February 24 from 7-9pm

Art on 5th

AlphaBots Book Release Party

The AlphaBots is a fully illustrated robot alphabet book project, over four years in the making, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, The AlphaBots will now be available to everyone! This steampunk fueled alphabetical journey is the brainchild of international street artist The Impossible Winterbourne. His robot head sculptures can be seen by those with a keen eye, stealthily planted throughout the city under bridges and on the sides of buildings or street signs.

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February 8 from 6-8pm

Twin Liquors: 4001 South Lamar Boulevard

Umlauf Garden & Sculpture Gallery Garden Party Kick-off

Join UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum as they kick off the 20th Anniversary of the UMLAUF Garden Party with the partner that started it all – Twin Liquors! Stop by Twin Liquor’s newest store on South Lamar and be among the first to sip some of the wines that will be featured at this year’s Garden Party, cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, light bites courtesy Maudie’s TEX-MEX and more. All guests will receive 25% off Garden Party tickets purchased that night, and all who attend will be entered to win fabulous door prizes including 2 VIP tickets to the Garden Party on April 26. Grab your friends and help us kick off the platinum anniversary of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year!

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February 10 at 2pm

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

Artist Talk: Vincent Valdez

The Contemporary Austin presents an artist talk featuring Vincent Valdez, a Texas-based painter and draftsman recognized for his monumental portrayals of the contemporary human figure, rendered in seductive detail. His large-scale works remark on a universal struggle within various sociopolitical arenas or eras, often with commentary on modern American life.
For this talk, Valdez will consider his art and shared interests in American race relations, politics, and culture in the context of the inaugural exhibition of The Contemporary Austin’s Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, Against a Civic Death, by LA-based artist Rodney McMillian.
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February 6 from 6-8pm

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

UMLAUF After Dark: Live Bronze Pour

UMLAUF After Dark is back! This free monthly series returns on Tuesday, February 6th at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum from 6 – 8 pm. The event will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the lost wax casting technique Charles Umlauf used for bronze works. Members of Deep In The Heart Art Foundry will take visitors through the stages of creating a bronze sculpture, culminating in a live bronze pour!

Grab your friends and enjoy this night of art, community fun, and education.The UMLAUF’s current exhibition Flight & Fall will be on view during this event, which is free and open to the public.

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January 26 // Q&A: 5:30pm // Reception: 6:30pm

Landmarks

José Parlá Q&A and Opening Reception

at Robert B. Rowling Hall

Join Landmarks to celebrate the opening of José Parlá’s monumental mural, Amistad América. His painting transforms a 4,000 square foot wall in the new Rowling B. Hall into a sweeping visual landscape.

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January 7 from 11am-12pm

Landmarks

Landmarks Public Tour

Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Prolific artists like Sol LeWitt and Nancy Rubins often experiment with different media. This tour will examine three-dimensional scultpures and 2-dimensional drawings by these two artists in the Landmarks collection. Meet your docent at Nancy Rubins’ Monochrome for Austin on the corner of 24th and Speedway at 11 am.

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December 1 - 3

Art on 5th

Adam Scott Rote Weekend

Favorite Miami-based artist continues to amaze with his glamorous portraits of musicians and movie stars. This prolific artist works serially and is best known for his Alice in Wonderland, Drive-In-Daze, and Let the Music Play series. Adam will soon be unveiling a new tribute series honoring the provocative creative icon Robert Mapplethorpe. Meet the artist & see him paint live in the gallery December 1st – 3rd.

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Landmarks

Landmarks at Night

Since the Landmarks public art collection is accessible 24/7, many of the works are beautifully lit in the evening. Sculptures that spark thoughtful and dynamic conversation under the bright sun suddenly become quiet and contemplative, twinkling under the night sky.

Join Landmarks on Sunday, 3 December at 5 p.m. at the Student Activity Center (SAC) rooftop for an extended walking tour. The tour will begin with a viewing of the hour-long light sequence at James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color Inside and conclude at Ben Rubins’ And That’s The Way It Is. Space is limited to 25 people.[

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December 5 from 6 to 8pm

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

UMLAUF After Dark

Join for UMLAUF After Dark and see the current exhibition of our UMLAUF Prize 2017 winner – Bucky Miller: Grackle Actions – on Tuesday, December 5. Bring your friends out for a night of art, live music, and more. UMLAUF After Dark is the perfect way to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather while taking in the incredible sights and sounds of nature. This event is free and open to everyone, and is a perfect opportunity to see our current exhibition Grackle Actions by UMLAUF Prize 2017 Winner Bucky Miller. Held on the first Tuesday of the month, UMLAUF After Darks offers visitors a chance to explore the Garden and Exhibition free of charge after hours. Free and open to the public.

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October 29th from 10am to 4pm

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Last Straw Fest at the UMLAUF

Don’t miss Austin’s only free fall festival for families, Last Straw Fest on Sunday, October 29. In it’s third year, Last Straw Fest is a tradition for thousands of families across Austin to come together for a full day of fun. The festival will feature pumpkin carving, fall-themed family activities, food trucks, music, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.

