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A man looks up at a photograph from the 1950s of a Black-owned shop in Harlem.

Gift It Black! Black-owned ATX businesses

Gift It Black! Black-owned ATX businesses August 5, 2021 by Justin O’Connor Back to Blog The notion of supporting locally-owned businesses operated by people of color is not a new conversation. For more than a century, the commitment to amplify Black-owned businesses has continued to grow, and within our current exhibition, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame …

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Two parallels walls with projected images of three women wearing bejewelled suits, holding clutch persons. They all have their arms outstretched.

Eight Women: The Performers in “Suzanne Bocanegra: Valley”

Eight Women: The Performers in “Suzanne Bocanegra: Valley” July 9, 2021 by Kendra Thornburgh-Mueller Back to Blog Suzanne Bocanegra: Valley opened at the Blanton on June 27, 2021 and will be on view until September 19, 2021. This immersive video installation presents eight women artists reenacting Judy Garland’s wardrobe test from her doomed casting in the 1967 cult …

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A toddler girl looking up and pointing at a long horizontal print of the USA flag hanging on the wall.

Seeing the Obvious: Vito Acconci’s “Wav(er)ing Flag”

Seeing the Obvious: Vito Acconci’s “Wav(er)ing Flag” March 3, 2021 by Genevra Higginson Back to Blog Sometimes art can appear, at first glance, rather obvious. Such is the case with Vito Acconci’s Wav(er)ing Flag (1990), a twelve-foot long series of six lithographic prints. Together, the sheets depict the flag of the United States of America, elongated and billowing, …

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A woman wearing a mask standing in front of a large abstract artwork

Conserving Oliver Lee Jackson’s “Untitled (Sharpeville Series)”

Conserving Oliver Lee Jackson’s “Untitled (Sharpeville Series)” December 8, 2020 by Christian Wurst Back to Blog As you enter the first gallery of Expanding Abstraction: Pushing the Boundaries of Painting in the Americas, 1958–1983 titled “Emphatic Gestures,” the first painting you encounter across the room is the largest work in the show and one of the most …

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