April 21, 2021

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

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

Austin Opera returns to live performance — at the racetrack

Opera aficianados, start your engines. Austin Opera returns to live performance with a fully-staged production of Puccini’s "Tosca" at the massive Germania Insurance Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas, the...

‘The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop’ shows paintings at work

Westminister Abbey, the Sonoran Desert, a Pennsylvania trailer park, a night view of an island city, a rooftop panorama of Madrid. The behemoth paintings in "Behind the Scenes: The Art...

Seeing and being seen: In a solo museum show Deborah Roberts asks us to look

Deborah Roberts solo exhibition "I'm" at the Contemporary Austin was originally scheduled to open in September 2020. The pandemic changed that, like so much in the last year. "I'm" opened...

This week, a crisis in Texas

Our state suffered a major calamity, and is still suffering. Recovery will be long, costly, and hard for many. At Sightlines, the unfolding disaster meant we put aside arts journalism for...

Miró Rivera Architects builds a New Arcadia

The two Austin projects that have arguably brought Miró Rivera Architects the most international attention? A public restroom on the Lady Bird Lake hike-and-bike trail and a pedestrian bridge connecting...

Smithsonian acquires archive of Women & Their Work

In 1985, Women & Their Work, then a nascent arts organization in a much smaller Austin, presented a performance called "Tasting the Blaze." Staged at the long-gone Austin Opera House,...

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