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The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee called The MAN Podcast “one of the great archives of the art of our time.” When the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics gave host Tyler Green one of its inaugural awards for criticism in 2014, it included a special citation for The MAN Podcast.
 
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Is a birthday a day to celebrate? If so, how? Are there more significant birthdays, like the 70th? How should Jonathan Rosenblum celebrate his 70th this week? Have the gedolim historically celebrated their own birthdays? Is there a problem of Chukas Hagoyim to have a birthday cake? To have candles on it? To blow out the candles? To make a wish? ***…
 
Episode No. 508 features curators Jodi Hauptman and Samantha Friedman; a clip from a performance by Marcus Fischer, and curator Laura Llewellyn. Hauptman and Friedman are the curators of "Cézanne Drawing" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. (They were assisted by Kiko Aebi.) The exhibition surveys 250 of Cezanne's works on paper, from drawings t…
 
Why is the divorce rate in our communities escalating at an alarmimg rate? Hear the astonishing numbers Should something be added in our children's school curriculum to better prepare them? How to deal with a spouse that has changed? and much more.... Hear from the experts with Rabbi Yosef Greenfield - Rov of Chestnut, Lakewood NY, Chosson Rebbi – …
 
Episode No. 507 features authors Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan; and Kathryn Brown. Stevens and Swan are the co-authors of the biography "Francis Bacon: Revelations," a broad-ranging look at the British artist's life and work. It was recently published by Knopf. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $18-60. Stevens and Swan's 2005 biography of Willem d…
 
Episode No. 506 features artist Sarah Cain and curator Robert Cozzolino. The National Gallery of Art is showing Cain's "My favorite season is the fall of the patriarchy" into December. The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY is showing Cain in "Enter the Center" through January 2, 2022. A site-responsive exhibition of h…
 
Which poskim prohibit entering the Temple Mount and why? Which permit? Does politics come into play? Which areas are less problematic? How would one prepare? Are we missing out on any mitzvahs by not going? What do the gedolim say to do with Har Habayis? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for wome…
 
Can one leave negative reviews that can potentially harm a business? Can you create fake reviews to purposely increase business? Can one person leave reviews from multiple accounts? Can you create algorithms to get your business to the top of a search ? with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz - Rosh Yeshiva Aish Hatorah – 35:18 with Rabbi Aharon Sorscher - R…
 
Episode No. 505 features artists Joel Meyerowitz and Elizabeth James-Perry. Damiani has published a new edition of Joel Meyerowitz's 1983 book "Wild Flowers." The new, expanded edition includes pictures both from the 1983 book, and new pictures that expand on the ways in which Meyerowitz found flowers recurring throughout much of his work. Amazon a…
 
Do we ever stop Davening for their safety? Dealing with unidentified bodies or parts of them. This recovery can take months: When does Aveilus, Shivah and Kaddish begin? with Rabbi Sholom Lipskar - Rov of The Shul, Bal Harbour, Surfside Florida – 20:13 with Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz - Renowned author and lecturer – 33:26 with Rabbi Yonah Reiss - Av Beis…
 
Episode No. 504 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Alison Saar. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Calif. have partnered to present “Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe.” The exhibition, which was curated by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, surveys Saar’s w…
 
Episode No. 503 features artist Wael Shawky and curator Elaine Yau. Shawky's work is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in "FOCUS: Wael Shawky" through July 25. The exhibition features a film from Shawky's Cabaret Crusades trilogy, along with new and related drawings and sculpture. The MAMFW presentation was curated by Alison Hearst. Sh…
 
Is there a problem with giving “semicha” to a woman? Can a woman be a shul or community rabbi? Can a shul with a woman rabbi call itself “orthodox”? What if she’s called Rabbah, Maharat, etc. instead of being called “Rabbi”? What’s the line between what’s acceptable and what’s not? Can a woman pasken shaylos? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Au…
 
Episode No. 501 features curator Davide Gasporotto and conservator Marcia Steele. Gasporotto, the senior curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, recently acquired Artemisia Gentileschi's Lucretia (about 1627) for the museum. It went on view for the first time when the Getty re-opened after its pandemic-related closure. Gentileschi's Lucre…
 
Episode No. 501 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Ekene Ijeoma and Chloë Bass. Ijeoma is featured in "All Together, Amongst Many: Reflections on Empathy" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha. The exhibition, which was curated by Rachel Adams, examines how artists have centered empathy within their work. It is on view t…
 
What's the difference from these to other Sheitlach? Is there really a difference? Can you see the hair underneath? Is there a problem of Maaris Ayin? Is it going against the Torah's will? with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz - Rosh Yeshiva Aish Hatorah – 12:05 with Rabbi Shmuel Felder - Poseik BMG Lakewood – 14:03 with Rabbi Gedaliah Oberlander - Rov, He…
 
