The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 304 features a re-air of host Tyler Green's 2016 conversation with Anthony Hernandez.

In two weeks the Milwaukee Art Museum will present one of the best shows of 2016, a retrospective of Anthony Hernandez curated by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator Erin O'Toole.

It was Hernandez's first retrospective. His photographs have consistently looked at parts of America, especially parts of Los Angeles, that hide in plain sight. The catalogue was one of last year's best books, especially for the introduction by Robert Adams and a conversation between Hernandez and Lewis Baltz. Milwaukee's presentation of the exhibition opens on September 15 and will be on view through January first, 2018. 

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Episode No. 303 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a summer clips episode featuring a previously aired interview with curator Simon Kelly.

Along with Esther Bell, Kelly is the co-curator of "Degas, Impressionism & the Paris Millinery Trade." The exhibition melds the social history of modernizing 19th-century Paris with the ways in which painters, especially Edgar Degas, portrayed one of the city's boomingest industries, the manufacturing and selling of hats. As it turns out, millinery was a gateway into the city, employment and the bourgeoisie for tens of thousands of French women. The exhibition is at San Francisco's Legion of Honor through September 24. It debuted at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where Kelly is a curator. The exhibition's superb catalogue was published by the two museums and DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $48.

For images of artworks discussed on the program, see Episode No. 280.

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Episode No. 302 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon and Amor Muñoz.

This is the second of two MAN Podcast episodes spotlighting artists in "Soundtracks," a new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that examines the role of sound in art. The show, which was curated by Rudolf Frieling and Tanya Zimbardo, will remain on view through January 1, 2018. It features nearly three dozen artworks that are or include sound.


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Episode No. 301 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Ronda Kasl and Rima Girnius.

Along with Jonathan Brown and Clara Bargellini, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Ronda Kasl is the co-curator of "Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque," which is at the Met in New York through October 15. Villalpando is considered one of the two major artists of seventeenth-century New Spain. The Met's small survey of his work features eleven paintings, including Villalpando's 28-feet-high Transfiguration of Jesus (1683), his first masterpiece.

On the second segment, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art curator Rima Girnius discusses two recently re-attributed paintings in the N-A's collection: Hieronymus Bosch's The Temptation of St. Anthony (about 1500-1510) and Albrecht Bouts's Christ Crowned with Thorns (about 1490-95). The N-A is presenting the paintings and information about the re-attributions in "Rediscovering Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Bouts," which is on view in Kansas City through May 27, 2018.


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Episode No. 300 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Gary Simmons.

Gary Simmons's newest installation is on view at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Titled "Gary Simmons: Fade to Black," the work is a multi-wall installation in the museum's atrium. The presentation was curated by Naima J. Keith and will remain on view through July 31, 2018.

Over the course of a quarter-century-long career, Simmons has explored how to make the typically invisible visible, often within the context of America's troubled history. In 2002 the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago debuted a mid-career survey of Simmons's work that traveled to SITE Santa Fe and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Simmons has also been featured in solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MASS MoCA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, MCASD, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Drawing Center in New York and more. Simmons was first a guest on The MAN Podcast in 2013.

During the program MAN Podcast host Tyler Green references this Los Angeles Times video of Simmons working on the installation.

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