*A few sculptures on the lower grounds may have limited viewing accessibility due to invasive species removal in those areas. Please check back for updates about our progress! Learn more about our invasive species here.
The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria is named in honor of a founding grant by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. This contemporary art destination presents exhibitions and permanent outdoor art installations on a site of great natural beauty on Lake Austin.
A complement to the Jones Center, The Contemporary Austin’s downtown location, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria is committed to a vibrant, engaging program of exhibitions alongside thoughtful land stewardship. The Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation’s gift allows for the commissioning, exhibition, and acquisition of new works of art by leading international contemporary artists as well as the preservation of the works and Laguna Gloria grounds. The gift celebrates Betty Marcus’s great passion and vision for the arts, especially in outdoor settings.
With diverse ecology—including woodlands, meadows, gardens, and waterfront and a rich array of flora and fauna—Austin’s historic Laguna Gloria is a precious reserve of natural beauty, and a welcoming art-in-nature site, in the heart of the city.
Follow along to see photos throughout the seasons from our talented Laguna Gloria horticulturists and groundskeepers.
Check out a free, fun-filled Action Pack to enhance your visit, available in both English and Spanish. We also offer free art-making workshops on Second Saturdays and Drop-in Tours on First Sundays. More info here.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
Ursula von Rydingsvard