Rainey Knudson Announces Texas-Wide Lecture Tour

by Brandon Zech February 4, 2019
Rainey Knudson Headshot for Glasstire.com

Rainey Knudson

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 College of Architecture and Design


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T February 5, 2019 - 11:22

Probably the best speaker the AAAE conference has ever had.

Joe Schenk February 5, 2019 - 11:26

Hi Rainey,
How about a venue further south? I’d like to offer up the H-E-B Theater at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi for one of your lectures on this farewell tour. We would love to have you!!! You’re going to be missed. Thanks for all that you have done for the arts.

Lars Roeder February 8, 2019 - 01:14

Second this! We’ll fill it.

Joey Fauerso February 6, 2019 - 12:44

So excited to have Rainey speak at TSU!

Tobin Becker February 6, 2019 - 23:53

If you are claiming a Texas-wide tour, why are there no dates in El Paso, Marfa, or Alpine?

Rainey Knudson February 7, 2019 - 10:44

Well this all started in El Paso in December, but if someone wanted to invite me to come speak in Marfa or Alpine I would love to do so.

Joan mertz April 4, 2019 - 21:55

San Angelo

Chris Knudson April 7, 2019 - 10:17

Congrats to you and your readership, my dear sister! Carry on!

Patty Stephens April 21, 2019 - 23:20

Well done Rainey! ♥Patty

David Adickes April 22, 2019 - 09:44


Where, what building at UH? I want to be there.

Rainey Knudson April 22, 2019 - 20:03

College of Architecture, right next to Blaffer Museum. 6:30 pm, Tuesday 4/23/19. Would love to see you there.


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