The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 399 is a summer clips episode that features curator George Shackelford.

Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years", which has just opened at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. 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. The show debuted this past spring at San Francisco's de Young Museum. "Monet" is at the Kimbell through September 15.

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Episode No. 398 features artists Harmony Hammond and Anicka Yi.

Hammond is featured in three important exhibitions around the United States. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn.  is showing "Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art," a survey of Hammond's career. The exhibition, which was curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, will be on view through September 5. The excellent catalogue, the first hardcover monograph on Hammond's career, was published by the Aldrich and Gregory R. Miller. Amazon offers it for $45.

Hammond is also included in two major summer historical surveys. "Art after Stonewall, 1969-89" is at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. It closes at the Grey on July 20; at the Leslie-Lohman on July 21. "Art after Stonewall" surveys the impact the LGBTQ movement had on visual art and culture in the two decades after the Stonewall Rebellion. It was curated curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann and Drew Sawyer for the Columbus Museum of Art, which organized the exhibition. It next travels to the Frost Art Museum in Miami before arriving in Columbus. "Queer Abstraction" is on view at the Des Moines Art Center through September 8. The exhibition, which was curated by Jared Ledesma, examines how LGBTQ artists have used abstraction to address sexuality and gender. It will travel to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kan. An exhibition catalogue is forthcoming.

On the second segment, Anicka Yi, whose Le Pain Sympathetique (2014) is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in "The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection." Organized by Bennett Simpson and Rebecca Lowery, the exhibition is at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary building through January 27. Yi talked with host Tyler Green in 2017 on the occasion of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" at the New Museum in New York.

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Episode No. 397 features curators Janet Bishop and Karl Kusserow.

Bishop is the curator of "David Park: A Retrospective," which is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through September 22. Park was the originator of what has become known as the Bay Area Figurative School, a key response to abstract expressionism that helped make San Francisco one of America's post-war art-making capitals.

On the second segment, Princeton University Art Museum curator Karl Kusserow discusses "Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment," an exhibition he co-curated with Alan C. Braddock. The exhibition offers an ecocritical take on the American landscape tradition through works by nineteenth-century painters, Native American basket-makers, photographers and more. It is on view at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. through September 9. The exhibition catalogue was published by the Princeton University Art Museum and is distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon lists it at $50.

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Episode No. 396 features artist Sheila Hicks.

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is presenting "Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space," an exhibition that presents often site-engaged work both inside the Nasher and in its garden. The exhibition, which was curated by Leigh Arnold, is on view through August 18.

The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Fla. is concurrently presenting "Sheila Hicks: Campo Abierto (Open Field)." It was curated by Frederic Bonnet and is on view through September 29.

Hicks, who has made fiber the foundation of her practice for 60 years, is one of the world's most celebrated artists. Last year in Paris, where Hicks lives, the Centre Pompidou, presented a retrospective of Hicks's career. Her last American retrospective was in 2010, an exhibition that originated at the Addison Gallery of American Art before traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the Mint Museum in Charlotte. (The catalogue for the Pompidou show is excellent; Amazon offers it for $31.)

The program was taped before a live audience at the Nasher.

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