Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is an arts and culture journalist who has covered visual art, performance, film, literature, architecture, and just about any combination thereof. She was the staff arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman for 17 years. Her commendations include the First Place Arts & Culture Criticism Award from the Society for Features Journalism. Additionally, Jeanne Claire has been awarded professional fellowships at USC’s Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and NEA/Columbia University Arts Journalism Institute. In 2022, she was awarded the Rabkin Prize in visual art journalism. Jeanne Claire founded and led Sightlines, a non-profit online arts and culture magazine that reached an annual readership of 600,000. And for two years, she taught arts journalism at the University of Texas College of Fine Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architecture magazine, Dwell, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, Art Papers, and ICON design magazine, among other publications.

More than 27,000 images from Gabriel García Márquez’s archive freely available online

The Harry Ransom Center announced that it has digitized more than 27,000 images and page scans from Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s archive. And all of it is available...

Austin Mayor’s Book Club spotlights narratives of refugee experience

Narratives of the refugee experience are the focus the Mayor's Book Club for 2018. The public reading campaign selected three books: Syrian author Osama Alomar's "The Teeth of the Comb." Alomar's...

In Pease Park, David Deming’s “Mystic Raven” sculpture is ready for its close-up

A 22-foot abstract steel sculpture that once graced Congress Avenue is now installed in Pease Park, part of an agreement between the Contemporary Austin, the city and the Pease...

With “Parade” dancemaker Kathy Dunn Hamrick marches into the Austin venue crisis

(This is the first in a series of stories examining Austin's venue crisis as artists struggle with the lack of affordable space and disappearing venues.) Kathy Dunn Hamrick takes a...

Line Upon Line finds its context

With a poof of talcum powder, Line Upon Line percussion ensemble opened its season in September. It was a slow pour of powder actually, part of an abbreviated version of...

Pump Project Art Complex loses lease

After 12 years of providing artists with affordable studio space, Pump Project Art Complex is losing its lease on the distinctive yellow warehouse in East Austin. Joshua Green, director of the...