Shanie Tomassini sculpture

Umlauf Museum expands scope of annual prize

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is expanding the scope of its annual Umlauf Prize. Beginning this year, entry is open to any emerging artist...
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The 2019 West Austin Studio Tour

  This year's West Austin Studio Tour includes 374 participants. Big Medium,  the tour's non-profit organizing producer, categories that 374 into 108 artist studios, 58 guest...
Ai Wei Wei Forever Bicycles

Sorry, Austin. Ai Wei Wei’s “Forever Bicycles” is not forever

  Sorry, Austin. But Ai Wei Wei's "Forever Bicycles" is not a forever part of the city. For two years, the monumental, playful and dizzying sculpture...
Berthe Morisot, Reading

Why is Impressionist artist Berthe Morisot not well known today?

As empowerment movements #MeToo and Time’s Up fuel public conversation about women’s issues around the world, headlines like “Galleries focusing on female artists to...

Trying to get present: Black Mountain Project’s constant escape

The first thing you notice upon entering the gallery space for constant escape is an upending of perspective. A massive vinyl print of a...
Susan Scafati library installation

Susan Scafati’s “If a tree 🌳falls”

  Midmorning visitors to the Austin Central Library find themselves bathed in kaleidoscopic hues of pink, blue, yellow and orange light by the two-story plexiglass...
Beverly Adams

Blanton curator heads to MoMA

Beverly Adams, currently the curator of Latin American art at the Blanton Museum of Art, will join the Museum of Modern Art’s department of painting...

Seeing Things: Virginia Fleck keeps tabs

Virginia Fleck started collecting aluminum can tabs years ago after she came across a shimmering pile of them in tub when she was poking...

Identity construct: Genevieve Gaignard’s alter egos make the personal political

Do not try to hold Genevieve Gaignard’s exhibition "In Passing" at the Christian-Green Gallery at arm’s length. Or try as hard as you might...

Louis Grachos to leave the Contemporary Austin

After six years leading the Contemporary Austin, Louis Grachos, the museum's executive director and CEO, will step down from his position. Kathleen Loughlin, the museum's...