No. 411: John Beasley Greene, Marcia Tucker

Episode No. 411 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Corey Keller and museum director Johanna Burton.

Corey Keller is the curator of “Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beaslsey Greene,” which is on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through January 5, 2020. Greene, an American who was raised in France, learned photography from Gustave Le Gray and took it to archaeology, melding the two fields at a time when each was in its infancy. His pictures of archaeological sites in Egypt and Algeria are important to both disciplines. He died at 24, leaving behind few written records that might have explained his goals or intentions. The terrific exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $38.

On the second segment. Wexner Center for the Arts director Johanna Burton discusses “Out of Bounds: The Collected Writings of Marcia Tucker.” Along with Lisa Phillips and Alicia Ritson, Burton co-edited the volume with assistance from Kate Wiener. The book includes a broad range of Tucker’s writing, from essays about artists to lectures she gave about art and issues in the art museum field. Many of the writings are published here for the first time. “Out of Bounds” was published by the Getty Research Institute and the New Museum. Amazon sells it for $38.

Air date: September 19, 2019.

John Beasley Greene, [La Marseillaise by Francois Rude, Arc de Triomphe, Paris], ca. 1852.

John Beasley Greene, [Forest of Fontainebleau], 1853.

John Beasley Greene, [Still life with a statuette of the Venus de Milo], 1852-53.

John Beasley Greene, Pyramids of Giza. [Mr. Mariette’s site], Excavation to the left of the Sphinx), 1853.

John Beasley Greene, Giza, Sphinx, 1853-54.

John Beasley Greene, Giza. Pyramid of Cheops, or Khufu, 1853-54.

John Beasley Greene, Medinet Habu. Palace of Ramesses III. First pylon. Left tower, interior side, 1854.

John Beasley Greene, Medinet Habu. Palace of Ramesses III. First pylon. Right tower, interior side, 1854.

John Beasley Greene, Pyramids of Giza (Mr. Mariette’s site). Stela at the base of the Sphinx excavated by Mr. Mariette, December, 1853, 1853.

John Beasley Greene, El-Assasif. Portal made of pink granite, No. 2, 1854.

John Beasley Greene, Medinet Habu. Palace of Ramesses III. Sculptures and inscriptions of the left inner wall, No. 1, 1854.

John Beasley Greene, Dakka. Southern chamber of the temple, No. 6, 1854.

John Beasley Greene, Banks of the Nile at Thebes, 1854.

John Beasley Greene, Mountain of Thebes, 1854.

Narcisse Berchere, The Colossi of Memnon at Thebes, 1868.

John Beasley Greene, Tomb of the Christian Woman. View of the east side at the end of the second exploration [April 5, 1856], 1856.

John Beasley Greene, Bank of the Rhumel, near Constantine, 1856.

John Beasley Greene, Waterfall, Constantine, 1856.

John Beasley Greene, Waterfall, Constantine, 1856.

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