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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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Episodes

"Promise, Witness, Remembrance," Magic Realism

4/8/2021
Episode No. 492 features curators Allison Glenn and Jeffrey Richmond-Moll. Glenn is the curator of "Promise, Witness, Remembrance," at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. The exhibition reflects on the life of Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician who was killed by Louisville police, and the subsequent year of protests and remembrance. The exhibition is on view through June 6. Glenn is a curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Artists in "Promise, Witness,...

Duration:01:02:37

Holiday clips: Torkwase Dyson

4/1/2021
Episode No. 491 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Torkwase Dyson. Dyson is included in “Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment” at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio through May 9. The exhibition looks at how artists engage with social issues and how they may shape institutions at a time when both racism and a global pandemic have caused many institutions to re-consider their construction and...

Duration:00:58:53

Juan Gris, David Driskell

3/25/2021
Episode No. 490 features curators Nicole R. Myers and Julie McGee. With Katherine Rothkopf, Nicole R. Myers is the co-curator of "Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris" at the Dallas Museum of Art. Across more than 40 paintings, the exhibition explores how Gris brought color to cubism in still-life painting of striking vivacity. It is on view in Dallas through July 25 before traveling to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The outstanding exhibition catalogue was published by the two...

Duration:01:14:00

Arthur Dove, Samuel van Hoogstraten

3/18/2021
Episode No. 489 features art historians Debra Bricker Balken and Celeste Brusati. Balken is the author of "Arthur Dove: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings and Things," a thorough presentation that includes Dove's assemblages. Jessie Sentivan contributed to the book. It contains 537 illustrations, almost all of them in color, of each work Balken was able to identify, find, photograph and document. "Dove" includes a an essay on Dove's work and its criticial reception, as well as mini-essays on...

Duration:01:11:03

Alex Bradley Cohen, Hockney-Van Gogh, plus a Lea Bertucci excerpt

3/11/2021
Episode No. 488 features artist Alex Bradley Cohen and curator Ann Dumas. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has recently acquired Alex Bradley Cohen's 2015 For a More Just Future. Cohen's paintings of people and places are often blendings of his personal relationships with art history. His work has been exhibited in "State of the Art 2020" at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Momentary and at group shows at the University Art Museum at the University of Albany,...

Duration:01:16:39

Early Lichtenstein, Candice Lin

3/4/2021
Episode No. 487 features curators Marshall N. Price and Elizabeth Finch, and artist Candice Lin. 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 at the Colby College Museum of Art through June 6. For now, the museum is open only to current Colby...

Duration:01:03:07

Baseera Khan, Futurefarmers

2/25/2021
Episode No. 486 features artists Baseera Khan and Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers. Kahn and Futurefarmers are among the artists included in "Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment" at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio through May 9. The exhibition looks at how artists engage with social issues and how they may shape institutions at a time when both racism and a global pandemic have caused many institutions to re-consider their construction...

Duration:01:04:32

Holiday clips: Kelli Morgan

2/18/2021
Episode No. 485 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday week clips episode featuring former curator and historian Kelli Morgan. Earlier this week, Charles Venable, the director of Newfields, the institution formerly and best known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, resigned in the wake of the museum's publishing a series of racist job postings via the executive search firm m/Oppenheim. Once its racism became a national news story and after Venable resigned, Newfields released an...

Duration:00:30:57

Deborah Willis, Leidy Churchman

2/11/2021
Episode No. 484 features historian Deborah Willis and artist Leidy Churchman. Willis is the author of "The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship," which was just published by New York University Press. The book joins 99 photographs of Black Civil War soldiers and Black men and women who served within military regiments with primary source materials such as letters in an effort to provide a fuller picture of how Black men and women fought the war. Indiebound...

Duration:01:17:04

Alison Saar, Maria Antelman

2/4/2021
Episode No. 483 features artists Alison Saar and Maria Antelman. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Calif. are presenting "Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe" through May 16. The exhibition, which was curated by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, surveys Saar's work related to myths and hidden histories and archetypes. Neither institution is presently open due to the pandemic; the shows are currently scheduled to...

Duration:01:30:13

Emma Amos, Marie Watt

1/28/2021
Episode No. 482 features curator Shawnya L. Harris and artist Marie Watt. Harris is the curator of "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey," a retrospective of Amos's career that opens Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. Amos was important in bringing second-wave feminism into American art, in addressing many American and art histories within her work, and in making work that synthesized her interest in printmaking, weaving and painting. "Emma Amos" will remain on...

