Museum of Human Achievement
Springdale & Lyons
Tucked away in a secret corner of southeast Austin that was once home to all things “Blue” (Blue Genie Art Industries, a blue Goodwill, the Blue Theatre) is the Museum of Human Achievement, a 7,500-square-foot pier-and-beam warehouse with hardwood floors (it used to be a sex toy factory, they’d like you to know!). Now a multidisciplinary arts venue, the MoHA hosts studio space, gallery shows and immense immersive installations, film screenings, live theatre productions, and musical gigs ranging from hip-hop to the heavily experimental No Idea Festival to One Ounce Opera.
That busy Kevin McNamee-Tweed has been curating steady glory into Big Medium for years now, and he's soon to flee the scene (to Portland first, right?). So see this now: 369 monotypes, the artist's first foray into print-making, chronicling his travels through the American West. "From self-reflecting in trash-filled trout ponds to barn-burners near meth country, the journey to omnipotent self-ignorance is visually rich and emotionally overripe." Reception: Fri., Jan. 20 - Sat., Feb. 18Fri., Jan. 20, 7:02-11:11pm.