VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine
August 9, 2017
Linda Pace Foundation and Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas
Linda Pace was introduced to David Adjaye, world renowned architect, in 2006, and he has designed Ruby City which is slated to break ground in 2017 and open in 2018 to feature the Linda Pace Foundation’s collection of more than 800 works of contemporary art.
The building is crimson is color and features a two-story design made from concrete and glass aggregate and a dramatic rooftop with skylights and jutting angles. The interior will feature an impressive grand staircase and three gallery spaces totaling 10,000 feet of exhibit space. Ruby City is on Camp Street and will be part of the Linda Pace Foundation. SPACE will remain open and both galleries will operate and be considered a part of CHRISpark.
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Glasstire
June 5, 2017
Linda Pace Foundation Breaks Ground on $16 Million Building
Architect Sir David Adjaye has designed the building after a structure that came to Linda Pace in a dream. Foundation Trustee Kathryn Kanjo on Pace’s vision: A sparkling crimson building appeared to Linda in her sleep. Using colored-pencil, she sketched the fanciful image and shared it with David Adjaye. With his bold sense of volume and materials, David has interpreted Linda’s dream city into a faceted, beckoning form, a Ruby City.
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La Prensa San Antonio
June 3, 2017
Linda Pace Foundation constructs $16M Ruby City
The Linda Pace Foundation has officially started construction on a new visual arts landmark for the city on Wednesday morning, expanding what the arts district has to offer.
The 14,000-square-foot, modern crimson-hued two-story building will house the Foundation’s growing collection of more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works by contemporary artists from around the world. The building plays a crucial role in the rapidly growing Linda Pace Foundation contemporary art center, dubbed the Ruby City. The project is expected to be completed in late 2018 and will open in early 2019, a year that is full of celebrations for San Antonio’s tricentennial. Admission for visitors will be free.
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World Architecture Community
June 3, 2017
Construction Started On David Adjaye's Ruby-Colored Contemporary Art Gallery In Texas
The dominant ruby-colored contemporary art gallery will mark the Texas city for the Linda Pace Foundation - and the construction work has finally started on David Adjaye's skewed, playful structure in San Antonio, Texas. Ghanaian British architect David Adjaye's modern crimson-hued building, extending from South Flores Street to the San Pedro Creek, will house the Foundation’s growing collection of more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works by contemporary artists from around the world. The $16-million budget project is privately funded by Linda Pace Foundation.
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Dezeen
June 2, 2017
Construction starts on David Adjaye's crimson concrete art museum in Texas
The red concrete art museum that British architect David Adjaye designed for the Linda Pace Foundation is now under construction in San Antonio, Texas.
First unveiled in late 2015, the two-storey, 14,000-square-foot (4,300 square metres) building will create a major gallery for the US charity, which boasts a collection of over 800 pieces of contemporary art.
It will feature a striking red concrete exterior, created using panels of red-toned precast concrete that will shimmer in the light, thanks to an aggregate of glass and mica.
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Architectural Digest
June 1, 2017
David Adjaye Breaks Ground on Ruby City
Following the much buzzed-about opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sir David Adjaye will soon count another American cultural institution on his project roster.
This week, the AD100 architect's firm, Adjaye Associates, broke ground on Ruby City, a new arts center in San Antonio funded by artist, collector, and philanthropist Linda Pace.
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San Antonio Express News
June 1, 2017
Construction begins on $16M Ruby City art museum
The Linda Pace Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning to signal the start of construction on Ruby City, the long-anticipatedSouth Side museum that will house the 800-work contemporary art collection of the late arts patron Linda Pace. Work was set to start on the two-story, $16 million structure, which will be located on the foundation’s campus on Camp and South Flores streets, “as soon as we get off the site,” said foundation President Rick Moore. “I wanted to make sure that as soon as we did the groundbreaking we’d be ready to start, and we are ready to start.”
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Texas Public Radio
June 1, 2017
'Ruby City' Art Museum Coming To The Alamo City
The building was conceived by the late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who said it came to her in a dream. Its curious name – Ruby City – is explained by the Linda Pace Foundation's Rick Moore. "Ruby City was the reflection of Linda's dream where she envisioned an iconic structure that was deep red," Moore said. And in typical Pace fashion, she planned for the museum to be a memorable structure.
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Fox San Antonio
June 1, 2017
'Ruby City' art complex now under construction south of Downtown
More than 800 paintings, sculptures and contemporary artwork from around the world—will soon be found under one roof in San Antonio. Wednesday, the Linda Pace Foundation broke ground on a $16 million project. The site is located on Camp Street, off of South Flores Street near Downtown. The massive 2-story building, called Ruby City, is inspired by the foundation's namesake Linda Pace. It's slated to open in 2018, and admission will be free.
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WOAI
June 1, 2017
Linda Pace Foundation's 'Ruby City' to Be Art Landmark
A landmark building which will anchor the fast growing SoFlo Arts District south of downtown began work today with a groundbreaking filled with the leaders of San Antonio's arts community, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Dubbed 'Ruby City' the bright crimson building will go up off South Flores, and will house the world class art collection of the late billionaire arts backer Linda Pace.
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Rivard Report
May 31, 2017
Ruby City Realizes Linda Pace's Dream
Ruby City, the long-anticipated exhibition space that will connect to the San Pedro Creek, broke ground in Southtown Wednesday. The 14,000-sq. ft. gallery will house the extensive contemporary art collection of San Antonian Linda Pace, who was planning the project when she died of cancer in 2007. The two-story structure will cap a complex located on Camp Street. With its eventual sculpture garden, the new building will connect to CHRISpark, the one-acre public green space Pace built in memory of her son in 2005, as well as SPACE, which presents special exhibitions and programming throughout the year.
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SA Local
January 2017
Don't Call It A Museum Please
Certain to become one of the city’s most important 21st-century architectural landmarks, the Linda Pace Foundation plans to break ground this spring for Ruby City. The 14,000-square-foot exhibition space will house the extensive collection of Pace, the late San Antonio contemporary art patron, and will be designed by famed British architect David Adjaye.
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Arts + Culture Texas
June 2016
Rivane Neuenschwander: Secondary Stories
Fun is a quality sadly lacking in much contemporary art, but Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander showers viewers with giant colored discs of confetti at the Linda Pace Foundation’s SPACE. Inspired by Brazil’s Carnival, her Secondary Stories is a room-sized immersive installation featuring a dropped, translucent ceiling partially filled with shifting, plate-sized, colored-paper circles blown about by rotary fans. Occasionally, individual giant pieces of confetti drop through holes in the ceiling to flutter leaf-like to the floor.
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San Antonio Express News
June 12, 2016
Chrispark's greenery growing
Chrispark has been a green and serene urban oasis for more than a decade…Bulldozers are currently moving earth to add more greenery and walkways to the park, expanding it westward by 7,500 square feet to just more than an acre. "I think of it as a real neighborhood park, a family park, a place for kids." said Austin-based landscape architect Jon Ahrens, who designed both phases of Chrispark.
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Texas Public Radio
June 6, 2016
Ambitious Little Park About To Grow
SoFlo's Chris Park is just less than an acre, but now it's about to get a little bigger. First, here's the Linda Pace Foundation's Kelly O'Connor on its origins.

