Rainey Knudson will be speaking at universities and museums across Texas this spring, as a sort of farewell lecture tour in tandem with her upcoming departure from Glasstire. Best known as the publisher and founder of Glasstire, Ms. Knudson announced that she will be stepping down from the publication in 2019 to pursue other projects.
In Ms. Knudson’s new lecture, which is titled Art, Media and the Digital Dumpster Fire, she tells the story of Glasstire from its origin as a scrappy startup in 2000 to its status as a nationally known visual art journal. She touches on interesting moments in the publication’s history: brushes with libel law, scrapes with dealers and artists, and at least one death threat. She also considers how online journalism and the role of the critic have shifted over the years.
She debuted this talk in December of 2018 at the El Paso Museum of Art. Since then, six more venues across the state have been added. See below for additional details.
UPDATE: An additional talk has been added, at the University of Texas at Austin on April 16th.
Schedule of talks:
February 28, 2019 @ 6 pm
Lamar University, Beaumont
March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock
(hosted by Texas Tech University)
March 21, 2019 @ 11 am
University of Texas at San Antonio
April 2, 2019 @ 7 pm
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
April 4, 2019 @ 5pm
Texas State University, San Marcos
April 16, 2019 @ 5 pm
University of Texas at Austin
April 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
University of Houston