No. 285: Marsden Hartley in Maine; Alexei Jawlensky

Episode No. 285 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Randall Griffey and Vivian Endicott Barnett.

Along with Elizabeth Finch and Donna M. Cassidy, Griffey is the co-curator of “Marsden Hartley’s Maine,” which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through June 18. The exhibition spotlights Hartley’s lifelong engagement with Maine, its residents, coastline, forests and mountains. It includes about 90 paintings and drawings featuring the full range of Hartley’s Maine-related work.

From the Met, “Marsden Hartley’s Maine” will travel to the Colby College Museum of Art, where it goes on view on July 8. (It will be at Colby during the first weekend of August, when Colby hosts the 2017 Art and Land Conservation Symposium. MAN Podcast host Tyler Green is among the speakers.) The show’s strong catalogue was published by the Met. Amazon offers it for $35.

On the second segment, historian and curator Vivian Endicott Barnett discusses her “Alexei Jawlensky” at the Neue Galerie in New York. It features 75 paintings and is the artist’s first full museum retrospective in the United States. Jawlensky was a Russian-born expressionist who moved to Munich in 1896 and went on to become an important figure in how central and eastern European artists engaged with early modern art — and especially with van Gogh, Matisse, fauvism and more. It’s on view through May 29. The terrific exhibition catalogue was published by Prestel Verlag. Amazon offers it for $60.

Air date: April 20, 2017

Marsden Hartley, Three Flowers in a Vase [on glass], 1917.

Artist Unknown, Still Life, Flowers and Fruit in a White and Pink Bowl [on glass], 1840-60.

Marsden Hartley, The Wave, 1940.

Marsden Hartley, The Lighthouse, 1940-41.

Winslow Homer, Nor’easter, 1895, 1901.

Marsden Hartley, Smelt Brook Falls, 1937.

Marsden Hartley, Untitled (Maine Landscape), 1910.

Marsden Hartley, Canuck Yankee Lumberjack at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 1940-41.

Marsden Hartley, Madawaska — Acadian Light-Heavy, 1940.

Marsden Hartley, Knotting Rope, 1939-40.

Marsden Hartley, Log Jam, Penobscot Bay, 1940-41.

Marsden Hartley, Mt. Katahdin, Autumn No. 2, 1939-40.

Marsden Hartley, Lobster on Black Background, 1940-41.

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