"Chris Park is a park in memory to Linda Pace's son, Chris Goldsbury. A place where people could come and play with their children, bring their dogs on leashes, a place to experience joy.”
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San Antonio Magazine
June 2016
Ruby City: David Adjaye Designs an “Important Civic Moment” for San Antonio
Chris Park is many things—it’s a haven of green amid the Southtown concrete, a quiet space to enjoy a break and a creative outpost sprinkled with art. One thing it’s not: large.

That’s changing, to an extent, this summer. The 1-acre park that’s operated by the Linda Pace Foundation will expand by 7,500 square feet this summer.
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Rice Design Alliance: OffCite
June 2, 2016
Ruby City: David Adjaye Designs an “Important Civic Moment” for San Antonio
It is a very compelling, very optimistic deformation. The site, in this case, is the Pace Foundation campus on Camp Street in Southtown. The campus comprises the one-acre meditation garden CHRISpark, one-room SPACE Gallery, and the former Tobin Building, a 1927 candy factory that has been converted into residential lofts and Pace Foundation offices. The three large galleries of Ruby City will add 10,000 square feet of exhibition space for contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works.
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Art Daily
May 3, 2016
Linda Pace Foundation exhibits room-sized installation by Brazilian Artist Rivane Neuenschwander
The exhibition, showcasing Secondary Stories as well as three video installation works, opened at SPACE, the public gallery of the Linda Pace Foundation located at 111 Camp Street, on April 30, 2016 and will remain on view through July 29, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public during gallery hours.
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San Antonio Express News
May 1, 2016
‘Playful’ Exhibit at SPACE Gallery
The Linda Pace Foundation didn’t have anywhere to show the room-sized piece, however, until it opened Space, a gallery in the late artist and art patron’s former studio in Chrispark.
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La Prensa de San Antonio
May 1, 2016
Linda Pace Foundation presents a ‘Secondary Story’ journey
This week, Linda Pace Foundation presented “Secondary Stories,” an exhibit created by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander that will be taking place now until July 2017. Neuenschwander is known for her adventurous transitory work using language, nature, social interactions and the passing of time.
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San Antonio Current
April 29, 2016
10 Things You Have To Do This Weekend
A timely arrival for a city still clearing the colorful dust from an 11-day Fiesta, renowned contemporary artist and 2001 Artpace resident Rivane Neuenschwander’s kinetic installation “Secondary Stories” references a “direct association” between confetti and her native Brazil’s week-long Carnival.
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The Rivard Report
April 29, 2016
'Secondary Stories' Brings Work and Play to Linda Pace Foundation
In this playful installation titled Secondary Stories (2006) by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander, viewers enter a luminous white room. The floor looks like the aftermath of a cracked cascarón. There’s a scattering of colorful tissue circles at one’s feet, while overhead, confetti blows around, visible through a translucent ceiling. Every now and then, a piece of confetti falls through holes that have been cut out of the ceiling. For Neuenschwander, who is from Brazil, the reference is not Fiesta, but Carnival, the colorful, parade and samba-filled festival that precedes Lent.
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San Antonio Magazine
April 29, 2016
Rivane Neuenschwander: Secondary Stories Opens
One of the final pieces artist and collector Linda Pace personally added to her collection will debut in her foundation’s Space gallery starting Friday.
The piece, Secondary Stories, was created by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander and acquired by Pace in 2006, just a year before her death. It will open to the public on Friday, April 29, in the Linda Pace Foundation’s Space gallery and remain on display through July 29, 2017.
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Texas Architect
March/April 2016
Attention Getter
Linda Pace commissioned London-based architect David Adjaye to design her Foundation’s “Ruby City” in order to raise San Antonio’s profile in the world of international architectural celebrity.
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Rivard Report
March 25, 2016
Contemporary Redux at San Antonio Museum of Art
After more than six months away from the public’s view, the San Antonio Museum of Art has relaunched their contemporary galleries. Until recently, the space was taken up by the traveling exhibition 28 Chinese from the Rubell Collection, one of the largest private contemporary art collections in the world. This was an opportunity to freshen up and polish the space, and for Anna Stothart to begin making her curatorial mark on the museum’s collections.
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Queso Confessions
December 20, 2015
Immersed
When Annette DiMeo Carlozzi curated Immersed at the Linda Pace Foundation, she added lyrical, stream-of-consciousness style descriptions to each of the artworks...Carlozzi shares her reflective process, demonstrating by example for the viewer the quiet associations one makes while looking at art. That voice we hear in our heads, the one that often gets muffled by what we think we should be thinking: Carlozzi reminds us to listen to it.
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San Antonio Current
December 9, 2015
'Immersed' Dives Deep to Spark Imagination
Freed from institutional restraints and breaking with the typical didactic, linear, rigid installations of most museum shows, Carlozzi has been more freewheeling in how the pieces are displayed. Along with the usual staid list of materials, she's added lyrical observations and existential questions to the wall labels. And while several world-famous male artists are included, female artists make some of the strongest statements.
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ARTslant
October 7, 2015
Art Destination: Why San Antonio Deserves More Attention
This past September, I did a curatorial residency at Casa Chuck in San Antonio, Texas. This was not my first time there (years before I curated an exhibition for the Contemporary Art Month) but, as it always happens when you are installing a show, I barely poked my nose out of the gallery. Happily, during this second visit I had the time to experience the best of San Antonio's arts community. San Antonio has a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming art scene that gets together in ever-fluxing arts initiatives and established spaces. In this city—the seventh largest in the United States—the scene is unpretentious, very relaxed, and largely community-based.
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Architectural Digest
September 23, 2015
