The Modern Art Notes Podcast
About This Show
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly program about the visual arts. Hosted and independently produced by Modern Art Notes Media/Tyler Green, the program features leading figures in the visual arts, including artists, art historians, critics, curators and authors. It is distributed on Thursdays.
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On Trump's attempt to eliminate federal arts and humanities programs
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Episode No. 281 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast considers federal arts and humanities funding with Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation executive vice president for programs and research Mariët Westermann. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities make up eight one-thousandths of one percent of the federal budget. Still, in the name of austerity, the Trump White House has targeted the endowments, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for elimination in its first budget. The endowments each received $148 million in appropriations in the federal government's most recent fiscal year, while the IMLS received $230 million and CPB $445 million. Meanwhile, the Trump budget asks for a 10 percent increase in defense spending, a single-year bump of $54 billion -- or 365 times the NEA or NEH's total annual appropriation. No American art or arts critic has written more about the role of federal arts and humanities funding and especially the national endowments over more years than Christopher Knight. He has been the art critic of the Los Angeles Times since 1989. He is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism from the College Art Association in 1997. On the second segment, Mellon foundation VP Mariët Westermann discusses federal arts and humanities funding from a funder's perspective. Prior to joining Mellon in 2010, was the provost and chief academic officer of New York University Abu Dhabi; director of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts; associate director of research at the Clark Art Institute, and an associate professor at Rutgers University. As a historian of Netherlandish art, Westermann has written books on Jan Steen, Rembrandt, Vermeer and more.
Rated 4 out of
An exceptionally informative interview of the Italian Futurism exhibition art the Guggenheim Museum. I had very recently seen the exhibition and this interview with the curator was engaging, knowledgeable and highly pertinent. It greatly increased my understanding of the era and improved my appreciation of the work. The interviewer asked exactly the questions i wanted to have answered for both information, analysis and interpretation.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of
I not only like this show - I need this show
I'm a full time artist who understands that it's important for me to grow and learn more about art in order to make better work. I really like this show as it's opened my mind/eyes to artists who I may never have heard of had it not been on this podcast. If you're an artist, you owe it to yourself to give this a try. I'm a big fan.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of
It's great modern art get shared and accessible like this!
Date published: 2013-08-31