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. 388 features artists Sonya Clark and Analia Saban. The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia is exhibiting "Sonya Clark: Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know" through August 4. The exhibition considers a common dishcloth that was used as the flag of surrender by General Robert E. Lee's Army of the Potomac at Appomattox. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's latest "Focus" exhibition features Analia Saban. It is on view through May 12.
Episode No. 387 features curator Melissa Ho. Ho is the curator of "Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-75" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition examines how artists responded to the war, and reveals the impact the war had on pushing artists into greater engagement with their world. "Artists Respond" is on view through August 18. The exceptional exhibition catalogue was published by Princeton University Press. Amazon offers it for $45.
Episode No. 386 features curators George Shackelford and Vesela Sretenović. Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. "Monet" remains on view at the de Young through May 7. On the second segment, Phillips Collection curator Vesela Sretenović discusses "Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I am an Island)." The exhibition surveys the work Sánchez, a Puerto-Rico based Cuban artist, has made since the 1950s. It is on view at the Phillips through May 19.
Episode No. 385 features curators Frederick Ilchman and John Marciari. Along with Robert Echols, MFA Boston curator Frederick Ilchman has organized "Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice" at the National Gallery of Art. The exhibition opens on Sunday and will remain on view through July 7. On the second segment, Morgan Library curator John Marciari discusses "Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice," a survey of roughly 80 drawings by Tintoretto and his Venetian cohorts. It also opens on Sunday.
Episode No. 384 features curators Anne Umland and Esther Gabara. MoMA is presenting "Joan Miró: Birth of the World." While most of the exhibition comes from MoMA's excellent Miró collection, it is augmented by several key loans. Umland curated the presentation with assistance from Laura Braverman. It is on view through June 15. On the second segment, Duke University professor Esther Gabara discusses her exhibition "Pop América, 1965-75" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through July 2
Episode No. 383 features artist Yinka Shonibare and art historian Bruce Edelstein. In the first exhibition of its new contemporary series, the Richard M. Driehaus Museum in Chicago is showing "A Tale of Today." It surveys Yinka Shonibare's output. It is on view through September 29. On the second segment, art historian and curator Bruce Edelstein discusses "Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting" at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It is on view at the Getty through April 28.
Episode No. 382 features artist Allen Ruppersberg and curator Lucinda Barnes. The Hammer Museum is presenting "Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property, 1968-2018." The retrospective reveals Ruppersberg's pioneering role in the development of conceptual art and how he has advanced his ideas since. It is on view through May 12. Lucinda Barnes discusses "Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction," a survey of Hofmann's painting from 1930-66. It's at the Berkeley Art Museum through July 21.
Episode No. 381 features artist Trevor Paglen and curator Nancy Edwards. MCASD is presenting "Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen." Paglen's work examines the nexus of power, systems, state intelligence and the military, usually in an effort to make the invisible visible. "Paglen" is at MCASD's downtown location through June 2. On the second segment, Kimbell Art Museum curator Nancy Edwards discusses "The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony," on view through April 28.
Episode No. 380 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring a previously recorded interview with curator Esther Adler. With Sarah Kelly Oehler, Adler is the co-curator of "Charles White: A Retrospective" at LACMA. The exhibition is the first major museum full-career survey of White's work in over three decades. It spotlights White's painting, drawing and photographs, and includes archival material especially related to his mural practice. It is on view at LACMA from Feb. 17 through June 9, 2019.
Episode No. 379 features artist Amy Sherald and curator Iria Candela. The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is showing "Amy Sherald," an exhibition of recent paintings, through May 18. The exhibition was organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and curated by its director, Lisa Melandri. On the second segment, Met curator Iria Candela discusses "Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold," a retrospective of the Argentine-Italian artist. It's on view at the Met Breuer through April 14.
Episode No. 378 features historian Richard Fletcher and artist Sadie Barnette. Yale University Press has just published "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam," a monograph of Twombly's 1978 paintings series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Historian Richard Fletcher discusses the book and Twombly's art. Sadie Barnette discusses "Dear 1968…" on the occasion of an exhibition at MCASD last year. "Phone Home," a show of Barnette's recent work, is on view at MOAD in San Francisco through April 14.
Episode No. 377 features art historians Maxwell Anderson and Kellie Jones. This week's episode spotlights two different approaches to addressing gaps in our understanding of American art history. First, Souls Grown Deep Foundation president Maxwell Anderson discusses his organization's project. Then, Kellie Jones, an art history professor at Columbia University, discusses the Getty Research Institute's new African American art history initiative.
Episode No. 376 features artist Robert Pruitt and art historian Maggie Cao. The California African American Museum is showing "Robert Pruitt: Devotion," a survey of Pruitt's large-scale drawing and sculpture that is installed with art that has informed Pruitt's work. The exhibition was curated by Mar Hollingsworth and will be on view through February 17. On the second segment, art historian Maggie Cao discusses her book "The End of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America."
Episode No. 375 features curators Denise Murrell and Keith Davis. Murrell is the curator of "Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today" at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. It examines the changing modes of representation of the black figure in modern and contemporary art. It is on view through Feb. 10. Davis is the curator of "Structured Vision: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford" at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City. It is on view through April 7.
Episode No. 374 features artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby and curator Laura Fry. Crosby's work is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in its latest "Focus" show, titled "Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts." It is on view through January 13. Crosby has also designed a printed mural that is wrapped around MOCA. On the second segment, Gilcrease Museum curator Laura Fry discusses "Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West," which is on view through February 10.