What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

Hosted by and with guest speaker . Produced by , David Clack and . Sponsored by Christie's

Left, a detail of Philip Guston’s Courtroom (1970); right, Guston in his Woodstock studio in 1970 Guston portrait: Frank R. Lloyd; artwork photo: Flickr

This week, we talk to the critics and curators Barry Schwabsky and Aindrea Emelife about the four-year delay to the show Philip Guston Now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the museums of fine arts in Houston and Boston and Tate Modern in London. What does the postponement of a big show of the US artist’s work tell us about museums’ response to art and race in the wake of Black Lives Matter? Read more about the Guston controversy here.

An installation view of Maggi Hambling: 2020 at Marlborough Gallery in London Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery, London

Also, our contemporary art correspondent Louisa Buck meets Maggi Hambling as a new show of her work opens at Marlborough Gallery in London (until 21 November). 

Master Heinrich of Constance's The Visitation (around 1310–20) Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

And in our Work of the Week, the artist Martha Tuttle talks about a medieval Visitation in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie's.