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Now Showing: The Contemporary Austin
Museum bids adios to AMOA-Arthouse, unveils new identity
"...As of today, the visual arts institution born of the merger between Arthouse..."

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 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?..."

May 15, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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
"...Last June, at about the time that Louis Grachos left his post as director..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"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?”
"...July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, a black woman gave the most memorable speech of the night to a room..."

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
"...Did you know that Mark Mothersbaugh used to be in this band called Devo?..."

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
"...From a distance, it's massive, deep, and even threatening. The canvas is boiling with textures, disturbances like static that..."

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
"..."The isle is full of noises,/ Sounds and sweet airs..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"The Sorcerer's Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn"
This ambitious exhibition reveals inquiring anthropologists within today’s artists
"...The terra-cotta canine with the thick ring sticking out of..."

Jan. 3, 2020 Arts Review 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
"...I first came across the work of New York-based modern artist Huma Bhabha earlier..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Feature by Sumaiya Malik

Contemporary Austin Goings & Comings
Judith Sims retires, Deming sculpture Mystic Raven returns
"...idea of how long Judith Sims has worked with the museum we now know as the Contemporary Austin, she..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Creativity in the Face of Death: The Contemporary Resonance of Terezín'
UT symposium honors and ponders art created in the Nazi concentration camp
"...Art existing in the midst of genocide is a paradox that the mind..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

French Picnic Fare at Épicerie at the Contemporary
The menu at Laguna Gloria pairs delightfully with a stroll through the sculpture gardens
"...During the summer, it can be difficult to persuade even weather-hardened..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2017
The year in cinema, and the Chronicle’s top 10 lists
"...There's a piece of cinematic wisdom, that 1982 was the..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Where Is the Next Austin?
"...Dear Editor, I disagree with Dan Solomon’s review of the play, “Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)” [Exhibitionism,..."

May 6, 2013 Postmarks

Touring the Tour
A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin
"...The colossal East Austin Studio Tour is coming out of..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Getting Your Head Around (and Hands on) the Art of Abraham Cruzvillegas
Conceptual artist brings "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?" to the Contemporary Austin
"...Abraham Cruzvillegas' "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?," now at the Contemporary Austin, visitors are encouraged to get up close..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

"The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing"
Personal narratives stand at the heart of this exhibit by artists in the Contemporary Austin's Crit Group program
"...The Contemporary Austin has been busy, and "busy" seems like..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art
A pandemic delay allows the artist to meet the moment in her upcoming show at the Contemporary Austin
"...Deborah Roberts' solo exhibition at the Contem­porary Austin was one of the most highly anticipated..."

July 24, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

At Camp Contemporary, Life Imitates Art
Contemporary Austin’s adult camp merges music and nature
"...lake and ghost stories told into flashlight microphones – these are the memories of a childhood summer camp. A..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Post by Emily Gibson

Year of the Booster
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For anyone feeling down about the state of our city, the 24th edition of the..."

May 25, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Art in the Park: 'American Dream'
It's the day for you to deliver MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech
"...You've no doubt heard Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Maybe you've..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Critics Table's Grand Tales
The winners of the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Anyone who has attended previous awards ceremonies hosted by the Austin Critics Table – most often, lengthy affairs that..."

June 4, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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..."

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..."

Sept. 18, 2019 Chron Events Post

November Is Austin Art Month
With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?
"...you're hot to gorge on turkey this month, but there's something else you should feast on first: art. While..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Capital T Theatre had a reason to crow at the Austin Critics..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues
Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?
"...night, when Pump Project Art Complex closes its exhibition "The Door by the Garden," it will also bring to..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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