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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

Taylor’s film is built around Lange’s preparation for that retrospective. It features documentary footage of Lange, assistant Richard Conrad and MoMA curator John Szarkowski in Lange’s home as Lange selects the photographs for the exhibition. The images above are shots of the installation of the retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. In many instances it’s easy to see famous Langes and the pictures with which she wanted them seen and considered. Each image above is from the collection of the Library of Congress and is expandable to 1,200px wide.

"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations on Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.

Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter. 

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Lygia Clark

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Relógio de sol [Sundial] (1960) from MoMA’s own collection.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 
It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Relógio de sol [Sundial] (1960) from MoMA’s own collection.
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Relógio de sol [Sundial] (1960) from MoMA’s own collection.

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 spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 
It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Fantastic Architecture II (1963). 
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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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Fantastic Architecture II (1963). 

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 spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 
It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Bicho Contrario II (maquette) [Contrary Critter] (1961). 
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 spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Bicho Contrario II (maquette) [Contrary Critter] (1961). 

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 spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 
It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Bicho de Bolso [Critter Pocket] (1966). 
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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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

It’s Bichos day on MANPodcast.com! Fifty of the seventy Bichos or ‘Critters’ that Clark made are included in MoMA’s retrospective. Clark’s Bichos were originally meant to be handled and modified by the viewer, an early kind of artwork that encourages viewer participation. This is Clark’s Bicho de Bolso [Critter Pocket] (1966). 

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:


Lygia Clark

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

This is Clark’s Planes in Modulated Surface 4 (1957), from MoMA’s collection.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 
The image above is Clark’s Maquete para Interior no. 1 (1955), an example of one of the maquettes that Pérez-Oramas and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss on the program. Clark’s maquettes are key transitional works that demonstrate her interest in painting, three-dimensional space and viewer-activated objects.
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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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

The image above is Clark’s Maquete para Interior no. 1 (1955), an example of one of the maquettes that Pérez-Oramas and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss on the program. Clark’s maquettes are key transitional works that demonstrate her interest in painting, three-dimensional space and viewer-activated objects.

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 spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue — the cover of which is shown above — was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

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 Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue — the cover of which is shown above — was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

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:


Lygia Clark

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, "Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988." It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.

The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art. 

The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, the guest on the first segment of this week’s program. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.” 

The image above shows many of Clark’s “Bichos” or “Critters” installed at MoMA. Clark intended each sculpture to be handled and altered by viewers.

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