No. 177: Michelle White, Hannah Segrave

Episode No. 177 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Michelle White and Hannah Segrave.

This week, The Menil Collection opens “Barnett Newman: The Late Work.” The exhibition examines work Newman made after “Stations of the Cross,” which he completed in 1965, and the end of his life, in 1970. The exhibition includes a presentation of paintings on which Newman was working when he died. The exhibition will be on view at the Menil through August 2. The excellent exhibition catalogue is published by the Menil and is distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $44.

The exhibition was curated by Menil conservator Bradford A. Epley and by White, who is the first guest on this week’s program. Her previous exhibitions include recent standout drawings surveys of Richard Serra and Lee Bontecou.

On the second segment, Hannah Segrave discusses her “The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa’s Scenes of Witchcraft,” which is on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art through June 14. The exhibition features Rosa’s four Scenes of Witchcraft paintings, each of which is in Cleveland’s collection, and explores how they engage with then-contemporary interests in magic, satire, literary traditions and more. Segrave is a PhD candidate at the University of Delaware specializing in Baroque art and in particular on Rosa.

Air date: March 26, 2015.

Barnett Newman, Unfinished painting, 1970. The Menil Collection, Houston.

Barnett Newman, Unfinished painting, 1970. The Menil Collection, Houston.

Barnett Newman, Unfinished painting, 1970. The Menil Collection, Houston.

Barnett Newman, Unfinished painting, 1970. The Menil Collection, Houston.

Barnett Newman, Unfinished painting (The Sail), 1970. The Menil Collection, Houston.

Barnett Newman, Unfinished painting (The Sail), 1970. The Menil Collection, Houston.

Barnett Newman, Midnight Blue, 1970. Collection of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne.

Barnett Newman, Midnight Blue, 1970. Collection of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne.

Barnett Newman, The Wild, 1950. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Barnett Newman, The Wild, 1950. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Barnett Newman, Jericho, 1968-69. Collection of Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris.

Barnett Newman, Jericho, 1968-69. Collection of Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris.

Barnett Newman, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III, 1967-68. Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Barnett Newman, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III, 1967-68. Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Barnett Newman, Chartres, 1969.

Barnett Newman, Chartres, 1969.

Barnett Newman, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue I, 1966.

Barnett Newman, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue I, 1966.

Barnett Newman, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue II, 1967. Collection of the  Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

Barnett Newman, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue II, 1967. Collection of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

Barnett Newman, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue IV, 1969-70. Collection of the Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

Barnett Newman, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue IV, 1969-70. Collection of the Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Morning, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Morning, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Day, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Day, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Evening, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Evening, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Night, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Salvator Rosa, Scene with Witches: Night, 1645-59. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Hendrick Goltzius, The Cave of Eternity or The Magician, n.d. Collection of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.

Hendrick Goltzius, The Cave of Eternity or The Magician, n.d. Collection of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.

Albrecht Durer, Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Albrecht Durer, Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Giovanni Battista Castiglione, Circe Changing Ulysses' Men to Beasts, n.d. Collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.

Giovanni Battista Castiglione, Circe Changing Ulysses’ Men to Beasts, n.d. Collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.

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