A blog about Austin’s arts scene with news, reviews and recommended happenings.

Pritzker Architecture Prize winner designed St. Ed’s dorm

3:18 pm Jan. 13, 2016

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has just been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the honor often called the Nobel of architecture.

In 2009 Aravena designed a dormitory for St. Edward’s University, a striking building with a minimalist

Blanton Museum to build Ellsworth Kelly building

5:39 pm Feb. 5, 2015

The Blanton Museum of Art will announce Friday that it has acquired and will build Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” 2,715–square–foot stone building.

One of the most important figures of post-war American abstract art, Kelly originally conceived of

The historic Norwood House makes some noise

4:09 pm Dec. 1, 2014

Ever wonder what a house sounds like when it’s being moved?

For several years, a non-profit has worked to save Austin’s historic Norwood House, a distinctive 1922 Arts & Crafts bungalow on the shores of Lady Bird Lake.

On Monday, the house was shifted on the site to allow for foundation work to ensue.

To see more about the restoration of the Norwood House, go to http://www.norwoodparkfoundation.org/