Episode No. 496 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Kelly Baum and art historian Judith Zilczer.
Along with Randall Griffey, Baum is the co-curator of the retrospective exhibition “Alice Neel: People Come First” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is on view through August 1. It presents Neel as a radical portraitist whose work most often foregrounded humanism and social justice. The exhibition catalogue was published by the Met. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for around $50.
On the second segment, Judith Zilczer discusses Willem de Kooning’s engagement with Chaim Soutine’s work on the occasion of “Soutine/de Kooning: Conversations in Paint” at the Barnes Foundation. Zilczer contributed an essay to the catalogue, which was published by the Barnes in association with the Musees d’Orsay and l’Orangerie in Paris, and Paul Holberton Publishing. The exhibition was curated by Simonetta Fraquelli and Claire Bernardi. It is on view in Philadelphia through August 8.
Air date: May 6, 2021.