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A Shortlist of the City’s Most Memorable Museums
Gaze upon objets from the weird to the sublime
"...Austin isn’t necessarily known for its world-class museums. But we are known for embracing our offbeat culture..."

June 16, 2016 Columns Post by Mary Cantrell

10 Can’t-Miss Art Museums and Galleries
Old Masters and new whiz kids all have a home here
"...hanging on the walls of our very fine art museums and galleries...."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

The Hightower Report: Help Oust Junk Science From Our Public Science Museums
Climate change denialism comes for natural history museums
"...boards and into the exhibits and studies of elite museums of science. The fossil-fuel billionaires are using the academic..."

April 10, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

SXSW Panel Recap: Immerse Yourself: AR & VR in Museums and the Arts
An odd juxtaposition of VR experience and expert panel
"...I attended the "Immerse Yourself: AR and VR in Museums and the Arts" panel at SXSW on Thursday –..."

March 16, 2018 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...New York-based architect known internationally for his renovation of museums in Berlin and Malaga, as well as his work..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Checking In: Future Museums Producer Neil Lord Hops Off the Boat and Rides An Iceberg
Holodeck stablist gets proactive about records, ambient music & Elgin
"...“As electronic project Future Museums, multi-instrumentalist Neil Lord thrusts the listener further down the..."

Oct. 7, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Blanton and Umlauf Museums Are Open Again
Two iconic visual art hubs welcome the public again
"...art lovers have reason to rejoice. Two of its museums are reopening to visitors: the iconic Blanton Museum of..."

Aug. 17, 2020 Arts Post by Clara Ence Morse

Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...Home to a presidential library, history museums and historic homes, a state-of-the-art children's museum, and a..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Can Museums Solve America’s Education Inequality Problem?
SXSW panelists discuss the power of public spaces

March 14, 2024 SXSW Post by Lina Fisher

Talking Art at the Top
The executive directors of the city's museums shed light on the local visual arts scene
"...makers behind one section of Austin's art community: its museums. As they tell it, art in Austin is more..."

July 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Future Museum Salvages Un-CAN-ny Performance
How a canceled show (or three) birthed Damo’s Dream tape
"...Neil Lord, who records and performs locally as Future Museums, issued 39 minutes of high density cosmic Krautrock imbued..."

Nov. 9, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Art and Craft
Mark Landis is an expert forger who donates his work to museums, and this doc makes no judgments about this curious man.
"...Mark Landis have been featured in at least 46 museums in 20 different states over the course of 30..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Portrait of Wally
UT film professor Andrew Shea’s documentary is an engrossing account of how this Egon Schiele painting changed hands over the years.
"...an art-world war and influenced the moral position of museums on the issue of Nazi plunder...."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week
Future Museums, Charley Crockett, Merciful Heavens, Frederico7, Eric Unusual, and Bob Schneider
"...his latest project within the prolific discography of Future Museums, draws open the shades for his most illuminating collection...."

Sept. 17, 2021 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips: Taxidermy
Stuffed and mounted animals may have their place in museums, but they're kind of creepy
"...and John J. Audubon were noted taxidermists. Natural history museums around the world display mounted animals, and so do..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Man Named Pearl
A self-taught topiary artist in South Carolina is profiled in this amiable but unadventurous documentary.
"...a self-taught artist who’s been commissioned not only by museums and city governments but also Waffle Houses, it’s also..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

A Claimed Space
Mexic-Arte blazed a trail in Texas by making a place for Mexican culture in a museum
"...Museums "represent history, culture, and knowledge and are trusted sources..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

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.
"...building, and I think we've been extraordinarily fortunate because museums are the best kinds of buildings. I hope my..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Bullock in the Museum Shop
Supporters say the Bullock History Museum has acted as a catalyst for smaller local museums.
"...the Texas Museum Association. While he admits some smaller museums might feel like they are drowning trying to compete..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature

The Long, Hot Summer
Books to Spend Your Summer With
"...named Ishmael, nostalgia, better parenting, fun fiction, and offbeat museums, for starters. Cheers, jeers, fears, and tears. It's summertime..."

June 5, 1998 Books Feature

Day Trips
"...World-class museums exist right here within the borders of the Lone..."

Dec. 27, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Texas, Art Texas
When it comes to Lone Star art, Rebecca Cohen wrote the book (finally!)
"...gutters, write a comprehensive guide to all the art museums and galleries in Texas. Now, that last need might..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bare-Bones Blanton
The economic downturn hits the world of art museums, including UT's Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art.
"...economically speaking, both in Austin and the world of museums, it's not surprising that UT's Jack S. Blanton Museum..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Day Trips
"...two began traveling to Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums. "A couple is traveling from Florida just to touch..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Tug of War Between Art and Morality
Andrew Shea's Portrait of Wally follows the trail of Nazi plunder
"...firestorm in the New York art world. Galleries and museums in New York (including the Jewish Museum of New..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Welcome to Texasland
Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas State History Museum, won't have many historical documents, but it promises to be entertaining.
"...and oranges when you compare this museum to other museums in the state," explains Don Carleton, head of the..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Bill Crawford

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Future Museums..."

April 16, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...on, don’tcha know? So only some of the participating museums will be open to the public on Sept. 20..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Are You Experienced?
In a new ad campaign, the Blanton redefines 'art,' raising questions about what it means
"...the Blanton puts it in a unique position among museums today: first, in its engagement of the public through..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

Inside and Outside the Curatorial Box
Husband and wife curators Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro and Regine Basha discuss the art of their profession.
"...in the last few years. Some of the best museums I have ever seen are in Texas: the Fort..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Arts Feature by Madeline Irvine

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