Art

Thirty years ago, one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century vanished. It wasn't an accident and it wasn't some elaborate movie heist. It was a simple theft — and it's still a mystery.

It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1985. Staff at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson were getting to work, just like any other day.

"It was almost 9 o'clock so the museum was gearing up to open the doors," says museum curator Olivia Miller. "The security guards opened the doors for one of the staff members, and two people followed behind."

Destiny Mata

Lots of things on tap in San Antonio over the weekend, rain or no rain.  Here are a few that are all indoors. One is Friday night at the Majestic Theater downtown.

"The music of Queen is just such a great, great show to put with orchestra.”

Conductor Brent Havens is talking about the San Antonio Symphony doing Queen hits with a rock-n-roll band. He emphasizes that the concert won't be just a band backed by an orchestra. 

“This isn’t your regular orchestra concert; it’s a rock-n-roll concert.”

See Rothko's Roots in a New Houston Retrospective

Oct 1, 2015

From Texas StandardIf you want to understand American art, there are a handful of names you have to know. Nearly everyone would agree that one of them is Mark Rothko.


John Roncagalli

Big Band at Mission San Jose

There's a lot going on this weekend, but let’s start by heading to Mission San Jose. Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions’ Barbara Chandoah talks about Friday night's Music Under the Stars. The USAA Band will be playing.

"It is a fabulous, free, family event. They play a little Latino. They play jazz. They play contemporary. They play marches, and they end up patriotic. It is a very, very moving experience. “

Art Museums In The Digital Age

Sep 15, 2015

The first portable museum audio tour created in Amsterdam in 1952 was revolutionary. Today, new technologies are continuing to change the museumgoer’s experience. It’s all part of how museums are imagining the future to stay relevant in a digital world. Andrea Shea from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports.

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