Culture has not shut down. And neither has Sightlines.


We are socially and physically apart. Galleries, museums, theatres and other arts destinations are shut down.

But culture has not shut down. And neither has Sightlines.

In fact, we think it’s more vital than ever to share the news and stories of our community in these extraordinary times.

Journalism is the first draft of history, as a saying in the profession goes.

If you are able to give, please consider a gift, in any amount right for you, as part of your #GivingTuesdayNow plan.

Help us keep our magazine free and accessible to all, while we support our writers at a time so many cultural workers are out of work

While we cannot gather, we hope you will still find Sightlines a shared and vibrant cultural space. Thank you for reading.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Editor and founder
Sightlines: Arts, Culture, New & Ideas

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is an arts and culture journalist who has covered visual art, performance, film, literature, architecture, and just about any combination thereof. She was the staff arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman for 17 years. Her commendations include the First Place Arts & Culture Criticism Award from the Society for Features Journalism. Additionally, Jeanne Claire has been awarded professional fellowships at USC’s Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and NEA/Columbia University Arts Journalism Institute. In 2022, she was awarded the Rabkin Prize in visual art journalism. Jeanne Claire founded and led Sightlines, a non-profit online arts and culture magazine that reached an annual readership of 600,000. And for two years, she taught arts journalism at the University of Texas College of Fine Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architecture magazine, Dwell, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, Art Papers, and ICON design magazine, among other publications.

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