IMAGE: Ai Weiwei, Forever Bicycles, 2014. Installation view, Sculpture in the City, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition, London, 2015. Artwork © Ai Weiwei Studio. Courtesy the artist, Lisson Gallery, and Sculpture in the City/City of London. Photograph by Nick Turpin.

Ai Weiwei Public Opening and Family Day at Waller Delta

Come celebrate the arrival of two new sculptures by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei in Austin! Enjoy free family-friendly art activities and refreshments and check out the mesmerizing installation Forever Bicycles, on view at the Waller Delta at 74 Trinity Street.

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Conversation: The Sound of Science

Mexico City–based composer Felipe Perez Santiago joins Austin’s Graham Reynolds for a conversation about the Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory’s The Sound of Science project. Peek into their creative process and hear work in progress.

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Drift-In Theater: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Join us for a special floating screening of the Wes Anderson classic The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, as oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew set sail on an expedition in search of revenge against the mysterious Jaguar Shark. Tickets available for purchase by Members only.

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Green Screen Film Series: Two-Lane Blacktop

Drag racing east from L.A. in a souped-up ’55 Chevy are the wayward Driver (James Taylor) and Mechanic (the Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson), accompanied by a tagalong Girl. They challenge a Pontiac GTO–driving wanderer (Warren Oates) to a cross-country race in possibly the greatest road movie ever made.

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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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Green Screen Film Series: Duel

A diabolical truck driver hidden behind the wheel of his monstrous tanker truck relentlessly pursues an innocent motorist on a thrill ride through the California desert, in this updated western and thriller directed by Steven Spielberg.

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