Duration:01:34:42

Michael Rakowitz, Frank Duveneck

1/21/2021
Episode No. 481 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Michael Rakowitz and curator Julie Aronson. Rakowitz is the winner of the 2020 Nasher Prize, given by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. The Nasher is showing an exhibition of Rakowitz's work through April 18. It includes work from Rakowitz's series The invisible enemy should not exist, a 2007-and-after engagement with the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad in the wake of the United States-led invasion. The series...

Duration:01:25:42

Jill Mulleady, Umar Rashid

1/14/2021
Episode No. 480 features artists Jill Mulleady and Umar Rashid. Mulleady and Rashid are included in "Made in L.A. 2020: A Vision" the Hammer Museum's biennial that has been installed -- but is not yet on public view because of the pandemic -- at the Hammer and The Huntington Library. The exhibition was scheduled to open last year; its opening date is dependent upon Los Angeles County guidance. (As of the publishing of this episode, COVID rates in LA County are nearly double the national...

Duration:01:13:02

Monica Majoli, Mario Ayala

1/7/2021
Episode No. 479 features artists Monica Majoli and Mario Ayala. Majoli and Ayala are included in "Made in L.A. 2020: A Vision" the Hammer Museum's biennial that has been installed -- but is not yet on public view because of the pandemic -- at the Hammer and The Huntington Library. Its opening date is dependent upon Los Angeles County guidance. Majoli is primarily a painter whose work has explored subjects related to sex, sexuality, and power. She has been included in group exhibitions at...

Duration:01:15:40

Holiday clips: Dread Scott

12/31/2020
Episode No. 478 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Dread Scott. For thirty years, across sculpture, installation, performance, photography and video, Scott’s art has relentlessly addressed the racism within and failures of the American system. This program was recorded and aired the week after George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police.

Duration:00:48:59

Holiday clips: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

12/24/2020
Episode No. 477 is a holiday clips episode featuring artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha is showing "Intimate Actions," a set of three solo exhibitions -- of Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Maria Antelman, and Joey Fauerso -- that explore intimacy and how artists represent it, our connection to space and surroundings, and relationships. The exhibitions were curated by Rachel Adams and will be on view through April 24.

Duration:00:58:38

Siddhartha Mitter, Marina Adams

12/17/2020
Episode No. 476 features journalist and critic Siddhartha Mitter and artist Marina Adams. The New York-based Mitter writes about artists and communities of artists that fall outside the commercial art world's interest. He publishes in the New York Times and Artforum, and was previously a critic at The Village Voice. On the second segment, Marina Adams discusses her work on the occasion of "FOCUS: Marina Adams" at the The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Curated by Alison Hearst, the...

Duration:01:02:24

Amy Cutler, Degree Zero

12/10/2020
Episode No. 475 features artist Amy Cutler and curator Samantha Friedman. Cutler is included in "Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing" at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition, which also features Robyn O'Neil and Annie Pootoogook examines how the three artists have used contemporary drawing to build and explore narrative. Curated by Robin Reisenfeld, "Telling Stories" will be on view through February 14, 2021. Cutler's paintings join...

Duration:01:06:16

Terry Adkins, Mari Carmen Ramírez

12/3/2020
Episode No. 474 features curators Stephanie Weissberg and Mari Carmen Ramírez. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is presenting "Terry Adkins: Resounding" through February 7, 2021. a survey of more than 40 works from across Adkins's career, including several installations that have not been exhibited since Adkins debuted them. It also includes books, musical instruments and other objects from Adkins's own collection. Adkins was a pioneer in blending sculpture, sound, performance and other...

Duration:01:04:36

Thanksgiving clips: Nicole R. Fleetwood

11/26/2020
Episode No. 473 is a Thanksgiving weekend clips episode featuring author and curator Nicole R. Fleetwood. Fleetwood is the author of “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” an examination of how the imprisoned have turned to art-making in an attempt to resist the brutality and depravity of American imprisonment. The book was published by Harvard University Press. An exhibition of the same title is on view at MoMA PS1 through April 4, 2021. It was curated by Fleetwood and Amy...

Duration:01:00:33