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Now Showing: The Contemporary Austin
Museum bids adios to AMOA-Arthouse, unveils new identity
"...institution born of the merger between Arthouse and the Austin Museum of Art will no longer operate under the..."

July 18, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Upgrade Coming for the Contemporary Austin
$3 million renovation coming for the museum's downtown home
"...The Contemporary Austin is raising the roof. Literally...."

Sept. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Contemporary Austin Wants to Celebrate You
Membership hath its privileges, and right now they’re even better
"...Yes, the Contemporary Austin is this city’s only museum focused solely on..."

Feb. 16, 2022 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Deborah Roberts: I'm" at the Contemporary Austin
In Deborah Roberts' solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin, we learn what it is to be seen and not seen
"...her gaze or his, and you'll see why the Contemporary Austin is giving this hometown artist a major exhibition,..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Contemporary Austin Goings & Comings
Judith Sims retires, Deming sculpture Mystic Raven returns
"...worked with the museum we now know as the Contemporary Austin, she had almost two decades on staff when..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Contemporary Austin Feeds Your Head at Home
All the art in the Jones Center and at Laguna Gloria is yours for the viewing on the museum's new website
"...You ever visit the Contemporary Austin's exhibitions in that Jones Center building Downtown? All..."

May 15, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

"The Sorcerer's Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn"
This ambitious exhibition reveals inquiring anthropologists within today’s artists
"...a deliberate effort to merge the ancient and the contemporary – that which holds mystic power in the larger..."

Jan. 3, 2020 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Contemporary Austin Finds Its New Head in the Headlands
The museum's new director, sharon maidenberg, has run a renowned multidisciplinary arts center in the Bay Area for 10 years
"...left his post as director and CEO of the Contemporary Austin, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Northern..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Other Forms of Life" at the Contemporary Austin
With her mysterious and compelling artwork, Huma Bhabha puts us face to alien face
"...print of Bhabha's that she had acquired at the Contemporary Austin gala. Excited about her purchase, she insisted that..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Feature by Sumaiya Malik

"Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death" at the Contemporary Austin
In this thought-provoking exhibition, the Suzanne Booth Deal Art Prize winner asks, “What does an architecture of power look like to you?”
"...to "Against a Civic Death," his show at the Contemporary Austin, the result of McMillian's receipt of the inaugural..."

March 16, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin
The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations
"...kind of wandered into the "Myopia" exhibition at the Contemporary Austin because you attend art shows whenever possible? Because..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

“Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017” at the Contemporary Austin
In this solo show of abstract works, the painter has pinpointed the ungraspable, like grabbing a tiger by the tail
"...need him to go there. “Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017”The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312 www.thecontemporaryaustin.org Through..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

The Contemporary Austin
'Susurrus,' 'Music for Wilderness Lake' offer art for the ears as well as eyes
"...of Laguna Gloria this weekend. Two programs from the Contemporary Austin infuse the lakeside property's natural beauty with sounds..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

At Camp Contemporary, Life Imitates Art
Contemporary Austin’s adult camp merges music and nature
"...sculpture – these will be the memories of Camp Contemporary, an adult camp hosted by the Contemporary Austin in..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Post by Emily Gibson

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...Here comes the 23rd annual Austin Museum Day, citizen, that free celebration of art, culture,..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
"...Since 1998, the Austin Museum Partnership has coordinated Austin Museum Day, a free..."

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

Art City Austin 2014
Art Alliance Austin's annual spring art fair brings art to the streets around City Hall
"...that we're overdue for some outdoor festivities. Art Alliance Austin's annual Art City Austin will be taking place this..."

April 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

November Is Austin Art Month
With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?
"...when it's the most bounteous, what with the East Austin Studio Tour, Creek Show, and POP Austin. Which is..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin’s Best Free Summer Events
From museums to live music to yoga to bats, Austin has it all
"...or a local looking for some free summer fun, Austin has tons of unique options. From decades-long traditions to..."

July 15, 2022 Events Post by Mazzy Oliver Smallwood

Austin Museum Day
Not sure where to start planning your Austin Museum Day?
"...Explore Austin-area museums — for free September 19th! The 24th Annual..."

Sept. 16, 2021 Events Post

Visiting Austin on a Budget
See the city and still afford your flight home
"...can be expensive, but there’s plenty to do in Austin where you can make your dollar count. With these..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Chronolog Post by Cody Song

SXSW Creates XR Austin for Online Festival
Digital environment will be virtually like being there
"...extended reality experts VRrOOm to create a virtual downtown Austin in the SXSW Online XR world...."

March 2, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage productions,..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 Contemporary Galleries in Austin in 2015
For newcomers to Austin's visual arts scene, here are 10 galleries that upped their game in 2015
"...to the community cannot be overstated. If the East Austin Studio Tours were the only thing this art organization..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Best Place to Nuzzle in the Bosom of Austin
Roof of the Contemporary Austin Jones Center
"...It's not until we find ourselves atop the Contemporary's Jones Center – to enjoy an arcane movie, a..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

Austin Area Cancellations and Other COVID-19 Updates
Gov. Abbott declares statewide public health disaster
"...that another wave of event cancellations in and around Austin have been confirmed...."

March 13, 2020 News Post by James Renovitch

Kenny Gee Reps Austin Youth
SoundCloud rapper hustles his way into SXSW
"...In contemporary Austin, yuppies rule Rainey Street, hipsters overrun the Eastside,..."

March 2, 2018 Music Post by Clara Wang

Gabrielle Hamilton Cooks in Austin
Award-winning chef and author is a guest during Austin Style Week
"...dinner Friday night on the rooftop deck of the Contemporary Austin Downtown. The dinner is hosted by Tribeza magazine..."

Sept. 24, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The 12 People You Meet at Sam’s Town Point, Austin’s Real-Life Roadhouse
You’d never know the South Austin honky-tonk is there, but wait 'til you meet its cast of characters
"...out, the venue exists as the South Pole of Austin's musical axis. Lately, the city's least visible venue –..."

April 26, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Five Recommended Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
In which your local cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...out and about and experiencing some of what goodness Austin’s got to offer, artwise:..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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