David Adjaye Designs Glittering Gallery for Linda Pace Foundation
"Come 2018, visitors to the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio should be forgiven if they think they see a mirage. The contemporary art foundation’s new gallery building is destined to be a structure like no other—a faceted red volume that sparkles like a gem in the Texas sun. Designed by British architect David Adjaye, the 14,000-square-foot, two-story building will be clad in glittering rose-hued panels made of precast concrete and crushed glass. Expansive windows will frame park and city views, while large skylights will illuminate the galleries with natural light. Linda Pace, an artist, collector, and supporter of the arts whose parents started Pace Foods, selected Adjaye for the job before she died of cancer in 2007. The building’s materiality is inspired by her vision. “She was a Jungian and was very interested in symbolism and dreams,” says Kathryn Kanjo, a member of the foundation’s board of trustees. “She had this dream of a ruby city—this cluster of sparkling, beckoning buildings. So she made a sketch, talked to David about it, and then he made his ruby city.”
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a as architecture
September 22, 2015
Ruby City by David Adjaye
The Linda Pace Foundation announces the details of its new Adjaye Associates-designed building, which will open to the public in 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The building is the vision and mandate of the Foundation’s Founder, Linda Pace (1945-2007), who was driven by the belief that art is a vital social force. World-renowned architect David Adjaye has designed a building to exhibit the Foundation’s growing collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works by international contemporary artists.
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Architects Journal
September 22, 2015
Adjaye unveils designs for $16m Texas art foundation
Adjaye Associates has revealed its designs for a new building for the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio, Texas.
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La Tempestad
September 21, 2015
Diseño de Adjaye
La Fundación Linda Pace anunció que en 2018 abrirá en San Antonio, Texas, el edificio que reunirá su colección de arte, diseñado por Adjaye Associates. Ruby City, nombre de la estructura de dos pisos, cuenta con un superficie de 14 mil pies cuadrados. Una gran escalera conectará los tres espacios expositivos que albergarán la creciente colección de arte de la fundación creada por Linda Pace, artista y coleccionista que murió en 2007. El proyecto es de la firma que lidera Adjaye, arquitecto ghanés, nacido en Tanzania. La construcción del edificio iniciará en 2016.
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world-architects
September 21, 2015
Adjaye in San Antonio
Designed to house the Foundation's more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works, the 14,000-square-foot, two-story building will be called Ruby City, based on a dream that the late Linda Pace had and described to Adjaye during a visit to San Antonio in 2007, the year Pace died. The exterior is made up primarily of crimson-hued, precast-concrete wall panels punctuated by large openings oriented to park and city views.
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dezeen magazine
September 19, 2015
David Adjaye unveils designs for a red concrete art museum in Texas
British architect David Adjaye has revealed plans for a museum in San Antonio, Texas, with a red concrete skin based on a dream of its patron, philanthropist Linda Pace.The distinctive facades of the two-storey, 14,000-square-foot (4,267-square-meters) contemporary art museum for the Linda Pace Foundation will be made of crimson precast panels flecked with glass aggregate. The panels will vary in shades of red, and are intended to make the largely opaque structure less monolithic.
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Archy Naija
September 18, 2015
David Adjaye Designs "Ruby City" for Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio
The Linda Pace Foundation has unveiled plans for a new building designed by Adjaye Associates. Planned to open inSan Antonio, Texas in 2018, “Ruby City” will house the Foundation’s growing collection of contemporary art. The two-story structure, clad in “crimson-hued panels of precast concrete with glass aggregate,” will be distinct with its “dramatic rooftop of sloping angles and skylights that rise to varying heights and echo cut-away spaces at the building’s base.”
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Design Boom
September 18, 2015
david adjaye conceives a 'ruby city' for the linda pace foundation in texas
the linda pace foundation has announced details of ‘ruby city’, a crimson-clad structure designed by british architect david adjaye. located in san antonio, texas, the scheme will exhibit the foundation’s growing collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, and installations by internationally acclaimed contemporary artists. set to open in 2018, the institution will serve as a cultural destination for local, national and international visitors, offering free admission.
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World Architecture News
September 18, 2015
David Adjaye designs a "Ruby City"
A new Adjaye Associates-designed building will open to the public in 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The building is the vision and mandate of the Linda Pace Foundation’s Founder, Linda Pace (1945-2007), who was driven by the belief that art is a vital social force. World-renowned architect David Adjaye OBE has designed a building to exhibit the Foundation’s growing collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works by international contemporary artists.
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San Antonio Business Journal
September 17, 2015
Ruby City art exhibition center planned for San Pedro Creek area near downtown
San Antonio already has an enchilada red main public library. Now it will gain a multi-story, ruby-hued structure that will house new art exhibition space. The Linda Pace Foundation plans to develop Ruby City on Camp Street south of downtown. The center will house a growing collection of works that already includes more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations and videos by a number of international contemporary artists.
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ArchDaily
September 17, 2015
David Adjaye Designs "Ruby City" for Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio
The Linda Pace Foundation has unveiled plans for a new building designed by Adjaye Associates. Planned to open in San Antonio, Texas in 2018, "Ruby City" will house the Foundation's growing collection of contemporary art. The two-story structure, clad in "crimson-hued panels of precast concrete with glass aggregate," will be distinct with its "dramatic rooftop of sloping angles and skylights that rise to varying heights and echo cut-away spaces at the building’s base."
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Glasstire
September 17, 2015
New David Adjaye Building for Linda Pace Foundation
The Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio has just released details of its planned main exhibition building to open in 2018. Designed by Brit starchitect David Adjaye, it’s loosely based on a sketch and description dreamed up by Linda Pace before her death in 2007, and will be called Ruby City.
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Informed Infrastructure
September 17, 2015
Details of the New Linda Pace Foundation Building Designed by David Adjaye Revealed
The Linda Pace Foundation announces the details of its new Adjaye Associates-designed building, which will open to the public in 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The building is the vision and mandate of the Foundation’s Founder, Linda Pace (1945-2007), who was driven by the belief that art is a vital social force. World-renowned architect David Adjaye has designed a building to exhibit the Foundation’s growing collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works by international contemporary artists. The building will serve as a destination for visitors to contemplate and experience adventurous artwork from the recent past. Admission will be free.
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Architect's Newspaper
September 17, 2015
David Adjaye Reveals His Design For A Museum At The Linda Pace Foundation In San Antonio
Architect David Adjaye, known for his modern, site-specific buildings including the upcoming Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, was commissioned by artist and philanthropist Linda Pace to design a structure along San Antonio’s San Pedro Creek for her eponymous foundation’s growing contemporary art collection. The new building, called Ruby City, is expected to open in 2018; groundbreaking will commence in 2016.
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Architect Magazine
September 17, 2015
Ruby City, Adjaye Associates
The Linda Pace Foundation announces the details of its new Adjaye Associates-designed building, which will open to the public in 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The building is the vision and mandate of the Foundation’s Founder, Linda Pace (1945-2007), who was driven by the belief that art is a vital social force. World-renowned architect David Adjaye has designed a building to exhibit the Foundation’s growing collection of over 800 paintings, sculptures, installations, and video works by international contemporary artists. The building will serve as a destination for visitors to contemplate and experience adventurous artwork from the recent past. Admission will be free.
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San Antonio Express-News
September 17, 2015
Art patron Pace's dream becoming Ruby City museum
The $16 million Linda Pace Foundation museum, known as Ruby City for its red exterior, is designed by world-renowned architect David Adjaye. Oversize windows will have views of adjacent CHRISpark, built in 2005, a 1-acre public green space named in honor of Pace’s son, who died in 1997, and of the city skyline.
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mySA
September 17, 2015
Linda Pace's dreams of red led to this Ruby City museum
Linda Pace’s dream of Ruby City took a step closer to reality today when design plans and renderings for a long-anticipated South Side museum to house the late arts patron’s 800-work contemporary art collection were released. The two-story, $16 million structure will be integrated into the foundation campus on Camp and South Flores streets. It was designed by world-renowned British architect David Adjaye, who also designed the $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture going up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Artforum
July 2015
Alejandro Diaz
“It Takes a Village,” Alejandro Diaz’s latest solo exhibition, pulls together a seemingly disparate variety of references from Minimalism, Conceptualism, Abstract Expressionism, and even British Pop to unapologetically expose the reality of quotidian life in the artist’s own personal interest in South Texas, and specifically San Antonio. While there seems to be a sense of play among the myriad references, the cultural allusions to the racial, class, and hierarchical issues that exist in South Texas become transparent.
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Art + Culture Magazine
June 7, 2015
Diaz and the currency of clout at SPACE
Until September 12th, the artwork at the Linda Pace Foundation’s SPACE will look deceptively like a group show—or more accurately, like an eccentric re-contextualization of seminal works. Despite appearances, only one artist is behind the exhibition; Alejandro Diaz, now based in New York, returns to San Antonio, his hometown, with an eclectic grouping of sculpture and painting.
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Art Daily
April 2015
Exhibition of work by New York-based artist Alejandro Diaz opens at the Linda Pace Foundation
As an artist with a national voice, Diaz grew up in San Antonio, Texas and much of his work is influenced by the contemporary Mexican/Texan cultures of his youth. It Takes a Village uses pop, modern, and folkloric works of art as its starting point, and evokes previous artists or art movements that combined high and low art, often using language and humor as a form of cultural and socio-economic critique.
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San Antonio Express News
'It Takes a Village" showcases Alejandro Diaz' Political Art
April 21, 2015
“To me these crepe flowers are just as beautiful and as valuable as an abstract color field painting from the ’40s or ’50s,” Diaz said. “I felt it was a very daring thing to do. Who uses crepe paper from San Antonio, Texas, to make art? I’m just trying to say that these things from our everyday lives, they have value.”
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Out in SA
Linda Pace Foundation exhibits works by Alejandro Diaz
April 13, 2015
“My work has always addressed political issues using humor, so this was just a natural progression,” Diaz said of his latest work–a series of cast-resin pieces of furniture in the shape of migrant workers. The series, titled Muebles, is a nod to the work of Allen Jones and alludes to the exploitation of migrant workers in the United States. “I think these are meant to be humorous, but I think it’s the heaviest work that I’ve ever made. The humor might not be so prevalent as it was in the other work. They may be more shocking than anything else.”
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San Antonio Magazine
An Artistic Homecoming
April 2015
When Alejandro Diaz was a young, self-described “bad” artist in San Antonio, he was asked to contribute some work to a group show at a local gallery. On opening night, his family showed up at the swanky reception with a bucket full of tamales. Diaz was mortified at what he saw as a betrayal of his high art ambitions.
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San Antonio Express News
Best of Visual Art 2014
By Elda Silva and Steve Bennett
December 26, 2014
It was a good year for looking back — at Matisse and the Impressionists — but also for sallying forth into the brave new flat world of digital video technology and high-def animation. Here’s a look at the best art exhibits of 2014:

