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. 373 is a holiday clips episode that features a previously aired conversation with artist Ursula von Rydingsvard. The program was taped on the occasion of The Fabric Workshop and Museum's presentation of "Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling," an exhibition of roughly 20 von Rydingsvards mostly made since 2000. The exhibition was curated by Mark Rosenthal.
Episode No. 372 is a holiday clips episode featuring a previously aired conversation with artist Deborah Roberts. Roberts recently won a 2018 Anonymous Was a Woman grant. Roberts came onto the program in February, 2018 on the occasion of the Spelman College Museum of Art exhibition "Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi."
Episode No. 371 features artist Kehinde Wiley and curator Alison de Lima Greene. The Saint Louis Art Museum is presenting "Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis." Wiley's work is also included in "People Get Ready: Building a Contemporary Collection" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Alison de Lima Greene discusses "Kindred Spirits: Louise Nevelson & Dorothy Hood."
Episode No. 370 features artist Laura Owens and author Mark Lamster. "Laura Owens," a survey of Owens's work since the mid-1990s, is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary location through March 25, 2019. On the second segment, Mark Lamster discusses his new biography "The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century."
Episode No. 369 features curators Thomas Kren and Karl Kusserow. Kren is the lead curator of "The Renaissance Nude" at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It examines how artists represented the human figure between the early 15th and the early 16th centuries. It is on view through January 27, 2019. On the second segment, Princeton University Art Museum curator Karl Kusserow discusses "Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment." It is on view at Princeton through January 6, 2019.
Episode No. 368 is a Thanksgiving weekend clips episode featuring artist Gary Simmons. Gary Simmons's newest installation is on view at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Titled "Gary Simmons: Fade to Black," the work is a multi-wall installation in the museum's atrium. The presentation was curated by Naima J. Keith and will remain on view through December 31, 2019. Simmons is also included in a collection installation titled "I am you, you are too" at the Walker Art Center.
Episode No. 367 features artist Charline von Heyl and art historian Rebecca Bedell. Washington's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is showing "Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes," a survey of paintings von Heyl has made since 2005. The exhibition is on view through January 27, 2019 Rebecca Bedell discusses her new book Moved to Tears: Rethinking the Art of the Sentimental in the United States.
Episode No. 366 features art historian John Klein and curator George Shackelford. Klein is the author of "Matisse and Decoration," a new look at how Matisse's interest in the French decorative tradition informed and motivated his work. On the second segment, Kimbell Art Museum curator and senior deputy director George Shackelford discusses his museum's recent acquisition of a major Pierre Bonnard, Landscape at Le Cannet (1928).
Episode No. 365 features curator Esther Adler and artist Alida Cervantes. With Sarah Kelly Oehler, Adler is the co-curator of "Charles White: A Retrospective" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is the first major museum full-career survey of White's work in over three decades. On the second segment, artist Alida Cervantes discusses her work on the occasion of "Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo" at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Episode No. 364 features historian and curator Eleanor Harvey and historian Tyler Green. Green is the author of "Carleton Watkins: Making the West American," a new biography-ish of the most influential American artist of the 19th century. He his best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley made at the outbreak of the Civil War. Green is interviewed by Eleanor Harvey, the senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Please visit tylergreenbooks.com to purchase!
Episode No. 363 features curators Tracey Bashkoff and Lawrence W. Nichols. The Guggenheim Museum in New York is showing "Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future," a survey of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. Bashkoff curated the exhibition with assistance from David Horowitz. It will be on view through April 23, 2019. On the second segment, Lawrence W. Nichols discusses "Frans Hals Family Portraits: A Reunion," at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition is in Toledo through Jan. 6, 2019.
Episode No. 362 features artist Laurie Simmons and curator Allegra Pesenti. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens "Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera," on October 14. It spotlights Simmons's interest in gender roles, most famously in series of pictures that have used dolls and props. It will be on view through January 27, 2019. Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti discusses "Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo," a survey of Hugo's drawing practice.
Episode No. 361 features curator Catherine Craft and historian Jessie Sentivan. Craft is the curator of "The Nature of Arp," at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas through January 6, 2019. Sentivan is the editor of the Kay Sage catalogue raisonne, newly out from Delmonico Prestel. She also curated "Kay Sage: Serene Surrealist," at the Williams College Museum of Art. It's on view through January 13, 2019.
Episode No. 360 features curator Tamara Schenkenberg and artist Angela Fraleigh. Schenkenberg is the curator of "Ruth Asawa: Life's Work" at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. The exhibition is on view until February 16, 2019. Angela Fraleigh is included in "The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S." at the Shiva Gallery at John Jay College. It is on view through November 2.
Episode No. 359 features artists lauren woods and Eva Struble. lauren woods was scheduled to open American MONUMENT this week at the University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach. woods "paused" American MONUMENT after CSULB fired UAM director Kimberli Meyer on Sept. 11. On the second segment, artist Eva Struble, who is included in "Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo," which opens at MCASD this weekend.