No. 542: Imogen Cunningham, Marie Watt

Episode No. 542 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Paul Martineau and artist Marie Watt.

Martineau is the curator of “Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective,” which has finally arrived at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, after a two-year pandemic delay. The exhibition will be on view through June 12. Cunningham had a remarkable 75-year career that touched on seemingly every movement in American art and photography between the first decade of the 20th century and her death in 1976. She is particularly well-known for her address of pictorialism, her turn to modernism, as well as street photography, nudes and portraits. This interview was recorded when the Getty published the catalogue in 2020.

For images, see Episode No. 470.

On the second segment, a segment recorded with Marie Watt in 2020 when the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Museum of Native American History, both in Bentonville, Ark., presented an exhibition of her work called “Companion Species.” Now the University of San Diego is presenting a survey of her printmaking titled “Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt,” which is on view through May 13. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is showing “Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger,” an exhibition that spotlights the two artists’ shared interests in collaboration, community engagement, materiality and the land. It’s on view through May 8.

For images, see Episode No. 482.

Air date: March 24, 2002.

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