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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.
 
I love talking to people with PhDs. To me someone with a PhD is not that far removed from say an artist, musician or writer. They have chosen to explore a topic in-depth and become the leading authority in the world on that subject. So join me as we Pile it high and Deep with doctorates from around around the world as we explore their journey's their research and what they have done with all that knowledge they shoved into their brains.
 
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Episode No. 526 features artist Maya Dunietz and historian Jordana Mendelson. Maya Dunietz is currently in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha in preparation for a 13,000-square-foot exhibition that will open May 5, 2022. Dunietz's exhibition will foreground the physicality of sound through a series of installations, includ…
 
Let’s finish up “Nightmare Alley” in a GOOD MOOD shall we? We talk about Stanton’s rise and fall; doing evil vs. being evil; and whether or not Willow could make money in a side show. NEXT TIME: The Movie! https://ia601403.us.archive.org/6/items/del-toro-nightmare-alley-02/DelToro-NightmareAlley02.mp3 Music:Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod https://in…
 
This week, Willow and I begin our look at William Lindsay Gresham’s “Nightmare Alley!” We’re looking at the first eleven “cards” in the book and talking about just how screwed up this whole thing is. https://ia601409.us.archive.org/0/items/del-toro-nightmare-alley-01/DelToro-NightmareAlley01.mp3 Music: Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod https://incompe…
 
I have a guest! Willow has rolled out of her bed and joined me for “The Berenstain Bears and the Little Lost Cub!” That awful little sailor suited boy is back, but he’s no longer naughty and he’s no longer Ned. He’s just some kid and he’s lost. So, the Good Deed Scouts are here … Continue reading "Episode 318 – The Little Lost Cub"…
 
Episode No. 524 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Odili Donald Odita and David Hartt. Odili Donald Odita is featured in "Point of Departure: Abstraction 1958-Present" at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska. The exhibition is drawn from the Sheldon's excellent collection of two-dimensional abstraction and reveals h…
 
Episode No. 523 features curators Anne T. Woollett and Shannon Vittoria. With Austėja Mackelaitė and John T. McQuillen, Woollett is a co-curator of "Hans Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance" at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 9, 2022. The exhibition presents Hans Holbein the Younger as German but transnational, and situates his…
 
This week, Deep In Bear Country goes deeper than usual into the wild world of Berenstain Bears ephemera with our guest, Mark O’Brien of the YouTube channel “Uncommon Ephemera!” He’s unearthed a Filmstrip interview/documentary about Stan and Jan Berenstain that is one of the most delightful things I’ve ever seen. I also have on, as … Continue readin…
 
Episode No. 522 features artist Aliza Nisenbaum and curator Davide Gasparotto. Aliza Nisenbaum's work is on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art in "Picturing Motherhood Now," a look at how contemporary artists represent motherhood. Curated by Emily Liebert, it is on view through March 13, 2022. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City i…
 
It’s an It’s Del Toro Time first: a guest! And not just any guest, but writer, editor and all-around genre film expert Ian Nathan. Ian joins us to discuss the man himself (Guillermo del Toro) as well as his new book “Guillermo del Toro: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work.” Listeners, we had a great time talking with him. If you would like to order I…
 
Episode No. 521 features artists Barbara Kruger and Samantha Nye. The Art Institute of Chicago is presenting "THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU.," a survey spanning Kruger's career. The exhibition includes works on vinyl, site-specific installations, animations, and multichannel video installations installed in many disparate parts of the muse…
 
Episode No. 520 features artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, and historian Paul Farber. New Kelleys are featured in two ongoing museum exhibitions. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is presenting the Kelleys' The Rape of Europa, a commission that engages the ISGM's 1559-1562 Titian, Rape of Europa (which is on view in "Titian: …
 
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 -- Selz was a California native who was always more interested in Europe and Asia than he was in New …
 
It’s so much fun to discover a new favorite horror movie and Willow and I did that very thing with Gary Sherman’s 1981 film “Dead and Buried.” It’s such a great time, the performances are outstanding, the behind the scenes stuff is fun and heartbreaking and the effects work BLEW MY MIND. Check it out! https://ia601401.us.archive.org/4/items/del-tor…
 
Episode No. 518 features artist Hugo McCloud and curator Erin Christovale. McCloud's work is on view in "In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, which was curated by Marshall Price and Adria Gunter, and is on view through February 13, 2022; and in "Hugo McCloud: from where…
 
