The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Oct 21

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 
Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 
On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 
This is Matisse’s The Clown (1943) from the illustrated book “Jazz,” one of Matisse’s first experiments with cut-paper.
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:
iTunes; 
SoundCloud; 
Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

This is Matisse’s The Clown (1943) from the illustrated book “Jazz,” one of Matisse’s first experiments with cut-paper.

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:

Oct 20

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 
Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 
On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 
This is Matisse’s La Gerbe (1953), one of the two major Matisse decorative pieces in the United States based on cut-outs and installed in American art museums. Host Tyler Green and Klein discussed this one, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on this week’s program. The Matisse cut-out that served as a maquette for this piece is included in the MoMA show.
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:
iTunes; 
SoundCloud; 
Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

This is Matisse’s La Gerbe (1953), one of the two major Matisse decorative pieces in the United States based on cut-outs and installed in American art museums. Host Tyler Green and Klein discussed this one, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on this week’s program. The Matisse cut-out that served as a maquette for this piece is included in the MoMA show.

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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Oct 18

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Oct 17

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 
Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 
On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 
This is Matisse’s Apollo (1953), one of the two major Matisse decorative pieces in the United States based on cut-outs and installed in American art museums. Host Tyler Green and Klein discussed this one, at the Toledo Museum of Art, on this week’s program.
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:
iTunes; 
SoundCloud; 
Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

This is Matisse’s Apollo (1953), one of the two major Matisse decorative pieces in the United States based on cut-outs and installed in American art museums. Host Tyler Green and Klein discussed this one, at the Toledo Museum of Art, on this week’s program.

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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Quick note on images for this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast

Most weeks it’s pretty easy to share with you images of artworks discussed on that week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. This week is going to be tougher: The Matisse family is very careful about image rights issues and the cut-outs have not been extensively photographed for broad distribution. So we’ll show you everything we can, in the best quality we can!