manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jack Whitten and was taped in front of a live audience at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. 

MCASD just opened the first Whitten retrospective. Titled "Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting," and curated by MCASD’s Kathryn Kanjo, the exhibition features 60 canvases from the early 1960s through this year. The show reveals how, at a time when so many artists shrugged off painting, Whitten intensified his interest in the medium by marrying acrylic and canvas to conceptual strategies in an effort to address key issues in art and American society. After it closes in San Diego on January 4, 2015, it will travel to the Walker Art Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

This is the second time Whitten has been on The MAN Podcast. Last year he talked with host Tyler Green on the occasion of an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. The image above is a detail from Whitten’s E Stamp II (The Black Butterfly: For Bobby Short) (2007).

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is a detail from Bingham’s Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1845) from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

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September 24, 2014 2:58pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1RaaThK
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thehammermuseum:

In celebration of the first day of fall, Hiroshige Utagawa’s Autumn Foliage on the Takino river, Oji (Oji Takinogawa koyo fukei), 1853.

thehammermuseum:

In celebration of the first day of fall, Hiroshige Utagawa’s Autumn Foliage on the Takino river, Oji (Oji Takinogawa koyo fukei), 1853.

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September 23, 2014 10:00pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1RXc7dD
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is Bingham’s Raftsmen Playing Cards (1847, with detail below) from the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum. It will be included in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition. Click on the images to expand them.

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September 23, 2014 2:54pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1RVlpAz
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creativetime:

“Not only does art have the power to shape thoughts and change hearts, art also has the ability to shape our laws, change society, and speak truth to power.”

Meet Creative Time Summit: Stockholm presenter Favianna Rodriguez, an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist based in Oakland, California. Known for her vibrant prints and multicolored posters, Rodriguez uses both artwork and collaborative projects to tackle a range of themes including migration, economic injustice, and global politics.

Learn more about the #CTsummit presenters.

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September 23, 2014 12:14pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1RVAtMv
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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September 21, 2014 11:29am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1RKsQNW
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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September 18, 2014 6:00pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1R7haPk
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ Coffee Table Book with Blue Marble (1990) from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s an example of how Herms uses rust as ‘patina,’ a subject he discusses with host Tyler Green on this week’s MAN Podcast.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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September 17, 2014 10:02am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1R1E8lN
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ Coffee Table Book with Blue Marble (1990) from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s an example of how Herms uses rust as ‘patina,’ a subject he discusses with host Tyler Green on this week’s program.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms and curator Cornelia Homburg.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ California Landscape (1978) from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. 

On the second segment, Cornelia Homburg discusses her forthcoming show "Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities." The exhibition, which opens at The Phillips Collection on September 27, presents neo-impressionism less as formal innovation in painting, and more as a response to symbolist music and writing. The exhibition catalogue is available from Yale University Press.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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This weeks’ Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights three collection-driven exhibitions that mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The three exhibitions — at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art and at the Dallas Museum of Art — take strikingly different approaches to showing how the Great War impacted artists. 

On the second segment, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Paula Reich discusses her exhibition "The Great War: Art on the Front Line," which is up through October 19. The show features paintings, sculpture and works on paper about the war and the home front. Among the highlights of the exhibition are Max Beckmann’s great 1923 painting The Trapeze, Picasso’s 1918 gouache Person Seated at a Table Plucking a Dead Bird, and Otto Dix’s great 1924 print of shell craters. 

This is Kathe Kollwitz’s 1921-22 woodcut The Parents, from the portfolio “The War.” It’s included in the Toledo show. View the e-catalogue of all the works in Toledo’s exhibition here.

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September 9, 2014 5:27pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1QQf3qd
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eastmanhouse:

Victim of drought in Oklahoma being fed by Red Cross in school."ARC/USA Drought Relief: KY, MS, AR, OK"Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874 - 1940
ca. 1930gelatin silver print

eastmanhouse:

Victim of drought in Oklahoma being fed by Red Cross in school.
"ARC/USA Drought Relief: KY, MS, AR, OK"
Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874 - 1940
ca. 1930
gelatin silver print

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manpodcast:

These are five of the seven pictures Dorothea Lange took of Florence Thompson in Nipomo, Calif. in February, 1936. Thompson was a pea-picker and mother of seven children. Ever since Lange took her iconic photograph of Thompson — shown above in the best-known form, and at bottom in un-modified form (note the thumb in the lower right) — she’s been known as the Migrant Mother. These are five of the seven known Lange photographs of Thompson. Each is in the collection of the Library of Congress. 

Tonight most PBS stations will premiere an "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

Taylor was the lead guest on last week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. She and host Tyler Green discussed the documentary and Lange’s life and work.

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August 29, 2014 3:21pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1PWL11D
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momalibrary:

First “book-as-mask” I remember seeing…catalog from We are what we mask, an exhibition by Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho. -ds

momalibrary:

First “book-as-mask” I remember seeing…catalog from We are what we mask, an exhibition by Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho. -ds

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thegetty:

Art changes the world.
A journey into Yellowstone Valley required days of arduous travel via rail stagecoach and mule train in the 1870s.  Moved by images like this one by Jackson, the government designated the area a national park in 1872.
Today is the 98th Birthday of the National Parks Service.
Old Faithful, 1870, William Henry Jackson. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Art changes the world.

A journey into Yellowstone Valley required days of arduous travel via rail stagecoach and mule train in the 1870s.  Moved by images like this one by Jackson, the government designated the area a national park in 1872.

Today is the 98th Birthday of the National Parks Service.

Old Faithful, 1870, William Henry Jackson. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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August 26, 2014 8:54am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1PFLw5M
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