Episode No. 414 features curators Scott Allan and Emily A. Beeny and artist Xiaoze Xie.
Along with Gloria Groom, Allen and Beeny are the co-curators of "Manet and Modern Beauty," on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 12, 2020. It is the first exhibition to examine the work Manet made near the end of his short life (he died at 51), including portraits, still-lifes, watercolors, cafe and garden scenes and even his correspondence. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for $43.
On the second segment, Xiaoze Xie discusses his paintings, video and more on the occasion of "Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence" at the Asia Society Museum in New York City. The exhibition, which was curated by Michelle Yun, is on view through January 5, 2020. Xie was born in Guangdong Province, China before moving to the United States for graduate school at the University of North Texas in the mid-1990s. His work is in the collections of the MFA Houston, the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin, the Oakland Museum of California and more.