This newly released book offers a close look into the Lone Star State’s innovative contemporary architecture and design scenes. Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book is set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, delving into the finer details of trending architectural styles. Published by The Images Publishing Group. Available on Amazon.
San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico
A Tricentennial Exhibition
Celebrating San Antonio’s 300th anniversary, San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico tells the story of the city’s first century through more than 100 landscapes, portraits, narrative paintings, sculptures and devotional objects. www.samuseum.org
Cristóbal de Villapando (New Spain, 1645-1714), The Mystical City of God (La Ciudad mistica de Dios), 1706
Oil on canvas, h. 71 in. (180 cm); w. 45 in. (114 cm), Museo de Guadalupe, 10-4996, Scretaría de Cultura, INAH, MX. Zacatecas, México.
Wander, A Digital Art InstallationThrough Downtown Austin
Austin’s Art in Public Places announces Wander, a new public artwork that offers a choose-your-own-adventure throughout the downtown area using a mobile app and landmarks. Choose between four unique journeys while listening to a series of chapters written by Austin writers and accompanied by works from local illustrators. This unique experience is appropriate for children and adults. www.wanderatx.com
UNESCO Creative Cities Network Names San Antonio and Austin
San Antonio was recently designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, making it the second city in the U.S. to earn the distinction and the first in Texas. San Antonio’s culinary heritage reflects a melting pot of cultures, and local chefs are celebrating this through preservation and innovation.
Austin has held the UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts designation since 2015, being recognized for its many progressive industries including music, film, digital entertainment, galleries and festivals that contribute more than $4.35 billion annually.