“Parallax,” Shahzia Sikander, SPACE Gallery, October: Conflict and control, politics and passion are at the center of this Pakistani-born artist’s 15-minute high-definition animation, which received its U.S. premiere in October at the Linda Pace Foundation’s SPACE Gallery. The stunning multichannel video work deals with global politics by focusing on the strategically crucial Strait of Hormuz, often called a “choke point” through which about 20 percent of the world’s petroleum flows. Through March 7.
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ART PAPERS
MARCH/APRIL 2015
Shahzia Sikander: Parallax
By Rachel Adams
Artist Shahzia Sikander is known for her specialization in Indian and Persian miniature painting, a technique she has relativized in her multifaceted practice. Her recent work Parallax, an energetic three-channel panoramic video installation exhibited at the Linda Pace Foundation (October 8, 2014 – March 7, 2015), is a swarm of color and form inspired by the fraught political climate of the Strait of Hormuz, and elbow of water that connects the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.
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SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE
MARCH 2015
Happy 20th, Artpace San Antonio
By Kathleen Petty
When the late Linda Pace founded Artpace, she anticipated it becoming a space where artists could thrive. An exhibition on display through May 17, Hare & Hound Press + Artpace: The Art of Collaboration, celebrates the fulfillment of that goal in the 20 years since the downtown gallery first opened its doors. “This is what Linda envisioned,” says Janet Flohr, a board member and co-owner of Hare & Hound Press, which has printed the works of dozens of Artpace artists. “This was her baby.” In celebration of Artpace’s 20th year, the press donated to the Linda Pace Foundation more than 170 pieces created by artists who have exhibited at Artpace or participated in its International Artist-In-Residency program during the last two decades.
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VACATION IDEA
2.09.15
15 Most Fascinating Museums in the United States
From world-class art collections to music, neon signs and mustard, our list proves that museums can be fun for even the most-picky traveler. These institutions work hard to preserve art, culture and history in unique and sometimes unusual ways. The Linda Pace Foundation features a permanent collection of local, regional and national foremost artists. The museum presents a series of thought-provoking exhibitions, which consist of a variety of media. The foundation hosts live performances, artist talks and other programs.
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
1.28.15
Avant-Garde Artist Du Yun To Perform in SA Saturday
By Bryan Rindfuss
With its melange of shifting layers, surreal figures and “singing spheres,” Pakistani-born, New York-based artist Shahzia Sikander’s 15-minute animation Parallax doesn’t exactly spell out its historical inspiration (maritime trade and colonial occupation in the Strait of Hormuz). But don’t let the conceptual challenge deter you from tackling her three-channel video, which made its U.S. debut here in the Alamo City when the Linda Pace Foundation acquired it last year.
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
1.23.15
Resident artists spotlighted in Artpace exhibition
By Steve Bennett
Linda Pace liked to describe Artpace as a “laboratory of dreams — my own as well as the artists.” In the two decades since the late San Antonio philanthropist, collector and artist founded the art organization in a former downtown car dealership, many artists’ dreams have come true in Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residency program, which has provided living and gallery space, materials and inspiration for some 200 artists. Artpace recently kicked off its 20th anniversary with an exhibition of prints by Artpace resident artists created in conjunction with San Antonio’s Hare & Hound Press. “Hare & Hound Press + Artpace: The Art of Collaboration,” in Artpace’s Hudson Show(Room) through May 17, was made possible by a recent gift of printer’s proofs from the press to the Linda Pace Foundation. The gift increased the number of artworks in the foundation’s collection from 620 to about 800.
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
11.12.14
Linda Pace painting sells for $15 million
By Steve Bennett
The Linda Pace Foundation sold its Gerhard Richter painting for $15 million Wednesday night at a Christie’s auction in New York. It had been valued between $14 million and $18 million. Trustees of the Linda Pace Foundation earmarked funds from the sale of the German artist’s “Abstraktes Bild (774-4)” for a special building fund for the exhibition space, envisioned for the foundation’s Camp Street compound south of downtown.
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ARTS+CULTURE
11.05.14
Shattering the Illusion: Shahzia Sikander’s Parallax at the Linda Pace Foundation's SPACE
By Dan Goddard
Commissioned for the 2013 Biennial in Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates states on the Arabian Peninsula, Shahzia Sikander’s Parallax is a complex, shifting, morphing, evolving, abstract, animated meditation on centuries of global competition for natural resources, the history of maritime trade, foreign control of the Strait of Hormuz during the colonial era and the dramatic conflicts today over the hotly contested strait where 35 percent of the world’s petroleum shipped by sea passes.
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SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL
10.24.14
Pace Foundation’s SPACE highlights contemporary art
By Andi Rodriguez
The local arts and cultural scene has continued to flourish on a grand scale this year. The Southwest School of Art recently welcomed its first class of Bachelor of Fine Arts students. Both the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Art Museum featured internationally recognized Matisse and Impressionism exhibitions, respectively, and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts made its grand debut last month. Blossoming quietly under the radar, meanwhile, is the Linda Pace Foundation and its new "intimate exhibition space" appropriately named SPACE.
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ARTDAILY.COM
10.15.14
Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (774-4) to be sold to realize Linda Pace’s philanthropic vision
Christie’s announced the upcoming sale of an important work by Gerhard Richter consigned by the Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas. Painted in 1992, at the height of Gerhard Richter's abstract practice, Abstraktes Bild (774-4) is a seminal example of his multi-layered abstract style that the artist began exploring in the late 1980's. First exhibited in Rome the same year of its execution, the painting was shown alongside an exclusive selection of Richter’s finest work from that year, a corpus that today stands as the most beautiful and dramatic body of abstract paintings ever created by the artist. Estimated $14-18 million, all proceeds from the sale of this work will be directed to establish a board-designated fund to achieve the Founder’s mandate to build an architecturally significant exhibition space to showcase the Linda Pace Foundation’s growing permanent collection to the public.
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LA TIMES
10.14.14
Gerhard Richter painting to be sold to fund new Linda Pace art space
By David NG
