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“Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser” at the Blanton
Driven by untamable curiosity and over-the-top commitment, the artist makes work that revels in improvisation and play
"...the conviction that I had found a new favorite artist, mostly because Katchadourian seems to be an artist having..."

May 12, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Five Things to Do Outside of SXSW
Believe it or not, there's life outside SXSW this week
"...Well, sure, South by Southwest is a multipartite festival of international impact, and there's so much going..."

March 11, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Blanton Needs Shuttle
"...a proud Austin resident and take pride in showing off our city to numerous visitors. For several years, I..."

July 12, 2010 Postmarks

The Austin Chronicle Summer of Pride Party
"...The Austin Chronicle Summer of Pride Party at the Blanton Museum of Art on..."

Aug. 8, 2019 Photo Gallery

“Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day” at the Blanton
The artist explores his indigenous roots and American identity in this solo exhibition
" the day ... for what? A diverse exhibition of 50-plus works ranging from paintings to punching bags, the..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Arts Review by Barbara Purcell

365 Days/365 Plays: Over the river, but in the River of Spirit
The local launch of the 365 Days/365 Plays project saw hundreds of people, including playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, crowd onto the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge for a dramatic spectacular
"...counted all the white balloons tied to the rail of the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge last Friday evening, you'd have..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...For better or worse, there's still a heap of new downtown buildings and municipal projects well under way,..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

Art for Healing
The stunning art collection of the Dell Children's Medical Center
"...families, and, as I understand it, many people find art museums almost as intimidating. But fear gives way to..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Austin Visual Arts: 'Art in America' surveys the scene
For a national magazine to do a story on Austin that's just about the visual arts scene is pretty much unheard of
"...By now, Austin has been the subject of so many stories in national magazines that you'd figure..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

End of an Arts Era
The most prosperous period in Austin's cultural history came to a painful close in 2003.
"...If a history of the Austin arts scene is ever written, 2003 will..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shape of Things to Come
What will the arts in Austin look like in 10 years? CreateAustin has a good idea – in fact, it has 10.
"...but nobody does anything about it. At least, that's often how it feels in Austin, where folks seem to..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Miles and Miles of Canvas
For 2011, the Texas Biennial lives up to its name by spreading across the state
"...the contrary. "I love Austin," insists the New York-based art historian and attorney. "I identify with Austin as being..."

April 8, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Film/Video notables of 2003
" series for the "Difficult Daughters" exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

"Warhol by the Book" at the Blanton
What's most interesting in this retrospective is the early work that shows just how damn good Warhol was at graphic design
"...With the Blanton's "Warhol by the Book," we get a comprehensive look..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Art City Austin: Everything old is new again
The annual art fair once known as Fiesta and the Austin Fine Arts Festival makes its debut after reinventing itself
"...The city's oldest art fair is about to become its newest art fair...."

April 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
"...A tale of two floors: On one, rows and rows of books..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Field of Dreamers
Two dems, five gop candidates vie for district 48 race, but the seat is expected to remain Democratic.
"...a successful 10-year stint, the news awoke a herd of snoozing political hopefuls, particularly a pack of Republicans who..."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

'Best of Austin' Party
September 17, 2013. 17 photos.
"...We feted our Best of Austin winners at the Blanton Museum of Art with..."

Sept. 18, 2013 Photo Gallery

This Week's Waste of Time
You have died of dysentery
" the Bloody Flux which was coincidentally the name of my band in high school...."

May 11, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
When the album becomes Immersion
"...Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon (Capitol)..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of 2013
The Austin Critics Table has honored five more pioneers in the Austin arts community
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the 12th group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall..."

May 3, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT College of Fine Arts: Dempster named dean
After running UT's College of Fine Arts for a year, interim Dean Doug Dempster has gotten the job for keeps
"...last, Doug Dempster can take that pesky "interim" out of his job title. The University of Texas professor has..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2015
Leaving deep impressions from 2015's dance and classical music works were the unexpected elements, like screen doors, trees, and car horns
"...1) Miró Quartet (UT Butler School Of Music)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts Critics Poll BIGGEST ARTS STORY OF 1998
"...Robert Faires - The two-to-one voter approval of the Palmer Auditorium renovation. How often does the city..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Arts Feature

The Education of a Lifetime
A look at UT's Performing Arts Center and the process by which they bring the biggest names in jazz to Austin.
"...midnight, long after UT's Bass Concert Hall had turned off all the lights and gone to bed. Except, down..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Experiment in Terror
This unnerving art film about airplane hijackings screens at the Blanton Museum of Art
"...When it comes to dramatic representations of airplane-based terrorism, the feeling, at least for Americans, is..."

July 9, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Holy Hoops
'The Rules of Basketball' at the Blanton reviewed
"..."The umpire shall be the judge of the men." This line leapt out from James Naismith's..."

Dec. 29, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Elementary, My Dear Hickey
Art critic Dave Hickey on being Watson to Ed Ruscha's Holmes
"...Wednesday night, the Harry Ransom Center and the Blanton Museum of Art will present a chat between two..."

Jan. 19, 2016 Arts Post by Rod Machen

Making a Front Porch for the City
As he was completing the final design for the Austin Museum of Art's long-awaited downtown facility, architect Richard Gluckman took time to discuss the project, his approach to architecture, and what it means to design buildings for a boomtown.
"...Just over two years ago, the Austin Museum of Art selected an architect to design the museum's..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Here Comes Austin
Blanton Museum breaks ground on Ellsworth Kelly chapel
"...This weekend, the Blanton Museum of Art is taking its first steps toward..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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