Bisa Butler, Malcolm Daniel
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Episode No. 472 features artist Bisa Butler and curator Malcolm Daniel.

The Art Institute of Chicago is showing "Bisa Butler: Portraits," a presentation of Butler's recent art along with some works from the AIC's collection that have informed Butler. The exhibition, which the AIC co-organized with the Katonah Museum of Art, was curated by Erica Warren. It will be on view in Chicago through April 19, 2021.

Butler's work will also be included in the Toledo Museum of Art's "Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change," which examines how artists and other makers have used quilts to address America's present and future between the Civil War era and the present. The exhibition was curated by Lauren Applebaum and will be on view through February 14, 2021.

Butler's work frequently addresses African diasporic history, American art and the transit of textiles around the globe. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the AIC. Among her many group show credits is "Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary" at the California African American Museum, which she and host Tyler Green mention on the program.

With the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opening its new Kinder Building this week, the program includes the first of two conversations with two leading MFAH curators about their new galleries and collection presentations. This week's program features MFAH photography curator Malcolm Daniel. The MFAH features one of America's top photography collections.

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Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
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