Art Free-for-All

Get to know all The Contemporary Austin 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: Lionel Maunz, New Mother / You Must Increase As I Must Decrease (detail), 2017. Concrete, steel, and iron. 62 x 36 1/4 x 18 inches. Artwork © Lionel Maunz. Artwork and image courtesy the artist and Bureau, New York.

Curators’ Talk: Two Views on the Art of Lionel Maunz

Senior Curator Heather Pesanti, who curated the exhibition Lionel Maunz: Discovery of Honey / Work of the Family, and Carter Foster, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Museum of Art, consider two perspectives on the artist’s work.

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IMAGE: Courtesy line upon line percussion.

Performance: line upon line percussion

Austin’s premier new music percussion ensemble, line upon line, performs a concert inspired by Monika Sosnowska’s monumental metal sculptures, created for her exhibition Habitat. Join us for a multisensory experience in the galleries.

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IMAGE: Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Stainless steel, Dichrolam, acrylic, enamel paint, and LED lights. Installed, 84 x 1,737 x 10 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, 2016. Artwork © Jim Hodges. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

TX Lege 101

In this nonpartisan workshop led by Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, learn the basics of how the Texas legislature works and how best to make your voice heard by your representatives.

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