Bill Narum, a key figure in Houston’s counterculture in the late 1960s and early ’70s, passed away Wednesday night at his home in Austin. The cause of death was an “apparent heart attack or something that took him quickly while sitting in his studio at …
In a post late last year, Guardian (a UK paper) travel writer Steve Rose recommended a stop to the center while in Austin. “Austin is also a fine place to eat Tex-Mex, take in live music, shoot pool in a bar, visit the South Austin …
Thorne Dreyer of Rag Radio on KOOP, 91.7 FM talks with Leea Mechling and Henry Gonzalez of the South Austin Popular Culture Center. In the hour-long interview, they “discuss Austin culture since the 60s and 70s; its history of exhibitions featuring major graphic and poster …
Click here to read News 8’s coverage of Marilyn Buck’s story, “Fundraiser for radical reigniting debate about political activism,” which previews the fundraiser and invites the audience to comment on political activism.
Poster Art: Nels “Jagmo” Jacobson’s fortuitous relocation: “It was a move to Austin, Texas in 1978 that touched off my fascination with poster art,” says Nels Jacobson, better known as psychedelic-poster artist Jagmo. “That move changed my life.” Click here to read more.
It’s time again for the annual celebration of the patron saint of 709, Eddy.
- Armadillo Art SquadThe South Austin Popular Culture Center features the artwork of the infamous “Armadillo Art Squad” dating from the 1960s to today. These artists have garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. They continue to producer art in a variety of mediums, including the quintessential Austin art form, the poster. Old and new works by these celebrities will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays, including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Click on the images and names below to learn more about the artist. Danny Garrett Nels Jacobson Guy Juke G.L. McElhaney
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