49.1 F
Austin, Texas
February 21, 2019

History as artistic medium: Rodney McMillian’s “Against a Civic Death” at...

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.”— Shirley Chisholm In its own description, the Contemporary Austin labels its new Rodney McMillian...

Mona Hatoum’s “Terra Infirma” at the Menil Collection

Goliath, contradictory forces are at work in the world today. We’re inundated with news, both positive and negative, of the political and cultural movements...

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

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...

Eva Claycomb: “Last Time” at Recspec Gallery

I write this review too late. It is the last day of Eva Claycomb’s first solo exhibition, "Last Time" at Recspec Gallery. It might...

After 20 years, Flatbed Press loses its lease — and...

After nearly 20 years, Flatbed Press is losing the lease to its 18,400-square-foot building in East Austin. The current lease expires at the end...

Up next: OUTsider transmedia festival celebrates creative nonconformity

In a city that seems stricken with a severe case of festival-itis, it's nice to see a fest that sincerely has some freshness and...

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

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...

Those whimsical stick huts in Pease Park? They have a name...

That whimsical mini-village of five stick huts in Pease Park? The public art installation — immediate Instagram-fodder during the weeks it's been under construction —...

This app was made for walking — and walking, and walking

The new Austin Central Library came with plenty of baked-in public art, among the pieces, a handsome 3D diamond made of red jungle gym...

Anticipating an Ellsworth Kelly masterpiece with a print exhibit — and...

Carter E. Foster is the first art historian to have written on Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” the artist’s first and only freestanding building. However when Foster...