Austin Art Events

Current Events

Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Blanton Museum of Art

Perspectives: Sonya Clark

Acclaimed artist Sonya Clark talks about her career and her portrait of Madam C.J. Walker, currently on view at the museum. Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.

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Upcoming Events

March 25 from 11am to 11pm

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Block Party

Explore the Blanton Museum of Art at a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. The Blanton Block Party is the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with the museum’s collection, while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day. Enjoy a lecture and book signing by renowned artist Nina Katchadourian, in conjunction with her exhibition, “Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser.” Transition to evening with a special party featuring after-hours art viewing, a cash bar, light bites, live music and dancing, a photobooth, and art-making activities.

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February 21 from 7 to 9pm

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

Nonpartisan Public Advocacy Workshop

Texas Legislature Policy Analyst, Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, leads TX Lege: 101, a workshop investigating the platforms used to exchange dialogue between Texas representatives and the public. Learn how best to make your voice heard and take the first step towards advocating for the issues you believe in!

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February 23 from 4:30 to 8 pm

Visual Arts Center

Omnibus Accelerator: Artists and Scientists Discuss Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER), the Department of Art and Art History and the McKetta Deparment of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin will host a panel discussion and reception for the exhibition Omnibus Filing at the Visual Arts Center. The conversation between artists and scientists, moderated by Dr. Ann Reynolds, Associate Professor of Art History, will aim to illuminate some of the more intriguing overlaps and discoveries that manifested from this foray into cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Omnibus Filing is an exhibition of artworks, inventions, prototypes and cross-disciplinary research currently on view at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin. The result of three years of multi-faceted collaboration between artists invited to campus to work with UT scientists, the exhibitions features an Artificial Intelligence-bot that writes original patents, a virtual reality installation, lessons on entropy from the Institute for Higher Listening, a robot that tries to teach poetry, video installation of a man attempting to re-enact childbirth, a research paper with which you can cuddle and a mausoleum for a bumblebee queen.
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