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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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    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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    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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    Davis Gallery: Homecoming

    This group exhibit showcases the depth and variety of work by the Davis Gallery family of artists: 34 Central Texas-based creators who celebrate the now and the historical feel of our ever-changing state. Among them: Dana Younger! Felice House! Jan Heaton! Lisa Beaman! Randall Reid! B. Shawn Cox! And more.
    Through Dec. 23
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    Guzu Gallery: High Scores 3

    The latest exhibition in this bastion of graphic brilliance features 25 artists paying tribute to their favorite video games, covering everything from arcade classics through today's cutting-edge, modern masterpieces.
    Through Jan. 15
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    Ivester Contemporary: Late Bloomers

    This is a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Houston-based artist Jasmine Zelaya who has used portraiture to explore themes of identity throughout her career, specifically from the perspective of a first generation Latinx artist, resulting in a body of work heavily informed by memory, the awkwardness of youth, and the experience of assimilation.
    Through Jan. 14
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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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    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Cut Up

    Here's an exhibition of new photographic prints by Mariah Robertson, the artist's second presentation at LRG.
    Through Feb. 18
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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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    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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    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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    Wally Workman Gallery: America Martin

    America Martin, who describes herself as a "painting anthropologist," is a Colombian-American artist based in Los Angeles and a rising star in the contemporary art world, a creator working primarily with paint on canvas and paper to explore the human form and experience.
    Through Dec. 30
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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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    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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