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Landmarks announces an extraordinary $5 million gift from the Austin-based Still Water Foundation. Still Water's gift will serve as the cornerstone of our upcoming endowment initiative, ensuring our ability to serve the campus and community for generations to come. The award will consolidate educational programs, conservation and communications efforts, and outreach to new and more diverse communities. The Still Water gift includes a $2 million challenge, which Landmarks will be fundraising to match.

The University’s Blanton Museum of Art also received $5 million from Still Water, which will be used to transform the museum’s grounds.

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces recipients for arts projects.  

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Landmarks is excited to launch Listening with Landmarks, a digital initiative featuring playlists curated by prominent musicians, composers, radio personalities, and others from the Austin music scene. Inspired by works from the Landmarks collection, the playlists cut across musical categories to include genres such as opera, Tejano, rock, reggae and country. Two playlists will be released every month and will be available on Landmarks’ websitesocial media channels, and on Spotify

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Music series will be held every Sunday night in James Turrell’s The Color Inside

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Earlier this year, Landmarks launched Songs in the Skyspace, a new music series hosted inside James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color InsideThe series features a variety of performers from campus and community, including Austin Classical Guitar. For their first performance, ACG commissioned Austin-based composer Matthew Lyons to write a piece in response to The Color Inside. The work was premiered on 24 November and an encore performance will be held on 15 December.

We recently sat down with Matthew Lyons to learn more about his process and his composition for the Skyspace.

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Landmarks is delighted to welcome Myf Shepherd, a Studio Art major in the College of Fine Arts at UT, as our Fall 2019 Education Intern.