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The Austin Museum of Art was the first of the three galleries attended At the time the museum had a touring Rock and Roll exhibit which had its focus on the influence of the Rock and-Roll culture on art The pieces were arranged in a chronological order and started with the Pop Art of the early 1960s Located in the section were two silk screens one of Mick Jaggard and the other of Prince done by Andy Warhol There were a few other pieces in this time period that helped to point out a major turning point in both art and photography It was now okay to use other peoples photographs in an art piece Also it symbolized a beginning of the manipulation of the photograph No longer were the artists bound to having their work on paper there were new and limitless areas to explore now in photography These were the main works that caught my attention in the museum but there were many other pieces Other works went through the abstract and full of color 1960s until the newer more mechanical art of the 1980s and 90s After attending the Austin Museum of Art the students headed for a smaller more informal gallery The Dumont Gallery contained works from various photographers that were entered into a contest earlier in the year Now the pictures were traveling around the state of Texas and had even made a stop at the MSC in College Station The pieces in the exhibit made visible the numerous ways in which art and photography can be presented There were huge photographs Polaroids pictures developed onto clothing series photographs bound pictures and a large amount whose methods of production could not be identified There was one group of photographs done by the same artist that truly caught my attention The artist while a young woman did not have a very interesting life and often sought refuge in the Nancy Drew
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