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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Holiday clips: Romare Bearden's South

11/24/2022
Episode No. 577 is a holiday clips episode featuring author Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore. Gilmore is the author of "Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination," which was just published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book examines how Bearden's address of his native South -- he was born and was initially raised in the Charlotte, NC area before his family was effectively forced to leave the South -- was informed by the vagaries of memory and even imagination. Gilmore is...

Duration:00:59:11

Bonus: Darkwater Project 2022 digital colloquium, session six

11/21/2022
Audio from Session Six of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." Watch the session on YouTube. Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram.

Duration:00:57:14

Anthony Barboza, Tadashi Sato

11/17/2022
Episode No. 576 features photographer Anthony Barboza and curator Maika Pollack. "Eye Dreaming," a monograph spanning Barboza's sixty-year career was just published by Getty Publications. The book comes out just as the two-year, four-venue exhibition "Working Together: Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop," an exhibition which presented Barboza as a major and instigating figure in Kamoinge, concluded. "Eye Dreaming" features Barboza's 1960s addresses of the condition of the United States,...

Duration:01:00:42

Jannis Kounellis, Storied Strings

11/10/2022
Episode No. 575 features curators Vincenzo de Bellis and Leo Mazow. de Bellis is the curator of the retrospective "Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts," which is at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis through February 26, 2023. Kounellis was a significant figure in the arte povera movement of the 1960s and 1970s whose work was on the vanguard of melding sculpture, installation and performance as is common in today's artistic practice. "Kounellis" will travel to Museo Jumex in Mexico City in April...

Duration:00:42:08

Bonus: Darkwater Project 2022 digital colloquium, session five

11/7/2022
Audio from Session Five of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." Watch the session on YouTube. Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram. Sign up for Session Five (November 17, 3:30 pm ET).

Duration:00:58:27

Cubism and Trompe l’Oeil, Mark Steinmetz

11/3/2022
Episode No. 574 features curator Emily Braun and artist Mark Steinmetz. With Elizabeth Cowling, Braun is the co-curator of "Cubism and the Trompe L'Oeil Tradition" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition considers cubist works by Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso in the context of the centuries-long trompe l'oeil painting tradition. In addition to dozens of major cubist works, the exhibition includes paintings by Samuel van Hoogstraten, William Harnett, and...

Duration:01:24:25

Matthew Ronay, Jade Doskow

10/27/2022
Episode No. 573 features artists Matthew Ronay and Jade Doskow. The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is presenting "Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode" through January 15, 2023. The exhibition features a nearly 24-foot-long sculpture that functions as both an introduction to Ronay's exploration of surrealism, abstraction, representation and art's history, and also as a summary of the last decade of his work. The exhibition was curated by Leigh Arnold and is accompanied...

Duration:01:12:37

Bonus: Darkwater Project 2022 digital colloquium, session four

10/24/2022
Audio from Session Four of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." Watch the session on YouTube. Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram. Sign up for Session Five (November 3, 3:30 pm ET).

Duration:01:11:04

Frank Bowling's Americas, Gordon Parks

10/20/2022
Episode No. 572 features curators Reto Thüring and Lisa Volpe. With Akili Tommasino, Thüring is the co-curator of "Frank Bowling's America's," which opens at the MFA Boston this weekend. The exhibition work that the British Guiana–born Bowling made when he lived in New York from 1966-75 (at which point he returned to London, his previous home). The show features the often enormous paintings Bowling made in those years, and considers them within the context of his art criticism and...

Duration:01:17:11

Holiday clips: "Fictions of Emancipation"

10/13/2022
Episode No. 571 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday week clips episode featuring curator Elyse Nelson. Along with Wendy S. Walters, Nelson is the co-curator of "Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition interrogates French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's 1868/73 marble bust Why Born Enslaved! and places the sculpture in the context of French history, racialization, and in the representation of Black men and women by sculptors...

