- In the NYT, Karen Rosenberg visits full-length Renoirs at the Frick and finds much to like. (Which runs counter to much recent critical consideration of Renoir.)
- Ken Johnson with a swell review of a Henry Ossawa Tanner retrospective at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the kind of write-up that motivates further viewing, consideration.
- Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Wil Barnett and Martin Puryear will receive the National Medal of Arts at the White House today. Puryear grew up in Washington, a few blocks from the National Mall and has often spoken of how important the city and its art and science museums were to his development. So it’s great to see the Washington Post run a nice weekend piece on Pury — oh… wait… on this. Number of mentions of the White House honoring Puryear in the paper: Zero. Just embarrassing. [Image: Puryear, Untitled, 1979. Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.]
- SF Weekly’s “Masterminds 2012″ spotlights ten of the Bay Area’s top artists.
- In the LAT, David Pagel says that Ryan Sluggett is a painter to watch.
- I don’t quite understand why Art in America is running what is effectively a museum director’s pitch for her own show.
- This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features trickster-sculptor Tom Friedman, whose first New York show in six years is on view at Luhring Augustine. Friedman will also be featured in “Lifelike,” which opens at the Walker Art Center later this month. In the second segment, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts curator Francesca Herndon-Consagra discusses her exhibition “Reflections of the Buddha” — and how Buddhism has informed Pulitzer architect Tadao Ando’s work. To download or subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunes, click here. To download the program directly, click here. To subscribe to The MAN Podcast’s RSS feed, click here. To stream the show or to see images discussed on the program, click here.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
February 13, 2012, 6:58 am