Art Primers

Art Primers

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All Art Primers

Abstraction and meaning

Art and architecture: which comes first?

Screenshot image of "Austin" by Ellsworth Kelly featuring the Tumbling Squares window

Austin In Depth

Image depicts a black two-handled vase with three orange figures of men two naked and one in a toga who stands in the middle.

Color Chart

Image depicts St. Jerome at a writing desk, wearing a bright red robe and hat. He is sitting on a seat with a gold lion's head in front of a torquoise background.


Simple figures in black ink formed into a dynamic composition

Mexico: multiple modernities

representational, renderings of personal symbols and objects are visible like a horseshoe and door knob and mirror

Off the Walls: Gifts from Professor John A. Robertson

A blurred image of a man walking past a table of photos inside a studio.

Oscar Muñoz: Chronology

Oscar Muñoz: Cronología

Race and Social Justice in Art

The Art of Communication

The Cold War in Latin America: Art and Politics

The legacy of the School of the South


Unexpected Materials

Vincent Valdez: The City

Visions of the American West

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