Art Dinner

Please join us for the fourth annual Art Dinner at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, an evening benefiting The Contemporary Austin’s exhibitions program.

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IMAGE: Nancy Holt, Time Span, Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 1981. Nancy Holt, Time Span, Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 1981. Concrete, stucco, and steel. 90 x 600 x 132 inches. Art © Holt-Smithson Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy the Holt-Smithson Foundation. The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria (formerly the Laguna Gloria Art Museum), Seven Sculptors Commission, 1981. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons, 2014.

Annual Celebration of Nancy Holt’s Time Span

Come celebrate artist Nancy Holt’s Land art sculpture Time Span and the sun’s annual pilgrimage around the work, and enjoy refreshments in the Driscoll Villa!

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Teens Create: Rooftop JustUs

Join us for a Teen Night on the rooftop inspired by Jim Hodges’s outdoor sculpture, featuring an open(minded) mic for creative expression, art-making activities, and the galleries open late! Created by teens for teens.

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IMAGE: IMAGE: Garth Weiser, 18 (detail), 2015. Oil and enamel on canvas. 108 x 90 inches. Artwork © Garth Weiser. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill, New York. Image courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York. Photograph by Jean Vong.

Slow Art Day

Immerse yourself in just three works of art in the exhibition Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008–2017 on international Slow Art Day! Tap into a range of observational techniques to extend and enhance your experience with these dynamic paintings.

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Second Saturdays: For the Birds

Our feathered friends are making their way back to Austin! Join us to make an avian home of your choice, then play lawn games inspired by bird flight patterns!

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IMAGE: Terry Allen, Road Angel, 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: Ongoing and Outdoors

Laguna Gloria is an ever-changing outdoor adventure. Explore the newly installed works by a range of artists, including Terry Allen and Anya Gallaccio, and gather inspiration throughout the journey.

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IMAGE: Courtesy Raging Rose, directed by Julia Kowalski, 2015.

New French Cinema: Raging Rose

Set in provincial France, this cinematic film depicts the dangerous intensity of a Polish-French schoolgirl’s first love. France/Poland, directed by Julia Kowalski, 2015. Co-presented by the Austin Film Society.

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IMAGE: Courtesy Uncompleted Song, directed by Orelsan, 2015.

New French Cinema: Uncompleted Song

This lighthearted feature from one of France’s most famous hip-hop artists marks the arrival of a new comic talent, as two small-town slackers who can’t overcome their daily dramas try to focus on their debut rap album. France, directed by Orelsan, 2015. Co-presented by the Austin Film Society.

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