Episode No. 31 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features historian Jonathan Brown and curator Amanda Donnan.
Brown is America’s top historian of Spanish art. Brown has just published “Murillo: Virtuoso Draftsman,” a catalogue raisonne of drawings by the great Spanish golden age artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The book is published by Yale University Press. This year Brown is also the director of the Academic Chair of the Museo del Prado in Madrid. His responsibilities include the delivery of six public lectures, three last month and three in the fall. (The program is comparable to the Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery of Art, which Brown has also delivered.)
Brown is a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Many of his books, including “The Golden Age of Painting in Spain,” Velazquez, Painter and Courtier,” and “A Palace for a King. The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV,” co-written with John H. Elliott, are the key texts in the field. Brown has also curated numerous exhibitions for the Prado and has worked with many American museums, including the Met, the Frick and the National Gallery on Spanish art and attribution issues.
On the show’s second segment, Carnegie Museum of Art curatorial assistant Amanda Donnan talks about the CMOA’s superb 2013 Carnegie International blog. The site is a smart, erudite mix look at how four of the people working on the International look, see, think and engage their community. The Carnegie International opens on October 5, 2013.
Air date: June 7, 2012.