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    Art & Parks Tour

    This sweet opportunity comes to us from the Downtown Austin Alliance, the Pease Park Conservancy, and Ride Bikes Austin – so we know it's a damned good thing indeed. Take the self-guided Art & Parks Tour to explore the best of what Downtown Austin art and parks have to offer through this selection of curated murals, artworks, and green spaces. You can sign up anytime, so click that URL and get ready to learn the most vibrantly visual parts of your city soon – live and in person.
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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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    Mexic-Arte Changarrito: Bella Álvarez

    Check out the creations of Bella Álvarez at this pop-up art cart outside Downtown's Mexic-Arte Museum.
    Sat.-Sun., June 17-25, noon-3pm
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    All the Sudden: Tails

    Here's an exhibition by human artists inspired by their ongoing relationships with individuals from other species. Not all of these nonhuman animals are pets – some are unseen nocturnal housemates; others act as collaborators, muses, or teachers.
    Through June 21
    906 Koerner
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    Art for the People Gallery: Vibrance of Summer

    One of the definitions of “vibrance” is “the state of being full of energy and life," and this gallery is definitely ablaze with vivid energy! “Vibrance of Summer” provides your sensation-hungry eyes a dynamic array of works created by more than 35 Austin artists.
    Through Aug. 11  
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    Blue Moon Glassworks

    Handmade glass art and jewelry.
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    Butridge Gallery: Second Sight: A Visual Opera

    This large installation from acclaimed artist Darcie Book is an immersive experience, incorporating unexpected materials and offering opportunities for discovery at every turn. The multipartite show functions as a single artwork, an abstract narrative that unfolds as the viewer-participant moves through the vividly engaging space. Pro tip: Bring your flashlight!
    Through July 22
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    Cloud Tree Gallery: Generation Loss

    This photography-based exhibition features the work of Leon Alesi, Molly Brocklehurst, Matt Rebholz, Sev Courson, Tara Gorman, Dave McClinton, Carl Simmons, Shannon Purcell, Charles Henry, Michael O’Brien, Amy Scofield, and Jon Langford.
    Through June 24
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    Elisabet Ney Museum: De Tierra

    Explore the Ney's latest exhibit, a one-woman show by the acclaimed sculptor Alejandra Almuelle, whose ceramic figurative sculptures exemplify the biological archive of experience through the human form.
    Through July 30  
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    Flatbed Press: Recalling la Romita

    This group exhibition of work was inspired by or created at La Romita by artists attending Flatbed’s summer residency workshop of 2022. The residency and workshop is held every two years at La Romita School of Art in Terni, Umbria, Italy.
    Through July 17
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    grayDUCK Gallery: When It Suns, It Pours

    This exhibition of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and sound installation by Abby Flanagan and Kerry Maguire features artworks that are fragments of day-to-day attempts to reckon with oblivion. The artists use material traces and glitching as a means of calling attention to the realm of the infinitesimal and the unapparent: a singular shell in the ocean, a particle of dust in the atmosphere, a drop in a rainstorm, a blip on the radar.
    Through July 9  
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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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    ICOSA: Invasive Species

    This new show, curated by Alexis Hunter and Jacqueline Overby, features 14 women-identifying artists examining womanhood in a multigenerational habitat of male-ordained moral, sexual, and spiritual repression and exploitation. With art by Courtney Cone, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Sarah Fox, Jessica Gritton, Katy Horan, Alexis Hunter, Intel Lastierre, Kim Le, Chantal Lesley, Hayley Labrum Morrison, Jacqueline Overby, Sara Vanderbeek, Desireé Vaniecia, and Tanya Zal.
    Through June 24
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    Ivester Contemporary: The Four Pillars

    This is a solo exhibition of photographs by Austin-based Eli Durst, derived from his latest book.
    Through July 8
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    La Peña Gallery: Artemis

    Named after the Greek goddess of health and vigor, the Artemis Project is an informal peer group of women veteran artists and those in active service exploring their inner artist as a way of processing experiences of trauma and post-traumatic stress unique to women in the military. Featuring works by Shirley Riley, Judith Estrada Garcia, Juanita Gotts, and Joy Anderson.
    Through June 24. Free.
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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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    Lance Letscher: Sail to the Moon