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October 24 from 6pm to 8pm

Visual Arts Center

Type Hike: Designers’ Talk and Roundtable

In conjunction with the Courtyard Gallery exhibition Type Hike — featuring posters that celebrate and support the national parks and outdoors — eight Austin-based designers from the project come together to discuss their experiences working in Texas as well as their reflections on Type Hike and the importance of doing pro-bono design work for causes they believe in. Designers include John Coleman, Lauren Dickens, Jolie Durand, James Walker, Simon Walker, Steve Wolf and Keith Young.

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October 14 from 11am-3pm

The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Second Saturdays Are for Families: Tree Tales

The Contemporary Austin invites families to attend October’s workshop, inspired by the towering resident trees on Laguna Gloria’s campus, and a few sneaky tree-themed sculptures activated by their natural surroundings. Educators from the environmental nonprofit TreeFolks will be onsite sharing their knowledge about Austin’s local tree species. Families can create beautiful prints to take home using parts of these leafy friends, then tumble and play on our temporary tree stump playground!

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October 1 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Landmarks

Public Art Dog Walk

Fetch your pooch and come to campus for the second annual Landmarks Dog Walk! Landmarks has partnered with Blue Dog Rescue to present a docent-led public art dog walk! Dogs and owners will take a leisurely one-hour stroll around The University of Texas at Austin to appreciate some of its most stunning works of outdoor sculpture. Bring your dog, a leash and plenty of waste bags to Nancy Rubins’ Monochrome for Austin near 24th Street and Speedway at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 1. Don’t have a four-legged friend? Meet and greet some of Blue Dog Rescue’s most eligible canines!

Please make sure your dog is well-behaved around people and other animals and up-to-date on vaccinations. There will be plenty of water stops along the tour route, and each guest will receive a special Landmarks frisbee! Free and open to the public.

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September 3 from 11 am to 12 pm

Landmarks

Landmarks Walking Tour

Join Landmarks for a docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Meet your docent at Michael Ray Charles’ (Forever Free) Ideas, Languages and Conversations in the Gordon-White Building at 11 am and learn about how found objects are used in public art projects around campus. Enter the building from the west side off Whitis Avenue. Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

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August 12 from 11AM-3PM

The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Second Saturdays Are for Families: Ice Painting

The Contemporary Austin invites families to attend August’s workshop, offering several creative outlets to escape this summer’s intense heat. Families can chill out with other cool artists and create drippy watercolor paintings using ice cubes, and then relax in the shade with a live ice sculpting demonstration courtesy of local sculpting pros. 

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Sunday, July 2, 10-11 AM

Norman Hackerman Building; 100 E 24th St, Austin TX, 78712

Landmarks Public Art Tour

Join Landmarks on Sunday, July 2 at 10 a.m. for a docent-led walking tour of The University of Texas at Austin’s public art collection. Meet at Nancy Rubins’Monochrome for Austin at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway for an hour-long discussion about use of found objects in sculpture. Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

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June 10 from 11 am – 3 pm

The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Second Saturdays Are for Families: Exploradores del Arte

The Contemporary Austin invites families to attend June’s creative workshop, celebrating the arrival of our brand-new Spanish language Action Packs. Kick off the summer at our family-friendly fiesta and be one of the first to take this art explorer’s tool kit around the grounds, make a colorful Ojo painting with artist Maya Zamora, and grab a snack at a food truck! Speakers of all languages are encouraged to explore with us!

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March 22 – 23

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

David Adjaye – Collaborations

Collaborations is a portrait of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye through the eyes of others. The film features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world, as well as a significant number of his architectural projects across the globe.

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March 11 from 11am-3pm

The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Art Free-for-All

The Contemporary Austin hosts free open house, Art Free-for-All, highlighting the museum’s educational programs and Art School. Join in the festivities by attending Art School demonstrations, making art to take home, taking in a cool performance, and more!

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March 10 from 12pm-1:30pm

Visual Arts Center

Washers

Washers brings together the performances of Visual Art Studies seniors Julia Caswell and Madison Weakley for a dynamic intervention at the Visual Arts Center. Through concurrent activation of their individual works—Weakley’s Wash and Caswell’s Semi-Automatic Washing Machine—the artists invite the viewer to engage with the notions of rhythm, object relation, and the quotidian that powers each performance.

Weakley and Caswell share an excitement for the everyday, seeing in it the potential to animate their work. Their performances go beyond the simple act of washing clothing, instead emphasizing the cataloguing of memories through associative materials and the resumed relation of movements. Through their actions, Weakley and Caswell offer the viewer a proposal to experience the rhythmic tempo of everyday cycles.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Teeter, on view March 10 – April 7.

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March 16 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Blanton Museum of Art

Yoga in the Galleries

Adriene Mishler from Yoga with Adriene leads a free all-levels yoga class in the Blanton atrium. No mat or experience necessary! We recommend arriving early to secure a spot in the class.

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