Second Saturdays: Hoop Around

You’ll be wowed by the wild patterns you can create using an ancient fabric-dyeing technique! This inky workshop, inspired by Concentric, the watery work of art by Danae Stratou, will also feature a hula hoop how-to by a local “hoopiness” expert.

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IMAGE: Elisabeth Millqvist (Photograph by Reney Warrington); Helen Pheby.

Visiting Lecture: Art Outside

How to you build a distinct program for a sculpture park? Join Elisabeth Millqvist, Co-Director and Artistic Leader of Wanås Konst, Sweden, and Helen Pheby, Senior Curator of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K., for a conversation about how they conceive projects, engage artists, and impact audiences outdoors.

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IMAGE: Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Stainless steel, Dichrolam, acrylic, enamel paint, and LED lights. Installed, 84 x 1,737 x 10 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, 2016. Artwork © Jim Hodges. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Teacher Workshop: With Liberty and Justice for All: Past and Present Works in Progress

Educators, please join us for a dynamic evening at the LBJ Presidential Library and The Contemporary Austin. We’ll look back into the past and contemplate the future of civil rights and social justice and explore the connections between history and contemporary art by examining the legacy of President Johnson and visiting The Contemporary Austin’s rooftop sculpture With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) by artist Jim Hodges.

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Second Saturdays:
A-MAZE-ing Paper

Get lost in an immersive paper world inspired by Monika Sosnowska: Habitat! Be amazed by what paper can do as you create a three-dimensional work of art with this extraordinary material. Then dive into our temporary maze and see if you can find your way out!

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IMAGE: Monika Sosnowska, Untitled, 2015. Concrete and painted steel. 119 1/4 x 127 1/2 x 157 1/2 inches. Installation view, Monika Sosnowska: Still Life, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, 2016. Artwork © Monika Sosnowska. Courtesy the artist and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw. Photograph by Bartosz Górka.

Monika Sosnowska: Habitat: Curator Talk

Learn more about Warsaw-based artist Monika Sosnowska—among the most important young artists emerging from Eastern Europe today—and her exhibition Habitat in this lecture on art and Polish cultural history given by Senior Curator Heather Pesanti.

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IMAGE: Courtesy line upon line percussion.

Performance: line upon line percussion

Austin’s premier new music percussion ensemble, line upon line, performs a concert inspired by Monika Sosnowska’s monumental metal sculptures, created for her exhibition Habitat. Join us for a multisensory experience in the galleries.

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Art Free-for-All

Get to know all The Contemporary Austin has to offer during this free, family-friendly open house. Enjoy hands-on Art School demonstrations, check out new sculptures on the grounds, take in a cool performance, and make art to take home.

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Art Dinner

Please join us for the fourth annual Art Dinner at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, an evening benefiting The Contemporary Austin’s exhibitions program.

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IMAGE: Terry Allen, Road Angel, 2016. Bronze with audio and light. 65 x 181 x 81 1/2 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Artwork © Terry Allen. Courtesy the artist and L.A. Louver. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Teacher Workshop: Ongoing and Outdoors

Laguna Gloria is an ever-changing outdoor adventure. Explore the newly installed works by a range of artists, including Terry Allen and Anya Gallaccio, and gather inspiration throughout the journey.

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IMAGE: Terry Allen, Road Angel (detail), 2016. Bronze with audio and light. 65 x 181 x 81 1/2 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Artwork © Terry Allen. Courtesy the artist and L.A. Louver. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Teacher Workshop: Summer Studio Spectacular

Be part of a wonderful week of studio experimentation and art looking at The Contemporary Austin’s two dynamic locations.

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