Duration:00:57:39

Bonus: Darkwater Project 2022 digital colloquium, session three

10/10/2022
Audio from Session Three of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." Watch the session on YouTube. Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram. Sign up for Session Four (October 20, 3:30 pm ET).

Duration:00:57:10

vanessa german, Jacob Lawrence

10/6/2022
Episode No. 570 features artist vanessa german and curator Kimberli Gant. german is included in "Start Talking: Fischer/Shull Collection of Contemporary Art," an exhibition of gifts to the North Carolina Museum of Art pledged by Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull. The show is on view through February 5, 2023. The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is presenting "THE RAREST BLACK WOMAN ON THE PLANET EARTH," german’s response to the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, an early 20th-century cabinet of...

Barbara Chase-Riboud, Rosamond Purcell

9/29/2022
Episode No. 569 features curator Stephanie Weissberg and artist Rosamond Purcell. Weissberg is the curator of "Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes," the artist's first retrospective in 40 years and the largest exhibition of her work to date. In addition to sculptures, such as from Chase-Riboud's "Malcolm X," "Zanzibar," and "La Musica" series, the exhibition includes nearly two dozen works on paper and a selection of Chase-Riboud’s poetry. "Chase-Riboud Monumentale" is on view...

Duration:01:11:26

Bonus: Darkwater Project 2022 digital colloquium, session two

9/26/2022
Audio from Session Two of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." Watch the session on YouTube. Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram. Sign up for Session Two (October 6, 3:30 pm ET).

Duration:01:02:04

Alexis Smith, "Called to the Camera"

9/22/2022
Episode No. 568 features curators Anthony Graham and Brian Piper. Graham is the curator of the retrospective "Alexis Smith: The American Way." Across Smith's career she has used collage and installation to explore how we are shaped by the culture and media around us. The exhibition is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's new La Jolla building through January 29, 2023. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Scala. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about...

Duration:00:53:17

Rose B. Simpson, George Masa

9/15/2022
Episode No. 567 features artist Rose B. Simpson and author Brent Martin. The Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston is showing "Rose B. Simpson: Legacies," an exhibition of 14 sculptures Simpson has made over the last eight years. It was curated by Jeffrey De Blois and is on view through January 29, 2023. Rose B. Simpson is included in two other New England presentations: her Counterculture is installed at Field Farm, a Trustees property in Williamstown, Mass.; and in "Ceramics in the...

Duration:01:23:55

Bonus: Darkwater Project 2022 digital colloquium, session one

9/13/2022
Audio from Session One of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." Watch the session on YouTube. Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram. Sign up for Session Two (September 22, 3:30 pm ET).

Duration:01:24:23

B. Ingrid Olson, Reinventing the Américas

9/8/2022
Episode No. 566 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist B. Ingrid Olson and curator Idurre Alonso. The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University is presenting two concurrent B. Ingrid Olson exhibitions, "History Mother," and "Little Sister" through December 23. Each exhibition is on a separate floor of CCVA's building. Olson's exhibitions feature site-specific presentations that engage with doubling and mirroring, gendered forms, the interplay between photography...

Duration:01:06:43

Summer clips: Sandy Rodriguez

8/31/2022
Episode No. 565 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a summer clips episode featuring artist Sandy Rodriguez. Rodriguez is included in "Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche," which is at the Albuquerque Museum through September 4. The exhibition examines the historical and cultural legacy of the Indigenous woman at the heart of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (1519-1521) known colloquially as La Malinche. The show originated at the Denver Art Museum and was curated by Victoria I....

Duration:00:51:22

Summer clips: Early Roy Lichtenstein

8/26/2022
Episode No. 487 is a summer clips episode featuring curators Marshall N. Price and Elizabeth Finch. Price and Finch are the co-curators of "Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-60." The exhibition examines Lichtenstein's early work, with particular attention to Lichtenstein's synthesis of European modernism, American painting and contemporary vernacular sources. The exhibition is on view at the Colby Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through January 8, 2023. The excellent...

Duration:00:40:18