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Get ready for Ellsworth Kelly at the Blanton Museum of Art

7:52 am Feb. 16, 2018

Top arts news of the week: UT opens Ellsworth Kelly masterpiece at the Blanton Museum of Art. Although museum members, directors and backers have peeked inside the chapel-like building on campus, everyone can see it during regular museum

Longtime Austin Symphony manager Ken Caswell dies

6:06 pm Feb. 15, 2018

Kenneth “Ken” Caswell, who managed the Austin Symphony from 1980 to 1998, has died.

“The entire Austin Symphony family is saddened by the passing of former executive director, Ken Caswell,” said Anthony Corroa. “Ken was a kind and

SXSW puts a premium on art in 2018

6:08 pm Jan. 29, 2018

At some point, South by Southwest will encompass all human activity.

Austin’s vast March spree started with music in the 1980s, then added movies and technology, before taking on education, philanthropy, the environment and allied fields.

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How Austin Opera got its groove back

7:42 pm Jan. 25, 2018

Start with the Opera ATX project, which reaches out to new audiences with fresh material in unexpected venues. The first effort will be “Soldier Songs” by David T. Little. This multi-media experience mixes video, rock, opera and theater to

ICYMI: How high design can deliver the art of living

10:10 am Jan. 20, 2018

This story about how Heather McKinney and Brian Carlson of McKinney York Architects helped artist and educator Katelena Hernandez Cowles and her husband, financial planer James Cowles, plan a home fit for the rest of their lives has enjoyed an afterlife on social media.