Texas Tech University

Rainey Knudson, Founder, Glasstire.com
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
March 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Rainey Knudson

"Art, Media and the Digital Dumpster Fire"

Rainey Knudson, founder of the Texas online art magazine Glasstire, recently announced that she will be stepping down as publisher in 2019 after more than 18 years in the job.

In her new lecture, she tells the story of Glasstire from its origin as a scrappy startup in 2000, to becoming a leading art journal nationally. She includes the juicy bits: brushes with libel law, scrapes with dealers and artists, and at least one death threat. She considers how online journalism and the role of the critic have changed, and the lessons she's learned from following Glasstire's tagline, Go See Some Art.

This program is co-presented with the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additionally, we thank the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts for the support provided for programs in the School of Art.