The Modern Art Notes Podcast
Summary: 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.
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. It is on view through May 31. On the second segment, sculptor Barry X Ball discusses his work on the occasion of a career-spanning survey at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. That exhibition, "Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture," is on view through April 19. It was curated by Jed Morse.
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" at the Saint Louis Art Museum through May 17. The exhibition examines Jean-François Millet's influence on succeeding generations of painters. On the second segment, Robin Mitchell discusses her new book "Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France."
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 Last Cruze" is on view at the Wexner through April 26. It was curated by Karsten Lund and Solveig Øvstebø.
Episode No. 431 features artists Mark Dion and Nancy Lupo. This weekend, the Amon Carter Museum opens "The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion." Dion retraced the steps of four nineteenth-century Texas explorers: Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, Charles Wright, John James Audubon and Frederick Law Olmsted. It will be on view through May 17. On the second segment, Lupo discusses "Nancy Lupo: Scripts for the Pageant" at MCASD. It is on view at MCASD's downtown location through March 15.
Episode No. 430 features artists Alison Rossiter and David Maisel. Rossiter is in "Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs" at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition shares photographs from the Getty's collection that have never been shown at the museum. It's on view through March 8. On the second segment, Maisel discusses his new book "Proving Ground." It presents aerial and on-site photographs made at Dugway Proving Ground, a military facility in UTah. It was published by Radius.
Episode No. 429 features curators Sarah Meister and Lauren Palmor. On February 9, MoMA opens "Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures," the first significant solo presentation of Lange's work at MoMA since 1966. The exhibition was curated by Meister with River Bullock and Madeline Weisburg. It will be on view through May 9. On the second segment, FAMSF curator Lauren Palmor discusses additions FAMSF made to "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983." It's at the de Young through March 15.
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 discusses "Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics" which is at the Getty through March 29.
Episode No. 427 features artists Sanford Biggers and Michelle Angela Ortiz. Biggers is on view in "Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations," at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through March 1. This spring, the Bronx Museum of Art will originate a major survey of Biggers's quilts titled "Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch." On the second segment, Ortiz discusses her work on the occasion of "When Home Won't Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art" at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
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." It's on view at the Blaffer through March 14. On the second segment, art historian and curator ShiPu Wang discusses "Chiura Obata: An American Modern," a retrospective of Obata's career. It is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through May 25.
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 as a series. It was curated by H. Daniel Peck, a professor emeritus at Vassar College. It is on view through February 23, 2020. Peck is also the author of an excellent accompanying book also titled "Thomas Cole's Refrain."
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 recorded in July on the occasion of "Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass," the public artwork Drew created for the Madison Park Conservancy.
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. Katz curated the show, which will remain on view in Los Angeles through May 11. Robert Zakanitch was one of the founders of P&D art.
Episode No. 422 features artist Martine Gutierrez and curator Mari Carmen Ramírez. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is exhibiting Martine Gutierrez in a "Focus" show that spotlights her 2018 "Indigenous Woman." The exhibition will be on view through January 12, 2020. Mari Carmen Ramírez discusses "Beatriz González: A Retrospective," the first large-scale U.S. exhibition devoted to the Colombian artist's career. It is on view at the MFA Houston through January 20, 2020.
Episode No. 421 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring a clip from the Getty's "Recording Artists" podcast series, and artist Robert Pruitt. The program first features a clip from the Betye Saar episode of the six-part "Recording Artists" podcast series recently released by the Getty. On the second segment, host Tyler Green's January conversation with Robert Pruitt. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is exhibiting three large-scale Pruitt works as the inauguration of its Banner Project.
Episode No. 420 features the second part of a two-part conversation with artist Lari Pittman, and curator George Shackelford. The Hammer Museum recently debuted "Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence," a retrospective of Pittman's nearly forty-year career. It is on view through January 5, 2020. Along with Esther Bell, Shackelford is the curator of "Renoir: The Body, The Senses." It's at the Kimbell Art Museum through January 26, 2020.