January 24, 2020
Yuyliya Lanina's "Misread Signs"

At EAST, Beyond the Artist Studios, 127 events

  Beyond the literally hundreds of artist studios and exhibitions on the East Austin Studio Tour, this year organizers Big Medium have smartly separated out...
..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

  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

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.

  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

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’

  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

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

  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

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

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...