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    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Use your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program any time you feel like it. BONUS: There's also a free, docent-led tour starting at Marc Quinn's "Spiral of the Galaxy" (1501 Red River) on Sun., Jan. 8, 11am.
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    Last Day of the Eureka Room!

    Austin's most absurd and fun attraction will have its last day on September 24th, so visit while you still can! It's the Eureka Room, a participatory experience where visitors engage with curious and playful programming within a unique 100-square-foot room filled with light and sound.
    See website for reservations. $25.  
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    Second Street District: Holiday Window Walk

    Watch the storefronts of Second Street District businesses transform into decorative holiday scenes during the twelfth annual Holiday Window Walk. This year, the District is working with professional Texas artists to create holiday-inspired art installations in the storefront windows of Bonobos, Luxe Apothetique, Sneaker Politics, the Second Street District Office, and more.
    Through Jan 1
    214 Guadalupe
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    ICOSA: This Is Now

    This is the first phase of an art exchange between Antenna, an art collective based in New Orleans, and Austin's ICOSA collective. Works by Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell, Amelia Broussard, Angel Perdomo, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Caesar Meadows, Kai Lumumba Barrow, Laura Gipson, MaPó Kinnord, Nic Brierre Aziz, Renee Royale, Rontherin Ratliff, Stylo Moniker, and Ursa Eyer comprise this show as selected by Vladimir Mejia.
    Through Jan. 7
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    Tito’s Vodka for Dog People: Distillery Dogs

    This is a 25-piece art collection featuring vibrant artwork created by local and national artists – Judy Paul, John Walker, Joel Ganucheau, Jeff Skele, Hope Perkins, and more – inspired by the many distillery dogs rescued over the years, the paintings now on display at the Long Center.
    Through Dec. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
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    ACC Art Galleries: Sam Coronado's Serie Project

    This new exhibition, "Cultivating Community through Art: Sam Coronado’s Serie Project and Its Continuing Legacy," provides a fine, curated look at exactly what the title says, touching on Coronado Print Studio today, while also demonstrating the new opportunities that can be cultivated through persistence and dedication to the arts.
    Through Dec. 8
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    Big Medium: There Are Black People In Nebraska?!

    Right there in the middle of Canopy's anchoring gallery, Adrian Armstrong invites us to see ourselves in these figures and realize that blackness is found blooming in every crevice. This is the first installment of Armstrong's series of multimedia shows exploring the black community in Omaha, Nebraska, and the artist’s first step into a world-building concept.
    Through Jan. 8
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    Camiba Gallery: The Elementals

    Here's a stunning show of abstractions by Fort Worth-based artist Lee Albert Hill, with fresh works that "reflect the essential human spirit of mark-making in response to the invisible forces that inherently exist between the four natural elements: earth, water, air, and fire." We don't ultimately care what Hill chooses to reflect with his art, tbh; we just want to feast our awestruck eyes on the results for hours.
    Through Dec. 10
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    Cloud Tree: The Unkept

    The magical Adam Young returns to Cloud Tree with his moving and spiritual renderings on wood panel – accompanied by the works of folk artist Mike Parsons and a rare showing of paintings and collage by the legendary Satch Grimley.
    Through Dec. 31
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    Flatbed Press: Black-Owned

    Flatbed presents an exhibition of new prints, drawings, and paintings by Adrian Armstrong, whose multidisciplinary practice encompasses drawing, painting, installation, and sound, documenting contemporary Black experiences in the United States.
    Through Dec. 3
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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: Obscure Holidays

    This delightful new show is the result of an annual exchange portfolio in which the members and friends of Slugfest Printmaking Workshop create a print based on a theme – Obscure Holidays, this year, as suggested by Carolyn Porter – and each artist creates a specific number of prints on a specific paper size for the edition. Among those represented here: Bethany Andrée, Didier Bardon, Douglas Cushing, Jill Thrasher, Margie Simpson, Shailee Thakkar, and Tom Druecker.
    Through Dec. 10. Free.
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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Lost Pines

