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.
Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley; The National Monument Audit
Episode No. 520 features artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, and historian Paul Farber.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is presenting the Kelleys' The Rape of Europa through January 2, 2022.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia is showing "Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Blood Moon," through February 20, 2022.
Monument Lab director Paul M. Farber discusses Monument Lab's National Monument Audit.
Sam Francis, MFAH's new Cameron album
Episode No. 519 features author Gabrielle Selz and curator Malcolm Daniel.
Selz is the author of the new biography "Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis." The book tells the story of Francis' wild, often tumultuous, multi-continental life and details his work, its global reception, and his efforts to help found art museums, such as MOCA.
On the second segment, Daniel discusses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's acquisition of a major Julia Margaret Cameron album, The Norman Album.
Hugo McCloud, Ulysses Jenkins
Episode No. 518 features artist Hugo McCloud and curator Erin Christovale.
McCloud's work is in "In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; and in "Hugo McCloud: from where I stand" at the Aldrich, which is on view through January 2, 2022.
Christovale discusses "Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation," at the ICA Philadelphia through December 30, 2021. Christovale co-curated the exhibition with Meg Onli.
Tyler Green with Elizabeth Kornhauser, Lisa Corinne Davis
Episode No. 517 features author Tyler Green with curator and art historian Elizabeth Kornhauser; and artist Lisa Corinne Davis.
Tyler Green is the author of "Emerson's Nature and the Artists." He is interviewed by Elizabeth Kornhauser, a curator in the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
On the second segment, Lisa Corinne Davis discusses her work on the occasion of "Point of Departure: Abstraction 1958–Present" at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska.
Mary Beard, Tabitha Soren
Episode No. 516 features author Mary Beard and artist Tabitha Soren.
Beard's new book is Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern. It details how for more than two millennia, portraits of the rich and powerful have been informed by portraits of Roman emperors.
Soren discusses "Surface Tension" at the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, Calif. Concurrently, RVB Books has published a book of the series. It's also titled Surface Tension and includes an essay by Jia Tolentino.
Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo, Rubens in Repeat
Episode No. 515 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Betsy Kornhauser and art historian Aaron M. Hyman.
Along with Shannon Vittoria, Kornhauser is the co-curator of "Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo" at the Met. The exhibition examines the cultural interchange within Tavernier's Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse at Clear Lake, California (1878) and the Elem Pomo portrayed within it.
Hyman discusses his new book Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America.