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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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    Davis Gallery: Late Summer Dreams

    Here's a grand showcase of the Davis Gallery's family of artists, conjuring a sort of pool party for your eyes. Come swim the depths of diverse and original Austin-based art, with an astonishing array of work by Randall Reid, Caprice Pierucci, Jan Heaton, Ben Livingston, John Sager, Denise Fulton, Dana Younger, and many more. And here's Brenner review of this superlative show.
    Through Sept. 9
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    Ao5 Gallery: When the Sun Dips

    Carrie Graber, the hyperrealism oil painter from Palm Springs, brings new originals and limited editions to Ao5, presenting her breathtaking renditions of architectural wonders, swimming pools, sunlight, stylish figures, and more.
    Through Oct. 6
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    Artworks Gallery: ReVISION: Art In the Making

    This is an exhibition of meticulous graphite drawings by Les Satinover, who celebrates the nude male form in different poses with “tonality, restraint, delicacy of marks, and harmonious touches."
    Through Sept. 30
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    Austin Central Library: Mother/Land

    Yuliya Lanina’s exhibition delves into the Austin-based artist’s complex and personal relationship with the war in Ukraine. Through animation, sculpture, and installation, Lanina continues her introspective exploration of the emotional and physical impact of war and trauma. See our cover story on this powerful work right here.
    Through Nov. 5. Free.  
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    Blue Moon Glassworks

    Handmade glass art and jewelry.
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    Butridge Gallery: Abstract To Alien

    Here's a stunning array of images by Patrick O’Brien (AKA the 3-Eyed man), who captures stationary objects via a camera in motion, utilizing the lens as a brush and the subject as paint. Also on display: "Condo" by Ed Barr; "The Year of the Pandemic" by Mary Day Long.
    Through Sept. 23  
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    Canopy Projects: There Is Life Beyond

    In this experimental activation by Jamal Hussain, the artist continues his exploration with flora – by repurposing forgotten dismembered tree trunks and shining light (literally!) on the lost limbs.
    Through Sept. 16
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    Flatbed Press: The Inky Photographers

    This is a new exhibition of polymer photogravures curated by Matthew Magruder. (Polymer photogravure is a process that involves etching photo images into a printing plate which, after inking, can transfer images to paper using a traditional etching press.) Featuring works by Howard Hilliard, Elena Lipkowski, Christos Pathiakis, Bonnie Maxey, Peter Nickel, Michelle C. Halsall, Karolina Phillips, Kevin Black, Andrew Kennedy, Susan Cohn, William Tolan, and more.
    Through Oct. 14
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    Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art

    From ceramic vessels to greenstone jewelry, 200 works of classical Maya art (250-900BC) depict the relationship between the royal courts of ancient Maya and their supernatural entities.
    Through Jan. 7. $8-15.
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Raze

    This is an exhibition by Ariel Wood, centering bodily experiences of installation, deconstruction, extension, alteration, looking, and being seen. Wood makes objects and structures evoking plumbing and drainage, a system of infrastructure that's inherently physical — its fluidity requires the utmost connection between parts — as well as political.
    Through Oct. 1  
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    ICOSA: Borderless

    This is an exhibition of new work by Darcie Book and Vy Ngo, in which the artists invite you to experience an abstract landscape that considers the limitless possibilities of existence in a space without confines – beautifully rendered here with sculptural painting, installations, and natural materials.
    Through Sept. 16
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    Ivester Contemporary: I Am a Clay Hill

    This is a solo exhibition of new work by Kalee Appleton, featuring photographs captured during an artist residency in the Val d'Orcia region of Tuscany during the summer of 2023.
    Through Oct. 14
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    La Peña Gallery: Rastros Inolvidables/Unforgettable Traces

    This exhibition of recent paintings by Carlos Lowry is inspired by the musicians, film, and political events that have left indelible marks on his life, influenced by his Latin American upbringing and work as a muralist.
    Through Sept. 11
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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: The White Paintings

    Begun in 2018, the White Paintings are artist Veronica Ceci's ironic response to the male-dominated history of abstract art. Textural elements – towels, sheets, and mops – have been sourced directly from the artist’s labor as a professional cleaner. Mixing new materials with old, the artist juxtaposes the dream potential of cleanliness with its unavoidable and imminent failure as the dirt of time accumulates.
    Through Sept. 30
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    Lydia Street Gallery: Vision Board

    "We don’t typically see an artist’s vision board, only the by-product of blood, sweat, and tears." Oh, we can see them now, though! At this excellent exhibition of boards by Erin Cunningham, Stephen Daly, Valerie Fowler, Melanie Hickerson, Mindy Johnston, Steven Bernard Jones, Kathy McCarty, Jacqueline May, Lawrence McFarland, Deanna Miesch, Jon Eric Narum, Jennifer Prichard, Benné Rockett , David Thornberry, Madelon Umlauf, and Deborah Vanko.
    Through Sept. 10
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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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    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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    Old Bakery Gallery: Franklin Mendez

    Retrospective of paintings by Franklin Mendez, an Austin-born Marine Corps and Vietnam veteran with a civilian career spanning 35 years in the corporate art world.
    Through Oct. 21  
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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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    Umlauf Sculpture Garden: Apropos

    The Umlauf's famed Garden features expertly wrought sculptures, the bronze or stone cynosures from Charles Umlauf and others anchoring sight among the bright foliage and tree-towered paths. Bonus: "Apropos" is a juried group exhibition of contemporary art exploring an aspect or aspects of Umlauf’s work – featuring new pieces by Darcie Book, Janet Brooks, Nathan Burgess, Bella Cheng, Avery Connett, Matt Donner, Sarah Fagan, Leslie Kell, Ellen LeBlanc, Gary McElhaney, Jennifer Pate, and more.
    Through Nov. 26
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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: Birdland

    Citizen, do your eyes a favor and head over to Yard Dog in Canopy this weekend to see this fantastic exhibition of carved and painted woodblock portraits of birds by Canadian artist Lisa Brawn.
    Through Sept. 30
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