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Bass Concert Hall: Park, Pee and Leave (or not)
The musical was great, but the venue is a problem
"...Bass Concert Hall would finally be reopening with a wonderful 2009 season: Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Rent, Avenue Q and..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Post by Andy Campbell

Naked City
The University of Texas announces the finalists for the design of its new art museum (after rejecting the original design as too modern) and everyone on the list, with few minor exceptions, hews closely to the classical or neo-classical tradition.
"...of them used to live in the Governor's Mansion, and the other, rumor has it, may be planning to..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Classical Revival at the Blanton
The Art of the Deal
"...bureaucracy? When UT sets its mind to a task, and applies the proper power and grease, things happen. And..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Jessie Otto Hite: With the Blanton built, the director takes her leave
With the Blanton Museum of Art's new galleries open and drawing record crowds and the companion building set to open next year, Jessie Otto Hite has decided to retire as director in 2008
"...talking about building a new home for its artwork. And when she worked her way up to the museum..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...big. The city was riding high on high tech, and so much money was flowing that even arts groups..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
And Still More Dancing About Architecture
"...in terms of recent weeks featuring items involving architecture and the arts scene in Austin. Who knows how long..."

May 22, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin's Cultural Makeover
Which arts facilities from the boom years were built, which weren't built, and why
"...You know how that fringe of society devoted to creative pursuits is typically among the first to..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Blanton Museum of Art gets an architect (for the second time), and the Paramount and State theatres move a step closer to partnership.
"...Arts Forward..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The loss of the architects for the new Blanton Museum of Art; a home for the Rude Mechanicals.
"...Auf Wiedersehn, Herzog & de Meuron..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Blanton Architect Named
"...Even allowing for the notorious sluggishness of state bureaucracy and the idea that no one wants to move too..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
UT Regents Rita Clements and Tony Sanchez torpedoed Herzog & De Meuron's design for the Blanton Museum because it didn't fit in with the Campus Master Plan. But neither do most buildings built on campus since the mid-1960s.
"...Policymakers, a pop quiz for UT Regents Rita Clements and Tony Sanchez: 1) Who is Paul Cret? 2) Who..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Articulations
Blanton Blooper?
"...Last December, when UT Austin President Larry Faulkner announced that the..."

July 16, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The resignation of the UT School of Architecture's dean over the Blanton Museum of Art furor.
"...More Blood Over Blanton..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
UT students and faculty stage a rally to protest the regents' handling of Blanton museum designs.
"...On Wednesday, three weeks after renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron resigned as designers of the Jack..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Feature by Jessica Carter

Finishing Touches
On the eve of its long-awaited grand opening, UT's Blanton Museum gets its art in the right place
"...million, one change of location, two sets of architects, and three UT presidents, the 17,000 works of art at..."

April 28, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
An architect to design the next stage for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center.
"...Zach's Next Stage..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Forward motion on a renovation of UT's Harry Ransom Center and the lack of motion in the design of the new Blanton Museum of Art.
"...Ransom Redo..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
Larry Speck resigns his dean's post at the UTSchool of Architecture; Mandy Dealey weighs whether to run for Sherri Greenberg's seat; rumors circulate that Eric Mitchell may jump into the race; the honeymoon between Chief Stan Knee and the Austin Police Association is fading fast, and Rep. Rick Green raises a ton of cash at his fundraiser.
"...From his office at Page Southerland Page to the dean's quarters at the UT School..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Blanton: The Sequel: The Sequel
The preliminary design for UT's new Blanton Museum of Art facility has been unveiled, and as expected, the white-shoe Boston firm of Kallmann McKinnell & Wood has come up with a building that hews to the dicta of UT's Campus Master Plan, even when it doesn't make much sense.
"...Oh, the games architects play. In the rendering of the latest (preliminary) design for UT's Jack S...."

Oct. 12, 2001 Arts Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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.
"...the Austin Museum of Art selected an architect to design the museum's permanent downtown facility. The choice -- Gluckman..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
Texas Turnpike Authority changes its position on SH 130; Max Nofziger has joined the anti-light rail campaign; Father Bill Elliott is not resigning, he's being forced out against his wishes; University of Texas makes another selection of short-listed architects for the Blanton Museum; Renetta Armadour is leaving OutYouth.
"...There was smiling and handshaking all around this week when the Texas Turnpike..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Articulations
A spring full of architecural blooms.
"...Architecture in Bloom..."

April 14, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...was steeling itself for big changes to come after December 31, Austin's arts community was already in the thick..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
What's in a Name?
"...Our dear friend the Bard of Avon was onto something when..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...worse, there's still a heap of new downtown buildings and municipal projects well under way, with several set to..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

Postmarks
More tributes to Doug Sahm
"...Tourism vs. TV..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Column

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