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Modern Art Notes is on hiatus

Due to circumstances beyond my control and for the first time since I started the site in 2001, Modern Art Notes is on hiatus. For updates on the status of this site, please follow me on Twitter. The Modern Art Notes Podcast, which is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media, will continue via the [...]

The Huntington’s new Dove

William Poundstone has a nice look at The Huntington’s new Arthur Dove. It looks like a stunner.

Tuesday travel

I’m traveling. In 2009 I wrote about first lady Michelle Obama’s guns (and Michelangelo).

Monday travel

I’m traveling. In 2010 I wrote about how a little-seen series of Richard Diebenkorns re-surfaced at the Hirshhorn.

Craft beer Friday: Schlafly Rauchbier

Schlafly Rauchbier: On draft. Aroma of smoked ham. Flavor of smoke that dissolves and gives way to a solid lager. No sweetness, just a nice, clean progression of flavors. No surprise that a St Louis brewery would have mastered a central European style, right? Read brewer Augie Altenbaumer on the making of the beer. ABV: 5.9%. My [...]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Hans Haacke

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Haacke. Haacke’s work is included in two ongoing exhibitions: “Art of Its Own Making,” which is on view at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts through August 20, and “Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art” at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, [...]

The intensity of history at the Neue Galerie

One of the intensities of “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937? is the connection the exhibition enables the viewer to make between an art object, such as a painting, and the Nazis vilification of it and their ensuing expulsion of it from German museum collections. (Reminder: Exhibition curator and catalogue [...]

St. Louis devotes exhibition to Serra’s ‘Twain’

For many years now I’ve been telling the story of Twain, an underrated, under-appreciated Richard Serra sculpture in Saint Louis. One of the newly expanded Saint Louis Art Museum’s first shows spotlights and celebrates Twain: TitledShow More Summary

The Monday Checklist

[Robert Olsen, no title, 2007. Olsen, one of America's best young painters, died on April 14. He was 44. David Colker wrote the Olsen obituary for the Los Angeles Times. See more of Olsen's work at his website and more work and related images at his Flickr stream.] 1.) Must-read review: Christopher Knight in the LAT [...]

Craft beer Friday: Peekskill Eastern Standard

Peekskill Eastern Standard IPA: On draft. Faint aroma of citrus. No lacing or bubbles. Flavors of orange backed by mild chocolate malts. Some pleasant bittering on the finish. Nice, crisp, warm-weather IPA! ABV: 6.7%. My rating: 3.6. RateBeer rating: 98 overall, 98 for style, weighted average of 3.71. Brewery: Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, NY.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Sigmar Polke

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights “Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963-2010? at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is in member previews now, opens to the public on April 19 and will remain on view through August 3. The exhibition’s catalogue was published by MoMA. Joining the program to discuss the exhibition is [...]

Travel Wednesday

I’m traveling today. Back tomorrow with a super MAN Podcast. In the meantime: Check out George Braque and his WWII-era black fish.

Travel Tuesday.

I’m traveling. Check out what I wrote last year about the gradual rediscovery of Manierre Dawson.

Monday travel

I’m traveling today, so I’ll offer two things you might enjoy: The first is a marvelous Patricia Cohen-and-Graham Bowley story in Sunday’s New York Times. It examines a tax break provided to wealthy art-buyers by certain states and asks whether an immediate reaction to the art market should determine the installations in and educational programs conducted [...]

Craft beer Fridays: Maine Mean Old Tom

Maine Mean Old Tom: In bottle. Crisp coffee-and-vanilla aroma. Ever-so-slight vanilla flavor followed by coffee, cocoa, and walnuts. Lots going on for a low-ish-ABV stout. Call it a ’spring stout?’ Lovely. ABV: 6.5%. My rating: 3.6. RateBeer rating: 99 overall, 99 for style, weighted average of 3.79. Brewery: Maine Beer Company, Freeport, Me.

The MAN Podcast: Hans Op de Beeck

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Op de Beeck. Op de Beeck’s Staging Silence (2) (2013) just concluded a run at MIT’s List Visual Art Center and opens next at MOCA Cleveland in June. Also in June, the Sammlung Goetz in Munich opens “Hans Op de Beeck,” an overview of Op de Beeck’s work [...]

AICA-USA hands out criticism awards

The United States chapter of the International Association of Art Critics did something new this year with this year’s AICA-USA Awards: It gave out awards not just for curatorial achievement, as it has for many years, but for “critical excellence” as well. AICA chose Holland Cotter of The New York Times as the winner of the [...]

Takeover delay?

Yesterday was supposed to be the day by which the terms of the National Gallery of Art’s takeover of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the George Washington University’s assumption of the Corcoran College of Art and Design was set. The institutions told the Washington Post that April 7 was the “deadline” to “set the [...]

The Monday Checklist

1.) Must-read review: Timothy Rub in the Wilmington News-Journal on art museums and stewardship. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of two-plus): Roberta Smith in the NYT (and from Dallas) on an ex-president’s hobby. (TJ Clark would disagree with Smith on the biographical point. His Mellon Lectures address such.) Martin Gayford in the Telegraph on Veronese and the [...]

Craft beer Fridays: Uinta Detour

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Uinta Detour Double IPA: Aroma of honey and pine cone. Flavors of stone fruit, and something sweet and high-register, like schnapps. There’s lots of sweet here and almost no malt presence. Some faint grapefruit at the finish (and still more sweetness). ABV: 9.5%. My rating: 3.5. RateBeer rating: 97 overall, 85 for style, weighted average of 3.66. Brewery: Uinta [...]

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