In the Round with Sol LeWitt

This is a work by Sol LeWitt called Circle with Towers. It has been in place in front of the Gates computer science building on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin since 2012 as part of the university’s Landmarks public art program. (Another incarnation had been erected in New York City’s Madison Square ParkContinue reading “In the Round with Sol LeWitt”

You Say d’Orsay, I Say Train Station

My first trip to France was in 2016, and amongst numerous delights was the opportunity to visit the most famous of Paris’ museums. I’d fallen in love with Impressionism as a,  well, as an impressionable teenager. And though in the years since I’ve moved on to swim in deeper artistic waters, so to speak, I’veContinue reading “You Say d’Orsay, I Say Train Station”

Bring on the Bookplates

This past weekend, I checked out the Ex Libris show of original bookplates at RECSPEC gallery. A friend of mine had a piece in the show. The idea for these works really struck a chord with me, as a lover of both books and art. I love the idea that you can express your individualityContinue reading “Bring on the Bookplates”

Be Careful What You Wish For, or That Time I Finally Visited Centre Pompidou

This is the first of an occasional series of posts I will write on museums I have visited in recent years. These posts are not intended to be full-blown travel journalism, with all the details on what you’ll need to plan a visit. Rather, since all that info is readily available online, I will offerContinue reading “Be Careful What You Wish For, or That Time I Finally Visited Centre Pompidou”

On the Blog Again …

I’m going to start my art blog up again. Was it Willie Nelson who said “I can’t wait to get on the blog again, sipping free wine at art shows with my friends?” I’ve been inspired to take a closer look at the art around me on the college campus where I work. There’s aContinue reading “On the Blog Again …”

Sipping Wine for Salvador Dalí

This past Saturday night, a friend and I went to check out the opening reception for a show of Salvador Dalí prints and drawings for sale at Russell Fine Art Gallery. I’ve been to openings at the Russell many times. It’s one of the few places in Austin (that I know of) that brings inContinue reading “Sipping Wine for Salvador Dalí”

Seeing Miró in San Antonio

Last Sunday I was down in San Antonio, having spent the weekend with a friend. Before I headed back up the dreaded I-35 for home, I decided to take some time to drop by the McNay Art Museum to check out their show Miró: The Experience of Seeing. Miró has never really been a favoriteContinue reading “Seeing Miró in San Antonio”