Tyler Green is an award-winning historian and critic who has produced and hosted The Modern Art Notes Podcast since 2011.
Green is the author of “Carleton Watkins: Making the West American,” which won a 2019 California Book Award gold medal, and “Emerson’s ‘Nature’ and the Artists.” He is also the co-founder (with Dr. Kelli Morgan) and director of The Darkwater Project, which creates an anti-racist art history by revealing and interrogating historical American art’s role in the construction of white supremacy.
The U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) awarded Green one of its two inaugural awards for art criticism for his website Modern Art Notes in 2014. The award included a citation for The MAN Podcast. (The other inaugural award was given to New York Times critic Holland Cotter.) Between 2001 and 2014, MAN featured original reporting, art criticism, and analysis. Newspapers such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal all credited MAN with breaking stories that they later covered. The Wall Street Journal called Modern Art Notes “the most influential of all visual arts blogs,” and said, “You won’t find a better-informed art writer than Tyler Green.”
Green has written for numerous print and digital magazines, including New York Times Lens, Fortune, Conde Nast Portfolio and Smithsonian. He has contributed op-eds to newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Wall Street Journal. His commentary has also aired on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” From 2010-2014 he was the columnist for Modern Painters magazine.
Books featuring Green’s work include “San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 360: Views on the Collection,” a Radius-published David Maisel monograph titled “Proving Ground,” and “A Hymn for the Mother,” the catalogue for Anne Appleby’s 2021 Missoula Art Museum exhibition.