Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

August 27th - September 25th

Art on 5th

The Wild Wild West

Opening Reception

August 27th, 7 – 10pm

This group exhibition features unique interpretations ?of the quintessential American West by some of our favorite? artists including Gabe Leonard and Sebastian Krüger. We will ?also be debuting two new artists to the gallery – Texas artist? and musician Rick Steinburg, and London-based expressionist painter Ben Mosely.

In addition to original paintings and limited editions, we will feature original posters from our western film collection, many? of which are classic mid-century American Westerns, as well ?as foreign films and the ever-popular Spaghetti Westerns.

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August 26th - September 25th

grayDUCK Gallery

Honesty of Rocks: Group Crit Exhibition

This group exhibition features work by compelling artists who participated in the museum’s Crit Group—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques of art and professional development workshops.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

July 9th - August 13th

Big Medium

Lauren Moya Ford: New Hands on Old World Flowers

New Hands on Old World Flowers is a reflection on time spent living far away. In a series of paintings, photographs, artist books, ceramic vessels, videos, and performance, the artist shares a place where rain falls most of the year on eucalyptus forests, craggy coastlines, and people who speak two tongues.

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July 8th - August 21st

Art on 5th

The Fine Art of Disney

Walt Disney was known around the world as an artistic visionary. During his life he built a coalition of artists, animators, and storytellers to interpret his vision.

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July 22nd - August 21st

grayDUCK Gallery


“Eye’s Got It!” is an annual visual art competition created by Jaime Salvador Castillo that brings together a professional panel of judges and artists from all over Central Texas. Artist’s submissions are whittled down through three rounds of increasingly tougher critique and discussions. The grand prize is a solo show at grayDUCK gallery. We are excited to present this year’s winner, Austin artist, Rachel Wolfson Smith who won over the judges with her series of large scale graphite drawings, which bring medieval battles and fables into the modern age.

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July 13th - August 26th

Photo Méthode Gallery

Peter Brown Leighton: Live Snakes

The imaginary vernacular images, taken from the portfolio “Live Snakes” are sourced from bits and pieces of discarded analog photographs acquired over the years from the dust bins of the twentieth century. They form a series of narratives composed of monochrome men fallen from grace, ambivalent women standing on the cusp of empowerment, and feral, free range children born to run, incorporating themes, introduced in Leighton’s youth, that have continued to mutate and metastasize over his lifetime.

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June 18th - August 28th

Mexic-Arte Museum

YLA 21: Amexican@

Now in its 21st year, the Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition provides emerging Latina/o artists with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Guest curated by David “Shek” Vega, YLA 21: Amexican@ focuses on Latina/o artists who grew up as part of the Millennial Generation.

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June 18th - August 28th

Blanton Museum of Art Mexic-Arte Museum

Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016

Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016 highlights works of art acquired during the Changarrito Residencies at the Mexic-Arte Museum. “Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selections presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Since 2012, the curators from the Mexic-Arte Museum have selected over 45 artists to participate in the Changarrito Project. Artists display their artworks on the Changarrito cart outside the museum; everything for sale is accessible in price, and one hundred percent of the sales proceeds go to the artists.

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August 19th - September 10th


Matthew Gantt: Visual Schema

Visual Schema is a solo exhibit in CAMIBAart’s Salon Gallery featuring the most recent works by Houston based artist Matthew Gantt.

Gantt has a signature process that seems to be equal parts drawing, painting, visioning, and ritual.  With this body of work, he dives deeper to create for us a new army of archetypal characters from his subconscious world.

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Opening Reception:  Friday, August 19th, 6:00 – 8:00pm with artist in attendance

Discussion with the Artist:  Sunday, August 28th, 2:30 pm – Join us for refreshments as curator Troy Campa talks with artist Matthew Gantt about Gantt’s process, inspirations and creating this body of works.

August 19th - September 10th

CAMIBAart on 6th St

Yuliya Lanina: Tales We Tell

CAMIBAart is pleased to present Tales We Tell, an exhibit of the newest body of artwork by Russian born Austinite Yuliya Lanina.

This exhibit features a series of paintings and small-scale mechanical sculptures based on popular folk tales.  Collectively they examine the underlying moral messages of fairy tales and their effect on child’s psyche.  Each sculpture is comprised of a painted wooden box with moving figures, as well as a wind-up mechanism that plays a melody custom-composed for each scene by composer Yevgeniy Sharlat.

In their modern version familiar to every child, Western fairy tales tend to sugar coat their original import. Yet even watered down, they speak of older men and women terrorizing young children, fathers leaving their children in the woods to die, and stepmothers feeding their husbands’ biological children poisoned apples.  The more graphic tales often contain an undercurrent of violence, incest, and sexual abuse, and even the milder ones teach children to be subordinate, to never question authority, to blame themselves for their misfortune, and accept their fate.

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Artist Reception:  Friday, August 19th, 6:00 – 8:00pm with artist in attendance

Poetry Reading:  Sunday, August 28th, 4:00 pm – Poets Lisa Olstein, Cecily Parks, Susan Briante, and Taisia Kitaiskaia will read their poems written to accompany the specific works in this exhbit.  More information about these poets can be found on our website.

Performance of NOT A SAD TALE:  Saturday, July 16th, 6:00 pm – A 20-minute performance about creation gone awry.  The performance is free but space is limited and requires tickets.  Visit the to reserve seats. Performance & animation by Yuliya Lanina. Original music by Vladimir Rannev.

