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    Harry Ransom Center: The Films of Ed Ruscha

    Well, yes, of course the man's made films, too. And you'll want to see them, now screening as part of the HRC's current Ruscha exhibition.
    Thu., Oct. 11, 7pm. Free.  
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    Pecha Kucha Night: 32

    Pecha Kucha! These are some of the best and the brightest, the most interesting people you can imagine – ten of them onstage, one at a time, for 20 minutes each, with 20 images to illustrate what it is they do that's so vital, so fascinating. Who? Herman Dyal, Gretchen Harries Graham, Dave McClinton, The Refugee Project, Brian Beattie, Dale Whistler, Sarah N. Evans, Randal Ford, Merlin Tuttle, and Mélat Kassa, that's who. TED Talks, step the hell aside – this is what's worth listening to, right here, right now, right in the ATX.
    Thu., Oct. 11, 7:30pm. $10.  
    2003 Wheless
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    Texas Folklife Gallery: Down In Houston Book Release

    Featuring photography by James Fraher and text by Roger Wood, who've been documenting the blues in Houston since 1995. Bonus: Live blues band.
    Thu., Oct. 11, 7pm
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    The Art of Ice Cream

    This? Is one of those ooooh-this'll-look-great-on-Instagram pop-ups that all the like-hungry kids are flocking to, cameras at the ready, surfaces polished for posing. The venue's packed with a colorful array of ice-cream themed environments, obvs, and so they'll offer you free samples of frozen confections, too. See website for details.
    Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Mon., 11am-8pm. $15-25.  
    3208 S. Congress
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    Wander

    Austin's innovative Art In Public Places project has conjured up an excellent choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience that incorporates actual sculpture on display around our urban hub. Roam the streets, roam the art, deep in the heart of Texas.
    All the time, any time
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    AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

    Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
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    Ai Weiwei Sculptures Now In Your City!

    The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy present a free public event to celebrate the unveiling of two monumental sculptures by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The mesmerizing Forever Bicycle is at the Waller Delta, 74 Trinity. And Iron Tree Trunk is on view at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th.
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    Blackfeather Vintage Works: Darkest Before Dawn

    Here's the inauguration of Jessica Nieri's new vintage shop and art gallery next-door to Dimension Gallery, now with Flip Solomon's darkling creations in a variety of manifestations, featured among the stores of ephemera and covetable objects.
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    Camiba Art: Glimmers of Time

    The vibrantly colored rods of Lorena Morales are clustered along the walls, painted to become glimmering lines: some solid, some gradients, others speckled with contrasting colors. "As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears – much like memories."
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    Camiba Art: Holding Patterns

    Following a 2016 adventure with a Hopi pottery collector through the Southwest, Edward Lane McCartney returned to his studio to explore – in ceramics, in metals, in gemstones – the concepts of landscape and topography. The results form the four main series of this show that opens Camiba's new season: Typecast, Canyon Suite, Arabesques, Formations.
    Through Oct. 13
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    Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic

    This exhibition is enhanced with artifacts providing historical context for the paintings, rich with the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots. Also, Rodeo: The Exhibition. Boy howdy, it's the history of the Texas rodeo – vibrant, interactive, and fully documented in this fine new show.
    Through Jan. 2. $9-13.
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    Coronado Studios

    The Serie Project, a nonprofit Latino arts organization hosted by Coronado Studios, produces, promotes, and exhibits serigraph prints created by diverse artists.
    6601 Felix.
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    Davis Gallery: De/Construction

    This three-person exhibit featuring the work of Austin artists Joseph Hammer, Chun Hui Pak, and Gabe Langholtz focuses on each artist’s ability to dismantle their subjects and reimagine them into new compositions.
    Through Oct. 20
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    Dimension Gallery: Seasons of Fruition

    That intimate but powerful gallery on Springdale has selected its fellowship artists for the coming year, and this is the inaugural group show for those chosen, reflecting on the dichotomy between things and projects coming ephemerally into fruition before disappearing or transforming. Reason for rapt anticipation: Jade Walker, Suzanne Wyss, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Laura Latimer, David Wright, Tammie Rubin.
    Through Nov. 11
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Serene Disturbance

    Listen: "Scattered along the shores of a growing lake, small volcanic rocks disintegrate from endless fractures. Left behind in the wake of a glacier’s now constant recession, these scarred tokens from the mountain show an array of colorful shards between their dark crevices." And this new exhibition by Dameon Lester is the exploration of one such rock, transmediated via modest materials and repetitive minimal shapes, abstractly focusing on our cause and effect with nature.
    Through Oct. 28
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    Harry Ransom Center: Archaeology and Romance