Do we know what the Techeilis is - Is it the murex or the cuttlefish? Are you obligated to wear it because of Safek? with Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky - Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia – 20:10 with Hagaon Rav Menachem Mendel Shafran - Av Beis Din Hayashar V'hatov Yerushalayim, Rosh Yeshiva Noam Hatorah Bnei Brak – 20:34 with Hagaon Rav Dovid Cohen - R…
 
Episode No. 500 features artists Nancy Grossman and Stacy Lynn Waddell. Grossman is featured in "Nasher Mixtape," a series of micro-exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas through September 26; and in "Vibrant: Artists Engage with Color" at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro through June 26. Gro…
 
What are the challenges a Rabbi has in a small Jewish community? What are the main issues and shaylos in-town versus out-of-town? What are the strangest issues that come up? How do the communities compare? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalay…
 
Episode No. 499 is a Memorial Day weekend clips episode featuring Senga Nengudi. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting "Senga Nengudi: Topologies," a survey of Nengudi's career. It is on view through July 25. It was organized by Stephanie Weber for the Lenbachhaus Munich; the Philadelphia presentation was spearheaded by Amanda Sroka with ass…
 
Should we show unconditional love or set boundaries? If there a time when we need to send our children out of the home? What's the root of the problem? with Rav Pinchos Friedman – Rosh Kollel of Belzer Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel, Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Mevakshei Hashem, Renowned lecturer, Mechaber Shvilei Pinchos – 12:51 with Ronnie Cohen – Founder o…
 
Episode No. 498 features artist Ken Gonzales-Day and curator Rachel Adams. Gonzales-Day is among the artists included in "Photo Flux: Unshuttering LA" at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition opens when Getty Center re-opens on May 25, and will be on view through October 10. "Photo Flux" features pictures by 35 Los Angeles-based artists who chal…
 
A heart wrenching eyewitness report. Is it an act of Hashem or of human negligence? How do we strengthen our Emunah? How do we explain it to our children? Can we know why it happened? and much more.. with Reb Shmulik Kleiner – President, Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin, Eyewitness – 18:42 with Rabbi David Ashear – Best Selling Author, Living Emunah Se…
 
Episode No. 497 features curator E. Carmen Ramos and artist Michael Menchaca. Ramos has curated "¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now," which is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through August 8. (SAAM re-opens on Friday, May 14 with separate, timed-entry passes required for each of its buildings.) Ra…
 
Are there heterim to not repay debt? What if it’s owed to a credit card company, bank or government, as opposed to a Jewish lender or gmach? What must be disclosed when taking out a loan? Is it better to learn in Kollel and incur debt or to get a job? Can a creditor force the debtor to sell his home and other assets? Does halacha ever cap the amoun…
 
Episode No. 496 features curator Kelly Baum and art historian Judith Zilczer. Along with Randall Griffey, Baum is the co-curator of the retrospective exhibition "Alice Neel: People Come First" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is on view through August 1. It presents Neel as a radical portraitist whose work most often foregrounded h…
 
Are our Chasunas over the top? Do affluent people/community leaders need to cut down to encourage others? Is there a difference on how much Tzedaka you give? What about all the Yidden who make Parnassah from Chasunas? with Chaim Ekstein – Founder CE Capital Services & Empowerment funding, Author, Founder of the $10,000 wedding challenge – 16:28 wit…
 
Episode No. 495 features curators Chris Oliver and Corey Piper. Oliver is the curator of "Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. The exhibition, which is on view through August 1, examines how artists portrayed the Natural Bridge, the famed landscape feature in Virginia's Shenandoah Va…
 
What's the source of the proihbition of music? Is recordings, acapella and other forms of music forbidden? Can you shave your beard? Can you make Shecheyanu? Should you go to Meron this year or will it cause Chilul Shabbos? Does the pigrimage to Meron repair Charedi Chiloni relations ? What's the real source of the Yom Tov of lag Baomer? A novel ap…
 
Episode No. 494 features art historian Jennifer Roberts and master printer and author Phil Sanders. Beginning this Sunday, April 25, Roberts will deliver the 2021 Mellon Lectures, America's leading series of annual lectures about art. Typically delivered at the National Gallery of Art each year over six consecutive Sundays in the early spring, the …
 
What are the strangest shaylos a shul Rav is asked? What about 40+ years ago? What are the greatest challenges and difficulties encountered by a shul Rav? How have things changed? What’s most enjoyable, and what’s the least enjoyable? What are congregants struggling with the most today? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work…
 
Episode No. 493 features artist Buck Ellison and curator Lewis Tanner Moore. Buck Ellison is included in "Made in LA 2020: a vision," the fifth iteration of the Hammer Museum's biennial. The exhibition, curated by Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler with the Hammer’s Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, opens to the general public on April 17 at both the Hammer a…
 
Are we allowed to make a special day for mourning? Is it allowed to be made in Nissan? Is "never again" a Jewish concept? Is it wrong to enumerate anti-semitic acts? and much more..... with Rabbi Marvin Hier – Dean and Founder of Simon Wiesenthal Center – 22:55 with Rabbi Yaakov Feitman –Rav, Khal Beis Yehudah Tzvi, Cedarhurst NY – 35:19 with Hanoc…
 
