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    Art04 Studio Tour

    Diverse artists and other creatives within the 78704 ZIP code are opening their studios for y'all to get a glimpse of how and what they do. See website for details.
    Sat.-Sun., May 14-15, 11am-5pm. Free.  
    2309 Thornton
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    Arts + Culture Celebration

    The Trail Foundation hosts a three-part event to celebrate the unveiling of a floating wetland installation called "Common Waters." It launches at Waller Beach (12 East Ave.) and travels down Lady Bird Lake to a celebration at Lakeshore Park (2525 S. Lakeshore). Join for the launch and follow along by land or water, or join the celebration at the installation. There'll be live music and refreshments, as well as chances to interact with the artists.
    Sat., May 14, 10am-2pm  
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar’s May Market

    The creators of the award-winning Blue Genie Art Bazaar bring back their spring arts shopping event, featuring the work of more than 100 regional artisans and craftspeople under one roof. Listen, you want locally made, unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, or whatever? You wanna treat yourself, even, citizen? Here's where.
    Through May 30. Fri.-Sun., 10am-8pm
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    DORF: Volya

    This is a silent auction and cultural exhibition to support the people of Ukraine through a collaboration with an Austin-based Ukrainian coalition. The auction features more than 50 artists from Texas and beyond, alongside displays of traditional Ukrainian clothing, textiles, art, protest posters, and other cultural artifacts. Note: Proceeds from this event will benefit Voices of Children and Revived Soldiers Ukraine.
    Sat., May 14, 2-10pm. Free.  
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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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    Open Canopy

    Canopy is, of course, that arts complex in central East Austin that includes artist studios, gallery spaces, retail shops, and a cafe. Artists open up their studios to the general public on this day, and there's free parking and, wow, so much incredible art to see.
    Sat., May 14, 1-4pm
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    Ao5 Gallery: Burner

    This new show features works from globally renowned street artists Banksy, Zero Gradient, Harry Bunce, KEF!, Dalek, Pure Evil, and other famous image-makers.
    Through June 10
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    Big Medium: The Constructed Self

    Karen Navarro transforms traditional prints into three-dimensional objects by cutting and incorporating tactile elements – wood, paint, and resin. This series of portraits uses collage to represent the intersections of identity, self-representation, race, gender, and belonging within first, second, and third-generation American immigrants.
    Through June 4. Thu.-Sat., noon-6pm  
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    Blanton Museum of Art: MemWars

    Many artists work in multiple mediums, but for Lubbock-raised Terry Allen, music, performance, writing, and visual artwork are truly all part of the same practice. As a visual artist, he often creates immersive sculptural installations with an aspect of performance, incorporated through projections and video. For this ninth installment in the Blanton’s Contemporary Project series, Allen reveals a three-channel video installation and a related group of drawings.
    Through July 10  
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    Blue Moon Glassworks

    Handmade glass art and jewelry.
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    Camiba Gallery: Im/perfect Home

    Lorena Morales’ artistic practice is concerned with the idea of home, specifically our memories of home. Here she faces the reality that home is not always perfect.
    Through May 21
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    Canvas Gallery: DeComposure

    This is Nate Szarmach’s second solo show in Austin, celebrating the artist's technique, the breakdown and dismantling of his approach, and the inspiration he draws from the work of masters.
    Through June 2
    Canvas Gallery, 1601 E. Cesar Chavez #101
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    Carver Museum: Peace to the Queen

    The photographer, humanitarian, and educator Jamel Shabazz presents a career retrospective spanning four decades of work, featuring candid portraits of women of color – as curated by Ja’nell Ajani. "At a moment when Black and Brown women are more visibly leading the charge around movements for racial and economic justice, this exhibition has materialized and aligned at a critical moment in American history and Shabazz’s career."
    Through Sept. 17
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    Christian-Green Gallery: Not Only Will I Stare

    UT's Art Galleries at Black Studies presents this new exhibition, curated by Dr. Simone Browne, drawing attention to the interventions made by artists whose works explore the surveillance of Black life.
    Through May 21. Wed.-Fri., noon-5pm; Sat., 11am-2pm  
    ​​201 E. 21st
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    Cloud Tree Gallery: In-Between

    In which curator Laura Lynn Johnson brings together eight artists who "abstract natural elements into peaceful spaces, both familiar and unfamiliar, real and fantastical, bold and colorful, known and unknown." In this show the artists are Rory Foster, Shawn Camp, Abi Daniel, Jason Brooks, Ann Flemings, Jana Swec, Court Lurie, and Blair Gallacher.
    Through May 22
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    Co-Lab Projects: Doom and Bloom

    Here's an exhibition of prints, sculptures, and sound by Alex Boeschenstein, Anthony Rundblade, and Emma Rossoff, who ask: How does one make art about and within this in-real-life apocalyptic stream? "With a mixture of hope, humor, and horror, their vision invokes the absurdity of being suspended within the bog-water monotony of an unevenly collapsing system, of dangling helplessly by a string, watching on as the outmoded refuse to die." Yeah, Jesus, no shit. Recommended!
    Through June 25
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    Davis Gallery: Calm: A Journey

    "My focus the past five years has been how line, color, and form can alter our sense of well-being," says the Austin-based artist Jan Heaton, whose newest watercolors saturate the walls of this excellent gallery with visual wonders that will alter your own sense of well-being, too – for the better. This exhibition reveals a journey illuminated by gentle, enticing beauty, a pigmented path forged with expertise and passion.
    Through May 28
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    Flatbed Press: Apertura

