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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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    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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    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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    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 Blanton: Day Jobs

    This first major exhibition to examine the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts is dedicated to demystifying artistic production and upending the stubborn myth of the artist sequestered in their studio, waiting for inspiration to strike.
    Through July 23
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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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    Creek Show Call for Ideas

    Waterloo Greenway welcomes Austin’s creative community to submit ideas for light-based art installations to be displayed at Creek Show this November, which is always a luminous experience. Designers from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to submit ideas. See photos from last year's "Creek Show" here.
    Through March 10. Free.  
    Apply online

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