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The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly program about the visual arts. Hosted and independently produced by Modern Art Notes Media/Tyler Green, the program features leading figures in the visual arts, including artists, art historians, critics, curators and authors. It is distributed on Thursdays.




Cristóbal de Villalpando; Bosch and Bouts

Episode No. 301 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Ronda Kasl and Rima Girnius. Along with Jonathan Brown and Clara Bargellini, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Ronda Kasl is the co-curator of "Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque," which is at the Met in New York through October 15. Villalpando is considered one of the two major artists of seventeenth-century New Spain. The Met's small survey of his work features eleven paintings, including...

Duration: 00:53:17

Gary Simmons

Episode No. 300 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features 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 July 31, 2018. Over the course of a quarter-century-long career, Simmons has explored how to make the typically invisible visible,...

Duration: 00:56:07

Glenn Ligon, Florine Stettheimer

Episode No. 299 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Glenn Ligon and curator Stephen Brown. Ligon is the curator of "Blue Black" at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. Informed by the Pulitzer's Ellsworth Kelly wall sculpture Blue Black, the exhibition features more than 50 artworks that use color to address questions related to language, identity and more. The exhibition is on view through October 7. The catalogue of the exhibition is complimentary save the cost of...

Duration: 00:54:45

"Soundtracks" at SFMOMA with Bill Fontana and Christina Kubisch

**In stereo** Episode No. 298 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features sound artists Bill Fontana and Christina Kubisch. This is the first of two MAN Podcast episodes spotlighting artists in "Soundtracks," a new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that examines the role of sound in art. The show, which was curated by Rudolf Frieling and Tanya Zimbardo, will remain on view through January 1, 2018. It features nearly three dozen artworks that are or include sound. SFMOMA...

Duration: 00:51:22

Richard Deacon, Daniel Heidkamp

Episode No. 297 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Richard Deacon and Daniel Heidkamp. The San Diego Museum of Art is showing "Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get," a survey of the artist's career. Curated by Ariel Plotek, it's on view through Sept. 4. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum. Host Tyler Green and Deacon also mention passages from Deacon's 2014 book of writings, titled "So, If, And, But: Writings 1970-2012." Throughout a...

Duration: 01:15:20

Mexican modernism in "Paint the Revolution," Andrea Chung

Episode No. 296 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Matthew Affron and artist Andrea Chung. Matthew Affron, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the co-curators of "Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950," which is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through October 1. The exhibition chronicles the history of Mexican modernism at the beginning of the twentieth century and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it. Among...

Duration: 01:18:33

Holiday clips: Barkley L. Hendricks

Artist Barkley L. Hendricks

Duration: 00:46:06

Roni Horn

Episode No. 294 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Roni Horn. The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is showing the first American museum exhibition devoted to Horn's cast glass sculptures. Eight of them are on view in the Nasher's Renzo Piano-designed building through August 20. In New York, Hauser & Wirth is presenting the debut of four new Horns, including the photographic series "The Selected Gifts, (1974-2015)," two series of works on paper, "The Dog's Chorus" (2016),...

Duration: 01:02:52

Robert Rauschenberg, Ken Ashton

Episode No. 293 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Museum of Modern Art, New York curator Leah Dickerman and artist Ken Ashton. See images of art discussed on the program here. Along with the Tate Modern's Achim Borchardt-Hume, Leah Dickerman is the co-curator of "Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends," a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art through September 17. The exhibition features Rauschenberg's early photography, body prints, combines, performances, prints and more. The...

Duration: 01:07:35

Spencer Finch, on Sandro Botticelli

Episode No. 292 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Spencer Finch and curator Frederick Ilchman. See images of art discussed in this week's show here. Spencer Finch is presenting two new installations at two venues on opposite sides of the United States: His The Western Mystery (2017), a commission from the Seattle Art Museum for its Olympic Sculpture Park, is up through March 3, 2019. At MASS MoCA, Finch's Cosmic Latte (2017) is on view at least through 2018. Finch's work...

