April 19, 2021
Deborah Roberts, When you see me, 2019. Mixed media and collage on canvas. 65 x 120 inches. Framed, 67 1/4 x 122 inches. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Image courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

As Austin museums react to the Black Lives Matter movement, bigger...

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Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the country recently in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hand of police in...

Now you can meditate (virtually) at the James Turrell Skyspace, “The...

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While it may seem a contradiction to meditate by digital streaming, there's an undeniable contemplative quality to James Turrell's time-based light installations, known as...

Austin’s Tallest Public Artwork is Ready for its Close-up

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Stretching some 103 feet up the side of a downtown building, a mural by Josef Kristofoletti now claims the title of Austin’s tallest public...
Ai Wei Wei Forever Bicycles

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

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  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...
Women and Their Work

Exclusive: Women & Their Work Buys a Building of its Own

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With Austin’s cultural landscape battered by pandemic closures, a cratering economy, and an extremely uncertain future, one arts organization has remarkably good news. After 42...

The Meaning of An Animal in the World: An Interview with...

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In preparation for an interview with Kiki Smith on her recent show at Bale Creek Allen Gallery in Austin, I was told a myriad...

In “Quilting the World’s Conscience,” human rights is interpreted in patchwork...

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Texas Folklife is hosting a touring exhibition, "Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World's Conscience." Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, founder of the...

When SAMO© Became Jean-Michel Basquiat, Artist

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

Michael Ray Charles: Always Questioning

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Over the course of two-and-a-half days in September, Michael Ray Charles created a monumental painting on site at Austin’s Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. “Forever...

Mending Social Distances: Beili Liu Makes 1,000 Masks

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Beili Liu is sewing 1000 masks. “I couldn’t just go into my studio and make something irrelevant, something that had nothing to do with the...

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