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January 21, 2021

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

Mexican American Cultural Center to begin $27 million expansion plan

The city of Austin announced today that work will begin on a $27 million facility expansion project for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC). The project calls...

The Austin arts community raises questions about city’s total remake to cultural funding process

The Austin arts community is raising questions about the complete overhaul to the city's cultural funding system proposed by city staff. Staff with the city's Cultural Arts Division (CAD) unveiled...

Blanton Museum Unveils Designs for $35 Million Major Overhaul of its Grounds

The Blanton Museum of Art today unveiled designs for a comprehensive make-over of its grounds. The new design brings a much-needed update to the museum's 200,000-square-foot campus, which includes...

The Year of Living Separately

While 2020 ends, the story of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the arts and culture is hardly over. We are wired to believe that a flip of...

The Sightlines Questionnaire: Chinati curator Ingrid Schaffner

In February of this year, shortly before the coronavirus shut down the world, Ingrid Schaffner was announced as the first curator of the Chinati Foundation, the storied contemporary art...

City outlines revamp of its arts funding program

The city of Austin's Cultural Arts Division outlined its new funding programs, a major overall view of how the city plans to fund the arts starting in 2021. The new...

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