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September 29, 2020
Mexic-Arte Museum

Audit finds city oversight of Mexic-Arte Museum lax

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The city of Austin has not properly overseen its agreements with Mexic-Arte Museum, a report from the city's Office of the City Auditor has...
Lisa Alvarado. Rendering of Thalweg Flag, 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Ballroom Marfa launches podcast interview series, an outdoor exhibition, and ‘Kite...

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While its doors may still be closed to visitors, the West Texas arts organization Ballroom Marfa makes its pandemic pivot for the fall multi-pronged. Beginning...

Umlauf Museum executive director to depart

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Sarah Story, executive director of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, will depart her post effective October 23. James Russell, Umlauf board president, made the...
Deborah Roberts, Little man, little man, 2020. Collage printed on weather-resistant vinyl. Installation view at The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center on Congress Avenue. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Courtesy the artist, Vielmetter Los Angeles, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

An Instagram post sparks intense debate about equity in Austin’s art...

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“Little Man, little man” is a mural by Deborah Roberts that just last week was installed on the side of the Jones Center, the...
Francisco Gonzalez Castro, "Layers of Disappearing: 1002 of 7000," 2016, video.

Big Medium launches online catalog documenting Austin artists

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Probably the best souvenir of Big Medium's East Austin Studio and West Austin Studio Tour each year was the hefty full-color illustrated catalog, a...

Lacquers of Successive Nows: Northern-Southern’s ‘Baton’

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If COVID-19 is a marathon, not a sprint, then “Baton” plans to see it through to the finish line. For the duration of the...

Big Medium combines studio tours into single citywide, online Austin Studio...

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Big Medium has big news. After years of organizing both the East Austin Studio Tour and the West Austin Studio Tour, this year there will...

Review: Two from Radius Books on Ellsworth Kelly and on Sol...

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The Blanton Museum of Art recently re-opened its doors. Guests must adhere to normal COVID-19 precautions such as wearing face masks, and social distancing,...
Cherise Smith and Michael Ray Charles

Michael Ray Charles and Cherise Smith in discussion

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Artist Michael Ray Charles and scholar Cherise Smith will be in discussion twice this week about Charles' artistic practice of exploring historic African American...
Rafael Navarro Barajas, "The Origins of Medicine," oil on canvas, 1968. Installation view at Medical Park Tower, Austin.

A petition starts to save the Rafael Navarro Barajas mural

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The movement to save a mural by Mexican artist Rafael Navarro Barajas continues with supporters, led by musician Sara Hickman, launching a public petition...

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