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The Monday Checklist

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1.) Must-read review: Holland Cotter in the NYT on the Guggenheim’s culling of the Frist’s Carrie Mae Weems retrospective. (Weems on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.)

2.) Critical thoughts (edition of four): Christopher Knight in the LAT on a tribute to abstract classicism hard-edge painting at LACMA. Ed Schad in the Los Angeles Review of Books on Norman Rockwell and Deborah Solomon’s Norman Rockwell. Steven Litt in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the most expansive museum examination of Hank Willis Thomas. Maurice Berger in the NYT on Weems’ “Slow Fade to Black” series. [Image above: Frederick Hammersley,Around a round, 1959. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.]

3.) Must-read journalism: Suzanne Muchnic in the LAT on retiring collection-focused Getty curator Scott Schaefer.

4.) Journalism (edition of three): Philip Gefter in the NYT on captured photographs vs. constructed photographs. Stephanie Strasnick in ARTNews on the anonymous ubiquity of Anna Hyatt Huntington. Mary Louise Schumacher on the Milwaukee Art Museum’s buckling floors. [Image:Alison RossiterKilborn Acme Kruxo, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1940s, processed in 2013 (#1), 2013.]

5.) Museum feature (print): Maritza Lerman Yoes talks with Liz Glynn about Donald Judd for LACMA’s Unframed blog.

6.) Museum feature (audio/visual): Arthur Wheelock speaks about his career as curator of northern baroque paintings (read: Dutch art) at the National Gallery of Art.

7.) Three tweets: From Stephanie Theodore. From Bobby Solomon. From Nancy Proctor.

8.) Twitter feed to follow: British art critic Adrian Searle.

9.) Tumblr feed to follow: Installator.

10.) Instagram of the week: As part of a series events called “Reset,” the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts hosted over 700 people at a drag show on Saturday night. Images here. The sculpture in the ‘background’ is by David Scanavino. Favorite image/video (featuring Pulitzer founder Emily Pulitzer in the front row).

11.) This week on The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Spotlighting two exhibitions that address Robert Smithson’s interest in specific places: The Dallas Museum of Art is showing “Robert Smithson in Texas,” which explores work Smithson made and planned in Texas, including the 1966-67 Dallas-Fort Worth airport project and Amarillo Ramp. It’s on view through April 27. Then on February 23, the Montclair Art Museum will open “Robert Smithson’s New Jersey,” which will examine how Smithson’s experience of his home state informed his work. Guests are Leigh Arnold, who organized Dallas’ exhibition, and Phyllis Tuchman, who co-curated the Montclair show with Gail Stavitsky. The program was taped in front of a live audience at the Dallas Museum of Art. How to listen: Download the show to your PC/mobile device. Listen on SoundCloud. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast at iTunesSoundCloudStitcher, or via RSS.

12.) Other Modern Art Notes Podcast news: Our next live-audience taping will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on February 11. The guest will be David Bates, subject of a two-museum retrospective at the Nasher Sculpture Center and MAMFW  that will open the weekend preceding the taping.

13.) Web-accessible sound/video art: Steve Roden, nothing but what is therein contained (and nothing disturbed the silence…), 2008.

14.) Artwork in the public domain: George Hendrik Breitner, Girl in a White Kimono, 1894. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

15.) Art book in the public domain: “Earth Art,” published in 1970 by the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art at Cornell University. The exhibition “Earth Art” was curated by Willoughby Sharp and was on view at Cornell from February 11 to March 16, 1969. The catalogue includes essays by Sharp and William C. Lipke. Included in the exhibition were Jan Dibbets, Hans Haacke, Neil Jenney, Richard Long, David Medalla, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson and Gunther Uecker.

The catalogue is made available by Cornell on the occasion of “Beyond Earth Art,” on view at Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art through June 8.

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