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November 18, 2019
..calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea, Kara Walker, 2007. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins Co.

Video Art on the Big Screen, and in a Movie Theater

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  James Turrell's sublime skyspace "The Color Within" is arguably the best known artwork of Landmarks, the University of Texas' public art collection. And the least...
Joey Fauerso, "Teardowns," installation view at Blue Star Contemporary,

At Blue Star Contemporary, Reconstructed from the Deconstructed

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The four shows on view through Jan. 5 at San Antonio’s Blue Star Contemporary all play with the notion of impermanence — ironic, given...

Happiness is a Journey. And Change is a Constant.

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  For Eddie “Bear” Lopez, happiness is a paper route in his East Austin neighborhood, a quiet latticework of residential streets where he delivers the...

East Austin Studio Tour 2019: One Critic’s 10 Picks

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Big Medium boasts 807 artists participating in this year’s edition of the East Austin Studio Tour. For those who can’t pull it together enough to...

Lost in the Shadow: Tatiana Istomina’s ‘Philosophy of the Encounter’

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  In 1980, the influential philosopher Louis Althusser strangled his wife, Hélène Rytmann, with his hands. In her solo show "Philosophy of the Encounter," on view...

Elisabet Ney Museum wins $150,000 grant from National Historic Trust

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The Elisabet Ney Museum has won a $150,000 grant from the National Historic Trust,. The Austin museum was one of 20 historic sites around the...

Collecting Sin Fronteras

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  Gilberto Cárdenas holds one of the largest private collections of Latinx art. A former sociology professor at the University of Texas, and recently retired...

Texas Biennial Curators Are Named

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Ryan N. Dennis, curator of Houston's Project Row Houses, and Houston-based writer and independent curator Evan Garza have been named curators and creative directors...

Michael Galbreth, 1956-2019

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Michael Galbreth, one half of the Houston-based conceptual art duo known as the Art Guys, died Oct. 19, due to complications from emergency heart...

Charles White: An Artist Ahead of his Time Finally has his...

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  It’s been a busy couple of years for the late artist Charles White. To commemorate what would have been his 100th birthday, a major...