The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 451 features art historian Kathleen Pyne and curator Melissa Yuen.

Pyne is the author of "Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment," which was published by Yale University Press. "Brigman" details Brigman's life and work, with a special emphasis on her pictorialist successes of the early twentieth century. Pyne is professor emerita of art history at the University of Notre Dame. Amazon offers "Brigman" for $53.

On the second segment, Sheldon Museum of Art curator Melissa Yuen details recent Sheldon acquisition of works by Analia Saban, Rackstraw Downes, Stanley Whitney and Carlos Almoraz.

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Episode No. 450 of is a listener Q&A episode with critic Jillian Steinhauer.

Steinhauer is a New York City-based critic who writes for a range of publications, including the New York Times, The New Republic and The Nation.

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Episode No. 449 features author Nicole R. Fleetwood and curator Allegra Pesenti.

Fleetwood is the author of "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration," an examination of how the imprisoned have turned to art-making in an attempt to resist the brutality and depravity of American imprisonment. The book was published by Harvard University Press. Amazon offers it for $30.

An exhibition of the same title is forthcoming at MoMA PS1. It was curated by Fleetwood and Amy Rosenblum-Martin, with Jocelyn Miller. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, MoMA PS1 has yet to announce opening and closing dates for the exhibition. A museum spokesperson said that the exhibition will open whenever the museum re-opens. "Marking Time" features art made by people in prisons and by non-incarcerated artists concerned with issues related to repression and imprisonment in America.

Fleetwood is a professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University.

On the second segment, Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti discusses several recent acquisitions at the Hammer's Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

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Episode No. 448 features artist Dread Scott.

Scott's 2015 "A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday" is one of the major American artworks of the decade, and is sadly, immediately relevant in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police last week.

For thirty years, across sculpture, installation, performance, photography and video, Scott's art has relentlessly addressed the racism within and failures of the American system.

Scott's work is in the collections of art museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum, both in New York, and the Brooklyn Museum. He recently presented "Slave Rebellion Reenactment," a performance which re-enacted a march by formerly enslaved people to seize Orleans territory in 1811. Scott is collaborating with two-time MAN Podcast guest John Akomfrah to make a film installation based on the performance's ideals.

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