This week, I returned with renewed vigor to the systematic search for virtual art and artifacts collected by Austin’s galleries, museums, archives and cultural centers.


This project has been a labor of undiluted love.


So far, I’ve toured 30 websites and can’t wait to return to each of them for more virtual reconnaissance, even after their tangible analogs reopen.


The first week of the tour, we spent time with Blanton Museum of Art, Ransom Center, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin History Center, Davis Gallery and Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.


The second week, we picked up again with the Contemporary Austin, LBJ Presidential Library, Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Bullock Texas State History Museum, CamibaArt Gallery and Big Medium Gallery.


The third week, we wandered around the digital versions of the Briscoe Center for American History, Texas General Land Office, Wally Workman Gallery, Mass Gallery, Landmarks and Wittliff Collections.


The fourth week, we sought out the Texas Archaeological Resources Laboratory, Russell Collection, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Galleries, Women & Their Work and UT Visual Arts Center.


Our fifth tour is heavy on contemporary art, especially from East Austin. To see more art, visit each cultural center’s website.