No. 244: Sarah Lewis, MaLin Wilson-Powell

Episode No. 244 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features historian Sarah Lewis and curator MaLin Wilson-Powell.

Lewis is the guest editor of the summer issue of Aperture magazine. The issue addresses the role of photography in the African American experience. Featured essayists include Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Carla Williams and Maurice Berger; featured artists include Radcliffe Roye, Lyle Ashton Harris, Leslie Hewitt and Sally Mann. The issue is available now on newsstands, at Aperture’s website (for just $19), as well as on digital platforms such as Kindle and Zinio.

Lewis is an assistant professor of art and architecture and African American studies at Harvard University.

On the second segment, MaLin Wilson-Powell discusses “Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West,” which is on view at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico through Sept. 11. Wilson-Powell co-curated the show, which examines the extraordinary range of artists and thinkers that Dodge Luhan brought into the southwest, with Lois P.  Rudnick. The exhibition catalogue was published by University of New Mexico Press.

Air date: July 7, 2016.

Cover of Aperture #223, Summer 2016, Vision & Justice. Photograph by Richard Avedon.

Cover of Aperture #223, Summer 2016, Vision & Justice. Photograph by Richard  Avedon.

Cover of Aperture #223, Summer 2016, Vision & Justice. Photograph by Awol Erizku.

Cover of Aperture #223, Summer 2016, Vision & Justice. Photograph by Awol Erizku.

Brookes slave ship plan, 1788.

Brookes slave ship plan, 1788.

Jamel Shabazz, Grand Master, Harlem, 2010.

Jamel Shabazz, Grand Master, Harlem, 2010.

Jose Rafael Aragon, St. Veronica's Handkerchief, c. 1820-62.

Jose Rafael Aragon, St. Veronica’s Handkerchief, c. 1820-62.

Marsden Hartley, Blessing the Melon: Indians Bring the Harvest to Christian Mary for Her Blessing, c. 1918.

Marsden Hartley, Blessing the Melon: Indians Bring the Harvest to Christian Mary for Her Blessing, c. 1918.

Marsden Hartley, El Santo, c. 1919.

Marsden Hartley, El Santo, c. 1919.

Agnes Pelton, Candido, 1919.

Agnes Pelton, Candido, 1919.

Dorothy Brett, Feather Dance, nd.

Dorothy Brett, Feather Dance, nd.

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