The Blanton Museum Is Featuring More Works by Black Artists Than Ever Before in Its Permanent Collection

Noah Purifoy, “Restoration,” 2001, mixed media construction, 68 x 41 x 4 1/2 in. The way the Blanton Museum of Art came by the paintings, sculptures, and...

 
 

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A Year of Pandemic in Words and Pictures

Day 1, a determined young man People all around the world muddled through the first year of the pandemic—and our collective lockdown—in various ways....

 
 

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Why Seven Beloved Games Have Stood the Test of Time, According to This Journalist

Oliver Roeder in New York City on Dec. 18, 2021. Between March and August 2020, people around the world watched 41.2 million hours of the latest game craze...

 
 

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How Did Spoon Become One of the Most Enduring Indie-Rock Bands? It All Started at The University of Texas.

The current lineup of Spoon on Austin’s Sixth Street, from left, Ben Trokan, Gerardo Larrios, Alex Fischel (obscured), Britt Daniel, Jim Eno. “On the Radio,” the...

 
 

A Photojournalist’s Star-Studded Archive Spanning 40 Years Lands at the Briscoe Center

President George H.W. Bush and photojournalist Christopher Little at the White House in 1989. Standing in George H.W. Bush’s bedroom at his summer home in...

 
 

Researchers at UT’s Dell Medical School Are Using Virtual Reality and Video Games to Help Teens With Epilepsy

Each year, around 4,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat epileptic seizures. The procedure typically involves excising a small portion of the patient’s...

 
 

Novelist Sarah Bird’s New Book Goes Back in Time to Dance Marathons and 1930s Galveston

Novelist Sarah Bird at Austin Central Library in 2018. Growing up, Sarah Bird’s fairy tales weren’t the usual classics. Instead, she was regaled with true-life...

 
 

This Longhorn Barbershop Quartet Hasn’t Stopped Singing for 50 Years

The 40 Acre 4 at the 1976 International Barbershop Contest in San Francisco. Hanging around the UT campus in the 1970s, students were surrounded by sounds of...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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