This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the re-discovery of a devotional painting by Spanish master Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The painting is The Infant St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness (ca. 1670, above).

For the last eight decades or so, the painting has been on view in a corner of a living room in Meadow Brook Hall, one of the greatest Tudor-style residences built in the United States and a National Historic Landmark. (Today, Meadow Brook is on the campus of Oakland University.)

On this week’s program, we’ll hear the story of how DIA curator Salvador Salort-Pons spotted The Infant St. John the Baptist, and how he and a team at the DIA helped bring it back to life. The story will be told with the assistance of Salort-Pons, art historian Jonathan Brown, Meadow Brook curator Madelyn Rzadkowolski, DIA conservator Alfred Ackerman and Oakland sophomore Holly Lustig.

Murillo’s The Infant St. John the Baptist is now on view at the DIA, where it will remain installed for five years.

This is the second Modern Art Notes Podcast to try to spotlight the role the Detroit Institute of Arts plays in its community. The first program, "Testimony for Detroit," featured Detroiters talking about how the DIA and the art there impacted their lives, aired in September, 2013.

Listen to or download this week’s MAN Podcast on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

See more images of art discussed on the show.

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the re-discovery of a devotional painting by Spanish master Bartolome Esteban Murillo.

The painting is The Infant St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness (ca. 1670. For the last eight decades or so, the painting has been on view in a corner of a living room in Meadow Brook Hall, one of the greatest Tudor-style residences built in the United States and a National Historic Landmark. (Today, Meadow Brook is on the campus of Oakland University.) On this week’s program, we’ll hear the story of how DIA curator Salvador Salort-Pons spotted The Infant St. John the Baptist, and how he and a team at the DIA helped bring it back to life. The story will be told with the assistance of Salort-Pons, art historian Jonathan Brown, Meadow Brook curator Madelyn Rzadkowolski, DIA conservator Alfred Ackerman and Oakland sophomore Holly Lustig.

This is Meadow Brook Hall, where the Murillo was re-found.

This is the second Modern Art Notes Podcast to try to spotlight the role the Detroit Institute of Arts plays in its community. The first program, "Testimony for Detroit," featured Detroiters talking about how the DIA and the art there impacted their lives, aired in September, 2013.

On the second segment, artist Alison Rossiter discusses her work. It is featured in "What is a Photograph?" an exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibition, which is on view through May 4, was curated by Carol Squiers. It looks at how over the last 40 years artists, often more interested in making an artwork than in specifically making a photograph, have probed the question of what a photograph can be.

Rossiter is a New York-based artist whose recent work has explored uses of expired photographic paper. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Canada over the last 30 years and her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman House, the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Listen to or download this week’s MAN Podcast on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

See more images of art discussed on the show.

Show Preview // YES Perform at Meadow Brook 07/22

Show Preview // YES Perform at Meadow Brook 07/22

Photo Credit: Rob Shanahan

Legendary Rock Band YES Perform at Meadow Brook July 22nd

Throughout 2013, the iconic and Grammy winning rock band YES marked a career first by performing a triple header concert featuring three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert. For 2014, the band is back to rock crowds nationwide with a 35-date summer tour that will feature YES — in their…

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My friend and I today took a tour of this mansion that is on our campus.  (It’s actually the fourth largest mansion in the US.)  And you aren’t allowed to take pictures inside of it which stinks, but the outside is pretty.

It’s an awesome house and one of the volunteers was teasing us saying we will have to marry rich guys and buy the house for ourselves.  And we agreed of course.

But it looks like a mini Hogwarts inside and out complete with Great Hall and secret passage ways.

The other building in the pictures is actually a live in play house they built for the oldest daughter.  My bestie could not fit inside this house on account she would be to tall for it, my friend and I barely fit height wise.

The headstones are their animals that passed away.  It was a dog and two horses.  They were horse people.

But that was our little trip we took.  It was beautiful and wonderful and even had an upside down Christmas tree!  : P

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