August 10th - September 10th

Gallery Shoal Creek

Engaged in Conversation: Katie Maratta + Sydney Yeager

The conversation between Sydney Yeager and Katie Maratta began in late 2015, and the enthusiasm built as the two found similarities in their visual language. Soon the duo declared, “We want to do an exhibition together.” It was not until Sydney arrived with a set of minimally painted color fields and Katie unveiled a series of cloudscapes that I began to grasp the vision percolating in their creative minds.

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August 6th - September 17th

Davis Gallery

Hammer/Hefner: Joseph Hammer and David Hefner

Davis Gallery is proud to announce the new works by Austin based abstract artists Joseph Hammer and David Hefner. Both artists are known for an intense exploration of their own unique brand of color, repetition, and pattern. HAMMER/HEFNER will feature simultaneously, a continuation of their career pursuits, as well as new perspectives on their signature mediums.

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August 12th - September 18th
Opening Reception August 12th, 7 - 10pm
Documentary Saturdays August 13th, 20th, 27th, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 4pm
Far Out Films #5 (film screening) September 17th, 7pm


A River Runs Through It

Landry McMeans (Tucson, AZ) exhibits her abstract reliefs and landscapes of the American West, with new inspiration from the Colorado River. Mountain ranges become groups of simple lines and colors, reducing the contours of the natural world into three-dimensional geometric shapes. Her work evokes the natural history of the Southwestern deserts and native plant and animal species in a contemporary minimal style.

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June 19th – September 25th

Blanton Museum of Art

Goya: Mad Reason

The series of prints comprising Goya: Mad Reason—borrowed from Yale University Art Gallery’s distinguished Arthur Ross Collection—illustrate the artist’s mastery of forms and concepts as he grappled with the changing political and intellectual landscape of his native Spain in the early nineteenth century.

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April 22nd - October 16th

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

The Studio in the Museum: An Interactive Recreation of Charles Umlauf’s Studio

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum proudly presents The Studio in the Museum (SIM), a special exhibition in honor of the UMLAUF’s 25th Anniversary. The SIM exhibition brings the studio into the Gallery, offering a preview of what visitors can expect to see once the UMLAUF fulfills its Master Plan and incorporates Charles Umlauf’s studio into the existing Garden.

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August 15th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017

Harry Ransom Center

Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World

Balancing journalistic, commercial, and artistic work over a career spanning seven decades, Elliott Erwitt has created some of the most celebrated photographs of the past century.

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February 2016 - January 2017

The People’s Gallery

The People’s Gallery

The 2016 People’s Gallery exhibition features over 100 works from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout the first three floors of City Hall.

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June 19th, 2016 – January 22nd, 2017

Blanton Museum of Art

Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

Regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Chinese art, Book from the Sky ushered in the avant-garde movement in post-Mao era China. It also won Xu Bing international recognition, including the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. Since its completion in the early 1990s, this profound meditation on the nature of language has been exhibited globally, a testimony to its provocative power and ability to engage viewers beyond its original context.

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March 2016 – February 2017

On View at 74 Trinity Street, Near the Boathouse at the Mouth of Waller Creek

Orly Genger: Hurlyburly

Hurlyburly, Orly Genger’s new installation on Waller Creek in Downtown Austin, comes from this series of works created using repurposed lobster rope. Giving these recycled materials new life, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope that stretches across an area directly adjacent to the mouth of Waller Creek. Recalling the languid flow of the river, the undulating, woven structure is expected to become a focal point in downtown Austin, inviting visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

September 13th - October 29th

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Schema Scale and Construction

Drypoint Etchings and Monoprints by Jenny Robinson

Artist Reception

September 18th, 6 – 8pm

The large scale architectural drypoint monoprints of Jenny Robinson capture the urban postindustrial decline, decrepitude, and abandonment of aging structures seen throughout her immediate environment. They are dynamic and vivid vignettes of the infrastructure on the periphery of one’s vision, hidden either by design or obsolescence.

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Modern Rocks Gallery

On the Bright Side

Opening Reception

September 2nd, 7 – 10pm

Austin-based photographer, Sarah Frankie Linder’s new “On the Bright Side” collection shines a light on the high-speed art of live music photography. Using photos taken at music festivals and venues around Austin, TX, Linder allowed the elusiveness of a blurred, auto-focus effect to create the foundation of each image. The color of each was manipulated, while retaining selected elements of the original, resulting in a new, fresh atmosphere captured in time. By revitalizing these archived photographs in “On the Bright Side,” Linder invites the eye to explore a unique representation of the live music experience that is vibrant, curious, and thought-provoking. The visually stunning collection features Sarah’s alternative views on bands and artists, including Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Savages, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Black Angels, Atoms for Peace and Patti Smith.

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September 10th - October 1st

Wally Workman Gallery

Will Klemm

Opening Reception

September 10th, 6 – 8pm

Austin, Texas-based artist Will Klemm has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over fifty one-man exhibitions. His upcoming show at Wally Workman Gallery is an evolution and an exploration. His well-known landscapes will be coupled with a figurative as well as still life direction, painting man and big skies with equal reverence. Klemm’s new work focuses on a gentle white; paint on a quiet barn, frothy surf, wisps of smoke. The exceptional light quality Klemm is known for is retained, infusing each piece with unique ethereal and meditative elements.

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Artist Talk and Happy Hour Preview: September 8th, 6pm

October 16th - January 29th

Blanton Museum of Art

Warhol by the Book

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents Warhol By the Book, the first museum exhibition in the United States to examine Andy Warhol’s career-long work in books—an overlooked and important aspect of the artist’s life and career. The exhibition presents nearly all of Warhol’s book projects from his early days as a student in Pittsburgh and commercial illustrator in New York to his years as a Pop art pioneer and superstar celebrity.

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