IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Edition of 3, 2 AP. Running time: 19:04, loop. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

Talk: Dancing Behind the Curtain

Meet three of the cloaked dancers featured in Rodney McMillian’s video Untitled (Neighbors)—Edward Carr, James Fuller, and Jordan Moser—as they share their experiences performing for the camera, in this conversation with Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills.

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IMAGE: 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.

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.

Rodney McMillian in Conversation

Hear from Rodney McMillian, the inaugural winner of the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, about his exhibition Against a Civic Death. Chief Curator Heather Pesanti joins McMillian to talk about his art.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race with Chris Tomlinson, journalist, filmmaker, and author based in Austin.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, 44.8617° N, 93.5606° W: coordinates to an ascension (detail), 2018. Latex, acrylic, ink, and paper on duck cloth. 41 feet 6 inches x 36 feet 5 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 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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First Fridays Art Walk

Downtown Austin’s independent art spaces are teaming up to bring you First Friday Art Walk, a special night designed to celebrate the Austin arts community! Enjoy extended hours, special performances, live music, art giveaways, and drinks and bites at some of Austin’s up-and-coming downtown art venues.

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