- Christopher Knight says that the Getty’s early-14thC Florence show is revisionist and significant. Indeed: It’s the show that will have you re-thinking what you thought you knew about the age of Giotto and the rise of the Renaissance. [Image: Pacino di Bonaguida, The Crucifixion, about 1315–20. Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi di Firenze.]
- Huntington photo curator Jenny Watts has written/compiled a beautiful new book of Maynard Parker’s photography. (Think of him as the anti-Julius Shulman.) Alexandra Lange Q&A’ed her for the NYT.
- With Helen Molesworth’s political/topical ’80s show “This Will Have Been” arriving at the ICA Boston, Sebastian Smee reviews it.
- Roberta Smith doesn’t have much use for the George Bellows show now at the Met. (The show was organized by NGA curator Charles Brock, but Smith chose to mention the Met’s hangers instead of the show’s organizer.) FWIW, neither did I.
- The Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott found more in Taryn Simon’s latest project than I did. (I saw it at MOCA.)
- If ifs and buts were candy and nuts we’d all be home for Christmas.
- In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Steven Litt raves about the Toledo Museum of Art’s Manet portraiture survey.
- GalleristNY is doing a nice job with this continually updated list of Chelsea gallery re-openings.
- On Artinfo, Ben Davis explains why New York art museums and the New York art world shouldn’t become the Republican party. One note: Broaden the geography and the story begins to change. I understand that Los Angeles museums have seen substantial gains in non-white audiences…
- The NYT’s Randy Kennedy spotlights Joel Meyerowitz on the occasion of a new two-volume, $720 Phaidon monograph of his work.
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Huntington are both spotlighting the Civil War and American art. I talk with SAAM curator Eleanor Harvey whose “The Civil War and American Art” is on view and in bookstores now, and Huntington curator Jenny Watts whose “A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death and Mourning in the Civil War” includes around 200 pictures of the war and its aftermath. Download the show, subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, RSS. See images of art discussed on this week’s program. Also, like The MAN Podcast on Facebook!
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
November 19, 2012, 9:16 am