Episode No. 100 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Anne Umland and Emily Ballew Neff.
Umland’s new exhibition, “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938,” is on view at MoMA through January 12, 2014. The exhibition catalogue, published by MoMA, is especially strong.
Umland is one of the world’s top curators of modern art. Her exhibitions include 2011’s “Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914,” 2008’s “Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-37,” and a 2001 retrospective of Alberto Giacometti.
On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curator Emily Ballew Neff discusses “American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World.”Neff curated the exhibition with MFAH’s Kaylin H. Weber. It opens Sunday and will be on view through January 20, 2014.
Air date: Oct. 3, 2013.
Rene Magritte, The Menaced Assassin, 1927. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Rene Magritte, Portrait of Paul Nouge, 1927. Collection of Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels.
Robert Rauschenberg, Factum II, 1957. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Robert Rauschenberg, Factum I, 1957. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Rene Magritte, An End to Contemplation, 1927. Collection of The Menil Collection, Houston.
Rene Magritte, Attempting the Impossible, 1928. Collection of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan.
Anonymous, Magritte and “Attempting the Impossible,” 1928.
Rene Magritte, The Annunciation, 1930. Collection of Tate, London.
Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe, 1770. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark, 1778. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.