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The Modern Art Notes 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 Internationa… read more

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"Millet and Modern Art," Robin Mitchell

February 20th, 2020


Episode No. 433 features curator Simon Kelly and author/historian Robin Mitchell.

Along with Maite van Dijk of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, Kelly is the curator of "Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dali." It's at …

Holiday clips: LaToya Ruby Frazier

February 13th, 2020


Episode No. 432 is a President's Day weekend clips show featuring artist LaToya Ruby Frazier.

The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University is showing "LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze." The exhibition …

Mark Dion, Nancy Lupo

February 6th, 2020


Episode No. 431 features artists Mark Dion and Nancy Lupo.

This weekend, the Amon Carter Museum opens "The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion." For the exhibition, Dion retraced the steps of four nineteenth-century …

Alison Rossiter, David Maisel

January 30th, 2020


Episode No. 430 features artists Alison Rossiter and David Maisel.

Rossiter is featured in "Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs" at the J. …

Dorothea Lange, Soul of a Nation

January 23rd, 2020


Episode No. 429 features curators Sarah Meister and Lauren Palmor.

On February 9, the Museum of Modern Art, New York opens "Dorothea Lange: Words …

Margaret Kilgallen, Kathe Kollwitz

January 16th, 2020


Episode No. 428 features curators Courtenay Finn and Jay Clarke.

Finn is the curator of "Margaret Kilgallen: that's where the beauty is." The …

Sanford Biggers, Michelle Angela Ortiz

January 9th, 2020


Episode No. 427 features artists Sanford Biggers and Michelle Angela Ortiz.

Sanford Biggers's work is on view in "Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations," at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition, substantially …

Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Chiura Obata

January 2nd, 2020


Episode No. 426 features artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya and art historian/curator ShiPu Wang.

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is …

Holiday clips: Cole's Catskill Creek

December 26th, 2019


Episode No. 425 is a holiday clips episode featuring curator H. Daniel Peck.

The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY is presenting "Thomas Cole's …

Holiday clips: Leonardo Drew

December 19th, 2019


Episode No. 424 is a Christmas-week clips show featuring artist Leonardo Drew.

This weekend, the Hammer Museum debuts a Drew installation in its lobby space, the newest exhibition in its Hammer Projects series. The …

Pattern & Decoration, Robert Zakanitch

December 12th, 2019


Episode No. 423 features curator Anna Katz and artist Robert Zakanitch.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is presenting "With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985." The exhibition is the …

Martine Gutierrez, Beatriz González

December 5th, 2019


Episode No. 422 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Martine Gutierrez and curator Mari Carmen Ramírez.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is exhibiting Martine Gutierrez's work in a "Focus" show that …

Betye Saar on "Recording Artists," Robert Pruitt

November 28th, 2019


Episode No. 421 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring a clip from the Getty's "Recording Artists" podcast series, and artist Robert Pruitt.

Lari Pittman part two, Renoir

November 21st, 2019


Episode No. 420 features the second part of a two-part conversation with artist Lari Pittman, and curator George Shackelford.

The Hammer Museum recently debuted "Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence," a …

Shirin Neshat, James Tissot

November 14th, 2019


Episode No. 419 features artist Shirin Neshat and curator Melissa E. Buron.

The Broad is exhibiting "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again," a career-spanning survey that places special emphasis on Neshat's address …

Nayland Blake, Ann Hamilton

November 7th, 2019


Episode No. 419 features artists Nayland Blake and Ann Hamilton.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is exhibiting "No Wrong Holes: …

Julie Mehretu, Gold Rush Daguerreotypes

October 31st, 2019


Episode No. 417 features artist Julie Mehretu and curator Jane Aspinwall.

This weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens "Julie Mehretu," a …

Robyn O'Neil

October 24th, 2019


Episode No. 416 features artist Robyn O'Neil. It was taped before a live audience at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

MAMFW is showing a 20-year survey of O'Neil's work titled "Robyn O'Neil: WE THE MASSES." The …

Lari Pittman

October 17th, 2019


Episode  No. 415 features artist Lari Pittman.

The Hammer Museum recently debuted "Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence," a retrospective of Pittman's nearly forty-year career. The exhibition reveals Pittman's …

Late Manet, Xiaoze Xie

October 11th, 2019


Episode No. 414 features curators Scott Allan and Emily A. Beeny and artist Xiaoze Xie.

Along with Gloria Groom, Allen and Beeny are the co-curators …

Tiffany Chung, Houston's new Delacroix

October 3rd, 2019


Episode No. 413 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Tiffany Chung and art historian and museum director Gary Tinterow.

Chung is currently featured in "Unquiet Harmony: The Subject of Displacement" at the …

LaToya Ruby Frazier

September 26th, 2019


Episode No. 412 features artist LaToya Ruby Frazier.

The Renaissance Society in Chicago is showing "LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze." The exhibition features a new body of work that focuses on the United Auto …

John Beasley Greene, Marcia Tucker

September 20th, 2019


Episode No. 411 features curator Corey Keller and museum director Johanna Burton.

Keller is the curator of "Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beaslsey Greene," at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through …

Susan Philipsz, Matthew Simms

September 12th, 2019


Episode No. 410 features artist Susan Philipsz and art historian Matthew Simms.

