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    Art & Design: Gallery Opening

    KMFA and Louis Shanks Furniture present Art & Design, a program that pairs local and regional artists with designers to create a custom gallery in the furniture showroom. The opening features a collab by Julie Ahmad and by Leslie Wechter. Bonus: light bites, cocktails and live music by a performance by Justice Phillips of Austin Classical Guitar.
    Thu., Feb. 2, 6-8pm. Free.
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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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    PrintAustin 2023

    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 all across the city, with returning and new participants each year. See the website for the full schedule of events and galleries.
    Through Feb. 19
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    Artworks Gallery: Beautiful Disaster

    Here's a show of deeply personal multimedia work in which artist Scott Leopold has utilized paint, objects, and text to create "layered, thick canvases of vulnerability."
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    Big Medium: There – Not There

    Here's a collection of graphically powerful work by Marfa's Christina Moser that explores the in-between, a meditation on transition as a constant, exploring the shifting nature of the self and our various thresholds. "A multisensory experience designed to move us internally and physically through space, emotions, and environments," Big Medium tells us – and we concur.
    Through Feb. 25
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    Camiba Gallery: Existencia

    Be dazzled by recent work from artists Daniel Rodríguez Collazo and Edgardo Kerlegand in this exhibition that showcases both artists’ forms of expression as they relate to the human existence — one on the internal and physical forms of the human figure, the other on the forms that humans create and exist in. Bonus: The opening reception features videos of the artists discussing their practice and process.
    Through Feb. 25
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    Davis Gallery: Bouff! The Big Tease

    New work by B. Shawn Cox is always a delight for the eyes (and a few other senses), and here the masterful painter and arch wit brings a bounty of pop philosophy with a tinge of irony (and much big hair) – inspired by lore, social identity narratives, and childhood memories of his West Texas roots. This show includes the artist's most recent explorations, including oil on fabric, paper cuts, folded paper, and digitally created lenticular collages.
    Through Feb. 25
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    Elisabet Ney Museum: The Mother the Witch the Hysteric

    Printmaker Annie May Johnston often uses new technologies alongside traditional practices. Here, in collaboration with Elisabet Ney's sculpture of Lady Macbeth, Johnston is considering gendered traits, the supernatural, and pseudoscience, reflecting agency (or the lack thereof) in the processes that generate the works in this show.
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    Field Order 15: And Other Broken Promises

    Carver Museum ATX presents an exhibit examining the paradox of American exceptionalism and the call for reparations, with film, sculpture, and two-dimensional work from 11 artists who were asked to consider what is required for America to atone for the continued denial of full citizenship to Black people, and what repair would feel like in the body.
    On view throughout Black History Month. Free.  
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    Flatbed Press: Splintered Breath Between the Teeth

    In this new solo show, the innovative prints of Kim Kei – the Los Angeles-based artist whose practice spans sculpture, printmaking, painting, and photography – draw on interrelated biological and geological forms that are embedded in every scale of existence.
    Through Feb. 25
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    Harry Ransom Center: Drawing the Motion Picture

    Explore the beauty and complexity of moviemaking through sketches, storyboards, and designs that illuminate the creation of motion pictures from the silent era to the present day in this new exhibition, featuring production art from iconic movies like Rebel Without a Cause, Raging Bull, Apollo 13, and Lawrence of Arabia, many connected with innovative directors Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Mike Nichols, Michael Powell, Nicholas Ray, Martin Scorsese, Stephen Spielberg, King Vidor, and more.
    Through July 16
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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: PrintAustin’s 5x5 Exhibition

    This new show, in collaboration with PrintAustin, features prints by Myles Calvert, Julia Curran, Mehdi Darvishi, Enrique Figuerdo, and Timothy Pauszek – as presented by curator Annalise Gratovich and juror Holly Borham.
    Through Feb. 11
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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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    Northern-Southern Gallery: Going Down

    This new exhibition "delves passage to counterplaces and underworlds. In painting, photography, sculpture, taxidermy, and games the artists seek to rebalance the spirit and the flesh, to synthesize myth and experience." Yes, it's an art show about hell holes, featuring works by Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Charles Degeyter, Christos Pathiakis, Emma Hadzi Antich, Jamie Zuverza.
    Through Feb. 18
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Walking In My Shoes

    Starting out in February to highlight African-American art during Black History Month, closing in mid-March, this new exhibition features the art of Robert R. Jones and explores, yes, the notion of walking in someone else's shoes.
    Through March 18. Free.  
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    PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print Exhibition

    What's going on in the world of printmaking, like, in general? This year's survey of traditional printmaking techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary work was selected by the University of Michigan's Rashaun Rucker. Bonus: You'll get a good look at the galleries of ACC Highland, too.
    Through March 9. Free.  
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    The Blanton: Las Hermanas Iglesias

    Sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias present related textiles, collages, and sculpture that explore caregiving as part of a complex network of social issues, melding melds cultural references to the Dominican Republic and Norway (their parents’: home countries) with personal experiences – most recently their navigations of fertility, pregnancy, loss, and birth.
    Through July 9. Free on Thursdays.  
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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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    The What of Whom: Daniel & Marjory Johnston

    This exhibition includes numerous artworks: from the collaborations of siblings Marjory and Daniel Johnston, and pieces from Marjory's collection of Daniel's early work that show the evolution in character development and unique images.
    Through March 19
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    Women & Their Work: Wayfinding

    In her large-scale installation, Jade Walker uses color, weaving, rope, tools, notions of signage, and found objects to articulate questions around how we engage with our environment and the effect that the relationship has on our society. This solo exhibition includes architectural interventions along with embellishments of familiar tools and natural elements.
    Through Feb. 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: Bob Schneider

    Were you accustomed to the graphic immediacy of the man's many collages? This collection of new oil paintings by Austin artist/musician Bob Schneider offers "vague, dreamlike tableaux that are strange and surreal."
    Through Feb. 12

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