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Big art news from Texas Biennial, Pop Austin and UT Landmarks

Michael Barnes
mbarnes@statesman.com

In this case, important arts news comes in threes.

Big Medium, which produces EAST and WEST, has confirmed the dates and other details for the next  Texas Biennial. The group survey exhibition, which features artists living and working in the state, will appear at 211 E. Alpine Road in Austin, Sept. 30-Nov. 11. The final list of artists selected by curator and artistic director  Leslie Moody Castro will be announced Aug. 30

Pop Austin, which stages annual exhibitons of art one might not normally see in Austin, announces that this year the monumental event will take place Nov. 9-12 at Fair Market. It kicks off with an opening party Nov. 9. General admission will take place Nov. 10-12. Among the artists featured will be  Aaron de la CruzJon One and  Yang Na. Tickets go on sale Aug. 30. The show is also a part of Big Medium’s EAST.

The  Landmarks program, which provides the high-quality public art for the University of Texas, let us know about a big new mural in the works. The 4,000 square-foot-piece — hey, that’s on third the size of our South Austin house! — by  José Parlá will grace Rowling Hall, the new home of the McCombs School of Business graduate program. The unveiling will take place at a big bash in January 2018.