    Stephen L. Clark Gallery presents this new exhibition of works by Lance Letscher, the locally based artist internationally known for his vibrant, colorful collages of wood, metal, paper, and old books.
    Through Aug. 26
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    Lydia Street Gallery: From Dodge City to Shiprock

    Lawrence McFarland's photographs function as a metaphoric poem, defining not only his photographic journey but in a larger sense his life.
    Through June 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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    McLennon Pen Co. Gallery: Tastes of Home

    With inspiration drawn from historic Dutch Golden Age and Spanish Baroque still-life paintings, New York-based Audrey Rodriguez studies with a closer look traditional Latin American snacks and produce items such as churros, chicharrones, conchas, nopales, mangos, and bananas.
    Through July 28. Thu.-Sat., noon-6pm
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Expresiones de México, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People

    This new show features an impressive collection of artworks created via techniques and skills passed down through generations, especially highlighting work by master printmaker Sergio Sánchez Santamaría.
    Through Aug. 20
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    Museum of Illusions

    Enter the fascinating world of illusions in this new venue that boasts a stunning array of intriguing visual, sensory, and educational experiences among new, unexplored optical wonderments.
    11010 Domain #100
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    Neill-Cochran House: Signs and Symbols: The Trees are Talking

    This exhibition features more than 40 works of glass and oil on canvas that explore artist Reji Thomas’ understanding of the way signs and symbols constantly surround us in both the natural and built environments.
    Through Aug. 13  
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    Northern-Southern: From, A Return to Outdoors

    This new adventure revisits Northern–Southern’s pandemic outdoor exhibitions, continuing where the exhibition "TOOO" left off, posing the question: What does this wild art mean now, in a New Austin too quick for memory? Artwork will be dispersed, wild, across the city of Austin and beyond, in the semi-public and overlooked spaces. In the gallery will be things from the works — sketches, parts, models — arrayed as a map on the floor and walls. Featuring pieces by Amy Scofield, Ann Armstrong, Ash Duban, Christos Pathiakis, Given McClure, Giampiero Selvaggio, Hannah Spector, Jesse Cline, Leon Alesi, Phillip Niemeyer, Rachael Starbuck, Sterling Allen, and Tammy West. See website for details!
    Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 2-6pm  
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Empire's Echo

    Anne Bobroff-Hajal and Craig Campbell use art to explore legacies of conquest, resistance, and endurance in the context of the Russian Empire.
    Closing reception: Sat., Aug. 12, 1-4pm  
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    SAGE Studio: Be Kind Rewind

    This is a group exhibition featuring work inspired by the movies we love. The opening will coincide with Canopy's first Saturday, and guests can walk the red carpet while enjoying popcorn, candy, and an adult beverage.
    Through July 1. Free.
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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 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: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el Relámpago

    The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition tracing the evolution of Eamon Ore-Giron's dynamic paintings over more than twenty years of creative practice, revealing how the artist mines the complex nature of Latinx identity, the history of the Americas, and the many legacies of abstraction in art. ALSO: The newest exhibition space here is called HOST and features work by María Fernanda Camarena and Gabriel Rosas Alemán (aka the Mexico City-based artist duo known as Celeste).
    Through Aug. 20. Free (Aug. 9-13).
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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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    Wally Workman Gallery: Patrick Puckett

    This is Wally Workman Gallery's 10th solo show with figurative painter Patrick Puckett, whose paintings are known for their bold colors and languid figures, executed with confident interaction between paint application, shape, color, and texture.
    Through July 2
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    Women & Their Work: Paradise Bloom

    This group show features the work of Anahita Bradberry, Jessica Carolina González, Naomi Lemus, and Alexis Pye, organized by guest curator Ashley DeHoyos Sauder. Through use of paintings, installations, neon lighting, and photography, "Paradise Bloom" explores the interconnected relationships between identity development and self preservation, using expressions of nature, domestic interiors, diasporic aesthetics and traditions as resources for world-building and re-imaging.
    Through July 6
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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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