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On the open road of old, travelers didn’t have mobile phones, satellite radio or GPS keeping them company in their cars. Drivers relied entirely on paper maps and signs to navigate, and backseat boredom was subdued by gazing out the window at the countryside, counting cows and playing “the Alphabet Game,” and – if you…

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It’s equal parts merry and macabre. Wicked and wonderful. Delightful and demented. Our Dancing with Death exhibition explores interpretations of Death in works of art on paper that span the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, and it’s on view now through November 26th, 2017. Lucky for you, ours isn’t the only marvelously macabre collection in the Lone Star…

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  When I arrived at the Blanton more than four years ago, I was instantly drawn to a painting from the late 1960s by Eleanore Mikus that was on view in the museum’s galleries. Although I was unfamiliar with Mikus’ work at the time, I have since come to consider her painting to be one…

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During the run of Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, we are sharing short essays from the exhibition catalogue, featuring great contributions from a dream team of writers that includes everyone from an animal behaviorist to a psychoanalyst. This week, it’s Josh Siegel, the MoMA film curator and possible fellow member of the secret Cat Appreciation Society, on SkyMall…

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