A work by Gerhard Richter that belonged to the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace will be sold at an auction in November to help fund the creation of a new art space for Pace's foundation in Texas. Christie's will sell Richter's 1992 painting "Abstraktes Bild (774-4)" at a New York auction on Nov. 12. The abstract painting, which Pace acquired shortly after its creation and has rarely been seen in public, is expected to sell for between $14 million and $18 million. Pace's foundation said that the sale will help fund a new art space to be designed by British architect David Adjaye. Additional funds for the space, to be located in San Antonio, will come from the foundation.
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
10.14.14
Sale of masterpiece to fund new home for Pace collection
By Steve Bennett
Turning Linda Pace's dream of building a home for her art collection into a reality may hinge on a single work from that collection. Trustees of the Linda Pace Foundation plan to sell a painting by German art star Gerhard Richter at a Nov. 12 auction at Christie's in New York. Experts value "Abstraktes Bild (774-4)" at $14 million to $18 million, which could be enough to fund most of the cost for the long-envisioned exhibition space at the foundation's Camp Street compound south of downtown.
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ARTNET NEWS
10.08.14
What Are America’s Top 10 Private Contemporary Art Museums?
Who are the Henry Clay Fricks, J.P. Morgans, or Andrew Carnegies of our era? While many of the top contemporary art collectors in the US are gifting their works to major museums, another, smaller group of wealthy individuals are building their own museums. These small (but not that small) institutions, whose collections and buildings are idiosyncratic reflections of their owners’ interests and personalities, have proliferated over the last two decades. So fuel up your private jet: Here are artnet News’s 10 standout private museums around the US.
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
8.9.14
Pace Foundation appoints Martin
By Steve Bennett
The Linda Pace Foundation appointed art consultant Kathryn Martin as its interim executive director. Martin is the San Diego-based vice president of the Arts Consulting Group, a leading provider of interim management in the arts and culture industry. She begins her new job at the Linda Pace Foundation Sept. 2. Rick Moore, president of the foundation’s board of trustees, said in a statement: “We have big plans in San Antonio and Martin’s appointment is part of our strategic vision to continue to broaden our impact locally and around the globe.”
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Texas Architect
July / August 2014
Going Public
By Rachel Adams
Art patrons often open their homes to the public. Frequently, they even build museums to house their bountiful and historically relevant collections…
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Mysa.com
3.16.14
Linda Pace Foundation to open a new art SPACE,
By Steve Bennett
SPACE, a new gallery at the Linda Pace Foundation’s Camp Street site just south of downtown, will bring the public greater access to the world-class contemporary art collection of the late artist and collector Linda Pace.
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Express News
2.21.14
Contemporary art museum to be one of Pace’s legacies
By Steve Bennett
Linda Pace’s favorite color was red- her 2003 book was titled “Dreaming Red, Creating Artpace.” One of Pace’s crimson-hued dreams was a museum to house her art collection. Maura Reilly, the dynamic new executive director of the Linda Pace Foundation, is working to realize that dream.
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San Antonio Current
1.22.14
Linda Pace Foundation Executive Director on Going Public
By Sarah Fisch
For various reasons, the Linda Pace Foundation has historically been very low-profile. However, new executive director Maura Reilly seeks to change all that, starting this year. Prior to landing at LPF, Reilly was senior curator at the American Federation of Arts and Location One. Continue reading (URL jump to article)
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tpr.org
12.16.13
The Story Behind That New Downtown Painting
By Jack Morgan
You may have seen it pop up recently downtown, and wondered what it's all about. A painting, nearly 100 feet wide, and almost 30 feet tall, on West Commerce street by Main Plaza, in an environment where it really stands out. It's quite unlike the environs, quite new, quite large, and quite red.
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glasstire.com
12.10.13
Pace Foundation to Unveil First Public Artwork, and It’s a Big One
By Paula Newton
Later this month, the Linda Pace Foundation will present its first public artwork, Adam, by Arturo Herrera, which will be located opposite to San Antonio’s Main Plaza. The wall painting, more than 25-feet high and 98-feet wide (2,500 square feet!), fulfills the Foundation’s mission for the community to experience contemporary art in nontraditional settings.
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glasstire.com
11.17.13
Maura Reilly’s Pace Plans
By Paula Newton
Maura Reilly, the new Executive Director of the Linda Pace Foundation, has been at the helm of the San Antonio foundation for three months now. Previously Chair of Art Theory at Griffith University in Australia, she has written many books and articles on contemporary art, and has held several curator posts in New York. Reilly was the founding curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum...
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austinchronicle.com
9.20.13
'New and Greatest Hits: Texas Biennial 2005-2011'
By Caitlin Greenwood
The 2013 Texas Biennial is firmly underway, with its main exhibition being housed at San Antonio's Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, a commissioned art project out in Marfa, performances in Dallas, and a revisiting of past selected artists, titled "New and Greatest Hits: Texas Biennial 2005-2011" at Big Medium's Canopy space.
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artinamericamagazine.com
9.10.13
Bigger and Better: The 2013 Texas Biennial
By Jason Foumberg
Nobody walks anywhere in Houston. But the urban sprawl, traffic jams and punishing sunshine lent an opportune context for a Christie Blizard walking/painting performance on Saturday that was part of the current Texas Biennial (through Nov. 9).
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e-flux.com
9.13
Localized Histories
Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of work inspired by its founder, Linda Pace. Organized by Fairfax Dorn, Localized Histories brings together selected artworks from the Linda Pace Foundation Collection composed of found objects or rooted in assemblage.
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sacurrent.com
8.7.13
Arturo Herrera’S Fascinating Friction at Linda Pace Foundation
By Anjali Gupta
It can be difficult to negotiate a single artist’s oeuvre if that artist does not remain consistent in their aesthetic, contextual and methodological concerns.
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glasstire.com
6.12.13
Pace Foundation Names New Director
The New York- and Sydney-based curator is recognized internationally for her expertise in contemporary art and transnational feminism. Reilly has twenty years experience in curatorship and arts administration, most recently as Professor and Chair of Art Theory at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, in Australia.
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artdaily.com
6.12.13
Pace Foundation appoints new executive director: Maura Reilly
“This is an exciting moment for the Linda Pace Foundation,” said Rick Moore, President of the Foundation. “Maura brings with her extensive experience in a range of academic, administrative, and curatorial posts. With her leadership and passion, the Foundation is poised to grow all aspects of our mission.”
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Art Magazine
6.4.13
Arturo Herrera: Deciphering the Known Within the Unknown

