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January 16, 2019

An East Austin arts group sues Mars candy company for copyright...

For years the South By Southwest festival in Austin has been criticized as nothing more than a vast pop culture-infused marketing platform for major...

Nicole Eisenman wins $200,000 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation...

Nicole Eisenman is the winner of the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize, the Contemporary Austin announced today. Eisenman receives a $200,000...

“Artists Respond” panel to take up issues of place and displacement

On Nov. 15, "Sightlines Spoken: Artist Respond —Considering Place and Culture" will feature artists and cultural leaders of color in a discussion on what...

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...

When SAMO© Became Jean-Michel Basquiat, Artist

Before his death at age 27; before the heroin addiction, the money, the fame, the gallery exhibits; before the friendship with Andy Warhol; before...

Growth Spurt: The Contemporary’s Crit Group Emboldens Artists to Experiment

The act of critique — crit, if you will — is a staple of university art education. Some love it, some hate the idea...

A New Artistic Moment for the Lamar Underpass

When I meet up with Laurie Frick at “Data Tells a Story,” her vibrant mural installation along the Lamar Boulevard Underpass, she is carrying...

UT inaugurates new School of Design & Creative Technologies

The University of Texas at Austin inaugurated its new School of Design & Creative Technologies at a ceremony today. A new unit of UT's College...

West Austin Studio Tour artists announced

2018 West Austin Studio Tour When: 11 a.m. 6 p.m. May 12-13 & 19-20 Boundaries West of I-35 East of Mopac/Loop 1 South of HWY 183 North of William Cannon Big...

Facing the Condemned: Lucky Pierre Collective Brings its ‘Final Meals’ To...

At the opening reception for “Final Meals,” a recent show at Testsite, Michael Thomas, one of the founding members of the Chicago-based artist collective...