The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 544 features curators Perrin Stein and Frederick Ilchman.

Stein is the curator of "Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Met says it's the first exhibition devoted to David's works on paper. "David" features over 80 drawings, preparatory studies and oil sketches related to significant paintings that helped shape public understandings of major events in the years before, during and after the French Revolution. The exhibition is on view through May 15. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the Met. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $54-65.

Ilchman organized the MFA Boston presentation of "Turner's Modern World" with Julia Welch and Cara Wolahan. (The exhibition, which originated at the Tate, was curated David Brown, Amy Concannon, James Finch, and Sam Smiles with Hattie Spires.) "Turner's Modern World" features about 100 Turners, including paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketchbooks, and argues for the present sociopolitical relevance of Turner's work. In Boston, the presentation centers one of Turner's most important works, Slave Ship (1840), a dramatic indictment of the transatlantic slave trade. "Turner's Modern World" is on view through July 10. The catalogue was published by the Tate. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $42-55.

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