By Haydeé Muñoz De la Rocha
Standing in front of one of Arturo Herrera’s pieces sparks more than conversation. The viewer engages in a deliberation, only for him to find that, unexpectedly, this discerning process is not concerned with the artist but with a retrospection within his mind and soul. Arturo Herrera’s art loudly speaks to the viewer in an unknown yet recognizable nonsense. The first response is trying to understand this conceptually-charged message only to find out that the meaning is within oneself. Herrera raises a subconscious question where only the viewer holds the answer.
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Mona Hatoum There’s so much I want to say Mona Hatoum
There’s so much I want to say, 1983
Video installation


Glasstire
1.24.13
“Hieroglyphs,” Linda Pace Foundation


Dear San Antonio: Thank you for giving us Linda Pace. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Linda Pace Foundation for the second time. It’s a gem that more people should seek access to, and (cross your fingers) will soon have its own public building. For now, the foundation houses the collection of its founder Linda Pace in her former home and personal gallery.
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mysanantonio.com
1.4.13
'Heiroglyphs' exhibit honors Pace's love of abstract and text-based art
Mona Hatoum
There’s so much I want to say, 1983
Video installation


When Fairfax Dorn took over as interim director of the Linda Pace Foundation a few months ago, she was eager to roll up her sleeves and dig into the organization's cutting-edge collection of contemporary art.
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fluentcollab.org
11.9.12
Interview: Shahzia Sikander by Kate Green
Shahzia Sikander The Last Post, 2010 The Last Post, 2010

Artist Shahzia Sikander, best known for her contemporary take on the Indo-Persian tradition of miniature painting, was born in Pakistan and is based in New York City but has several Texas connections. Shortly after completing her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995, she was a Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and in 2001 she was a resident artist at Artpace San Antonio. Currently, her animated video The Last Post is on view, along with several drawings, at the Linda Pace Foundation. Recently, via email, she fielded my questions about her process, work, and a performance that was presented in conjunction with The Last Post during its opening in San Antonio. click to continue reading


fluentcollab.org
10.12.12
Shahzia Sikander by Wendy Atwell
Shahzia Sikander The Last Post, 2010 The Last Post, 2010

Soundtracks may play second fiddle to film and video images, but not in The Last Post, (2010) a ten minute animated video collaboration between Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander and Chinese American musician and composer Du Yun. During the screening at the Linda Pace Foundation, Yun, who received her PhD from Harvard, performed her original composition that accompanies Sikander’s animated paintings and drawings. click to continue reading


artforum.com
5.24.12
Review of Adam Schreiber by Kate Green
Where light, architecture, art meet Untitled (kitchen), 2012

Some photographers manage to explore and define their subjects at the same time. Such nuance is at play in “FLANAGAN - TIRAVANIJA,” an exhibition of ten photographs, which Adam Schreiber was commissioned to shoot in the home of the late collector, artist, and philanthropist Linda Pace. Schreiber is skilled at using his medium to isolate cultural material--from car parts to archives--and this makes him a wise choice to examine the Linda Pace Foundation’s holdings. He creates photographs that are earthly and ethereal, and that observe as they describe...
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mysanantonio.com
5.24.12
Where light, architecture, art meet
Where light, architecture, art meet
Light filters softly through large windows covered by shades, illuminating a room in which everything is stark white, from the brick walls to the floors and furniture. Everything, that is, except for a jerry can sitting on a low-slung coffee table...
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sacurrent.com
5.23.12
Public lured by a more open Linda Pace Foundation will find tragedy, magical reflexivity in 'Ten Thousand Waves'
Where light, architecture, art meet Glass House Prism (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010

