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February 26, 2020

Preservation Austin releases latest audio tour, “Austin’s Postwar Boom”

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Preservation Austin has just released the latest of its self-guided audio tours, an introduction to the postwar buildings and architectural icons of the Central...

Moody Foundation donates $9.7 million to enhance Pease Park

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The Moody Foundation is stepping up to be the much-needed major benefactor of Austin's heavily-used parks. After gifting $15 million earlier this year to the...

Preservation Austin Awards Grants to Historic Laguna Gloria Villa, and Others

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Preservation Austin has awarded $5,000 to the Contemporary Austin for on-going restoration of the historic 1916 Driscoll Villa, the centerpiece of Laguna Gloria. The $5,000...

AIA Austin Gives its Annual Awards

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The Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave its annual awards May 10 at the new Austin Central Library. Jurors were Billie Faircloth,...

Craftsman Style Focus of Preservation Austin’s 2019 Homes Tour

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The focus of this year's Preservation Austin Homes Tour? The Craftsman Style. On April 27, some seven Craftsman style homes throughout several Central Austin neighborhoods will...

How Ellsworth Kelly’s final masterpiece came to Austin and the Blanton...

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It seems facile to call Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin an instant icon, but an icon it is. Clad in pale limestone, it is a monumental work...

A sneak peek of Ellsworth Kelly’s monumental “Austin”

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Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” opens at the Blanton Museum of Art on Feb. 18, and we've got a slideshow of images below. The late artist’s only...

At Pease Park, a Groundbreaking, and Two $1 Million Donations

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The Pease Park Conservancy, along with city and state officials, broke ground today on the first phase of the major revitalization for the Austin...

WORK PLAY MONEY LOVE: At Northern-Southern, an Exhibition Examines Push and...

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When I stopped by Northern-Southern gallery to see their latest exhibition, I had just finished what I considered to be a pretty intense jigsaw...

The Contemporary Austin welcomes new Moody Pavilions at Laguna Gloria

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  The Contemporary Austin is celebrating the Moody Pavilions, the first stage of a multi-year project to make its historic Laguna Gloria site more accessible. The...