This week’s Christmas-week-clips edition of The Modern Art Notes Podcast will feature two segments from previous shows. First up will be my April, 2013 conversation with Dara Friedman. She and I talked back in April when she was showing “Dance” at the Hammer Museum. While that work was on view, Friedman was in residence at the [...]
>One of Mike Richter's most spectacular achievements was the remastering and digitization of the complete master classes conducted by Maria Callas at the Juilliard School in 1971-1972.
'Twas the Holiday Scriptnotes and at our behest, Craig and John were joined by our six favorite guests.
Christopher Knight on what the attention paid to George W. Bush paintings means. On the occasion of this Lewis Hine exhibition at the International Center of Photography, Joerg Colberg offers thoughts on Hine’s work and the present day. Randy Kennedy’s NYT read on how the Guggenheim is addressing some of the thorny issues in its Panza Collection [...]
This week, our peek into the Mike Richter collection reveals a long listen for those lengthy midwinter nights: Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
John and Craig offer advice for super-rich aspirants about the film and television industry. If you have enough money to do anything, what should you do first? Do you want to make money, or make art? Or do you just want to hang out with famous people? No judgements.
Roberta Smith’s is the NYT’s art year-in-review to read. (Bonus: It includes the word “gimcrack.”) Question: Why rip only the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for deaccessioning significant art to play contemporary-art-market roulette when New York’s Dia Art Foundation sold arguably more significant art to do the same? After forty-some years, LACMA brings back its [...]
In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969 — its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that […]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Vincent Fecteau. Fecteau’s work is prominently included in this year’s Carnegie International, which is on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art through March 16, 2014. The exhibition includes 11 Fecteau sculptures, effectively a mini-survey of work he’s made since 2006. The Art Institute of Chicago presented an exhibition of [...]
In honor of Giacomo Meyerbeer, the unjustly or (depending on how you look at it) justly neglected 19th century opera composer, a selection from Mike Richter‘s “Meyerbeer Operas” CD-ROM. Il Crociato in Egitto Carnegie Hall, New York March...Show More Summary
Writer/director/actor/comedian Mike Birbiglia joins John and Craig to talk about writing for yourself, and how his one-man shows have translated into his films Sleepwalk With Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. We talk movies and television, stand-up and screenplays, and the upside of failure.
While the luxury end of the commercial art world was trying to attract billionaires in Miami, Roberta Smith reviewed “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” an exhibition of and about the New York art community’s post-storm resilience. Christopher Knight asks how it took a Strozzi 70 years to make its way through the Nazi era to LACMA when [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Phyllida Barlow. Barlow’s work is included in the Carnegie International, which is on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art through March 16, 2014. In addition, the Norton Museum of Art is showing “Phyllida Barlow: HOARD,” through February 23, 2014. Briton Barlow may be the most prominent European artist with [...]
Our weekly find from the Mike Richter collection: Le nozze di Figaro from the Bayerische Staatsoper with a geniunely A-list cast.
In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969—its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that can center around […]
Craig and John talk readers and coverage, centering their discussion on profound_whatever's infographic charting 300 submissions and the lessons screenwriters can take from it.
Among the many reasons La Cieca has to be thankful: the legacy of Mike Richter on his CD-ROMs.
The Thanksgiving edition of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features two excerpts from previous conversations. This week the expanded Kimbell Art Museum opens in Fort Worth. To celebrate, we’ll feature an excerpt from my conversation with art historian Helen Langdon. She joined me last year to talk about her “Caravaggio’s Cardsharps: Trickery and Illusion,” which the [...]
Aline Brosh McKenna joins John and Craig to discuss watching movies with an open mind and why it's important to befriend other writers.
Ever wonder what was going on in John Ashbery’s “These Lacustrine Cities“? Well, straight from God’s lips to your ear, you can find out! Al Filreis presents PennSound podcast #18 which features John Ashbery reading the poem and following it up with a close reading/explication. A rare occurrence indeed! From Al’s intro: Rare it is [...]