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October 2014

Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, October 1, noon
READING
Poetry on the Plaza: Dylan Thomas

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Blanton Museum - UT

La línea continua
Wednesday, October 1, 3:30 pm
Talk
Wellesley College Latin American Art Professor Jay Oles speaks about Mexican modernism as represented in the Tate collection.

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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Wednesday, October 1, 4 pm
DISCUSSION
Seventy-five years after its premiere, is Gone With The Wind still relevant? University of Texas faculty from the departments of American Studies, English, History, and Radio, Television, and Film discuss Gone With The Wind, the controversy surrounding the film, and its value as a touchstone for the understanding of race, gender, sectionalism, and the Civil War in America.

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Davis Gallery

Face Value: Leon Alesi, Scott David Gordon, Lesley Nowlin, and Jamie Panzer, curated by Susannah Morga
Wednesday October 1, 6-8 pm
Artist talk

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Art.Science.Gallery.

Go Ahead And Do It: Portraits of Women In Science
Wednesday, October 1, 730 pm
An Evening with Scholars Eileen McGinnis & Tricia Berry
Eileen McGinnis, Visualizing Ada Lovelace, begins at approximately 7:30pm with Q&A to follow.
Tricia Berry, Recipe for Role Model Success, begins at approximately 8:00pm with Q&A to follow.
Eventbrite RSVP
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Wally Workman Gallery

Elizabeth Chapin: Diversity of Affection
Thursday, October 2, 5-8 pm
Collectors' Happy Hour

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Women & Their Work

Emily Fleisher: Astro-Turf
Thursday October 2, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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The Contemporary Austin

Good Taste: Home is where [ ]
Thursday, October 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
Jones Center Roof Deck
International artist Do Ho Suh remembers the spaces and qualities of his past homes through his art. Inspired by the artist's soft sculptures of domestic architecture and appliances, this delicious program explores how food conjures memory of home and how migration changes cuisines. Join us for light bites and drinks provided by local restaurateurs and live music on the Roof Deck. Co-presented by Edible Austin.
$25/$20 for members
Advance tickets recommended, available at thecontemporaryaustin.org

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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Thursday, October 2, 7 pm
FILMS OF 1939
Mickey Rooney and Rex Ingram star as Huck and Jim in this adaptation of the Mark Twain classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ingram turned down the role of Big Sam in Gone With The Wind to play Jim. 91 minutes.

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West End 1st Thursday

1st Thursday
Gallery Night
October 2
Open until 8 pm

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Wally Workman Gallery

Elizabeth Chapin: Diversity of Affection
Saturday, October 4, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Harry Ransom Center

Tuesday, October 7, 7 pm
LECTURE
For nearly ten years, Mexican photographer Alejandro Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico 's urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. Cartagena discusses his work, including Suburbia Mexicana, Carpoolers, and Systematic Landscapes. Co-sponsored by the Blanton Museum of Art.

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The Contemporary Austin

Rooftop Architecture Film Series: Tiny
Jones Center Roof Deck
October 8 & 9
Roof opens at 6:30 pm, film at 7:30 pm
Tiny, 2013, follows one couple's attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, this documentary film raises questions about the nature of home, good design, and the changing American Dream. (62 min) Picnics welcome.
$10/Free for members
Tickets available at the door

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Landmarks

October 10, 5:30 pm
Opening and Q &A for Artist Casey Reas
Gates Dell Complex, 2317 Speedway
Join Landmarks and the The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science for the unveiling of A Mathematical Theory of Communication by Casey Reas. Reas, a digital media artist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has explored software as an artistic medium for more than a decade. His installation will be a large-scale, computer generated application featured on two walls near the main atrium.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the event to assure your spot.

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Pump Project

Vertebral Honorees: Haveron, Lee, and Roberts
Curated by Russell Etchen
Friday, October 10, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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The Contemporary Austin

Second Saturdays are for Families
Scary Marionettes
Laguna Gloria
October 11, 11am-3pm
Make a marionette with the help of a local expert, then bring it to life as you dream up its story. Plus, see the artwork that inspired it all, Paul McCarthy 's sculpture White Snow #3, newly installed on the grounds of Laguna Gloria!
Recommended for ages 2–11.
$5 member families // $10 non-member families.

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Art.Science.Gallery.

Go Ahead And Do It: Portraits of Women In Science
Monday, October 13, 6-9 pm
Images of Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
(RSVP required)
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Art.Science.Gallery.

Go Ahead And Do It: Portraits of Women In Science
Tuesday, October 14, 6-9 pm
Ada Lovelace Day Party
with brief talk by guest curator Maia Weinstock
We invite guests to dress as their favorite scientist (contemporary or historical; well-known or under-appreciated), and will have awards for best adult and children's costumes. [hint: see TakeBackHalloween.org for ideas for female scientists, but feel free to come up with your own!]
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The Contemporary Austin

La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival
Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street, Austin
October 16, 7-10 pm
Tickets on sale July 22, 2014
Purchase tickets
La Dolce Vita Tickets: $175
La Dolce Vita + Cocktail Lounge: $200 (with specialty cocktails curated by Tipsy Texan David Alan)
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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Thursday, October 16, 7 pm
LECTURE
The world premiere of Gone With The Wind in Atlanta was the culmination of months of anxious and complicated negotiations between producer David O. Selznick, distributor MGM, their staffs, and the city of Atlanta. Matthew H. Bernstein, Professor of Film and Media Studies at Emory University, offers an in-depth look at the challenges of staging the 1939 premiere in a segregated southern city in “Selznick 's March: Hollywood Comes to White Atlanta.”
*Members of the Harry Ransom Center receive complimentary parking and priority entry at this program. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entry; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.

