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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. 
"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. 
This is “‘Ruby’ from Arkansas” (ca. 1935) from Lange’s “Drought Refugees” series. On this week’s program, Taylor identifies it as one of her favorite Langes. This picture is in the Lange archive at the Oakland Museum of California.
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. 

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. 

"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. 

This is “‘Ruby’ from Arkansas” (ca. 1935) from Lange’s “Drought Refugees” series. On this week’s program, Taylor identifies it as one of her favorite Langes. This picture is in the Lange archive at the Oakland Museum of California.

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


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

Zilczer discusses her new book about Willem de Kooning. Titled "A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning," the book is just out from Phaidon. Zilczer was a curator at the Hirshhorn for nearly 30 years, where she particularly tended to the institution’s remarkable trove of de Kooning paintings and drawings.

The painting above, de Kooning’s Woman (1948) is one of the paintings Zilczer and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. In particular, they talked about the genesis of or source for the starburst to the left of the figure in Woman. Zilczer cited the second painting here, de Kooning’s The Netherlands (1944), at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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 above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:


Dorothea Lange on PBS' "American Masters"

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. 

"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. 

On the second segment, former Hirshhorn curator Judith Zilczer discusses her new book about Willem de Kooning. Titled "A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning," the book is just out from Phaidon. Zilczer was at the Hirshhorn for nearly 30 years, where she particularly tended to the institution’s remarkable trove of de Kooning paintings and drawings. 

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 above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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Teresita Fernández

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

This is a detail of Fernández’s Black Sun as installed at MASS MoCA. 

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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

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The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 
Barron joins the show to discuss “Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915.” The exhibition, which looks at the paintings Hartley made during a key early period in Berlin, is on view at LACMA through November 30.
Among the topics host Tyler Green and Barron discuss on this week’s program is Hartley’s intense interest in military symbols and ceremonial imagery. This is Hartley’s 1914-1915 Painting No. 47, Berlin, from the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 
How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:
iTunes; 
SoundCloud; 
Stitcher; or
via RSS. 

The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Barron joins the show to discuss “Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915.” The exhibition, which looks at the paintings Hartley made during a key early period in Berlin, is on view at LACMA through November 30.

Among the topics host Tyler Green and Barron discuss on this week’s program is Hartley’s intense interest in military symbols and ceremonial imagery. This is Hartley’s 1914-1915 Painting No. 47, Berlin, from the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

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


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

This is Fernández’s Projection Screen (Black Onyx) (2007). It’s in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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:


The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Barron joins the show to discuss “Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915.” The exhibition, which looks at the paintings Hartley made during a key early period in Berlin, is on view at LACMA through November 30.

Among the topics host Tyler Green and Barron discuss on this week’s program is Hartley’s intense interest in Kandinsky. At the top of this post is Hartley’s 1912-1913 Musical Theme (Oriental Symphony), from the collection of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Below it is Kandinsky’s 1913 Small Pleasures, which is at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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


Teresita Fernández

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

This is Fernández’s Fire (2005). It’s in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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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Good news!: The entire archive of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is now available on SoundCloud! 
The MAN Podcast by the numbers:
We’ve released 145 weekly episodes of the program;
The MAN Podcast has featured 235 artists, historians curators, critics; and
Through this coming’s week’s program, 118 of our guests have been men, 119 have been women.
Even if you download The MAN Podcast through iTunes, the SoundCloud-based resource should be useful: iTunes only archives 52 episodes of any program.

Good news!: The entire archive of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is now available on SoundCloud! 

The MAN Podcast by the numbers:

  • We’ve released 145 weekly episodes of the program;
  • The MAN Podcast has featured 235 artists, historians curators, critics; and
  • Through this coming’s week’s program, 118 of our guests have been men, 119 have been women.

Even if you download The MAN Podcast through iTunes, the SoundCloud-based resource should be useful: iTunes only archives 52 episodes of any program.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Teresita Fernández and Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Stephanie Barron. 

Fernández has created a major new series of installations for MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Titled "As Above So Below," the exhibition moves through the museum’s architecture to create enormous vistas and smaller, more intimate moments with sculpture. The show includes three large-scale installations that are informed by Fernández’s interest in landscape, art about landscape, and our perception of landscape, including Black SunSfumato (Epic) and Lunar (Theatre). Curated by Denise Markonish, “As Above So Below” is on view through March, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a sleek, handsome 96-page book.

These are two views of Fernandez’s Sfumato (Epic) as installed at MASS MoCA.  

In 2005 Fernández received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship, and she currently serves on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MOCA North Miami, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artpace, the ICA Philadelphia, Castello di Rivoli outside Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and others. 

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: