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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
"...half under construction and set to open next year, Jessie Otto Hite has decided that it's time to take..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Are You Experienced?
In a new ad campaign, the Blanton redefines 'art,' raising questions about what it means
"...building on the southern edge of the UT campus. Jessie Otto Hite, the Blanton's vibrant director, knew the new..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

Bare-Bones Blanton
The economic downturn hits the world of art museums, including UT's Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art.
"...hard because of the human aspect," says Blanton Director Jessie Otto Hite, "but it's what museums do when they're..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Blanton Museum of Art: Adios, Pérez-Barreiro
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the Blanton's curator of Latin American art, is leaving UT to head the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
"...on top of the upcoming retirement of longtime director Jessie Otto Hite next year. Pérez-Barreiro has accepted a position..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Rachel Cook

Renaissance (and Baroque) Man
As a curator for UT's Blanton Museum of Art, Jonathan Bober played a pivotal role in securing the Suida-Manning and Steinberg art collections, thereby giving some of the world's great art a home in Austin.
"...Case in point: It's 1994, and Blanton Director Jessie Otto Hite takes a call from a gentleman in..."

April 4, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...illustration by Robert Faries..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Setting the Table
New director Ned Rifkin wants to bring more people to the feast that is the Blanton
"...Ned Rifkin, who in May was named successor to Jessie Otto Hite, who ran the Blanton for 15 years,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
Ned Rifkin, former Smithsonian undersecretary of art, is the new director of the Blanton
"...interim Director Ann Wilson, who got the assignment following Jessie Otto Hite's retirement after 15 years as director...."

May 22, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art: Ann Wilson takes the reins
Ann Wilson has been named interim director of the Blanton Museum of Art
"...Last June, Jessie Otto Hite made the decision to retire as director..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Monumental Shift
Major personnel changes across the Austin arts scene signal the start of a new era
"...efforts to take their organizations to the next level: Jessie Otto Hite getting the new Blanton Museum of Art..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...began with the induction of Ada Anderson, Robert DeSimone, Jessie Otto Hite, Rodolfo Mendez, Charles Moore, David Nancarrow, and..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The Austin Critics Table has named the fifth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...Jessie Otto Hite, curator, administrator (Huntington Gallery/Blanton Museum of Art)..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Welcome, Cambiaso
A 450-year-old work of art by Genoese artist Luca Cambiaso that was recently acquired by the Blanton Museum of Art has been hung in its second-floor galleries
"...gem in the museum's collection crown were Blanton Director Jessie Otto Hite and Jonathan Bober, curator of prints, drawings,..."

April 16, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
The LBJ Library swaps paintings with the National Gallery of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art gets $1 million for a new gallery, and Patsy Cline teaches you how to apply make-up
"...by faculty, graduate students, and guest curators. Museum director Jessie Otto Hite said that this space, to be named..."

March 19, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Blanton chooses designers for its village green, last chance for input on city arts funding changes, and Mr. Sinus' Owen Egerton gets hit by a train
"...the city. A selection committee consisting of Blanton director Jessie Otto Hite, curator Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, architect Michael McKinnell,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
UT-Austin's Blanton Museum of Art acquires one of the most comprehensive collections of prints ever assembled by a private individual: the Leo Steinberg Collection of 3,200 prints from the 15th through the 20th centuries.
"...week, UT-Austin President Larry Faulkner and Blanton Museum Director Jessie Otto Hite announced that art historian Leo Steinberg has..."

July 26, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Seeing Stars
A Constellation of Latin American Drawing Shines at UT
"...which is very much about line and pattern, the architecture of the space collaborates with the art. Wood banisters,..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Untrained Wonders
UT's Exhibition of Self-Taught Artists Features Miracles
"...Spelce wore a long black dress and, atop her white hair, a velvet black halo of a hat with..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Arts Feature by Rebecca S. Cohen

Personnel Changes
A leap to Conspirare from the Blanton and a resignation at Zilker Theatre Productions
"...associate director and interim director between the departure of Jessie Otto Hite in February 2008 and the arrival of..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Alliance Austin: At 50, a rejuvenated mission and new name
After five decades, Austin Fine Arts Alliance has renamed itself Art Alliance Austin
"...Director Dana Friis-Hansen, and Blanton Museum of Art Director Jessie Otto Hite joining organization Director Meredith Powell to mark..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Showing the Way
The 2006 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

June 2, 2006 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.
"...works of art at UT, that had a big-deal architectural firm and then didn't have a big-deal architectural firm,..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Downtown Visual Arts

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature

Articulations
What's in a Name?
"...the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. Museum director Jessie Otto Hite announced the change as a form of..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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