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September 23, 2019
Vanessa Davidson, the newly appointed Latin American curator at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Vanessa Davidson named curator of Latin American art at the Blanton...

Vanessa Davidson of the Phoenix Art Museum has been named the new curator of Latin American art at the Blanton Museum of Art. Her appointment...
Austin artist Betelhem Makonnen

Betelhem Makonnen wins $15,000 Tito’s Prize

Betelhem Makonnen is the winner of the 2019 Tito's Prize, a $15,000 award to an Austin visual artist, officials with Big Medium, the nonprofit...
“Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)”

“Triptych: Eyes of Another” is a musical meditation on the photography...

Bryce Dessner, guitarist for the indie band the National, was a Cincinnati teenager in 1990 when the city’s Contemporary Arts Center became the epicenter...
A still from "The Proposal"

“The Proposal” reveals Jill Magid’s art provocation over Luis Barragán’s archive

  A few years ago, artist Jill Magid turned Luis Barragán, Mexico’s greatest modern architect, into a diamond. With the permission of Barragán’s heirs, Magid...
Member Alfonso Huerta carving his woodcut at the Flatbed Community Press

Flatbed opens its Community Press

The new Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking — previously known as Flatbed Press & Gallery — has just opened it Flatbed Community Press. Occupying 1,500-square-feet of Flatbed's...
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...

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

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

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...

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

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...
Lily Cox-Richard, installation view of "She-Wolf" and "Ramp,"

Lily Cox-Richard: Re-casting the Blanton’s Battle casts

  People have mixed feelings about the Blanton Museum's William J. Battle Collection of Plaster Casts. They are not original artworks, rather a large group...