This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.
Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 
This is Bingham’s Jolly Flatboatmen at Port (1857) from the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum. It will be included in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition. Click on the image to expand it to 1,200px wide.
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is Bingham’s Jolly Flatboatmen at Port (1857) from the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum. It will be included in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition. Click on the image to expand it to 1,200px wide.

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George Caleb Bingham's Rivers

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.
Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 
This is Bingham’s Boatmen on the Missouri (1846) from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It will be included in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition. Click on the image to expand it to 1,200px wide.
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is Bingham’s Boatmen on the Missouri (1846) from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It will be included in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition. Click on the image to expand it to 1,200px wide.

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, who co-organized "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2, and artist Sonya Clark.

Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. This is Clark’s Albers Interaction Series (2013-14), which is in “State of the Art.” Below it is a Josef Albers screenprint, Ten Variants Prospectus from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

These are two of Bingham’s three earliest paintings of Western rivers (the third is here): Landscape: Rural Scenery (1845) and The Concealed Enemy (1845). 

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George Caleb Bingham's Rivers

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.
Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. 
On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. This is Clark’s black hair flag (2010), one of the works she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program.
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The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. This is Clark’s black hair flag (2010), one of the works she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program.

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.
Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 
On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. This is Clark’s Albers #1, an example of her work in “State of the Art.”
This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 
How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:
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SoundCloud; 
Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. This is Clark’s Albers #1, an example of her work in “State of the Art.”

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.
Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of “Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River,” which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 
This is Bingham’s Portrait of Leonidas Wetmore (1839-40) that Luarca-Shoaf and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. Note the river to the left of the painting.
 This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.
How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:
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SoundCloud; 
Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of “Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River,” which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is Bingham’s Portrait of Leonidas Wetmore (1839-40) that Luarca-Shoaf and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. Note the river to the left of the painting.

 This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

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