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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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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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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IMAGE: Installation view, Jessica Stockholder: Door Hinges, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, 2015. Artwork © the artist. Image courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago. Photograph by Evan Jenkins.

Curator’s and Director’s Circle Members: First-Look Tour, Fall 2018

Curator’s and Director’s Circle Members will embark on an intimate tour of our Fall 2018 exhibitions at the Jones Center with Associate Curator Julia Hendrickson.

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Camp Contemporary 2018

Spread over fourteen lush acres at Laguna Gloria, Camp Contemporary offers an elevated summer camp experience for adults—complete with camp-inspired fare, craft cocktails, live music, outdoor activities, artist-led workshops, and much more!

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