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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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    • 4.7 • 425 Ratings

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.

    Justine Kurland

    Justine Kurland

    Episode No. 586 features artist Justine Kurland.
    The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford recently acquired a complete vintage set of Kurland's 69-picture "Girl Pictures" suite (1997-2002) and has installed it in the museum's 1934 Avery Court. (The building is known for having the first international style spaces of any American art museum.) The exhibition is on view through August.
    Kurland's series presents a fictional semi-narrative of an empowered, self-sufficient, ever-traveling community of young women. It is a feminist recasting of the long tradition of adolescent and vagabond narratives that foreground boys and young men. Aperture published the entire series in a book that includes a story by Rebecca Bengal. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for about $47.
    Instagram: Justine Kurland, Tyler Green.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Matthew Ritchie

    Matthew Ritchie

    Episode No. 585 features artist Matthew Ritchie.
    The Frist Art Museum in Nashville is presenting "Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood," a survey of the last 20 years of Matthew Ritchie's career. The exhibition shows how Ritchie has brought together biology, physics, creation stories, epic poetry and history across painting, sculpture, video and installation. At the core of the exhibition is a new Ritchie video work featuring composer Hanna Benn in collaboration with the Fisk Jubilee Singers and their late music director Dr. Paul T. Kwami. The exhibition was curated by Mark Scala and is on view through March 5. An exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Books in association with the Frist. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for about $50.
    Ritchie's most recent institutional solo exhibitions have been at the CVAD Galleries at the University of North Texas, the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, and the ICA Boston.
    Instagram: Matthew Ritchie, Tyler Green.
    Air date: January 19, 2023.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Vittore Carpaccio, East of the Pacific

    Vittore Carpaccio, East of the Pacific

    Episode No. 584 features curators Gretchen Hirschauer and Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander.
    The National Gallery of Art in Washington is presenting "Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice," through February 12. The exhibition was curated by Peter Humfrey in collaboration with Andrea Bellieni and Hirschauer. It presents Carpaccio, a Venetian master who worked in the period between Bellini and the rise of Tintoretto, as the producer of spectacular narrative pictures that brought storytelling more fully into the practice of Venetian painters. The exhibition includes 45 paintings and 30 drawings. The NGA and Yale University Press copublished an excellent catalogue. It is available from Indiebound and Amazon for $51-65.
    For Carpaccio's Scuola degli Albanesi 'Life of the Virgin' cycle, see here. Alexander discusses "East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art" at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. The exhibition engages an American art history centered on transpacific migration and discourse rather than the traditional transatlantic address. It features roughly chronological sections that highlight key narratives in Asian American art between the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. "East of the Pacific" is one of the three inaugural Asian American Art Initiative exhibitions at the Cantor. It is on view through February 12.
    In addition to the images below, see the Cantor's collection site for Henry Sugimoto's linocuts, and Sarah Kim's Bernice Bing zine Bingo!.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Special episode: RIP Michael Snow, 94.

    Special episode: RIP Michael Snow, 94.

    After a brief introduction, this episode is a re-air of host Tyler Green's 2014 conversation with artist Michael Snow.
    Snow died on January 5. He was 94.

    • 59 min
    William Cordova, Walter de Maria

    William Cordova, Walter de Maria

    Episode No. 583 features artist William Cordova and curator Michelle White.
    Cordova is featured in "Beyond the Surface: Collage, Mixed Media and Textile Works from the Collection" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition is on view through May 14.
    Cordova's work uses a range of media to address and re-make historical narratives. His practice understands that present knowledge of history is always changing, and that artists are part of the process of revising our understandings of the past. Cordova has had solo shows at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and at LAXART in Los Angeles. In 2019 he was included in the Havana Biennial, previously he was included in -ennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and in Prague, Venice, and New Orleans (Prospect).
    On the second segment, White discusses "Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work," a survey of De Maria's career drawn mostly from the Menil Collection's outstanding de Maria collection. The exhibition is on view in Houston through April 23.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Holiday clips: Lari Pittman, Part II

    Holiday clips: Lari Pittman, Part II

    Episode No. 582 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday clips episode with artist Lari Pittman.
    Museo Jumex in Mexico City is presenting "Lo que se ve, se pregunta," a retrospective of Pittman's work that descends from a 2019 version of the exhibition that originated at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition was curated by Connie Butler; the Mexico City presentation was coordinated with Adriana Kuri Alamillo. It is on view through February 26, 2023.
    This program, the second of two, was taped in 2019 on the occasion of the debut iteration of this project, “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence,” at the Hammer. The exhibition revealed Pittman’s engagements with America’s history and with issues and subjects that have been core to our history and identity, including landscape, violence, citizenship, belonging and more. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for $50-65.
    Pittman is one of America’s most-honored artists. His work is in the collection of virtually every important American art museum. Pittman has received awards from the International Association of Art Critics, the Skowhegan Medal, and he has been granted three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. His work has been featured in many important international exhibitions, including Documenta and the Venice Biennale.
    For images, see Episode No. 415.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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425 Ratings

425 Ratings

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Exceptional art historical and contemporary discussions

Tyler Green does a superb job of engaging artists, curators and other arts professionals about their work and its address in the art historical cannon. Tyler’s erudite and encyclopedia knowledge explores the subject matter, drawing out his interviewees into wonderful anecdotes and deeper layers of meaning and connection.

Bravo to Tyler for keeping his podcast ongoing throughout 10 years and counting. Thank you for your commitment to open-source resources, too!

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Fantastic Current Art Shows and Art History

Intelligent, interesting and informative. Tyler Green does an exceptional job of engaging the guests. In depth discussions of art and artists. Really love the art history aspect of this podcast. Where host and guest take a deep dive into works and provide historical context. High recommend!

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