Rank #1: Wayne Thiebaud, Minor White
Episode No. 324 features artist Wayne Thiebaud and curator Julia Dolan. The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis has just opened "Wayne Thiebaud, 1958-1968," an examination of Thiebaud's early work and a look at how he developed his signature style. It is on view through May 13. On the second segment, Portland Art Museum curator Julia Dolan discusses her "In the Beginning: Minor White's Oregon Photographs," which is on view in two parts through October 21.
Rank #2: Louise Bourgeois, Livia Corona Benjamin
Episode No. 323 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Deborah Wye and artist Livia Corona Benjamin. Wye curated "Louise Bourgeois An Unfolding Portrait," which is on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York through January 28. On the second segment, artist and photographer Livia Corona Benjamin discusses her work. She's included in "Home -- So Different, So Appealing," which is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 21.
Rank #3: Giacometti, Brancusi
Episode No. 353 features curators Megan Fontanella and Paulina Pobocha. Fontanella is the co-curator of "Giacometti" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. It includes nearly 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings and is on view through September 8. Pobocha discusses her Museum of Modern Art, New York, exhibition "Constantin Brancusi Sculpture." It looks back at the introduction of Brancusi's work to the United States at New York's 1913 Armory Show. It is on view through February 18, 2019.
Rank #4: Hilma af Klint, Frans Hals
Episode No. 363 features curators Tracey Bashkoff and Lawrence W. Nichols. The Guggenheim Museum in New York is showing "Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future," a survey of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. Bashkoff curated the exhibition with assistance from David Horowitz. It will be on view through April 23, 2019. On the second segment, Lawrence W. Nichols discusses "Frans Hals Family Portraits: A Reunion," at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition is in Toledo through Jan. 6, 2019.
Rank #5: Laura Owens, Mark Lamster
Episode No. 370 features artist Laura Owens and author Mark Lamster. "Laura Owens," a survey of Owens's work since the mid-1990s, is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary location through March 25, 2019. On the second segment, Mark Lamster discusses his new biography "The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century."
Rank #6: Joan Miró, Pop América
Episode No. 384 features curators Anne Umland and Esther Gabara. MoMA is presenting "Joan Miró: Birth of the World." While most of the exhibition comes from MoMA's excellent Miró collection, it is augmented by several key loans. Umland curated the presentation with assistance from Laura Braverman. It is on view through June 15. On the second segment, Duke University professor Esther Gabara discusses her exhibition "Pop América, 1965-75" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through July 2
Rank #7: Terry Winters, Stefanie Heckmann
Episode No. 338 features artist Terry Winters and art historian Stefanie Heckmann. The Drawing Center is showing "Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions," a nearly four-decade survey. It was curated by Claire Gilman. Next month, New York's Matthew Marks Gallery will show Winters's recent paintings. Stefanie Heckmann discusses "Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s" at the Neue Galerie. The show was curated by Olaf Peters; Heckmann wrote for the catalogue. It is on view through May 28.
Rank #8: Christina Quarles, Peter Hujar
Episode No. 352 features artist Christina Quarles and curator Joel Smith. Christina Quarles is included in the Hammer Museum's "Made in LA 2018" biennial. "Made in LA" was curated by Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale and is on view through September 2. On the second segment, Morgan Library curator Joel Smith discusses his “Peter Hujar: Speed of Life.” The exhibition is at the Berkeley Art Museum through November 18.
Rank #9: Twombly's Fifty Days at Iliam, Sadie Barnette
Episode No. 378 features historian Richard Fletcher and artist Sadie Barnette. Yale University Press has just published "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam," a monograph of Twombly's 1978 paintings series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Historian Richard Fletcher discusses the book and Twombly's art. Sadie Barnette discusses "Dear 1968…" on the occasion of an exhibition at MCASD last year. "Phone Home," a show of Barnette's recent work, is on view at MOAD in San Francisco through April 14.
Rank #10: Kamrooz Aram, Matthew Angelo Harrison
Episode No. 337 features artists Kamrooz Aram and Matthew Angelo Harrison. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is showing "FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram," an installation of Aram's recent sculpture, collage and painting. Curated by Andrea Karnes, the exhibition is on view through June 17. On the second segment, Matthew Angelo Harrison discusses his recent work. It's included in "Songs for Sabotage," the New Museum triennial, and in a solo exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco.