Duration: 01:14:58

Mark Ruwedel, Jed Morse on Manuel Neri

Episode No. 291 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Mark Ruwedel and curator Jed Morse. Yossi Milo Gallery in New York is showing "Mark Ruwedel: Hell and Home" through June 24. The show includes Ruwedel's 'pictures of hell,' an inventory of Western landscapes named for hell or the devil, his pictures of 'home,' of desert homes fighting a losing battle against the ravages of the harsh surrounding environment, and Opportunities Realized, Ruwedel's revisiting of Ed Ruscha's 1970...

Duration: 01:09:05

Holiday clips: Pipilotti Rist

Episode No. 290 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features a previously aired conversation with artist Pipilotti Rist. This summer, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will exhibit two immersive installations that are new to its collection: Pipilotti Rist's Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish. They go on view on June 11 and will remain up through September 17. Rist, who is based in Zurich, has been the subject of many single-artist museum exhibitions, especially in the last half-decade. Among...

Duration: 00:54:22

Nancy Rubins

Episode No. 289 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Nancy Rubins. It was recorded live at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Rubins is included in "Grey Matters," an exhibition that opens Friday, May 19 at the Wexner. The show, curated by Michael Goodson, features the work of 37 contemporary women artists who have worked in grisaille. It is on view through July 30. The exhibition includes work by past MAN Podcast guests such as Carol Bove,...

Duration: 00:59:36

The Kimbell's new Modigliani, the art of Coenties Slip

Episode No. 288 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Kimbell Art Museum director Eric Lee and Menil Collection curator Michelle White. Lee joins the program to discuss the Kimbell's recent acquisition of a rare Amadeo Modigliani sculpture, Head (c. 1913). Only about 27 Modigliani sculptures survive. Head was a gift from collector Gwendolyn Weiner and is the first modern sculpture in the Kimbell's collection. It is on view now. Then Michelle White discusses her Menil exhibition ...

Duration: 00:40:49

Kellie Jones, Shimon Attie

Episode No. 287 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features historian Kellie Jones and artist Shimon Attie. Kellie Jones is the author of "South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s," which is new from Duke University Press. Amazon offers it for $22. This is Jones's second major project about art in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s. She also curated "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980" for the Hammer Museum in 2011. She was a 2016...

Duration: 01:16:14

Matisse's studio, Darby English

Episode No. 286 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features historian and curator Ellen McBreen and historian Darby English. Along with Helen Burnham and Ann Dumas, McBreen is a co-curator of "Matisse in the Studio," which is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through July 9. The exhibition examines how objects in Matisse's home and studio informed -- and often ended up in -- his art. These objects include a simple chocolate pot, a tacky chair, an inexpensive glass vase probably made for the...

Duration: 01:11:23

Hartley in Maine, Alexei Jawlensky

Episode No. 285 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Randall Griffey and Vivian Endicott Barnett. Along with Elizabeth Finch and Donna M. Cassidy, Griffey is the co-curator of "Marsden Hartley's Maine," which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through June 18. The exhibition spotlights Hartley's lifelong engagement with Maine, its residents, coastline, forests and mountains. It includes about 90 paintings and drawings featuring the full range of Hartley's Maine-related...

Duration: 01:18:25

Easter clips: Early Monet

The Easter-weekend Episode No. 284 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features a previously-aired conversation with curator George Shackelford. Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Early Years" at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The show features about 60 paintings from the first phase of Claude Monet's career, from a painting Monet made in Normandy in 1858 when he was 18 years old, until 1872, when Monet lived in Argenteuil, along the Seine near Paris. The exhibition debuted last...

Duration: 00:46:15

Liz Glynn, Nina Chanel Abney

Episode No. 283 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Liz Glynn and Nina Chanel Abney. Glynn's "Open House" is on view now in Doris C. Freedman Plaza in New York's Central Park. It was commissioned by the Public Art Fund and will remain through September 24. The work takes as its jumping off point Freedman Plaza's unusual site, the place where democratic Central Park meets corporate midtown meets the aristocratic Upper East Side. Glynn's sculpture highlights the class...

Duration: 01:10:26

Photography East of the Mississippi; Matisse/Diebenkorn

Episode No. 282 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Diane Waggoner and curator Katy Rothkopf. Waggoner is the curator of "East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography." For several decades, the story of America's nineteenth-century photographic history has mostly run through the West. Waggoner's exhibition instead looks at how photographers looked at the region between the Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibition features 175...

Duration: 01:02:21

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