IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, pod: frequencies to a manifestationing (detail), 2016. Vases, wood shelves, spray paint, fabric, chicken wire, PA system, and sound installation. Dimensions variable. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer.

Members’ Preview and Opening Reception: Rodney McMillian

Members are invited to preview and celebrate our Spring 2018 exhibition by artist Rodney McMillian before it opens to the public!

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IMAGE: Dr. Jonathan Michael Square and Kimberly M. Jenkins. Photographs by Jessica Crespo; Anastasia Garcia.

Fashion & Justice Workshop

Fashion forms part of a society’s rich tapestry and can serve as an entry point into contemplating how marginalized and racialized communities understand themselves and their place in the world. Co-presented by IMMEDIATE, join us for a daylong scholarly workshop that examines the role of fashion in challenging inequality.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, pod: frequencies to a manifestationing (detail), 2016. Vases, wood shelves, spray paint, fabric, chicken wire, PA system, and sound installation. Dimensions variable. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer.

Free Drop-In Tours

Drop into either location and explore the art on view through a conversational tour with a knowledgeable docent.

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Second Saturdays Are for Families: Pipe Monsters

Brush your fangs and comb your fur, then head on over to Laguna Gloria to make a monstrous sculpture to take home! Stay awhile to play noodle-y lawn games, also inspired by the giant new sculptures in the meadow by artist Carol Bove.

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IMAGE: Vincent Valdez with Till Then (detail), 2016. Oil on canvas. Courtesy David Shelton Gallery. Photograph by Ricardo Romo.

Artist Talk: Vincent Valdez

Texas-based painter and draftsman Vincent Valdez will discuss his art and shared interests in American race relations, politics, and culture in the context of the work on view by artist Rodney McMillian.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, pod: frequencies to a manifestationing (detail), 2016. Vases, wood shelves, spray paint, fabric, chicken wire, PA system, and sound installation. Dimensions variable. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer.

Rodney McMillian Teacher Workshop

Explore Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition and its themes during a facilitated gallery conversation. Share your responses and reflections in a studio activity inspired by the works on view.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race.

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IMAGE: Tom Friedman, Looking Up, 2015. Stainless steel. 390 x 130 x 90 inches. Edition 1 of 3, 1 AP. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Commission, purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2016.1. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2015. Artwork © Tom Friedman. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Art Free-for-All

Get to know all The Contemporary 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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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race.

Read More