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," which features a new appraisal of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s classic text, new research that reveals how it was informed by Emerson’s engagement with American art…
 
In this special “Host’s Request” episode, we’re covering “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” an early horror story by Joyce Carol Oates. Because Willow wanted to and I respect that! If you want to read the story yourself, it’s available for free at Celestial Timepiece along with essays and commentary! https://ia601507.us.archive.org/9/items…
 
Episode No. 516 features art historian and 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 (and often by portraits believed to be Roman…
 
Well, look who’s back! It’s Phil and Willow and we’re talking about 1980’s “The Shining!” It’s a Kubrick film about a man and a hotel and… you know what? You know what “The Shining” is, okay? There’s no way you don’t know what “The Shining” is. Let’s talk about cluster flies instead. https://ia601409.us.archive.org/22/items/del-toro-the-shining/Del…
 
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 Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition examines the cultural interchange within Tavernier's Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse…
 
Episode No. 514 features curators Nathaniel Silver and Amy L. Powell. Silver is the curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's presentation of "Titian: Women, Myth & Power," which re-unites Titian's greatest series of mythological paintings for the first time in more than 400 years. In 1550, Prince Philip of Spain, the future King Philip II, …
 
Episode No. 513 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring curator Nicole R. Myers. With Katherine Rothkopf, Myers is the co-curator of "Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris", which opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art on September 12. Myers is a curator at the Dallas Museum of Art. Across more than 40 paintings, the exhibition explores …
 
Episode No. 512 is a summer clips episode featuring artist Pipilotti Rist. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles opens "Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor" at its Geffen Contemporary building on September 12. Curated by Anna Katz, the exhibition will be Rist's first West Coast survey. It will remain on view through June 6, 2022. …
 
Episode No. 511 features author Laura Raicovich. Raichovich is the author of "Culture Strike: Art and Museums in the Age of Protest," which was published by Verso. The book examines the ways in which art museums have too often insisted on policies and presentations that are allegedly neutral and centrist. Raicovich argues that in working to maintai…
 
Episode No. 510 features curator Seth Feman and historian Bernard L. Herman. Along with Jonathan Frederick Walz, Feman is the co-curator of "Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful," a retrospective at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. through October 3. The exhibition includes about 100 works, including paintings on canvas and paper, thea…
 
Episode No. 509 features artist Allison Janae Hamilton and curator Tamara Schenkenberg. Allison Janae Hamilton is included in "Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse," which is at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond through September 6. The exhibition, which was curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, examines the…
 
What IS this movie?! It’s William Peter Blatty’s directorial debut “The Ninth Configuration” and it’s a DOOZY. Did we enjoy it? Ehhhhhhhh. Did it make an impact? It sure did! Do we recommend it? Well, why don’t you give us a listen and find out! https://ia601505.us.archive.org/13/items/del-toro-ninth-configuration/DelToro-NinthConfiguration.mp3…
 
Episode No. 508 features curators Jodi Hauptman and Samantha Friedman; a clip from a performance by Marcus Fischer, and curator Laura Llewellyn. Hauptman and Friedman are the curators of "Cézanne Drawing" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. (They were assisted by Kiko Aebi.) The exhibition surveys 250 of Cezanne's works on paper, from drawings t…
 
Episode No. 507 features authors Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan; and Kathryn Brown. Stevens and Swan are the co-authors of the biography "Francis Bacon: Revelations," a broad-ranging look at the British artist's life and work. It was recently published by Knopf. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $18-60. Stevens and Swan's 2005 biography of Willem d…
 
When is the scariest movie of all time NOT the scariest movie of all time? When it’s the still VERY GOOD “The Changeling” from 1980! This week, Willow and I talk about Cheesman Park, boys in wells and, most importantly, CONES! GHOST CONES! It’s all about the CONES, baby! https://ia601501.us.archive.org/27/items/del-toro-the-changeling/DelToro-TheCh…
 
Episode No. 506 features artist Sarah Cain and curator Robert Cozzolino. The National Gallery of Art is showing Cain's "My favorite season is the fall of the patriarchy" into December. The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY is showing Cain in "Enter the Center" through January 2, 2022. A site-responsive exhibition of h…
 
Episode No. 505 features artists Joel Meyerowitz and Elizabeth James-Perry. Damiani has published a new edition of Joel Meyerowitz's 1983 book "Wild Flowers." The new, expanded edition includes pictures both from the 1983 book, and new pictures that expand on the ways in which Meyerowitz found flowers recurring throughout much of his work. Amazon a…
 
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