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Best Vanishing Art in the Neighborhood: Elisabet Ney Museum

Her castle was weird Austin a century before the first bumper sticker was printed. In 1892, the German sculptor went from sculpting Europe's kings to sleeping in a tent in Hyde Park. Today, her gallery/legacy is more than just a bunch of stone heads. Ney designed this mock-castle as her home and studio, and it feels like she just stepped out to sharpen her chisels. Alongside the statues, there are curios, like the bookshelf she bought with cereal-box tokens. If you think art in Austin began with Armadillo World Headquarters, you need to visit this transplanted corner of the Old World.

Elisabet Ney Museum
304 E. 44th, 512/458-2255, enm@ci.austin.tx.us
www.cityofaustin.org/elisabetney

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