A Better Vice

A Texas Petrochemical Engineer Is One of the World’s Most Admired Collectors of German Art by Claiborne Smith Eighty years after Adolf Hitler declared certain German works of art “degenerate,” the term “degenerate art” serves a social good that even Hitler would be forced to acknowledge is remarkably different than what he intended it to … Continue reading A Better Vice

An Enduring Repository of Culture, Beauty, Innovation, and Philosophy

Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin by Kristin Holder Before I joined the Blanton Museum of Art staff as Print Room Specialist, I visited the museum to familiarize myself with the facilities and surrounding environment. With its location at the intersection of Congress Avenue and … Continue reading An Enduring Repository of Culture, Beauty, Innovation, and Philosophy

Frozen in Time

The new Ransom Center photography exhibition is epic but also refreshingly intimate by Claiborne Smith Photographers were thought of as technicians at the time; the establishment of Magnum was a radical move that insisted on more power being given to artists rather than the media makers who published those artists’ photos. For someone unfamiliar with … Continue reading Frozen in Time