The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 386 features curators George Shackelford and Vesela Sretenović.

Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition includes canvases Monet made at the end of the nineteenth century and in the mid-1900s, but primarily considers the paintings Monet made between 1913 and his death in 1926. Shackelford is the deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum, to which the exhibition travels from San Francisco. "Monet" remains on view at the de Young through May 7. The Kimbell published the catalogue, which Amazon offers for $40.

Shackelford discussed "Early Monet" on Episode No. 265. The series of paintings Monet finished just before his death and gave to the French state, now installed in the Orangerie, are presented on this website.

On the second segment, Phillips Collection curator Vesela Sretenović discusses "Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I am an Island)." The exhibition surveys the work Sánchez, a Puerto-Rico based Cuban artist, has made since the 1950s. It is on view at the Phillips through May 19. The exhibition's catalogue, the go-to publication on Sánchez's work, was published by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $40.

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Episode No. 385 features curators Frederick Ilchman and John Marciari.

Along with Robert Echols, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston curator Frederick Ilchman has organized "Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice" at the National Gallery of Art. The exhibition, the first Tintoretto retrospective in the United States, opens on Sunday and will remain on view through July 7. It includes nearly 50 paintings and over a dozen works on paper. The outstanding exhibition catalogue was published by the NGA and Yale University Press.

On the second segment, Morgan Library curator John Marciari discusses "Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice," a survey of roughly 80 drawings by Tintoretto and his Venetian cohorts. It also opens on Sunday and will remain on view at the NGA through June 9. Its excellent catalogue was published by Paul Holberton Publishing.

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Episode No. 384 features curators Anne Umland and Esther Gabara.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is presenting "Joan Miró: Birth of the World." While most of the exhibition comes from MoMA's excellent Miró collection, it is augmented by several key loans, including the early The Table (Still Life with Rabbit) (1920-21). Umland curated the presentation with assistance from Laura Braverman. It is on view through June 15.

On the second segment, Duke University professor Esther Gabara discusses her exhibition "Pop América, 1965-75," which is on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through July 21. The exhibition examines how Latin American and Latinx artists engaged with pop art  alongside their American and European peers. The exhibition is accompanied by a terrific catalogue published by the Nasher and distributed by Duke University Press. Amazon offers it for $29.

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Episode No. 383 features artist Yinka Shonibare and art historian Bruce Edelstein.

In the first exhibition of its new contemporary series, the Richard M. Driehaus Museum in Chicago is showing "A Tale of Today." The exhibition surveys Yinka Shonibare's output, including photography and sculpture installations, all presented within a notable Gilded Age mansion. (Shonibare has frequently referred to the excesses of the nineteenth-century in his work.) The exhibition was organized by the Driehaus and is on view through September 29.

On the second segment, art historian and curator Bruce Edelstein discusses "Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting" at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition most prominently features Pontormo's Visitation (~1528-29) and a drawing for the work. Edelstein, the coordinator for graduate programs and advanced research at NYU in Florence, co-curated the presentation with the Getty's Davide Gasparotto. It is on view at the Getty through April 28. The excellent catalogue for the presentation, which includes a wealth of conservation-related information, was published by the Getty.

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