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Bridget R. Cooks: Exhibiting Blackness

The associate professor of Art History (and chair of the Department of African American Studies) at the University of California, Irvine, explores what's at stake in artistic representation and racial inclusion in the nation's greatest art museums. 4:30pm. Free.

Doty Fine Arts Bldg., 23rd Street & Trinity, 512/471-1852

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ACC Kramer Gallery: In the Public Eye

Hard for the public eye to miss works in the wild by this man, Nathan "SLOKE" Nordstrom, a graffiti virtuoso whose pieces can galvanize your seeing muscles like a novadose of pure graphic electricity. And easy to see what all the critical fuss is about, with this new show exploding across walls at the Kramer. Through May 5.

1218 West Ave., 512/223-3257

Atelier 3-D: A Sculptors' Studio

is a centrally located sculpture studio (featuring the work of Steve Dubov, Heather Tolleson, and Terry Wilemon) that offers ongoing classes and workshops for all skill levels; the venue's also open to artists looking for workspace and tools. New classes starting soon! Call or see the website for details. 701 Tillery, 385-1115.

Blue Moon Glassworks: Classes

This Hyde Park epicenter of everything silica-based and lovely offers instruction on glass fusing, leaded glass, precious-metal clay, and much more.

Blue Moon Glassworks, 108 W. 43rd, 380-0770

www.austinbluemoon.com

City Glass: Workshops and Classes

Glass blowing? Yes, and much more, in this longtime professional studio. 1105 E. Sixth, 584-9323.

www.cityglass.us, cityglassmail@gmail.com

Harry Ransom Center: Stories To Tell

The HRC showcases another array of wonders from its vast archives for this new exhibition, displaying more than 250 items from collections centered on David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez, Gabriel García Márquez, Henri Matisse, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others. And you want to take a close-up eyeful of Robert De Niro's taxicab license? And how about the hat that accompanied the green "curtain" dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind? See these – and so much more – right here. Through July 16.

Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944

www.hrc.utexas.edu

MACC: Art Classes

Sculpting, working in clay and paper pulp, painting with acrylics: many opportunities for learning a craft here. See website for details.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 478-6222

www.maccaustin.org

Old Bakery Gallery: Stones, Webs, and Places You’ve Never Been

A selection of works in metal, fiber, stone, and paint by Georgiana Chenault, Sherry Fields, and Rob Monroe. Through May 3.

Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress, 512/974-1300

Play Ball! Austin and the Great American Pastime

The Austin History Center opens its newest photography exhibit, an overview of Austin’s love affair with baseball, exploring America's favorite pastime in 22 images. Through Aug. 13.

Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 512/974-7480

library.austintexas.gov/ahc/about-us

Pump Project: Illiterate

Is it a bookstore? Is it an exhibition? It's not a wrinkle in time, exactly, but a sort of ripple, ah ha ha, in the chronospatial continuum of artmaking as Austin's Sean Ripple presents his newest efforts in cultural curation and juxtaposition. Through April 29.

Pump Project, 702 Shady

www.pumpproject.org

Scanlan Gallery: The Great Plains Series

Near-psychedelic renditions of nature ignite these paintings by Joshua Kight.

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, 2900 Bunny Run, 512/327-1213

www.sstx.org

Studio L Gallery

Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.

577-3479

Texas Folklife: Cowboys of East Germany

Here's a unique visual anthropology exhibit created and curated by Eric O’Connell. Through April 30.

Texas Folklife House, 1708 Houston St., 512/441-9255

www.texasfolklife.org

The Townsend: Hemisphere

In this site-specific video installation by Mikel Rouse, images were chosen and adjusted to reflect viewing positions and lighting effects within the space. The resultant pictures present altered views that offer a skewed reflection of the common place. Through April 29.

The Townsend, 718 Congress, 512/887-8778

www.thetownsendaustin.com

UT's Courtyard Gallery: Material Re-pose

This exhibition focuses on Nicole Awai's nonmedium-specific painting practice, which moves fluidly between two and three dimensions and features a site-specific drawing on the walls of the gallery. Through April 29.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Dr., 512/404-1900

www.meetattexas.com

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