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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Deborah Grant and J. Paul Getty Museum curator Scott Allan.  

Grant makes paintings deeply rooted in art history, but takes as a significant goal the adding of new names and bodies of work to the roster of artists we know. Her work mixes folk traditions, the work of famous artists and our cultural history to build narratives that use our past to address our present. Her work is included in "When the Stars Begin to Fall; Imagination and the American South," a group show at the Studio Museum in Harlem that was curated by Thomas J. Lax. The show is open through this weekend and then travels to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale in August. Earlier this year The Drawing Center exhibited "Deborah Grant: Christ You Know it Ain’t Easy!!", which was curated by Claire Gilman. 

The image at top is of Grant’s The Birth of a Genius in a Midnight Sun (2012), which is in the Studio Museum show. A detail is below it.

Next, Allan, the curator of "The Scandalous Art of James Ensor," at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It will be on view through September 7. The show focuses on Ensor’s wild, groundbreaking work of the 1880s and 1890s, and places the artist’s two greatest works in the context of Ensor’s larger project. The Getty’s own Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889 is famous and well-known, but the exhibition also includes Ensor’s 1887 The Temptation of St. Anthony, a mammoth drawing never before exhibited in the United States. It’s in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, to which this exhibition will travel after it’s in LA. 

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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Deborah Grant, James Ensor

manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Deborah Grant and J. Paul Getty Museum curator Scott Allan.  

Grant makes paintings deeply rooted in art history, but takes as a significant goal the adding of new names and bodies of work to the roster of artists we know. Her work mixes folk traditions, the work of famous artists and our cultural history to build narratives that use our past to address our present. Her work is included in "When the Stars Begin to Fall; Imagination and the American South," a group show at the Studio Museum in Harlem that was curated by Thomas J. Lax. The show is open through this weekend and then travels to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale in August. Earlier this year The Drawing Center exhibited "Deborah Grant: Christ You Know it Ain’t Easy!!", which was curated by Claire Gilman. 

Next, Allan, the curator of "The Scandalous Art of James Ensor," at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It will be on view through September 7. The show focuses on Ensor’s wild, groundbreaking work of the 1880s and 1890s, and places the artist’s two greatest works in the context of Ensor’s larger project. The Getty’s own Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889 is famous and well-known, but the exhibition also includes Ensor’s 1887 The Temptation of St. Anthony, a mammoth drawing never before exhibited in the United States. It’s in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, to which this exhibition will travel after it’s in LA. 

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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Lil’ Dave and the entire Studio Museum team wishes @jamillahjames well as she heads to a new position at The @hammer_museum! Bon voyage!

Lil’ Dave and the entire Studio Museum team wishes @jamillahjames well as she heads to a new position at The @hammer_museum! Bon voyage!

We’d like to thank Tom Di Maria, Director, Creative Growth Art Center; Valérie Rousseau, PhD, curator of Art of the Self-Taught and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum and Jacolby Satterwhite, artist and participant in When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South and our moderator Adrienne Edwards for an amazing conversation last night!

Learn more about the program here.

Images: Work by William Scott, an artist who works at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA. 

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Good afternoon from 125th Street! (at Studio Museum in Harlem)

Good afternoon from 125th Street! (at Studio Museum in Harlem)

Courtesy the Artists (organized by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade) and collaborators including niv Acosta, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Matana Roberts, Kali Wilder and the New York Regiment United States Colored Troop Reenactors (20th, 26th and 31st) put on live performances based Civil War tunes in our Courtyard.

(Source: studiomuseum.org)

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