A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection
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A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection

Executive Director Louis Grachos flexes his vision for The Contemporary Austin with the high-profile sculpture…

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Orly Genger: Current
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Orly Genger: Current

Deceptively simple in design, Current, a monumental, interactive sculpture at The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria…

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This Museum Was Made for You and Me
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This Museum Was Made for You and Me

Unfortunately for Texans, It’s in Virginia   IMAGE: From left: Miriam Schapiro’s Another Red Room…

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Sound Dispersion
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Sound Dispersion

SoundSpace is a musical zoo held at the UT’s Blanton Museum of Art showcasing the…

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Keeping up with Rude Mechs
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Keeping up with Rude Mechs

It’s hard to keep up with Rude Mechs. Austin’s critically acclaimed experimental theater collective is…

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Many Mini-Milestones for The Contemporary Austin
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Many Mini-Milestones for The Contemporary Austin

Reconfigured Museum’s First Months Yield Signs of Progress   IMAGE: Orly Genger, Conceptual rendering for…

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War Horse Stops in Houston and Austin
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War Horse Stops in Houston and Austin

It goes without saying that teamwork is important for the puppeteers who operate Joey, the…

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Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus Returns to the ZACH
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Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus Returns to the ZACH

Lee Breuer’s The Gospel at Colonus is up at the ZACH Theatre until April 27.…

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Art City Austin
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Art City Austin

The legacy of the recently departed matriarch of Austin’s art scene, Peggy Frary, lives on…

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Kaleidoscopic Symmetry
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Kaleidoscopic Symmetry

On March 29th, Leslie Wilkes opens her solo exhibition Optic Verve at Women & Their…

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Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt
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Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Sometimes, a simple gesture is all it takes. In the most striking works made by…

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A Tale of Two Festivals
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A Tale of Two Festivals

A woman weaves on a loom while fifty amateur violinists and an accordionist surround her…

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Trouble Puppet Theatre
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Trouble Puppet Theatre

The Salvage Vanguard Theatre hosted a special double feature on March 1, with Trouble Puppet…

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No Idea Festival
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No Idea Festival

For the uninitiated, No Idea is a four-day festival of improvised music and performance art…

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Charles Long: CATALIN & Pet Sounds
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Charles Long: CATALIN & Pet Sounds

Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Charles Long’s CATALIN and Pet Sounds are the two newest sculptural…

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The Jade Wave
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The Jade Wave

If SXSW were to showcase a classical pianist, it would have to be Jade Simmons,…

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In The Next Room or the vibrator play
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In The Next Room or the vibrator play

The ZACH Theatre's production of Sarah Ruhl's In The Next Room or the vibrator play…

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National Theatre of Scotland
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National Theatre of Scotland

IMAGES: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig, Writer & Director Wils Wilson,…

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The World Comes to Austin
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The World Comes to Austin

Austin has always taken pride in calling itself the “Live Music Capital of the World,”…

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Jason Urban: Solo Show
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Jason Urban: Solo Show

Jason Urban’s solo show at Wally Workman offers audiences an amalgamation of digitally influenced prints,…

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Four Films from Austin’s Arts + Labor at Sundance 2014
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Four Films from Austin’s Arts + Labor at Sundance 2014

When I heard Arts + Labor, a creative content community in Austin, co-produced four films…

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HATCHing social change through art
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HATCHing social change through art

Ann Beeson is an accomplished social justice lawyer who could never shake her belief in…

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Experimental Incubators
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Experimental Incubators

Sites of Cinema
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Sites of Cinema

We know that every picture tells a story. But sometimes it’s easy to take for…

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A Two-Way Street
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A Two-Way Street

In 1960s New York, a diverse and lively community of now-famous artists lived within a…

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Carbon and Glass
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Carbon and Glass

Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills is no stranger to Philip Glass’ music, nor to…

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Acting in Texas: Jill Blackwood at the ZACH
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Acting in Texas: Jill Blackwood at the ZACH

IMAGE ABOVE: Amy Downing and Jill Blackwood in the ZACH Theatre production of In the…

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Alexandra Grant: Century of the Self
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Alexandra Grant: Century of the Self

Self-described as an “essayist that paints,” Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant is known for her…

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The Wedding, or the Rebellion (A cabaret of misogyny)
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The Wedding, or the Rebellion (A cabaret of misogyny)

Review:  We Were Nothing
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Review: We Were Nothing

If you walk into the backyard of a poorly lit house and see Bastion Carboni,…

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Listening to Dance
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Listening to Dance

Festival Dance is a perfect example of why Mark Morris is a household name in…

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Marianne Vitale
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Marianne Vitale

It’s no accident that The Contemporary Austin decided to commission two works from Marianne Vitale,…

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The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas
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The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas

Entering Waltercio Caldas’s exhibition The Nearest Air immediately produces a sense of lightness in the…

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Leading Voices
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Leading Voices

The Austin-based chorus known as Conspirare is quite simply one of the best vocal ensembles…

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Dancing Illusions
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Dancing Illusions

Thrills! Danger! Dancing ropes! No, it's not this year’s holiday blockbuster movie; it’s Pilobolus.

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Acting in Texas: Martin Burke on This Wonderful Life at the ZACH
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Acting in Texas: Martin Burke on This Wonderful Life at the ZACH

Austin’s ZACH Theatre presents This Wonderful Life - a lively adaptation of the classic Christmas…

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Ed Ruscha’s Archives Get “The Home to End All Homes”
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Ed Ruscha’s Archives Get “The Home to End All Homes”

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has announced a major…

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Review:  Fixing King John
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Review: Fixing King John

Before they head to Lincoln Center in New York in January, the Rude Mechs delivered…

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Parched for Dialogue
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Parched for Dialogue

Visually Alluring THIRST Comes Up Dry in Bid to Raise Awareness EDITOR’S NOTE: Since this story…

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Upgrading the Bard
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Upgrading the Bard

Leave it to Austin’s maverick troupe, the Rude Mechs, to tackle Shakespeare’s “problem plays.” Even…

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