    Here's an exhibition of large, abstract monotypes – in square and rectangular formats, some as large as 60” by 42” – created by Dominican artist Pepe Coronado, as curated by Flatbed's Katherine Brimberry.
    Through May 21
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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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    Link & Pin Gallery: Me and Mom

    Never-before-exhibited drawings and watercolors by Melanie Hickerson will be included in this show, alongside artwork from her mother, Geraldine Clark Hickerson.
    Through June 4
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    Lydia Street Gallery: David Amdur Memorial Exhibition

    David Amdur was a staple of the Austin art community for much of his life, from his days at UT, to Amdur Gallery in downtown Austin, to the dream home that he designed and built. Drawing, painting, printmaking, music posters, wood furniture, stone sculpture: He was a master of so many forms. This newest exhibition at Lydia Street Gallery, "A Light In the Wood," celebrates the man's life and legacy.
    Closing reception: Sat., June 25, 7-10pm
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    MACC: Entropy

    Recent works by Venezuelan artist Mery Godigna Collet, revealing the artist’s ability to transform deep research into profoundly moving works of art.
    Through June 22
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    Martha's Contemporary: Hokey Pokey + What You See Is What You Get

    Here's a two-person exhibition that features painting, installation, videography, and sculpture by Moll Brau and Wes Thompson. It's a deep dive into a pool of loneliness, triumph, and rebirth. It's a forest of mazes where fireflies provide the light. It's a show of creations from a pair of terrific, hardworking local artists and you don't want to miss it.
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas,1960s to 1980s

    This exhibition serves as a primer on the rich and understudied Chicano art movement in Austin, presenting a variety of mediums, themes, and artists, bringing together revolutionary artwork with abstract, conceptual, and commercial art, to show the breadth of creativity these artists achieved.
    Through June 19
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    New Horizons: A Stuffed Animal Science Fair

    Ten rescued stuffed animals exhibit their science projects on a variety of topics, including a study in the comparative swimming abilities of different stuffed species, a stuffed corndog's exploration of British phone booth interiors relative to their exteriors (and relative to police call boxes), an examination of a potential third Fruit of the Loom grape variety, and much more. Vote on your favorite project, and apply to adopt a stuffed animal scientist.
    Through May 22. Donations accepted.
    2825 Hancock #111
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    Northern-Southern: Un-Verb

    And here Matthew Steinke, local master of audiotech deconstruction and disruptive methods of music appreciation (via robotics, sculpture, animation, instrument building, puppetry, and computer programming), reveals his newest project in Downtown's coolest gallery. Bonus: Tyeschea West's "Drawing Conclusions" show of new photographic and multimedia portraits in the gallery's annex.
    Through June 12. Thu.-Sun., 2-6pm
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Paths of Light

    Andrea Loomis' kiln-formed glass work focuses on the emotional strength of light. Larry Akers' artworks in patterned materials and illumination generate highly kinetic moire effects that respond to a viewer's movements and shifts of focus.
    Through May 28  
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    Pastel Fest

    This is the Austin Pastel Society's spring members show, with more than 20 artists showing 41 pieces.
    Through June 11
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    Prizer Arts & Letters: Who Do You Think You Are?

    For the past year and a half, Austin artist Rejina Thomas has been the artist in residence at this fine Eastside gallery. This exhibit features work she's created during that time, as well as older paintings.
    Through May 21
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    The Blanton Museum: Invisibilia

    This is the first retrospective of Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz's work in the United States. The exhibition includes 40 exemplary works from his most evocative series created between the 1970s and today, wherein the artist has "turned photographic processes inside out to underscore the intrinsic fragility and transient nature of the image," revealing "how the act of opening the aperture to light instantaneously transforms the present into the past and life into memory."
    Through June 5
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    The Blanton: Fantastically French! Design and Architecture In 16th- to 18-Century Prints

    Drawing primarily from the Blanton’s extensive holdings of French prints, this exhibition invites you to look closely at exquisite details, marvel at fantastic forms, and take delight in ornate embellishments that celebrate the creativity of imagination across three centuries.
    Through Aug. 14
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    The Contemporary Austin: The Whisperers

    Tarek Atoui is a Paris-based artist and composer whose work explores the medium of sound through a highly collaborative process that generates networks of community involvement. The dynamic installations on view in this exhibition are both sound environments and spaces for activation through occasional live performances.
    Through Aug. 14
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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.
    Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-4pm
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Daydreamers

    The excellent Patrick Puckett returns with a plethora of portraits in his gorgeous neo-Fauvist style, brightening 1) the walls of the Workman Gallery and 2) the lives of all who see these colorful wonders.
    Through May 29
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    Women & Their Work: Delimitations

    Through the use of Morse code, semaphore, and the flag form Alexandra Robinson appropriates symbols of American exceptionalism, which are informed by her upbringing and familiarity with military family life, and American ideals. The work in this exhibition is steeped in ideas of identity and signifiers that question place and how one exists in that place.
    Through June 2
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    Wyld Gallery

    This is Ray Donley's gallery of art by Native Americans, located in that company of artistic glory called Canopy and resplendent with creations from the original people of our struggling country.
    Call for appointment
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