Since the beginning of the year, the Linda Pace Foundation has quietly introduced a number of events within the penthouse and at CHRISpark, fronting the foundation's business offices...
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artmagazinesa.com
3.27.12
Glenn Ligon in Conversation at the Linda Pace Foundation
Glen Ligon
It was 1998 when Glenn Ligon, one of today’s most prolific African-American contemporary artists, was selected to participate at Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program...
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Art Daily
3.26.12
Works from the Linda Pace Foundation Collection featured in San Antonio Collects: Contemporary
Opening March 24, 2012, San Antonio Museum of Art presents San Antonio Collects: Contemporary...
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...might be good
3.23.12
Isaac Julien Ten Thousand Waves at Linda Pace Foundation
A metanarrative, or story about a story, sparks a complex series of concepts. In the aptly named Ten Thousand Waves (2010)...
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Art in America Magazine.com
3.9.12
Roving Eye: Go Big or Go Home
Last July, I moved to Houston from Brooklyn to take a position as curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), joining an inspiring team that includes director Bill Arning and senior curator Valerie Cassel Oliver...
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My San Antonio.com/San Antonio Express-News
2.26.12
‘Waves’ Blends Tragedy, Chinese Fable
Isaac Julien
In 2004, two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants were picking cockles, the common name for a small saltwater clam, at Morecambe Bay in Northwest England...
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San Antonio Magazine
3.12
Ten to See
Tento-See
If you see just 10 pieces of art in 2012, make it these...
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San Antonio Magazine
3.12
Art Life
Profiles from the SA art scene: The people who are pushing the city's burgeoning art enclaves...
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PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES MORE KEY ADMINISTRATION POSTS
9.16.11
WASHINGTON - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Teresita Fernández - Member, Commission of Fine Arts
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...might be good
6.10.2011
Susan Philipsz
Susan Philipsz’ Sunset Song is an artwork comprised of the artist singing the American murder ballad “Banks of the Ohio,” emanating here from hidden loudspeakers within the dense bamboo of the lush CHRISpark grounds...
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My SA
5.18.2011
Haunting song fills greenspace
On a sweltering gray May afternoon, over the coos of pigeons and the swoosh of nearby South Flores traffic, a lilting voice emerges from the sheltering trees of Chrispark, the downtown greenspace Linda Pace created to honor her late son...
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Whitewall
5.18.2011
The Linda Pace Foundation Acquires "Sunset Sounds"
The Linda Pace Foundation announced on April 19 the acquisition of Sunset Song to its extensive collection of contemporary art...
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San Antonio Express News
6.12.2010
Linda Pace Foundation picks director-curator
Steven Evans, managing director of Dia:Beacon, a contemporary art space in Beacon, N.Y., has been named executive director and curator of the Linda Pace Foundation...
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My SA
4.9.2010
Library's glass artwork a representation of life
Amado Photo
"Days," a conceptual piece that commemorates the life of artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, consists of 22,722 glass teardrops in a spectrum of colors suspended on fishing filament in 5-foot-long strands massed in the large front windows...
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San Antonio Current
3.31.2010
Counting the days—Jesse Amado memorializes Linda Pace at the
Main Library

At 10 a.m. Sunday morning, a rumpled and unshaven man sat on the pavement of the sunny patio of the main branch of the San Antonio Public Library, his back to the ethereal, baubly spectacle emerging on the other side of the windowpanes. The entrance doors were locked - “It don’t open up till 11,” the guy informed me - but through the glass I could see the people installing “Days,” Jesse Amado’s tribute to Linda Pace, who would have turned 65 this April 17...
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American Society of Landscape Architects
March, 2010
CHRISpark receives Honor Award for landscaping
The American Society of Landscape Architects seal In the late 1980s, Linda Pace started a landscape business in San Antonio called Green Expectations. For seven years, Linda channeled her desire to create art into designing lawns and landscapes. She relished the work because it allowed her to focus on design principles and the natural world. Therefore, Linda would have been especially proud that Jon Ahrens and Rosa Finley, the landscape architects who worked with Linda in 2002 to design CHRISpark were selected in March 2010 by the Texas chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for an honor award for their professional achievement on CHRISpark. The park, once an asphalt parking lot, is now an inviting natural space with a unique mix of plants, terrain and artwork. It has inspired green building development in San Antonio and brought nature back to life on the southern edge of downtown.


SA Arts
3.1.2010
SA Arts names Cruz Ortiz March Artist of the Month
The Linda Pace Foundation played host to SA Arts Artist of the Month, Cruz Ortiz.
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San Antonio Express-News
2.24.2010
Public art redefined — Gonzalez-Torres' billboards
Gonzalez-Torres Gonzalez-Torres
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Artpace, the Linda Pace Foundation provided significant funding for a state-wide exhibition of all 13 billboards created by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who was a fellow in Artpace's inaugural artist-in-residence program in 1995. To read more about Artpace's year-long project, appearing in locations throughout the Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio areas, ...
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Contract Magazine
1.1.2009
Interior Awards: Small Office
When Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects converted a dilapidated auto body shop into an artist’s studio in downtown San Antonio, Texas, he had no idea he later would transform the space again. Six months after contruction’s completion, his long-time client Linda Pace, a well-known art collector, phillanthropist, and artist in her own right, passed away from breast cancer. Her vision wasn’t mined in vain ...
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Interior Design Magazine
8.1.2008
Drive, She Said
Perhaps because she didn't pursue her passion until later in life, Linda Pace threw herself into the art world with a fiery intensity. Between her decision in the late 1980's to collect, fund, and create art and her death in 2007 from breast cancer, the San Antonio-based Pace Foods salsa heiress transformed herself into one of the most influential women in contemporary art—it was her ...
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