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Gallery Shoal Creek

SHAWN CAMP: Equal and Opposite
October 17, 6-8 pm
Artist's Reception

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Flatbed Press and Gallery

New Editions and Monotypes
October 17, 6-8 pm
Artists' reception

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Photo Méthode Gallery

David Johndrow: Natural Light
October 17, 6-8 pm
Closing Reception

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Yard Dog

Jon Langford: Boneheads
Friday, October 17, 7-9 pm
Opening reception for the artist

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Women & Their Work

EXACTLY As You Are: Cultivating Self-Love & Compassion in Our Youth
Saturday, October 18, 2-4 pm
Panel discussion
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Harry Ransom Center

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Sunday, October 19, 11 am
CENTRAL MARET, 4001 NORTH LAMAR
COOKING CLASS
Enjoy a Southern-style brunch inspired by Gone With The Wind. During the class, Central Market Chef Louis Ortiz demonstrates how to create each dish and provides recipes to take home.
The menu includes Aunt Pittypat 's cream scones with lemon verbena-infused butter and madeira jelly, Charleston deviled crab cakes, Twelve Oaks barbecued pork ribs, field pea, ham hock, and mustard green soup with cornbread croutons and pickled radish, and Peachtree Street gingerbread cake. Representatives from the Ransom Center will be on hand to discuss the exhibition as you enjoy the cooking class.
After the class, join us for a docent-led public tour of the exhibition at 2 p.m. at the Ransom Center.
Registration for the class opens on September 1. Pre-payment and registration required by calling 512-206-1051. The cost of the class is $50. Ransom Center members receive a 10% discount (cannot be combined with the early registration discount). The class size is limited.
Become a member today

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Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, October 22, noon
READING
Poetry on the Plaza: Actors from the London Stage

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The Contemporary Austin

Rooftop Architecture Film Series: Sagrada
Jones Center Roof Deck
October 22 & 23
Roof opens at 6:30 pm, film at 7:30 pm
One of the most iconic and enduring structures ever built, Barcelona's La Sagrada Família was conceived by Antoni Gaudí in the late nineteenth century. More than 125 years later, the basilica remains unfinished. Sagrada, 2014, celebrates Gaudí's vision and the work of countless laborers, artisans, and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation. (90 min) Picnics welcome.
$10/Free for members
Tickets available at the door

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Harry Ransom Center

Thursday, October 23, 7 pm
HARRY RANSOM LECTURE
Jayne Anne Phillips reads from Quiet Dell, a novel based on the true story of a murderous West Virginia con man who preyed on widows. Phillips is the author of Lark and Termite, a National Book Award finalist, and her papers reside at the Ransom Center. A reception and book signing follow. Presented by the University Co-op. Ransom Center members receive complimentary parking and priority entry.

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Women & Their Work

Nancy Schiesari | Canine Soldiers
A Film in Progress Screening
Thursday, October 23, 7 pm
Join us at Women & Their Work on Thurs. Oct. 23, 7pm, for a sneak preview screening of Canine Soldiers, a powerful documentary that explores the intimate bond between soldier handlers and their military working dogs. Created by Nancy Schiesari, this film is produced by Mo-Ti Productions. Donations for this work in progress are welcomed at the door. Limited seating, first come first chair. Schiesari is an experienced director, producer and cinematographer for broadcast documentaries and award winning independent films.

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Blanton Museum - UT
Big Medium

B scene: Exquisite Corpse
Friday October 24, 6-10 pm
Join Big Medium at the Blanton Museum of Art for their B scene art party on October 24. We are excited to announce that we will premiere the East Austin Studio Tour catalog at the party, making it the first opportunity to explore the 2014 edition – featuring over 400 artists.
Also at the event, engage in an Exquisite Corpse drawing activity led by the EAST Team. Based on an old parlor game, Exquisite Corpse invites participants to write a phrase or draw a picture on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his or her contribution. The idea originated with the Surrealists in Paris in 1925 when the first compiled phrase was, "Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau." ("The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.")
B scene tickets are available online here or at the door.

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grayDUCK Gallery

HEIRLOOM:
Featuring: Adrian Landon Brooks & Megan Kimber
Friday, October 24, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Art.Science.Gallery.

X Marks the Spot
a group exhibit about scientific variables
October 25, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Davis Gallery

Constructs: Gladys Poorte and Hollis Hammonds
curated by Susannah Morgan
Saturday, October 25, 7-9 pm
Reception

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Russell Collection Fine Art

Peter Max
Artist Appearances:
Saturday, October 25, 6-9 pm
Sunday, October 26, 1-4 pm
RSVP: 512-478-4440 or info@russell-collection.com

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The Contemporary Austin

Texas Book Festival
Jones Center
October 25 & 26
The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. More information about talks and signings by authors of arts-related books at The Contemporary Austin can be found at texasbookfestival.org.
Free

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