Second Saturdays: Art Car Derby

Race over to this auto-themed event! Build an artistic model car with a little help from our experts, then see how fast it can go on our test track. Visit Road Angel, Terry Allen’s new work of art hidden in the forest, then check out a selection of wild art cars parked around the grounds for the day.

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Young Artists Portfolio Celebration

Feast your eyes on artwork by teen artists from around Austin. The museum’s Young Artists program ends a semester of art making and exploration with this celebration and display of their art. Support these artists and learn more about our opportunities for teens.

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IMAGE: Rendering of the Jones Center Renovation with The Moody Rooftop, courtesy LTL Architects.

Members: Jones Center Grand Reopening Celebration

Members are invited to join us for the Jones Center Grand Reopening Party with celebrations for the exhibition Monika Sosnowska: Habitat and a new installation by Jim Hodges on The Moody Rooftop.

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IMAGE: SUPERFLEX, Lost Money, 2009. 2,000 coins of local currency (USD), welded with bolts. Edition 3 of 3, 1 AP. Dimensions variable. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, 2016. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2016.4. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Celebration of New Works

Join us to celebrate new projects on view by artists Terry Allen, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Monika Sosnowska, Danae Stratou, and SUPERFLEX. Admission is FREE all day at both Laguna Gloria and the Jones Center.

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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. Artwork © Monika Sosnowska. Courtesy the artist; Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; kurimanzutto, Mexico City; and Hauser & Wirth. Photograph by Bartosz Górka.

Teacher Workshop: Massive and Monumental

Educators, please join us to explore our new exhibition Monika Sosnowska: Habitat and a new installation by Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) at the Jones Center, and to discuss ways to incorporate contemporary art into your classroom.

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Film and Discussion: What the Hell Is the Presidency For?

Join us for an evening of film and conversation inspired by Jim Hodges’s installation With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress). A screening of the 2016 documentary What the Hell Is the Presidency For?: LBJ’s Battle for Civil Rights considers the legacies of Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and how the important civil rights legislation of the 1960s affects Americans today. Following the film, Mark K. Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, offers thoughts on LBJ’s presidency and social justice issues that continue to resonate today.

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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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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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