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Robert Irwin Brings ‘Big’ To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He’s spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.

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Familiar Themes in an Artist Colony’s Evolution

Our morning host Travis Bubenik has been traveling around Cape Cod, Massachusetts for the past couple of weeks, exploring the commonalities between Far West Texas and small communities on the northeastern coast. It’s part of our host exchange experiment, Radio Hometown: … Continue reading

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City-Commissioned Sculpture Raises Questions Of Censorship

A public art piece in El Paso that was abruptly removed by city officials earlier this year is raising questions about censorship. The metal sculpture depicted a flock of birds carrying off fragments of guns once used to commit crimes. … Continue reading

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New Art Gallery Opens In Marfa, After Years of Construction

On Saturday, May 9, a new art gallery opens in Marfa. It’s been in the works for a very long time. It’s a modern-looking white building on Highway 90 in Marfa, on the 200 block of East San Antonio. I’m Villis … Continue reading

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Marfa Myths on Marfa Public Radio

This weekend, musicians, artists and aficionados of independent music are traveling from across the country and descending on Marfa for the “Marfa Myths” music and arts festival. A collaboration of the non-profit arts organization Ballroom Marfa and the Brooklyn-based Mexican … Continue reading

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Another Walking Man in West Texas

West Texas has seen its fair share of cross-country travelers, especially in the towns along Highway 90. In fact, here at Marfa Public Radio, we’ve interviewed people on bicycle, in go-carts and in vans. But there was something different about … Continue reading

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Editor of Glasstire talks about Breaking News in the Art World

On Wednesday (March 19), KRTS News spoke with Bill Davenport, the editor of Glasstire, an online magazine of visual arts based in Texas. The magazine broke the news that a suspect had been arrested in connection with the defacement of Prada … Continue reading

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Waco Man Arrested in Prada Marfa Vandalism Case

Update March 20: As of this morning, Magnano is no longer listed under the Wichita County Jail’s Inmate Roster, which means he has posted bond and is no longer being housed at the jail. A Waco resident by the name of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pradas: Popular Installation Vandalized in West Texas

On Sunday, the popular Prada Marfa art installation outside Valentine was vandalized with blue spray paint, hanging bibles and quotes from the likes of Jack Kerouac and Dylan. A manifesto tacked to one of the walls criticized the installation, and … Continue reading

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