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. 358 features artist Mickalene Thomas. "Mickalene Thomas: I Can't See You Without Me" opens at The Wexner Center for the Arts on Friday, September 14. It will be on view through December 30. Thomas's work is also featured in "People Get Ready: Building a Contemporary Collection," at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. It will be on view through January 6, 2019.
Episode No. 357 features artist Rachel Whiteread. The National Gallery of Art in Washington opens a retrospective of Whiteread's thirty-year career on September 16. The exhibition will feature more than 100 objects, from her earliest casts of domestic objects such as a swimming cap, to her most important sculptures, such as Ghost (1990) from the NGA's own collection. It was curated by Molly Donovan and Ann Gallagher.
Episode No. 356 features artist Wayne Thiebaud. Next month, SFMOMA will offer two Thiebaud exhibitions: “Paintings and Drawings,” a presentation of Thiebauds in SFMOMA’s collection, and “Artist’s Choice,” a Thiebaud-selected installation of artworks from the museum’s collection. Both shows open on Sept. 29. This conversation is part two of a program that host Tyler Green recorded with Thiebaud in December, 2017. It first aired in January, 2018. For images, see Episode No. 324.
Episode No. 355 features artist Wayne Thiebaud. Next month, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will offer two Thiebaud exhibitions: "Paintings and Drawings," a presentation of Thiebauds in SFMOMA's collection, and "Artist's Choice," a Thiebaud-selected installation of artworks from the museum's collection. Both shows open on Sept. 29. This conversation is part one of a program that host Tyler Green recorded with Thiebaud in December, 2017. It first aired in January, 2018.
Episode No. 354 features curator Laurence Kanter and art historian John Klein. Kanter is the curator of "Leonardo: Discoveries from Verocchio's Studio" at the Yale University Art Gallery. Kanter argues that a pair of predella panels made for a large altarpiece in Pistoia were executed by Leonardo. It is on view through Oct. 7. On the second segment, host Tyler Green's 2014 conversation with art historian John Klein about how Henri Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorations.
Episode No. 353 features curators Megan Fontanella and Paulina Pobocha. Fontanella is the co-curator of "Giacometti" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. It includes nearly 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings and is on view through September 8. Pobocha discusses her Museum of Modern Art, New York, exhibition "Constantin Brancusi Sculpture." It looks back at the introduction of Brancusi's work to the United States at New York's 1913 Armory Show. It is on view through February 18, 2019.
Episode No. 352 features artist Christina Quarles and curator Joel Smith. Christina Quarles is included in the Hammer Museum's "Made in LA 2018" biennial. "Made in LA" was curated by Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale and is on view through September 2. On the second segment, Morgan Library curator Joel Smith discusses his “Peter Hujar: Speed of Life.” The exhibition is at the Berkeley Art Museum through November 18.
Episode No. 351 features curator Britt Salvesen and art historian Bridget Alsdorf. Salvesen is the curator of "3D: Double Vision" at LACMA. The exhibition features objects in which makers exploit the nature of perception and binocular vision, the way our brains turn what our two eyes see into a single image. On the second segment, art historian Bridget Alsdorf discusses her essay in the catalogue for "Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900," which is now at the Clark Art Institute.
Episode No. 350 features artists Lauren Halsey and Sadie Barnette. Two Los Angeles museums are showing ambitious Halseys. The Hammer Museum has included Halsey's The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) (2018) in its "Made in LA 2018" biennial, and MOCA, is exhibiting Halsey's we still here, there. On the second segment, Sadie Barnette discusses her Dear 1968... which is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through September 3.
Episode No. 349 features artist Sylvia Plimack Mangold and curator Naoko Takahatake. Mangold is included in "Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund," which was organized by MoMA's Ann Temkin and Cara Manes and is on view through July 22. On the second segment, Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Naoko Takahatake discusses "The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy," which is on view at LACMA through September 16.
Episode No. 348 is a holiday weekend clips episode with curator Betsy Kornhauser. Along with Tim Barringer, Kornhauser is the co-curator of "Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire," which is at the National Gallery in London through October 7. Barringer and Kornhauser's show examines Cole's origins in the north of England during the Industrial Revolution and the impact Britain and Cole's travels through England and Italy had on his American career.
Episode No. 347 features artists Thomas Scheibitz and B. Ingrid Olson. Thomas Scheibitz is included in "Inherent Structures" at the Wexner Center for the Arts. It is on view through August 12. Scheibitz is a Berlin-based abstract painter and sculptor. B. Ingrid Olson is included in "Being: New Photography 2018," which is on view at MoMA through August 19, and in exhibitions at the MCA Chicago and at San Francisco's Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Episode No. 346 features historian and artist Nell Painter and artist Mark Ruwedel. Painter is the author of "Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over." "Starting over" refers to Painter's retirement after a career as an historian to return to college as a sixty-something student. The Tate Modern is showing an extensive selection of Ruwedel's through December 3. He is also included in "New Territory: Landscape Photography Today" at the Denver Art Museum.
Episode No. 345 features artist Ursula von Rydingsvard. The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia is presenting "Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling," an exhibition of roughly 20 von Rydingsvards. It is up through August 26. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is showing two von Rydingsvards through April 28, 2019, New York's Galerie Lelong is showing von Rydingsvard's work through June 23, and she is included in "Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund" at MoMA through July 22.
Episode No. 344 features curator Luke Syson and artist Anne Appleby. Along with Sheena Wagstaff, Brinda Kumar, Emerson Bowyer and Elyse Nelson, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Luke Syson is a co-curator of "Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-now)" at the Met's Breuer building through July 22. Artist Anne Appleby discusses new work she's showing in "We Sit Together the Mountain and Me" at the Tacoma Art Museum. It is on view through July 8. This interview was recorded in April.