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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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    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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    Art for the People Gallery: Celebration

    Experience the energy and beauty of featured wall artist Anne Shackelford’s geode resin art in this visual adventure of work by 38 Austin artists.
    Through March 24
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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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    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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    Cloud Tree: I.C.U.

    Yes, Heyd Fontenot's back in town, however briefly after all these years. The artist's stylized nude portraits are prized for their beautiful draftsmanship and unexpected humor, his figurative artwork's been widely exhibited for more than two decades, ever combating religious dogma and conservative hypocrisy to celebrate humanity in all of its lovely imperfection. In this new exhibition, part of 2023's OutSiderFest, the paintings and drawings "present a political argument in favor of bodily autonomy as the artist lays claim to territory for queerness."
    Through Feb. 26
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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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    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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    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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    RichesArt Gallery: American History Vol. 2

    RichesArt Gallery has partnered with Fansub for their annual show spotlighting Texas artists and their interpretation of Black people’s contributions to American history.
    Through March 26
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    Soco Modern: Paintings from Pan-demon-ium

    Ethan Woods' Soco Modern glorifies its already well-furnished walls with an exhibition by Jennifer Balkan, featuring a brilliant array of portraits created in inks and oils while most of us were baking bread or binge-watching something on Netflix during the height of COVID lockdown. "I’ve juxtaposed painterly voluminous figures and faces of real humanity with bits of narrative, flat two-dimensional and illustrative lines of comic, graphic contours that provide context," says the artist. "Some of the figures exist within the environs of nature and natural events – some cataclysmic, some threatening, and some predatory – yet rendered in carnivalesque color, leaving the viewer with feelings of comfort and hope."
    Through March 4
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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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    UT's Art Galleries at Black Studies: Old Wounds, Dark Dreams

    African-American artists Carrie Mae Weems, Cauleen Smith, Rodney McMillian, and Charles Gaines use video to meditate on anti-Black racism and the wounds it inflicts on the American psyche while participating in the tradition of appropriation – where artists quote other artists’ motifs, methods, and works to contribute new meanings to the old, which allows them to comment on, critique, or amplify the original.
    Through May 19  
    Christian-Green Gallery, 201 E. 21st
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Seance

    Will Klemm's glorious new exhibition of works is organized into two contrasting sections: the monochromatic and the brightly colorful. The painter's careful creations are either filled with allusions and quotations from 19th-century painters, or are subjects taken from his daily life.
    Through Feb. 26
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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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