The Modern Art Notes Podcast

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 to watercolors, and includes several key paintings as well. It is on view through September 25. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA. It is available from Indiebound and Amazon for $40-45.

Along with John Witty, Laura Llewellyn is the co-curator of "Paolo Veneziano Art & Devotion in 14th-Century Venice" at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition, the first of Paolo's work in the United States, reunites panels that originally formed a larger ensemble but are today scattered across different collections, including the Getty's. It is on view at the Getty through October 3. The exhibition catalogue was published by the Frick Collection in association with Paul Holberton Publishing. It is available from Indiebound and Amazon for $60.

The program also includes a clip from Marcus Fischer, one of the artists curator Rachel Adams included in "All Together, Amongst Many: Reflections on Empathy" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha.

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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 de Kooning won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Kathryn Brown is the author of "Henri Matisse," a critical biography just released as part of Reaktion Books' "Critical Lives" series. Brown's book offers new ideas about important paintings and presents the ways in which contemporary critics engaged with and presented Matisse's work. Amazon offers it for $10-19.

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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 her work titled "Sarah Cain: In Nature" closed at The Momentary in Bentonville, Ark. at the end of May.

Previously Cain received solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and she fulfilled a permanent commission at the San Francisco International Airport.

Cozzolino is the curator of "Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art," which is at the Toledo Museum of Art through September 5. It examines the relationship between American art and ideas of the supernatural across several centuries. The exhibition will travel from Toledo to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville before arriving at Cozzolino's home institution, the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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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 and Indiebound offer it for around $55.

Meyerowitz came to prominence as a street photographer in the 1960s, was a leader in adopting color photography, and has published 26 books, including the classics Cape Light, St. Louis and the Arch, and Aftermath.

Along with Ekua Holmes, Elizabeth James-Perry has created a "Garden for Boston" outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's main, Huntington Avenue-facing entrance. The installations respond to Cyrus Dallin’s monumental bronze sculpture Appeal to the Great Spirit (1909) which has stood at the entrance to the museum for over 100 years. James-Perry is a Aquinnah Wampanoag artist whose work extends coastal Algonquian culture through craft and conceptual projects.

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Episode No. 504 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Alison Saar.

The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Calif. have partnered to present “Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe.” The exhibition, which was curated by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, surveys Saar’s work related to myths and hidden histories and archetypes. The Benton has re-opened for groups of up to six for one-hour visits Tuesdays through Saturdays. Reservations are required. The Armory Center for the Arts is open Friday through Sunday beginning July 16. Required reservations will be available on July 8.

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