Episode No. 584 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Gretchen Hirschauer and Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander.
The National Gallery of Art in Washington is presenting “Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice,” through February 12. The exhibition was curated by Peter Humfrey in collaboration with Andrea Bellieni and Hirschauer. It presents Carpaccio, a Venetian master who worked in the period between Bellini and the rise of Tintoretto, as the producer of spectacular narrative pictures that brought storytelling more fully into the practice of Venetian painters. The exhibition includes 45 paintings and 30 drawings. The NGA and Yale University Press copublished an excellent catalogue. It is available from Indiebound and Amazon for $51-65.
- For Carpaccio’s Scuola degli Albanesi ‘Life of the Virgin’ cycle, see here.
Alexander discusses “East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art” at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. The exhibition engages an American art history centered on transpacific migration and discourse rather than the traditional transatlantic address. It features roughly chronological sections that highlight key narratives in Asian American art between the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. “East of the Pacific” is one of the three inaugural Asian American Art Initiative exhibitions at the Cantor. It is on view through February 12.
- In addition to the images below, see the Cantor’s collection site for Henry Sugimoto’s linocuts, and Sarah Kim’s Bernice Bing zine Bingo!.
Air date: January 12, 2023.