Austin Art Events

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Thursday, October 20: 6:30 to 7:30pm

Blanton Museum of Art

Glenn O’Brien: Perspectives Lecture Series

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin will host a Perspectives lecture with writer, journalist, art critic and creative director Glenn O’Brien. O’Brien has been at the forefront of writing about art, fashion, music, and literature for the past 50 years. In conjunction with the Blanton’s upcoming exhibition,Warhol By the Book (Oct 16, 2016–Jan 29, 2017)O’Brien will be speaking about his work as Editor and Art Director of Andy Warhol’s magazine, Interviewin the 1970s.

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Saturday, October 22nd

Mexic-Arte Museum

Catrina Ball

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Mexic-Arte Museum, the Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas, will present the Catrina Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Catrina Ball is a spirited fundraising event that reminisces the past and recognizes our present accomplishments in visual art and culture. The event benefits Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

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Where: Four Seasons Ballroom
Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Dinner & Program: 6:30 pm with entertainment and dance party to follow
Sponsorships/ Table Sales Available: $3,000 – $25,000
Individual Tickets: $300
Honorary Chair: Alina Flores Gonzalez
Co-Chairs: Sofia Avila, Victoria Avila, Laurel & Edgar Prats
Runway: World Renowned Mexican Sculptor Sebastián

Upcoming Events

October 29th, 12 - 8pm

Mexic-Arte Museum

Viva la Vida Parade and Festival

Date: October 29, 2016
Parade staging: 10:00 am
Parade launch: 12:00 noon
Route: The parade will gather on 5th street between I35 Northbound Frontage Road and Waller Street, traveling west on 6th street to the festival location at 4th and Congress.
Admission: FREE
Special Parade Component: An homage to Mexico’s most popular singer, the late Juan Gabriel AKA “El Divo de Juarez”

Date: October 29, 2016
Street Location: 4th Street between Congress and San Jacinto
Featuring: Vendors, live music, costume contest
Indoor Location: Brazos Hall (1st floor), 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Featuring: Food trucks, lowriders, face painting, outdoor decorations, dance performances, photo booth
Time: 12:00 noon—8:00 pm
Admission:  Free

Date: October 29, 2016
Location: Brazos Hall Rooftop, 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Time: 12:00 noon—8:00 pm
Admission: Members & patrons only

October 31st, 11:55pm

Blanton Museum of Art

Screening of Blood for Dracula

Produced by Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey, this 1974 horror classic is renowed for its wild mixture of comedy, violence, and sex.

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Thursday, November 3, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Davis Gallery

Billy Hassell: Unveiling of Newest Keeping it Wild lithograph

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with Billy Hassell on a specially commissioned lithograph series depicting the wild things and wild places of Texas. Billy’s commission will include a series of five editions of 30 prints each, as well as a boxed set of all five lithographs. Subsequent editions will be released periodically throughout the next two years, with the final edition set to be released in the spring of 2017

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