandemic bonus episode No. 2. Critics on looking (or not) during a pandemic. Christopher Knight is the longtime art critic at the Los Angeles Times. Earlier this year he won the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Art Journalism from the Rabkin Foundation, just the second time that's been awarded. Antwaun Sargent's most recent book is title…
 
Episode No. 439 features author and art historian William E. Wallace and curator Julian Brooks. Wallace is the author of "Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece." The book offers a rich and lively biographical examination of the last two decades of Michelangelo's life, a period when he became the archit…
 
Episode No. 438 features curator Ann Temkin and editor Caitlin Murray. The Museum of Modern Art, New York has organized "Judd," the first posthumous retrospective of Donald Judd's work in the United States. "Judd" was curated by our guest, Ann Temkin, with Yasmil Raymond, Tamar Margalit and Erica Cooke. The exhibition features over 70 sculptures, p…
 
Episode No. 437 features artist Renée Stout and curator Mary Morton. Renée Stout is featured in "Person of Interest," at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska. The exhibition examines portraiture from the late nineteenth century to the present, with a special emphasis on questions about self-fashioning, cultural memory, gender ide…
 
Episode No. 436 features artist Ebony G. Patterson and art historian Shaina Larrivee. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is showing "Ebony G. Patterson... while the dew is still on the roses...", a survey of work Patterson has made over the last decade. The exhibition originated at the Perez Art Museum Miami, and was curated by Tobias Ostr…
 
Episode No. 435 features curator Elizabeth Hutton Turner and artist Bethany Collins. Along with Austen Barron Bailly, Turner is the co-curator of "Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle." The exhibition, which is at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts through April 26, presents Lawrence's 1954-56 "Struggle: From the History of the Ameri…
 
Episode No. 434 features artists Peter Saul and Barry X Ball. The New Museum in New York City is presenting "Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment," a survey of Saul's career. The exhibition includes 60 paintings Saul has made over the last 60 years, from his investigations of domestic space and consumerism, to his pioneering anti-war paintings of the V…
 
Episode No. 433 features curator Simon Kelly and author/historian Robin Mitchell. Along with Maite van Dijk of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, Kelly is the curator of "Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dali." It's at the Saint Louis Art Museum through May 17. The exhibition examines, for the first time, Jean-François Millet's influence on succee…
 
Episode No. 432 is a President's Day weekend clips show featuring artist LaToya Ruby Frazier. The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University is showing "LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze." The exhibition features a new body of work that focuses on the United Auto Workers members at General Motors's Lordstown, Ohio plant. The facility…
 
Episode No. 431 features artists Mark Dion and Nancy Lupo. This weekend, the Amon Carter Museum opens "The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion." For the exhibition, Dion retraced the steps of four nineteenth-century Texas explorers: Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, Charles Wright, John James Audubon and Frederick Law Olmsted, accumulating material and…
 
Episode No. 430 features artists Alison Rossiter and David Maisel. Rossiter is featured in "Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs" at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition shares photographs from the Getty's rich collection that have never been shown at the museum, including many Rossiters. The exhibition is organized by Jim Ganz in collabo…
 
Episode No. 429 features curators Sarah Meister and Lauren Palmor. On February 9, the Museum of Modern Art, New York opens "Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures," the first significant solo presentation of Lange's work at MoMA since this 1966 survey. The exhibition, which is drawn from MoMA's collection, was curated by Meister with River Bullock and Ma…
 
Episode No. 428 features curators Courtenay Finn and Jay Clarke. Finn is the curator of "Margaret Kilgallen: that's where the beauty is." The exhibition, which originated at the Aspen (Colo.) Art Museum last year opens at moCa Cleveland on Jan. 31 and will be on view through May 17. On the second segment, Art Institute of Chicago curator Jay Clarke…
 
Episode No. 427 features artists Sanford Biggers and Michelle Angela Ortiz. Sanford Biggers's work is on view in "Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations," at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition, substantially but not entirely from the Nasher's collection, considers artworks that engage visual and musical rhythm. It was curated by the Nash…
 
Episode No. 426 features artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya and art historian/curator ShiPu Wang. The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is presenting the survey exhibition "Paul Mpagi Sepuya." The exhibition originated at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and was curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi with Misa Jeffereis. The Houston presentation w…
 
Episode No. 425 is a holiday clips episode featuring curator H. Daniel Peck. The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY is presenting "Thomas Cole's Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek." The exhibition considers Cole's paintings of Catskill Creek, a 46-mile long river that drains part of the Catskill Mountains and enters the Hudson just below the …
 
Episode No. 424 is a Christmas-week clips show featuring artist Leonardo Drew. This weekend, the Hammer Museum debuts a Drew installation in its lobby space, the newest exhibition in its Hammer Projects series. The presentation was organized by Connie Butler and will remain on view through May 10, 2020. Host Tyler Green's conversation with Drew was…
 
Episode No. 423 features curator Anna Katz and artist Robert Zakanitch. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is presenting "With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985." The exhibition is the first broad scholarly survey of one of the most important art movements to emerge out out of American feminism. The exhibition feat…
 
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