Rank #11: Matisse and decoration, Kimbell's new Bonnard
Episode No. 366 features art historian John Klein and curator George Shackelford. Klein is the author of "Matisse and Decoration," a new look at how Matisse's interest in the French decorative tradition informed and motivated his work. On the second segment, Kimbell Art Museum curator and senior deputy director George Shackelford discusses his museum's recent acquisition of a major Pierre Bonnard, Landscape at Le Cannet (1928).
Rank #12: Rachel Whiteread
Episode No. 357 features artist Rachel Whiteread. The National Gallery of Art in Washington opens a retrospective of Whiteread's thirty-year career on September 16. The exhibition will feature more than 100 objects, from her earliest casts of domestic objects such as a swimming cap, to her most important sculptures, such as Ghost (1990) from the NGA's own collection. It was curated by Molly Donovan and Ann Gallagher.
Rank #13: Carrie Moyer, Aram Han Sifuentes
Episode No. 343 features artists Carrie Moyer and Aram Han Sifuentes. Painter Carrie Moyer is included in "Inherent Structures" at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The exhibition was curated by Michael Goodson and is on view through August 12. On the second segment, Aram Han Sifuentes discusses her Protest Banner Lending Library, which she's organizing during a summer-long residency at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis.
Rank #14: Mickalene Thomas
Episode No. 358 features artist Mickalene Thomas. "Mickalene Thomas: I Can't See You Without Me" opens at The Wexner Center for the Arts on Friday, September 14. It will be on view through December 30. Thomas's work is also featured in "People Get Ready: Building a Contemporary Collection," at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. It will be on view through January 6, 2019.
Rank #15: John Akomfrah
Episode No. 339 features artist John Akomfrah. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is presenting John Akomfrah's three-channel video installation Precarity (2017-18), a work that it commissioned for its collection and that debuted in the recent Prospect 4 triennial in New Orleans. On the second segment, we'll hear host Tyler Green's March conversation with Akomfrah, taped when SFMOMA presented the U.S. debut of John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea in “Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turn
Rank #16: "Posing Modernity" and Ralston Crawford
Episode No. 375 features curators Denise Murrell and Keith Davis. Murrell is the curator of "Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today" at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. It examines the changing modes of representation of the black figure in modern and contemporary art. It is on view through Feb. 10. Davis is the curator of "Structured Vision: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford" at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City. It is on view through April 7.
Rank #17: Summer clips: Wayne Thiebaud
Episode No. 355 features artist Wayne Thiebaud. Next month, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will offer two Thiebaud exhibitions: "Paintings and Drawings," a presentation of Thiebauds in SFMOMA's collection, and "Artist's Choice," a Thiebaud-selected installation of artworks from the museum's collection. Both shows open on Sept. 29. This conversation is part one of a program that host Tyler Green recorded with Thiebaud in December, 2017. It first aired in January, 2018.
Rank #18: Amy Sherald, Lucio Fontana
Episode No. 379 features artist Amy Sherald and curator Iria Candela. The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is showing "Amy Sherald," an exhibition of recent paintings, through May 18. The exhibition was organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and curated by its director, Lisa Melandri. On the second segment, Met curator Iria Candela discusses "Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold," a retrospective of the Argentine-Italian artist. It's on view at the Met Breuer through April 14.
Rank #19: Whistler's Mother, Otobong Nkanga
Episode No. 340 features author Daniel E. Sutherland and artist Otobong Nkanga. With Georgia Toutziari, Sutherland is the co-author of "Whistler's Mother: Portrait of an Extraordinary Life." The book, a biography of Anna Whistler, explains both the austere woman in James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed 1871 painting, and Anna Whistler's involvement in her son's career. Otobong Nkanga discusses her work on the occasion of "Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again" at the MCA Chicago.
Rank #20: Late Monet, Zilia Sánchez
Episode No. 386 features curators George Shackelford and Vesela Sretenović. Shackelford is the curator of "Monet: The Late Years" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. "Monet" remains on view at the de Young through May 7. On the second segment, Phillips Collection curator Vesela Sretenović discusses "Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I am an Island)." The exhibition surveys the work Sánchez, a Puerto-Rico based Cuban artist, has made since the 1950s. It is on view at the Phillips through May 19.