Episode No. 238 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Ruth Fine.
Fine is the curator of “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis,” which debuted at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. It opens at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth next week and will be on view through August 21. The outstanding exhibition catalogue was published by University of California Press. Amazon offers it for $41.
Lewis was one of many American painters, among them Clyfford Still and Jackson Pollock, who expanded large-scale American abstract painting in the years after World War II. Still, somehow this is the first retrospective exhibition of Lewis’ work since he died in 1979.
Fine was a longtime curator at the National Gallery of Art, where she organized exhibitions of Romare Bearde, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, John Marin and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Air date: May 26, 2016.