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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September 2, 2014 10:51am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1PrCW0u
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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.

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

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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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August 27, 2014 1:30pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1PLZpOp
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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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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "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. 

"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations this Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

This is a detail of one of Lange’s pictures of the barracks at Manzanar, one of the internment camps to which Japanese-Americans were confined during World War II.

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

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August 25, 2014 4:20pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1PBfW2n
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "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. 

"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations on Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

On the second segment, former Hirshhorn curator Judith Zilczer discusses her new book about Willem de Kooning. Titled "A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning," the book is just out from Phaidon. Zilczer was at the Hirshhorn for nearly 30 years, where she particularly tended to the institution’s remarkable trove of de Kooning paintings and drawings. 

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 above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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August 21, 2014 2:55pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1OrgVCN
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manpodcast:

The Jo Ann Callis episode of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is one of our most-listened-to shows of 2014. Have a listen here!
artbookdap:

From Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms #artbook #joanncallis #aperture

manpodcast:

The Jo Ann Callis episode of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is one of our most-listened-to shows of 2014. Have a listen here!

artbookdap:

From Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms #artbook #joanncallis #aperture

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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

This is Fernández’s Fire (2005). It’s in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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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August 19, 2014 12:51pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1OgQFGw
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manpodcast:

Good news!: The entire archive of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is now available on SoundCloud! 
The MAN Podcast by the numbers:
We’ve released 145 weekly episodes of the program;
The MAN Podcast has featured 235 artists, historians curators, critics; and
Through this coming’s week’s program, 118 of our guests have been men, 119 have been women.
Even if you download The MAN Podcast through iTunes, the SoundCloud-based resource should be useful: iTunes only archives 52 episodes of any program.

manpodcast:

Good news!: The entire archive of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is now available on SoundCloud! 

The MAN Podcast by the numbers:

  • We’ve released 145 weekly episodes of the program;
  • The MAN Podcast has featured 235 artists, historians curators, critics; and
  • Through this coming’s week’s program, 118 of our guests have been men, 119 have been women.

Even if you download The MAN Podcast through iTunes, the SoundCloud-based resource should be useful: iTunes only archives 52 episodes of any program.

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August 18, 2014 3:21pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1ObUlla
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black Sun, Sfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book. 

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

On the second segment, LACMA’s Stephanie Barron discusses "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915." The exhibition, which looks at the paintings Hartley made during a key early period in Berlin, is on view at LACMA through November 30. 

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 above, on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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August 14, 2014 3:49pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1OFWFL1
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of Minor White.

On the first segment of the show, J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

This is a detail of White’s Point Lobos State Park, California (1950). 

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

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August 12, 2014 7:58pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1O5KVNZ
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greatleapsideways:

Very happy to see these pictures by Jarred Gastreich from Ferguson Police department in St Louis. It’s often (too often) so hard to believe in justice, and too often all the more so if you’re an African-American or a Native American. And yet justice is so profoundly necessary. In St Louis, and in so many other places in this country.

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August 12, 2014 9:32am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1O2ZBC2
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of Minor White.

On the first segment of the show, J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

This is a detail of White’s Vicinity of Dansville, New York (1955). 

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

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August 11, 2014 5:06pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1N_Z5kL
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast considers two artists who are certainly important within the context of art history, but who are particularly important for what their work tells us about the America of their times. 

First, J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

This is White’s Haags Alley, Rochester (1960) from “Sequence 16: Steely the Barb of Infinity.”

On the second segment, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art curator Jane Aspinwall tells us about two little-known bodies of work by one of America’s most famous photographers, Alexander Gardner. While Gardner is best known for the pictures he took during and immediately after the Civil War, Aspinwall’s "Across the Indian Country: Photographs by Alexander Gardner, 1867-68" provides an opportunity to consider Gardner’s photographs of and related to the Kansas Pacific railroad and his subsequent pictures of native Americans. Her exhibition is up through January 11, 2015. The catalogue of the exhibition will be available from Yale University Press next month.

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 above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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August 8, 2014 10:13am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1NiKFtr
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manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast examines the work of three American photographers: Wynn Bullock, Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro.

A major retrospective of Bullock’s work is on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Curated by Brett Abbott, this week’s first guest, "Wynn Bullock: Revelations" is on view through January 18, 2015. The show — and its catalogue — reveal an artist addressing and creating photographic traditions while innovating in ways that suggest Bullock is an under-recognized pioneer of the use of color in photography. 

Pictured above is a detail of Bullock’s Photogram (1970).

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

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August 5, 2014 7:30pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1NTta5R
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