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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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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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, and SUPERFLEX. Admission is FREE all day at both Laguna Gloria and the Jones Center.

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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: Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Installation rendering for The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, 2016. Artwork © the artist. Image courtesy the artist.

Jim Hodges and Dan Rather in Conversation: Happy Hour and Watch Party

Join us for a free, public watch party and live stream of artist Jim Hodges and journalist Dan Rather in conversation. Open to all and presented in partnership with Austin Film Society and Austin Public.

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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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