IMAGE: Carol Bove, Frog, Flying V, and Manifest Inertia, 2017. Installation view, Carol Bove, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Summer Studio Spectacular for Teachers

Join us for a weeklong, energizing studio workshop for K–12 teachers! Experiment in the studio with guest artists and explore works of contemporary art.

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IMAGE: Michalina Olszanska as Gold in The Lure. Courtesy Janus Films.

The Lure: Green Screen Film Series

In this genre-defying horror-musical mash-up, a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate eighties Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy new wave soundtrack, lavishly grimy sets, and outrageous musical numbers, The Lure explores its themes of sexuality, exploitation, and adulthood with energy and originality.

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IMAGE: Song of the Sea, 2014.

Song of the Sea: Green Screen Film Series

Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by mythical creatures, they race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers in this breathtaking, hand-drawn animated film for all ages, by director Tomm Moore of The Secret of Kells.

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Crit Group Exhibition Opening Reception

This group exhibition features work by eight compelling local artists who participated in the The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques and professional development workshops. Exhibiting artists: Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O’Brien, Dawn Okoro, and Rachel Wolfson Smith.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, pod: frequencies to a manifestationing (detail), 2016 to present. Vases, wood shelves, spray paint, fabric, chicken wire, PA system, and sound installation. Dimensions variable. Installation view, Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2018. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

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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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, The White House Painting, 2018. Vinyl and thread. 13 feet x 42 feet 4 inches. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Installation view, Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2018. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Members’ Lunch & Learn: Last-Look Tour

Members are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy on the rooftop, plus join us for a last-look tour of Rodney McMillian’s exhibition Against a Civic Death.

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Artist Talk: Crit Group 2018

Hear from the artists participating in the fifth year of The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group program as they discuss their work in the exhibition, featuring artists Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O’Brien, Dawn Okoro, and Rachel Wolfson Smith.

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IMAGE: Rendering of Laguna Gloria Master Plan Phase I, Visitor Pavilions, 2017. Courtesy Reed Hilderbrand and Trahan Architects.

Director’s Circle Members: Breakfast with the Director

Director’s Circle Members are invited to join Executive Director and CEO Louis Grachos for breakfast and a talk about the future of The Contemporary Austin and Phase I of our Master Plan for Laguna Gloria.

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