Episode No. 492 features curators Allison Glenn and Jeffrey Richmond-Moll. Glenn is the curator of "Promise, Witness, Remembrance," at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. The exhibition reflects on the life of Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician who was killed by Louisville police, and the subsequent year of protests and remembrance. Th…
 
Episode No. 491 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Torkwase Dyson. Dyson is included in “Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment” at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio through May 9. The exhibition looks at how artists engage with social issues and how the…
 
Episode No. 490 features curators Nicole R. Myers and Julie McGee. With Katherine Rothkopf, Nicole R. Myers is the co-curator of "Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris" at the Dallas Museum of Art. Across more than 40 paintings, the exhibition explores how Gris brought color to cubism in still-life painting of striking vivacity. It is on vi…
 
Does it enhace chances of Shidduchim or does it objectize the girls, Are they being passed around like baseball cards, Is a breach of Tznius, What can you know from a picture, and much more....... with Rabbi Henoch Plotnick – Rosh Mesivta Meor Hatorah Chicago, columnist in the Mishpacha – 16:49 with Rabbi Shlomo Goldberger – Director, Shidduch Cent…
 
Episode No. 489 features art historians Debra Bricker Balken and Celeste Brusati. Balken is the author of "Arthur Dove: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings and Things," a thorough presentation that includes Dove's assemblages. Jessie Sentivan contributed to the book. It contains 537 illustrations, almost all of them in color, of each work Balken was …
 
Balancing protecting from the predator to protecting the reputation of the accused, Should the jewish media be reporting offenders to make awareness? Are allegations to be believed if they can be poliitcally motivated? The Ne'emanus of women, Are offenders habitual, and much more........ with Rabbi Moshe Taub – Rav, Young Israel of Holliswood, Ami …
 
Episode No. 488 features artist Alex Bradley Cohen and curator Ann Dumas. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has recently acquired Alex Bradley Cohen's 2015 For a More Just Future. Cohen's paintings of people and places are often blendings of his personal relationships with art history. His work has been exhibited in "State of the Art 2020…
 
The 8 Kashrus questions you must ask the mashgaiach before booking a hotel for Pesach, Does it take away from our childrens Pesach experience or is it a necessary break, Is it over excessive Gashmius or Ruchniusdike inspiration, What can go wrong, and much more.. with Rabbi Leizer Ginzburg – Rosh Kollel of Mirrer Yeshivah, Rov of Agudah – 18:42 wit…
 
Episode No. 487 features curators Marshall N. Price and Elizabeth Finch, and artist Candice Lin. Price and Finch are the co-curators of "Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-60." The exhibition examines Lichtenstein's early work, with particular attention to Lichtenstein's synthesis of European modernism, American painting and contemporary…
 
Episode No. 486 features artists Baseera Khan and Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers. Kahn and Futurefarmers are among the artists included in "Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment" at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio through May 9. The exhibition looks at how artists engage with social issues and ho…
 
Can Mitzvos be bought and sold? Can you pay someone to take your Aveiros? Is Dovid Lichtenstein’s purchase of Michael Steinhardt’s mitzvah/olam haba valid? Can either party rescind the deal in Beis Din? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim …
 
Reb Dovid Soloveichik's life: Torah, Hashkafos and Hanhagos with Reb Yitzchok Frankfurter – Publisher of Ami Magazine, Talmid and personal emissary of Reb Dovid – 19:47 Brisk: What was Reb Chaims' Chiddush in learning over previous generations? with Rabbi Hershel Schachter – Rosh Yeshivah of YU and talmid of Rav Soloveitchik – 49:01 with Rabbi Lict…
 
Episode No. 485 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday week clips episode featuring former curator and historian Kelli Morgan. Earlier this week, Charles Venable, the director of Newfields, the institution formerly and best known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, resigned in the wake of the museum's publishing a series of racist job postings…
 
What is role of Jewish media in the frum world today? Has their influence usurped the Rabbonim? What is the red line for crass consumerism? Are they making the singers and musician into Jewish celebrities? Is it their job to stay politically neutral or can they slant their opinions? And much more.... with Reb Eli Paley – Publisher of the Mishpacha,…
 
Episode No. 484 features historian Deborah Willis and artist Leidy Churchman. Willis is the author of "The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship," which was just published by New York University Press. The book joins 99 photographs of Black Civil War soldiers and Black men and women who served within military regimen…
 
Which liberal and progressive ideas conflict with the Torah? How should Jewish institutions handle LGBT pressures by a member? How does the secular view of sexuality compare to that of the Torah? Should we educate our children about these issues, or keep silent? Should someone with these beliefs and/or practices be distanced? Not given an Aliya? **…
 
Episode No. 483 features artists Alison Saar and Maria Antelman. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Calif. are presenting "Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe" through May 16. The exhibition, which was curated by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, surveys Saar's work related …
 
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