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September 19, 2018

Full Circle: A New Vision for an Iconic Austin Mural

In 1992, two young local artists, Robert Herrera and Oscar Cortez, began transforming a 700-square foot wall section around the Holly Street Power Plant...

Matthew Steinke Resurrects the Genius of an Unknown Inventor

If you were to die today, what would the objects you leave behind say about your life — and how would those object sound? Matthew’s...

Austin’s Most Maligned Public Artwork to Get a Makeover

It's been fodder for jokes, puzzlements and plenty of chatter. Now, perhaps the most maligned public artwork in Austin is about to get temporary makeover. "Moments," a...

City to Install 23 Temporary Public Artworks Across Austin This Fall

Some 23 temporary public artworks will go on view across the city of Austin, thanks to the latest round of the city's Art in Public...

Parking Lots, Pools, and Palm Trees: From Ed Ruscha’s Archive a...

Context and circumstance matter. And with “Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance” the new exhibition on view at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, the...

Growth Spurt: The Contemporary’s Crit Group Emboldens Artists to Experiment

The act of critique — crit, if you will — is a staple of university art education. Some love it, some hate the idea...

East Austin Studio Tour Artists Announced

The line-up for this year's East Austin Studio Tour has been announced. Some 555 participants are included in the free, self-guided tour which runs Nov....

Blanton Museum and the Contemporary Austin Transfer More than 500 Works...

Last year the Contemporary Austin and the Blanton Museum of Art announced that 700 works of art from Contemporary's permanent collection would be transferred...

Shanie Tomassini Wins Umlauf Prize

Shanie Tomassini is the winner of this year's Umlauf Prize, an award granted to a University of Texas graduate student in studio art. The prize comes...

Dreaming of Our Abuelitos: “YLA 23” at Mexic-Arte Museum Explores Border...

Growing up on the border of any two countries leads to early political awareness. That's what the artists in the newest iteration of the...