Articulating Ideas

Printmaking at Texas State University by Jeffery Dell In the art world, Austin is often compared to Houston. Houston shines in many ways but Austin leads the way in printmaking. The print programs at area colleges— The University of Texas, Texas State University, Austin Community College and others— can be credited with bringing attention to … Continue reading Articulating Ideas

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

Into the Jungle

With Jules Buck Jones by Katherine Brimberry Many artists come to Flatbed Press to create original prints. For some it can be a bit like wandering in the jungle, particularly when a complex process is undertaken as was the recent collaboration between Austin artist Jules Buck Jones and Flatbed’s master printers. An emerging talent known … Continue reading Into the Jungle