    This exhibition of new photographs is the gallery's first presentation of work by the Austin artist (and musician and husband and father and professor) Barry Stone. You want to see images that are beautiful and often a little eerie? You want to witness photos with backstories that can inspire something like awe? Find yourself among these "Lost Pines."
    Through Dec. 3
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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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    Modern Rocks Gallery: David Bowie: Starman

    This is a collection of rare David Bowie prints spanning the prolific singer’s career. Modern Rocks' Steven Walker curated the exhibition that features many of Bowie’s most iconic shots, including album covers, obtained directly from the photographers themselves – including Terry O’Neill’s “Diamond Dogs” album cover shoot, Justin De Villeneuve’s “Pin-Ups” album cover with British model Twiggy, Brian Duffy’s “Aladdin Sane” and “Scary Monsters” album cover shoots, and Masayoshi Sukita’s famous session with Bowie for the “Heroes” album cover.
    Through Dec. 23  
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    Neill-Cochran House: The Hope Suite

    Mark Smith’s The Hope Suite is a series of forty-four collages inspired by the theme of global unity. Each 24-by-18-inch work on paper consists of a background monoprint or a digital photoprint, overlaid with collage, calligraphy, and mixed media. Note: The originals are part of the permanent collection of the Obama Presidential Center Museum in Chicago; the works on display here are limited-edition prints of those originals.
    Through Dec. 16. Free.  
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    Northern-Southern: Shimmer

    Virginia Fleck's tour de force installation fills the gallery with shimmers of sound and light, her myriad aluminum can tabs strung into ethereal columns; a trinity of them, draped from the ceiling, rotates slowly. Nearby, a moth-like tapestry of tabs clings to a wall. A relay of globe cages – intended for bingo balls – are dangled in aluminum tabs, each rendering a hand-cranked sound bath. "From salvage and discard, Fleck weaves serenity, wonder, and peace." Yes, this. Yes.
    Through Dec. 18
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    Testsite: PM

    Jessica Halonen’s current project is a series of paintings that co-mingles abstraction and trompe l'oeil informed by a collection of toxic wallpaper samples.
    Through Dec. 11  
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    The Blanton Museum: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

    The Nigerian-born, Los Angeles-based artist has described her desire to "center Black life, my experience as a Black woman, and the complexity of Black life — and to infuse every piece I make with this deep love I have for my Black experience."
    Through Dec. 8  
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    The Contemporary Austin: In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy

    Explore the works of eight female artists – Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Adriana Corral, Ellie Ga, Juliana Huxtable, Tala Madani, Danielle Mckinney, Wendy Red Star, and Clare Rojas – in this new exhibition that explores how narrative and storytelling shape our senses of self, community, history, and identity.
    Through Feb. 12
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    The Department of the People + Process

    This interactive art exhibition examines questions of authority and the sovereignty of the human journey; it features works by Moyo Oyelola, an interdisciplinary artist known for his photography and large multimedia installations.
    Through Feb. 25
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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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    West Chelsea Contemporary: Concrete to Canvas

    This show is a rare opportunity to see and collect internationally recognized pieces and includes a variety of works from graffiti pioneers like CRASH, Doze Green, Lady Pink, and more.
    Through Dec. 23
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    Women & Their Work: It Could Only Be Lived

    Jenelle Esparza is interested in the land, the interconnected identities tied to it, and the stories it can tell us. This new show employs a variety of techniques and processes to give voice to the landscapes and landmarks of South Texas.
    Through Dec. 15. Free.
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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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    Yard Dog: Lex Gjurasic + Johnny Taylor + Margaret Sullivan

    Introducing Tucson painter Lex Gjurasic, with paintings from her “Super Bloom” series; the pop art compositions of Los Angeles artist Johnny Taylor; and the unique jewelry of native Texan Margaret Sullivan.
    Through Dec. 31

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