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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Monet’s striking cliff by the sea beckons Texas State’s ‘Celestial Sleuths’

Famed French Impressionist Claude Monet created a striking scene of the Normandy coast in his 1883 painting, “Étretat: Sunset.” Now, a team of Texas State University researchers, led by astronomer and physics professor Donald Olson, has applied its distinctive brand of forensic astronomy to Monet's masterpiece, uncovering previously unknown details about the painting's origins.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

App offers mobile muse for Texas State galleries

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE: The University Galleries at Texas State University have released a new iPhone application for museums, called Musing, that promises to be a much more engaging experience for museum visitors.

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Q&A: Bob Schneider on facing down depression to make brilliant music

On channeling anger into art: “I have to keep using that energy. I think everything kind of adds up and I spent my life not dealing with things and now I'm dealing with things, with that energy....

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Q&A: Hugo Parrish on why America rocks (and how Hooka Hey rolls)

Hugo Parrish of Hooka Hey on why the U.S. gets rock; melding metal and blues; and the roots of his band’s savage intensity.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Social art exhibit gives voice to displaced, refugee families

A road trip four years ago across the Texas/Mexico border inspired Jason Reed, associate professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, to change the perception of the Southwest with social art project...

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Art auction to benefit Texas State scholarship program

The 100-4-100 art for scholarships auction will be held Saturday, April 16 in the Joann Cole Mitte Building at Texas State University. The events, held in Gallery I and II, begin with a preview and pre-registration at...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Hahn to offer art lessons starting this week

Popular local artist Veronique Hahn will begin offering art lessons at the Price Senior Center beginning September 1. The lessons will consist of art, history, culture and anthropology—which feature in her paintings as well as drawing and...