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How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...Here comes the 23rd annual Austin Museum Day, citizen, that free celebration of art, culture, history,..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...Since 1998, the Austin Museum Partnership has coordinated Austin Museum Day, a free day..."

Sept. 18, 2019 Chron Events Post

Contemporary Austin Goings & Comings
Judith Sims retires, Deming sculpture Mystic Raven returns
"...of how long Judith Sims has worked with the museum we now know as the Contemporary Austin, she had..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Now Showing: The Contemporary Austin
Museum bids adios to AMOA-Arthouse, unveils new identity
"...As of today, the visual arts institution born of the merger between Arthouse and the..."

July 18, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

10 Recommended Arts Events This Fall
So much creative energy flowing to quench your cultural thirst
"...there anything … worthwhile going on in Austin’s fine arts sector this fall?..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Chron Events Post

Upgrade Coming for the Contemporary Austin
$3 million renovation coming for the museum's downtown home
"...The Contemporary Austin is raising the roof. Literally...."

Sept. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

At Camp Contemporary, Life Imitates Art
Contemporary Austin’s adult camp merges music and nature
"...sculpture – these will be the memories of Camp Contemporary, an adult camp hosted by the Contemporary Austin in..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Post by Emily Gibson

The Contemporary Austin Finds Its New Head in the Headlands
The museum's new director, sharon maidenberg, has run a renowned multidisciplinary arts center in the Bay Area for 10 years
"...left his post as director and CEO of the Contemporary Austin, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Northern..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Austin Museum Day Recommendations
Back, tyranny of choice! Back, we say!
"...With the Austin Museum Day celebration providing free admission at venues all across..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 Contemporary Galleries in Austin in 2015
For newcomers to Austin's visual arts scene, here are 10 galleries that upped their game in 2015
"...7) MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT is still doing its thing: superb..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Austin Visual Arts Association: Thrilled to be hitting the big 3-0
The Austin Visual Arts Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary in high style, with a pair of exhibitions and a big reunion party for local artists
"...Austin has its share of venerable arts organizations. The Austin Symphony has been delighting our ears..."

June 15, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

2018 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
Kleins, Hamrick, Naimpally, and Blumensaadt to be inducted
"...group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, honoring leaders in dance, theatre, and..."

April 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Museum Comes of Age
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July 23, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Downtown Visual Arts
"...1.Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (proposed site), Speedway & Martin Luther King..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature

TFAA Director Sandra Greagor Igniting a Fire for the Arts
"...it," says Sandra Greagor, Director of the Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA). "I don't have that compulsion." Needless to..."

July 28, 1995 Arts Feature

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes
"...When you look at the vitality of the arts and culture in Austin, it isn't just the current..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
The UT museum acquires 12 works by Texas artists through an art lottery
"...Everybody loves winning the lottery, even museums. And while the Blanton Museum of Art's recent score..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts Bullets
Physical Plant Theater's first Garden Party raised more than $8,000, Ann Hume Wilson has been appointed associate director of the Blanton Museum of Art, Blue Lapis Light is exhibiting – and auctioning off – bras and breastplates for angels, and the city unveils a new mural at the Pan Am / A.B. Cantu Recreation Center
"...project was commissioned through the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division's Art in Public Places program and funded as..."

June 4, 2004 Arts Feature

Arts Critics Poll BIGGEST ARTS STORY OF 1998
"...Sam Martin - The Blanton Museum's acquisition of the $35 million Suida-Manning Collection...."

Jan. 8, 1999 Arts Feature

Arthouse/Austin Museum of Art
The boards of the two museums have voted to merge, but what does that mean?
"..."they" being the boards of Arthouse and the Austin Museum of Art, who, after months of exploratory talks about..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97'
AMOA's exhibit reveals how our desires are formed by primary colors, Benday dots, and thick black lines
"...Austin Museum of Art – Downtown, through Feb. 3..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Review by Nikki Moore

Arts Commission's 1996-97 Recommendations
"...As of its meeting last week, the Arts Commission's recommendations put 24.71%, or just over half a..."

June 28, 1996 News Feature

Austin Museum of Art
After nine years at the helm, AMOA's director takes his leave
"...Dana Friis-Hansen, who's worked with the Austin Museum of Art since 1999 and served as its executive..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Major Shifts in Austin Visual Arts in 2014
In the visual arts, 2014 was marked by transition: for galleries, curators, and critics
"...Top 10 (+ 1) major shifts in Austin visual arts in 2014..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Over + Over: Passion for Process
The 13 artists in AMOA's engaging exhibit 'Over + Over' use everyday objects from pencil stubs to marker caps to old tire parts to look at the craft of making art
"...Austin Museum of Art – Downtown, through Aug. 6..."

May 26, 2006 Arts Review by Nikki Moore

Barbara Purcell's Top 10 Only-in-Austin Arts Highlights of 2019
The year seen through a lens of the city, upending the expected and lifting up the unusual
"...year: "Not every mountain knows the earth is a museum of dying things."..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Modern Art. Modern Lives. Then + Now
AMOA's dual exhibit of art made a century apart shows some things never change
"...Austin Museum of Art – Downtown..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Transactions
This Blanton exhibition shows us how art occurs in the transfer of ideas, information, and nonmaterial goods
"...Blanton Museum of Art, through Nov. 18..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Arts Review by Nikki Moore

La Caja Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
This museum-within-a-museum's miniature works are less engaging and absorbing than the large works by the same artists
"...Mexic-Arte Museum, through May 15..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Review by Salvador Castillo

Mexic-Arte Museum's "Community Altars"
Mexic-Arte shows the variety in celebrations of Día de los Muertos across Mexico's different regions
"...of the Dead) through various regions of Mexico, Mexic-Arte Museum's "Community Altars" stands more as a cultural lesson than..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

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