    Ed Ruscha, anyone? We'll bet yeswe're big fans ourselves – and now here's a diverse selection of the celebrated American artist’s books, photographs, drawings, and pprints. With archival production materials, preliminary sketches, and studio notebooks; with more than 150 objects providing visitors an unprecedented look into Ruscha's creative process.
    Through Jan. 6
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    Helm Boots: A Secret Spot Around Here

    Luckily, this elegant bastion of the cordwainer's craft isn't all that secret and makes a fine showcase for these revelatory photos of Barton Springs by Nils Juul-Hansen.
    Reception: Thu., April 12, 6-8pm
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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Gumbo of Gravel

    Here's an exhibition of lithographs and sculpture by Ed Ruscha. "Paradox and absurdity have just always been really delicious to me," says the artist. "I've always been dead serious about being nonsensical."
    Through Nov. 3
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Viva la Vida

    This exhibition presents Mexic-Arte’s 35-year quest to educate the public about the significance of Dia de los Muertos, offering displays of art, ofrendas, and archival materials as a historical survey and a testament to the holiday’s unique character in the region.
    Through Nov. 25
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Color Me Happy

    Featuring the three-dimensional work of Cindy Debold and the photography of Roger McBee.
    Through Oct. 31  
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    Roadhouse Relics

    Vintage neon, carnival banners, and other tributes to U.S. popular culture by Todd Sanders.
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    Stephen L. Clark Gallery: As Far As You Can See

    This exhibition of works by Kenny Braun features images from the acclaimed photographer's newest book.
    Through Oct. 17
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    Submerge Gallery: Wide Open Spaces

    Landscape paintings by Gay Gaddis, inspired by the skies above the artist's working Texas Longhorn ranch.
    Through Oct. 12
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    Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin

    The Austin History Center's latest exhibit spotlights local efforts to create social change over the decades, including the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation movements. Residents are invited to upload personal photos of recent marches and rallies for inclusion.
    Through Oct. 28. Free.  
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    The Contemporary Austin: Other Forms of Life

    If someone's going to be presenting other forms of life, how lucky for those forms and for the viewers of those forms, that it's the New York–based artist Huma Bhabha, here offering an unforgettable array of human, alien, god, plant, animal, and machinelike entities, rendered in her unique combination of representation and abstraction, in two dimensions and three, in whatever media works best. Celebrated in professional art circles, welcomed with a mixture of wonder and fear by ordinary citizens with eyes to see, Bhabha's creations provide an infusion of transgenre brilliance and savagery that Austin, in particular, needs right about now.
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    The UMLAUF Prize Exhibition: Slippery Clump

    Prize juror Sedrick Huckaby has selected French Canadian sculptor Shanie Tomassini as this year's winner, and so the artist receives a full exhibition of her work, featuring oversized sculptures, fountains, and negative-space forms installed throughout the Umlauf’s six-acre site.
    Through Nov. 4
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    Twyla Contemporary Art

    “It changes the room and really makes the house.” The new in-house gallery of these fine-art promoters boasts a diverse roster of artists and includes work by Austin-based Terra Goolsby and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. See website for stylish details.
    209 W. Ninth
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    Visual Arts Center: Fall 2018

    View the new exhibitions brightening this premier UT-based visual arts space here in the fall of 2018: "Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows," "Exploring the Arctic Ocean," "Like the Lonely Traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons," "Another Green World," and "Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames."
    Free.  
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Shadows

    Mia Carameros and Holly Wilson's work incorporates the idea of the shadow both literally and figuratively, through Carameros' botanical creations and Wilson's narrative sculptures.
    Through Oct. 27
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    Women & Their Work: Many Mini Murder Scenes

    Candace Hicks' new show features a series of rooms constructed in miniature and vignettes created from cut paper, each reconstructing a tableau plucked from crime fiction, offering viewers the experience of playing a detective searching for clues.
    Through Nov. 8
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    Yard Dog: The Party's Just Getting Started

    Party's just getting started, yeah, and is that Bob Schneider music they're playing? Maybe. But maybe it's also some of this, excuse me, fucking righteousvisual work that the man's been up to recently. We fairly raved about his monochrome etchings, back in the day; this new full-color painting/collage thing Schneider's doing is at least as impressive – and more vibrant across the spectrum of light. Been to Yard Dog lately? Here's you a good excuse.
    Through Oct. 21
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