Episode No. 510 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Seth Feman and historian Bernard L. Herman.
Along with Jonathan Frederick Walz, Feman is the co-curator of “Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful,” a retrospective at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. through October 3. The exhibition includes about 100 works, including paintings on canvas and paper, theatrical designs, and more. From the Chrysler it will travel to the Phillips Collection in Washington, the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, and to Thomas’s hometown Columbus (Ga.) Museum. The exhibition’s outstanding catalogue is now the go-to monograph on the artist. It was published by the Chrysler and Columbus in association with Yale University Press. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $65.
On the second segment, Herman discusses the work of Ronald Lockett. Lockett’s work is on view at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Fayetteville, Ark. through October 11 in “What I Know: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey,” and in “In Dialogue: Artist, Mentor, Friend: Ronald Lockett and Thornton Dial Sr.” at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens through November 28. Herman curated the 2016-17 Lockett retrospective “Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett” and edited the exhibition’s superb catalogue, which was published by University of North Carolina Press. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $36-45.
Air date: August 12, 2021.