The Arts — and Arts Journalism — in the Time of Coronavirus


As author James Baldwin wrote: “Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.”

In difficult times we turn to culture. But what happens when a huge segment of culture is suddenly cut-off from our in-person participation?

It’s a question all artists, arts support staff and arts journalists are now asking.

At Sightlines, our coverage will shift in response to our cultural community with the spread of the coronavirus. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the closures and postponements. And we’ll follow the fallout too.

We’ve got stories in the pipeline, and our writers are brainstorming. We’ll dive into our archive for articles you may have missed — like our artist profiles.

On Facebook and Twitter we’ll be sharing quick things we spot from all over and keep you culturally fed during your social distancing. On Instagram we’ll share images of the work of Austin area artists. Let’s #ArtWhereYouAre — it’s the #BestSeatInTheHouse

Thank you for reading Sightlines.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

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