September 16, 2021

At UT’s public art program, the effort to diversify is underway

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Cast in bronze and standing more than ten feet tall, Simone Leigh’s sculpture “Sentinel IV” now stands observant over the courtyard in front of...
Installation view of Suzanne Bocanegra, “Valley,” at Blanton Museum of Art, June 27-Sept. 19, 2021, courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

Judy, Judy, Judy: With ‘Valley,’ Suzanne Bocanegra flips the script on...

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In Suzanne Bocanegra’s eight-channel video “Valley” at the Blanton Museum, eight actors reenact Judy Garland’s 1966 wardrobe test for the film adaptation of Jacqueline...
Photo caption for Installation Photos Installation view of Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Courtesy of Blaffer Art Museum. Photo by Sean Fleming.

Review: ‘Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning’ at the Blaffer...

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“The End of My Beginning” marks Houston-born Jamal Cyrus’s first mid-career survey at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. With 50...
Heather Pesanti

Heather Pesanti to leave top curator post at the Contemporary Austin

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Heather Pesanti, chief curator of the Contemporary Austin, has resigned her position, museum officials announced today. Pesanti joined the Contemporary in 2013, brought on board...
Deborah Roberts

Contemporary Austin hosts free week Aug. 9-15

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The Contemporary Austin is offering free admission for the last week of its current exhibitions, including "Deborah Roberts: I'm," on view at the museum's...
US Latinx Artists

Four Texas-based artists among 15 to receive inaugural $50,000 U.S. Latinx...

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Four Texas-based artists are among the 15 who have been awarded the inugural $50,000 U.S. Latinx Artist Fellowship. Two of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations...
Sedrick Huckaby

Review: Sedrick Huckaby at the Blanton Museum of Art

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Sedrick Huckaby brings texture to themes of family, community, anonymity, and personhood in monumental oil paintings now featured in an intimate eponymous exhibition at...
Bartlett Project

In the small town of Bartlett, Texas, an art project gone...

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­­­­­­­­­When Aimèe Everett first visited the empty 19th-century building in Bartlett earlier this year­­, the Austin artist noticed a bit of color peeking out...
Bartlett Project

Review: In Bartlett, building from the past

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Bartlett, Texas looks like something straight out of the turn of last century. Fifty miles northeast of Austin, this quiet town, with its old-timey...

Pease Park’s renovated Kingsbury Common opens

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After a $15 million renovation, the seven-acre Kingsbury Commons area of Pease Park officially opens July 2. "Nothing in my life could have prepared me...

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