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August 2015
 

 

Landmarks

Landmarks Public Art Tour: NYC in ATX
Sunday, August 2, 10-11 a.m.
Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive
August is Austin's hottest month. Escape the blistering summer temperatures and join Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, for a docent-led tour of art in Bass Concert Hall on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection features striking examples of postwar and contemporary sculpture from influential artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz and Ursula von Rydingsvard.
Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 2 in front of Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Free and open to the public.

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West End 1st Thursday

1st Thursday
Gallery Night
August 6
Open until 8 pm

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The Contemporary Austin

Second Saturdays Are for Families: Ice Painting
Laguna Gloria
Saturday, August 8, 11am-3pm
Chill out with other cool artists as we create drippy watercolor paintings using ice cubes! Then relax in the shade with a live ice sculpting demonstration courtesy of local sculpting pros.
$5 member families // $10 non-member families

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The Contemporary Austin

Fieldwork Artist Talk and Concert: Erik DeLuca
Jones Center
August 12, 7 pm
The Contemporary Austin presents artists, curators, and researchers in residence with Fieldwork: Marfa, an international researcher-in-residence program coordinated by ESBA Nantes Métropole and HEAD-Genève. Sound artist, composer, and scholar Erik DeLuca explores field engagement as an interdisciplinary theory and practice for making sound art, music, and ethnog-raphic compositions. DeLuca discusses his Marfa residency and presents a new piece featuring pianist Charlie Magnone.
Free

 

Wally Workman Gallery

Wally Workman Gallery 35th Anniversary
Preview Happy Hour
Thursday, August 13, 5-8 pm

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The Contemporary Austin

Crit Group Exhibition Opening Reception
grayDUCK Gallery
August 14, 7 pm
This group exhibition features work by nine compelling artists who participated in the museum’s Crit Group 2015—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques and professional development workshops. Exhibiting artists: Sarah Hill, Ben Jurgensen, R. Eric McMaster, Katie Rose Pipkin, Rebecca Rothfus, Bobby Scheidemann, Pat Snow, Sherwin Tibayan, and Glenn Twiggs. On view through Sept 13.
Free

 

Wally Workman Gallery

Wally Workman Gallery 35th Anniversary
Opening reception
Saturday, August 15, 6-8 pm

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Austin Art Garage

Robots In Rowboats: Tales of Heartbreak and Hope
by Lauren Briére
August 20, 6-9 pm
Opening Reception

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The Contemporary Austin

Good Taste: Playing with Food
Thursday, August 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
Jones Center
Robert Therrien's subtly humorous work evokes both the real and the imagined, as he coaxes humble motifs into surreal configurations through scale, abstraction, perspective, and color. Inspired by Therrien's art, local chefs create bites that play with food's scale and its link to childhood memories.
Explore a new take on this exhibition, opening at The Contemporary on May 9, through culinary creativity!
$20/$15 for Members
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Flatbed Press and Gallery

Rhapsody of Beats, Monotypes by Michael McWillie
Friday, August 21, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Flatbed Press and Gallery

Jeffrey Dell: Sightings
Friday, August 21, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Blanton Museum - UT

Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World
Perspectives: Edward J. Sullivan
Saturday, August 29, 2 pm
NYU Professor, exhibition co-curator, and author of From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism, Edward J. Sullivan, gives an insightful talk in the Blanton Auditorium.

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