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Expanding the conversation about art in Texas. Founded in 2001, Glasstire is the first Texas Art Digital Media Company. Find features on Texas Artists, News, and the Top 5 Art Exhibits to See Each Week. The full shebang is at glasstire.com.

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Expanding the conversation about art in Texas. Founded in 2001, Glasstire is the first Texas Art Digital Media Company. Find features on Texas Artists, News, and the Top 5 Art Exhibits to See Each Week. The full shebang is at glasstire.com.

    Art Dirt: The Menil, The Broad, and the Rise of Private Museums

    Art Dirt: The Menil, The Broad, and the Rise of Private Museums

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the proliferation of private museums in the U.S.

    "Nowadays, museums are trying to figure out what the pubic wants and will show up for, and there's a kind of need for the spectacular. These private museums have the money and the means to make those shows happen in a way public museums don't."

    See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/05/09/art-dirt-the-menil-the-broad-and-the-rise-of-private-museums/

    This week’s podcast is sponsored in part by Texas Talks Art, a weekly series of virtual, lunchtime conversations with curators from Texas’ leading cultural institutions and artists from across the state. Tune in every Tuesday at noon CST for these virtual talks, which are happening throughout 2021. All talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule and register for upcoming talks at Texas Talks Art’s website: https://texastalksart.org

    If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

    • 34 min
    Artist On Artist: Raul Rodriguez

    Artist On Artist: Raul Rodriguez

    Christopher Blay's guest this week is Raul Rodriguez, artist and founder of Deep Red Press. They talk about Rodriguez’s work with his Texas art publication, his documentary photography, and how personal it gets when he photographs in his old Northside Fort Worth neighborhood.

    “I don’t know if it’s some kind of weird time warp or something, but I feel like I run into different versions of myself at different stages.”

    • 31 min
    Art Dirt: Why We Love (and Hate) Art Meme Accounts

    Art Dirt: Why We Love (and Hate) Art Meme Accounts

    William Sarradet and Brandon Zech discuss how art meme accounts have taken over Instagram.

    "The intersection of what is considered to be mainstream and what is considered to be the elitist underbelly of the art world comes to a very weird point in these accounts."

    See this episode's reading list and a list of art meme accounts here: https://glasstire.com/2021/04/25/art-dirt-why-we-love-and-hate-art-meme-accounts/

    If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

    • 31 min
    Artist On Artist: Carol Ivey

    Artist On Artist: Carol Ivey

    Christopher Blay and guest Carol Ivey talk about the role the artist's studio plays in her work, her early years as a painter in Austin, Farrah Fawcett, and how she made the leap from abstraction to still life painting.

    "I moved to Seattle! And the thing about Seattle is that it is the emerald city, in an evergreen state. And so you can't be there and not focus on plant life."

    • 25 min
    Art Dirt: Should Museums Deaccession Their Collections?

    Art Dirt: Should Museums Deaccession Their Collections?

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech on the ongoing debate about museums deaccessioning objects from their permanent collections.

    "If MoMA could build a new building because they knew someone who would buy Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' for $600 million... would they sell it then?"

    See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/04/11/art-dirt-should-museums-deaccession-their-collections/

    If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

    • 39 min
    Artist On Artist: Deborah Roberts

    Artist On Artist: Deborah Roberts

    Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.

    This week's guest artist, the Austin-based Deborah Roberts, discusses her process, her current major solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, and how identity features in her work.

    “We see this monolithic idea of what the world thinks is Blackness, but we know that the Black experience is whatever the Black person has. That’s the Black experience. And that’s the individual experience.”

    • 40 min

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