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. 403 features artists Lubaina Himid and Sheila Pepe. The New Museum is presenting "Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath" through October 6. It is Himid's first solo museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition was curated by Natalie Bell. On the second segment, Sheila Pepe discusses work of hers on view -- 19 in all! -- in "Queer Abstraction" at the Des Moines Art Center. "Queer Abstraction" is on view through September 8. It was curated by Jared Ledesma.
Episode No. 402 features curator and art historian H. Daniel Peck and curator Elizabeth Morrison. The Thomas Cole NHS in Catskill, NY is presenting "Thomas Cole's Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek." It considers Cole's paintings of Catskill Creek as a series. It was curated by H. Daniel Peck and is on view through Nov. 3. On the second segment, the Getty Museum's Elizabeth Morrison discusses "Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World," at the Getty through August 18.
Episode No. 401 features artist Leonardo Drew. The Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York is presenting "Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass." Drew's over 100-foot-long work presents an abstracted cityscape atop a patterned, carpet-recalling panorama. It is on view through December 15. Drew's work is also on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in "Open House: Elliott Hundley," a collection installation that Hundley curated. It's at MOCA through September 16.
Episode No. 400 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features a previously aired conversation between host Tyler Green and Carrie Moyer. Moyer is included in "Queer Abstraction" at the Des Moines Art Center, a show which looks at how LGBTQ artists have used abstraction to address sexuality and gender. The show, which was curated by Jared Ledesma, is in Iowa through September 8.
Episode No. 399 is a summer clips episode that features curator George Shackelford. Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years", which has just opened at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The exhibition includes canvases Monet made at the end of the nineteenth century and in the mid-1900s, but primarily considers the paintings Monet made between 1913 and his death in 1926. The show debuted this past spring at San Francisco's de Young Museum. "Monet" is at the Kimbell through September 15.
Episode No. 398 features artists Harmony Hammond and Anicka Yi. The Aldrich in Ridgefield, Conn. is showing "Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art." Hammond is also in "Art after Stonewall, 1969-89" at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and "Queer Abstraction" at the Des Moines Art Center. On the second segment, Anicka Yi, whose Le Pain Sympathetique (2014) is on view at MOCA in "The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection."
Episode No. 397 features curators Janet Bishop and Karl Kusserow. Bishop is the curator of "David Park: A Retrospective," which is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through September 22. On the second segment, Princeton University Art Museum curator Karl Kusserow discusses "Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment," an exhibition he co-curated with Alan C. Braddock. It is at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art through September 9.
Episode No. 396 features artist Sheila Hicks. The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is presenting "Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space," an exhibition that presents often site-engaged work both inside the Nasher and in its garden. It is on view through August 18. The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Fla. is concurrently presenting "Sheila Hicks: Campo Abierto (Open Field)." It is on view through September 29. The program was taped before a live audience at the Nasher.
Episode No. 395 features curator Kirk Nickel and artist Alicia McCarthy. The Legion of Honor in San Francisco is presenting "Early Rubens," an examination of the first phase of Rubens's career. It was curated by National Gallery of Canada director Sasha Suda, and this week's guest, Kirk Nickel of the Legion. It is on view through Sept. 8. On the second segment, Alicia McCarthy discusses "Alicia McCarthy: No Straight Lines," a commissioned mural at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.
Episode No. 394 is a holiday weekend clips program featuring John Akomfrah. It was recorded in April, 2018. The ICA Boston is presenting the U.S. debut of John Akomfrah's Purple, a six-channel video installation that addresses climate change and its effect on human communities, biodiversity and the wilderness. The work is installed at the new ICA Watershed. The interview was taped on the occasion of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's presentation of Precarity, (2017-18).
Episode No. 393 features artists Suzanne Lacy and Thomas Nozkowski. SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are jointly presenting the retrospective "Suzanne Lacy: We are Here." It explores Lacy's roots in early conceptualism and her emergence as a pioneer of what has become known as social practice. The exhibitions are on view in San Francisco through August 4. On the second segment, a clip from host Tyler Green's 2013 conversation with painter Thomas Nozkowski, who died last week. He was 75.
Episode No. 392 features artist and curator Julie Ault and curator Linda S. Ferber. Ault is the curator of "Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror" at MoMA PS1 through June 23. Spero was a pioneering feminist whose work often addressed contemporary events and archetypal representations of women across cultures, all in an attempt to present histories in which women were protagonists. On the second segment, Linda S. Ferber discusses "The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists" at the National Gallery of Art.
Episode No. 391 looks at art and its relationship to monuments and memorials in the United States and features art historian Sarah Beetham, artist and activist Julia Pulawski and artist Ebony G. Patterson.
Episode No. 390 features critic and author Barry Schwabsky and artist Shara Hughes. Distributed Art Publishers has just published "Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism," a look at how painters from all over the world are addressing landscape in their work. It features more than 80 artists and over 400 artworks. Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation and the coeditor of international reviews for Artforum, a New York art magazine. Shara Hughes is a New York-based painter.
Episode No. 389 is a holiday clips episode featuring a previously aired conversation with artist Rachel Whiteread. After originating at the Tate Britain and traveling to the National Gallery of Art, the retrospective "Rachel Whiteread" is at its final stop, the Saint Louis Art Museum. It is on view through June 9. Whiteread’s work explores domestic spaces and objects through casting and the presentation of negative space. Her sculptures have given us new ways to look at familiar places and spaces.