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Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

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

Questioning Waller Creek: Heather Parrish at Flatbed Press

Heather Parrish has a keen sense of place and a curiosity about what it means to inhabit a place and who did so before you. Parrish is a native Austinite...

Mexic-Arte Museum board members resign, citing no confidence in museum’s management

Several board members of Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum — including board president Michael Torres and treasurer George Elliman — have resigned citing concerns about the museum’s management and leadership. The resignations...

Mexic-Arte Museum announces architects for building project, responds to allegations of unsafe conditions

Mexic-Arte Museum announced today that it has chosen El Paso firm Exigo Architecture and Austin's Cotera + Reed Architects to lead the design of the museum's building project. Since 2018,...

Darkly comic, Performa Dance’s ‘The Mad Scene’ skewers our desire for fame

Never known for his modesty, Louis XIV, aka the Sun King, once proclaimed “In my heart I prefer fame above all else, even life itself.” Louis XIV also happened to...

The first social network? Actually, it was postcards

When historian and author Lydia Pyne began work on her book “Postcards: The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Social Network,” (Reaktion Press, 2021) her relatives began giving...

Hazardous conditions for art and people at Mexic-Arte, say museum workers

Former staffers from Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum have turned to social media to bring attention to what they call hazardous working conditions and other issues at the downtown museum. The group...

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