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On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com has more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto!
Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 
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On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com has more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto!

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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:


On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com has more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto!
Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 
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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Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com has more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto!

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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:


On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com will have more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto both today and tomorrow!
Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 
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. 

On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com will have more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto both today and tomorrow!

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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:


On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com will have more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto both today and tomorrow!
Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 
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. 

On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com will have more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto both today and tomorrow!

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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:


On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com will have more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto both today and tomorrow!
Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 
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. 

On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The GIF above shows The Houston Penetrable. MANPodcast.com will have more GIFs of MFAH’s new Soto both today and tomorrow!

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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 is four minutes of awesome.

On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. The video above was produced by the MFAH to show off the piece.

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, The Houston Penetrable is now on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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:


On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. 
Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, the work is now on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 
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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; 
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via RSS. 

On the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. 

Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, the work is now on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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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:


Jonathan Brown

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features art historian Jonathan Brown.

Widely considered the top Hispanist in the world, Brown has written a new memoir titled “In the Shadow of Velazquez: A Life in Art History.” In the book Brown starts at the beginning of his life, as the child of contemporary art collectors in Springfield, Mass., continues through his discovery of Spain, Spanish art, and artists such as Ribera, El Greco and, of course, Diego Velazquez. It’s a lively story of discovery and engagement that might alternatively titled ‘Letters to a Young Art Historian.’ Published by Yale University Press, the book will be available early next month. Amazon offers it now for $36.

Brown’s previous books include tomes on Velazquez, Goya, Murillo, the Spanish Habsburg Court, Zurbaran and the Yale University Press Pelican History of Art that covers Spanish art from 1500-1700. Later this year Yale will publish “Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820,” which Brown co-wrote with Luisa Elena Alcala.

On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator Mari Carmen Ramirez talks about Jesus Rafael Soto’s final work, The Houston Penetrable. Commissioned from Soto a decade ago, the work is now on view for the first time. It will remain in MFAH’s Mies van der Rohe-designed Law Building through September 1. Ramirez is the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art and the director of the museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas. 

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 features Jo Ann Callis.

If you know the work of Jeff Wall or Gregory Crewdson or Marilyn Minter, you should know Callis, whose work anticipated theirs. Starting in the early 1970s Callis has constructed both black-and-white and color photographs that consider, sex, sexuality, pleasure and more pleasure.

Aperture has just published “Other Rooms,” a new book of Callis’ investigations of the nude body and sexuality, mostly from the mid-1970s. Amazon offers it for $54. 

Callis is one of the most important photographers of her generation. In two thousand nine the J. Paul Getty Museum presented a retrospective of her work titled "Woman Twirling." Callises are in the permanent collection of museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

In 1974, Robert Heinecken, Callis’ teacher at UCLA, organized a workshop in Yosemite. Several famous pictures came out of that trip, including works by Callis, Heinecken and Judy Dater. Several of them, all discussed by Callis and host Tyler Green on this week’s MAN Podcast, are shown here. From top-to-bottom: Two untitled 1974 Callises; Dater, Imogen and Twinka at Yosemite (1975) from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Heinecken, Space/Time Metamorphosis No.1 (1975) from the collection of the MFA Houston. Green wrote about the Heinecken and the Dater on our sister site Modern Art Notes. 

Thanks to ROSEGALLERY for its assistance with the Callises!

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:


Robert Heinecken

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken with Museum of Modern Art curator Eva Respini.

Heinecken was a pioneer in using media to critique media, a practice that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have adapted for a television age. Heinecken rarely took his own photographs, instead using existing images and long-familiar photographic and printing techniques to create new semi-collages made up of multiple images. Heinecken’s work is the subject of "Robert Heinecken: Object Matter," a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition runs through September 7.

Early in his career Heinecken made a number of ‘photograph-sculptures’ in which he presented human forms on an armature that insisted upon viewer interaction. This is Figure in Six Selections (1965), which asks a viewer to arrange a woman’s body as a painter or photographer might ask a model to arrange herself. 

Eva Respini has organized exhibitions of Cindy Sherman and with Vik Muniz. Her many projects are chronicled at her website. She organized “Heinecken” with curatorial fellow Drew Sawyer.

On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Anne Wilkes Tucker discusses Heinecken as a conceptualist. On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s 1999 Heinecken retrospective, Tucker gave a lecture in which she posited that in the future the conceptual nature of Heinecken’s practice would be more valued and more useful to other artists than it was then. Did her prediction come true?

Tucker was most recently a guest on The MAN Podcast to discuss an MFAH exhibition she co-curated titled, “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.”

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See more images of art discussed on this week’s program.

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