Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a place where art exhibition and education intersect, drawing together a uniquely diverse community of students, faculty, guest artists, and creative voices from around the world. Situated in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, it provides pivotal exhibition and research space through five distinct galleries, and serves as a creative hub in the university’s dynamic arts community.


23rd and Trinity Streets (map)


Monday: by appointment | Tuesday–Friday: 10AM–5PM | Saturday: 12-5PM | Sunday: closed


Free and Open to the Public


(512) 232-2348


upcoming events

November 10, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Focus Group: Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la laguna), 2015

Focus Group presents the award-winning Peruvian film Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la laguna) by ErnestoCabellos Damián (2015, 87 mins). At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, an Andean woman able to communicate with the water spirits uses her powers to prevent the biggest gold-mining company in Latin America from destroying the lake she considers to be her mother. This compelling documentary illuminates the life-and-death struggle that results from the conflict between the interests of foreign industry and local peoples. Focus Group: Daughter of the Lake (Hija de la laguna) is presented in conjunction with the exhibition MOVING MOUNTAINS: Extractive Landscapes of Peru by Edi Hirose & Nancy La Rosa, on view September 23 – December 10.

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