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis is showing "Susan Philipsz: …

Verrocchio, Stephanie Syjuco

September 5th, 2019


Episode No. 409 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Andrew Butterfield and artist Stephanie Syjuco.

Butterfield is the curator of

Summer clips: Stanley Whitney

August 29th, 2019


Episode No. 408 is a summer clips episode featuring a previously aired conversation with Stanley Whitney.

The Saint Louis Art Museum will exhibit Whitney's work in "The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie …

Apollo's Muse, Barbara Bosworth

August 15th, 2019


Episode No. 406 features curator Mia Fineman and artist Barbara Bosworth.

Fineman is the curator of "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of …

From the Schuykill to the Hudson, Early Rubens

August 8th, 2019


Episode No. 405 features curators Anna O. Marley and Kirk Nickel.

Marley is the curator of "From the Schuykill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The …

"Art & Empire," William Forsythe

August 1st, 2019


Episode No. 404 features curator Michael A. Brown and choreographer William Forsythe.

Brown is the curator of "Art and Empire: The Golden Age of …

Lubiana Himid, Sheila Pepe

July 25th, 2019


Episode No. 403 features artists Lubaina Himid and Sheila Pepe.

The New Museum is presenting "Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath" through October …

Cole's Catskill Creek, Book of Beasts

July 18th, 2019


Episode No. 402 features curator and art historian H. Daniel Peck and curator Elizabeth Morrison.

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, …

Leonardo Drew

July 11th, 2019


Episode No. 401 features artist Leonardo Drew.

The Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York is presenting "Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass." Drew's over 100-foot-long work presents an abstracted cityscape atop a …

Summer clips: Carrie Moyer

July 5th, 2019


Episode No. 400 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features a previously aired conversation between host Tyler Green and Carrie Moyer. 

Moyer is included in "Queer Abstraction" at the Des Moines Art Center, a show which …

Summer clips: Late Monet

June 27th, 2019


Episode No. 399 is a summer clips episode that features curator George Shackelford.

Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years", which has just opened at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The exhibition …

Harmony Hammond, Anicka Yi

June 20th, 2019


Episode No. 398 features artists Harmony Hammond and Anicka Yi.

Hammond is featured in three important exhibitions around the United States. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn.  is showing "Harmony …

David Park, Nature's Nation

June 13th, 2019


Episode No. 397 features curators Janet Bishop and Karl Kusserow.

Bishop is the curator of "David Park: A Retrospective," which is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through September 22. Park was the …

Sheila Hicks

June 6th, 2019


Episode No. 396 features artist Sheila Hicks.

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is presenting "Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space," an exhibition …

Early Rubens, Alicia McCarthy

May 30th, 2019


Episode No. 395 features curator Kirk Nickel and artist Alicia McCarthy.

The Legion of Honor in San Francisco is presenting "Early Rubens," an examination of the first phase of Rubens's career. With about 30 paintings …

Holiday clips: John Akomfrah

May 24th, 2019


Episode No. 394 is a holiday weekend clips program featuring John Akomfrah. It was recorded in April, 2018.

The ICA Boston is presenting the U.S. …

Suzanne Lacy, Thomas Nozkowski

May 16th, 2019


Episode No. 393 features artists Suzanne Lacy and Thomas Nozkowski.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are jointly presenting the retrospective "Suzanne Lacy: We are Here." …

Julie Ault on Nancy Spero, American Pre-Raphaelites

May 9th, 2019


Episode No. 392 features artist and curator Julie Ault and curator Linda S. Ferber.

Ault is the curator of "Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror" at MoMA PS1 …

Monuments and memorials

May 2nd, 2019


Episode No. 391 looks at art and its relationship to monuments and memorials in the United States and features art historian Sarah Beetham, activist …

Barry Schwabsky, Shara Hughes

April 25th, 2019


Episode No. 390 features critic and author Barry Schwabsky and artist Shara Hughes.

Distributed Art Publishers has just published "Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism," a look at how painters …

Holiday clips: Rachel Whiteread

April 18th, 2019


Episode No. 389 is a holiday clips episode featuring a previously aired conversation with artist Rachel Whiteread.

After originating at the Tate …

Sonya Clark, Analia Saban

April 11th, 2019


Episode No. 388 features artists Sonya Clark and Analia Saban.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia is exhibiting "Sonya Clark: Monumental …

American art and the Vietnam War

April 4th, 2019


Episode No. 387 features curator Melissa Ho.

Ho is the curator of "Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-75" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition examines how artists responded to the …

Late Monet, Zilia Sánchez

March 28th, 2019


Episode No. 386 features curators George Shackelford and Vesela Sretenović.

Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition includes canvases Monet made at …


March 21st, 2019


Episode No. 385 features curators Frederick Ilchman and John Marciari.

Along with Robert Echols, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston curator Frederick …

Joan Miró, Pop América

March 14th, 2019


Episode No. 384 features curators Anne Umland and Esther Gabara.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is presenting "Joan Miró: Birth of the World." While most of the exhibition comes from MoMA's excellent Miró …

Yinka Shonibare, Pontormo

March 7th, 2019


Episode No. 383 features artist Yinka Shonibare and art historian Bruce Edelstein.

In the first exhibition of its new contemporary series, the Richard M. Driehaus Museum in Chicago is showing "A Tale of Today." The …

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