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May 25, 2022

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

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

SXSW review: ‘The Art of Making It’ sheds light on the art world’s exclusivity

“We now have more people in the world who call themselves artists than we ever have had before in the history of human time,” proclaims independent curator Helen Molesworth...

How to design responsively for the future? Perhaps we need less design, says editor of The Architect’s Newspaper

As editor in chief of The Architects Newspaper, Aaron Seward has the catbird seat on the architecture profession. Before taking the position last August, Seward, a native of Houston, spent...

Painted nature: Valerie Fowler’s ‘Earth Shift’

In her paintings Austin artist Valerie Fowler transforms the familiar into the unfamiliar, rendering landscapes and scenes of nature as some liminal other world. Measuring five feet by six feet,...

Blanton Museum’s ‘Assembly’ spotlights new acquisitions by Black artists

Like traditional museums and cultural institutions everywhere, the Blanton Museum of Art is busy matching its activities to the current reckoning over racial justice and systemic inequality. Though the University...

For the Contemporary Austin’s executive director, extending the welcome is a top priority

When the Contemporary Austin called, sharon maidenberg wasn’t looking for a new job. She she was executive director at the Headlands Center for the Arts on the northern end...

With ‘A Welcoming Place,’ Ariel René Jackson captures poetic narratives of Black and Brown Austinites

Ariel René Jackson's film installation "A Welcoming Place" is essential viewing for anybody living in Austin. Currently the center of Jackson's solo exhibition at Women & Their Work, the 30-minute...

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