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.
Printing the Revolution, Michael Menchaca
Episode No. 497 features curator E. Carmen Ramos and artist Michael Menchaca.
Ramos has curated "¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now," which is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through Aug. 8. Ramos was assisted by Claudia Zapata.
Menchaca is in "Printing the Revolution" and "Estamos Bien - La Triennial 20/21" at El Museo del Barrio through Sept. 26. It was curated by Rodrigo Moura, Susanna V. Temkin & Elia Alba.
Alice Neel, Soutine/de Kooning
Episode No. 496 features curator Kelly Baum and art historian Judith Zilczer.
Along with Randall Griffey, Baum is the co-curator of the retrospective exhibition "Alice Neel: People Come First" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is on view through August 1.
On the second segment, Judith Zilczer discusses Willem de Kooning's engagement with Chaim Soutine's work on the occasion of "Soutine/de Kooning: Conversations in Paint" at the Barnes Foundation. It is on view through August 8.
Natural Bridge, Americans in Spain
Episode No. 495 features curators Chris Oliver and Corey Piper.
Oliver is the curator of "Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art" at VMFA. It is on view through August 1. It examines how artists portrayed the Natural Bridge, the famed landscape feature in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Along with Brandon Ruud, Corey Piper is the co-curator of "Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920" at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. It at the Chrysler through May 16.
Jennifer Roberts, Phil Sanders
Episode No. 494 features art historian Jennifer Roberts and master printer Phil Sanders.
Beginning this Sunday, April 25, Roberts will deliver the 2021 Mellon Lectures, America's leading series of annual lectures about art. Roberts will deliver them digitally, on the NGA's website.
Roberts's lectures are titled "Contact: Art and the Pull of the Print."
On the second segment, Phil Sanders discusses his new book "Prints and their Makers," which was published by Princeton University Press.
Buck Ellison, Louis Sloan
Episode No. 493 features artist Buck Ellison and curator Lewis Tanner Moore.
Buck Ellison is included in "Made in LA 2020: a vision," the fifth iteration of the Hammer Museum's biennial. It opens to the general public on April 17 at both the Hammer and The Huntington Library.
Ellison's work often engages the social codes (and excesses) of whiteness.
Moore discusses painter Louis Sloan, whose work is in "Barriers and Disparities: Housing in America" at the Sheldon Museum of Art.
"Promise, Witness, Remembrance," Magic Realism
Episode No. 492 features curators Allison Glenn and Jeffrey Richmond-Moll.
Glenn curated "Promise, Witness, Remembrance," at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. It 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. It's on view through June 6.
Richmond-Moll discusses "Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Art" at the Georgia Museum of Art, on view through June 13.