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    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Well, it's always an event, isn't it? When you can take your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program? The answer (as long as the streets and sidewalks aren't dangerous with all this newfangled ice and snow) is a hearty, full-throated YES.
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    PrintAustin

    The PrintAustin Collective was co-founded in 2013 by local printmakers Cathy Savage and Elvia Perrin to bring attention to the vibrant printmaking scene in Austin. The festival they started has since grown to include more than 60 print-focused events serving thousands of audience members annually, with returning and new participants each year. See the website for the full schedule of events and galleries.
    Through Feb. 22
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    Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams

    The Contemporary Austin presents the first-ever museum survey of works by Daniel Johnston. "Step into the surreal universe of this visionary musician and artist, filled with love, loss, ghosts, aliens, superheroes, and the eternal battle between good and evil."
    Through March 20
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    Elisabet Ney Museum: Suspension

    This is an immersive print installation by Liv Monique Johnson that invites the viewer to "explore an outcropping of wilderness where the weird may take place." It's an interactive work right there on the edge of the park, a space where screenprinted elements are combined with a variety of materials to create a lush setting of colorful foliage.
    Through Feb. 27  
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    Flatbed Press: Temporalities

    Laura Crehuet Berman's new exhibition here brings together her recent monotypes and collages, in which the artist has created images that layer together time, space, form, and color.
    Through Feb. 26
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Findings

    Reminiscent of geologic formations, seeming like objects from a cabinet of natural curiosities, Bethany Johnson's intimate sculptures in this show offer a multilayered meditation on deep time, material metamorphosis, and the anthropogenic landscaping of landfills, quarries, and road cuts. These dimensional works are composed of plastics, paper, aluminum, fabric, rubber, foam, cardboard, and wood – densely bound together with pressure by a hidden, internal armature of screws and bolts – then trimmed and sanded to a smooth polish.
    Through March 6
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    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
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    Lydia Street Gallery: Persona

    Ric Nelson's innovative use of photography and video (as seen through the lens of fragmented glass) is spellbinding. "All mediums are possible with this man. They may be sliced and spliced together so you can’t figure out which way is up."
    Through Feb. 24
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: MX 21 – Resistance, Reaffirmation, and Resilience

    Throughout 2021, Mexico is commemorating major events in history: the falling of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the invasion by Spain, and the Independence of Mexico. Mexic-Arte Museum presents this vibrant group exhibition and programs in conjunction with Mexico’s 2021 events, reaffirming their common cultural history. Also: "Los Pueblos Originarios," featuring photos of continuing traditions by Mary J. Andrade; and Las Flores – La Vida, a new show displaying flower-themed art from more than 200 local and regional artists.
    Through Feb. 27. $7.  
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    Prizer Arts & Letters: Vecino

    Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon's new exhibition of (absolutely stunning) photographs “looks to explore the unique and distinctive sense of spirit that defines the Holly Street neighborhood, the place where I have lived for the past twenty-five years. For me, this spirit has always been fostered by my neighbors. The stories of these kindred spirits, old-timers, families and folks have shaped my sense of home. Together, they are my 'Genius Loci,' the keepers of the spirit of the neighborhood."
    Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 29, 4-8pm
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    Something Cool Studios: Veracity

    This show brings together work from Shanisia Person, exploring diverging aspects of gender, employing literal transparency to appose its place in the broader society with how it functions within the BDSM community; and Brent Pheto, populating his world with characters demonstrating the ubiquity of disempowerment through the raw emotions in everyday situations; and Cameron Gray, using materiality as a codex to unlock the ancestral spirit, selecting objects that often have violent connections to Blackness and repositioning their narrative.
    Through Feb. 13
    1717 E. Cesar Chavez
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    The Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

    This place, ah, it's one of our favorite places in the entire city; and of course they're properly corona-closed. But check 'em out online right now – it's a rich, wonder-filled website – to whet your appetite for when things get back to … uh … are we still calling it "normal," these days?
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    Umlauf Sculpture Garden

    The Umlauf's famed Garden features expertly wrought sculptures, the bronze or stone cynosures from Charles Umlauf and others anchoring sight among the bright foliage and tree-towered paths. Plus: "Superflora" by "Courtney Egan", video-based sculptural installations of botanical forms, and the annual, architecturally resonant constructions of Design Shine.
    Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-4pm

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