This week: As the UN summit on the climate emergency, Cop27, continues in Egypt, Ben Luke chats with Louisa Buck, The arts journalContemporary art correspondent for — and author of our online art and climate change column Green is the New Black — on international art initiatives responding to the crisis.
Kaywin Feldman, the director of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, DC, tells us about the museum’s new $10 million endowment fund for the purchase of works by women artists. The historic gift from the family of the gallery’s first female president, Victoria P. Sant, will help the NGA fill gaps in its collection.
And the work of the week for this episode is Mother with child on her arm, Nu II (1906) by German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker. Work is a culmination of Make modernism, a show by German women artists which opens this weekend at the Royal Academy in London. Exhibition curator Dorothy Price discusses this late painting in Modersohn-Becker’s short but productive life.
• Making Modernism: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 12 November-12 February 2023
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