Upcoming Events

February 2019

February 20, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–February Happy Hour

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Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's February Happy Hour. New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at Easy Tiger at the Linc. The AMP's monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate. -Come talk shop, and hear about upcoming exhibits and programs at other local museums. -Catch up on the up-and-coming trends and issues in the museum world. -Troubleshoot with others and ask for advice. -Learn about job opportunities, or discuss partnership ideas.

February 21, 2019 | 7:00pm

Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

Harry Ransom Center

Critics never quite knew what to make of Edward Gorey (1925-2000), the author and illustrator whose darkly droll tales have influenced TimBurton, Lemony Snicket, Alison Bechdel, and Guillermo del Toro. In this illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery, author of Little, Brown and Company's "Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey," explores the obscure influences haunting Gorey’s work. Learn about some of Dery's research on Gorey: https://ransom.center/mark-dery Discover the seminal role he played, along with authors like Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss, in the popularization of a deeper, darker children’s literature capable of addressing what Gorey called “the miseries of childhood.” Free and open to the public. Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

February 24, 2019 | 12:00pm

Engineering Day

Science Mill

What do engineers do all day? Join the Science Mill and volunteers from the Austin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and find out, with an afternoon of hands-on activities and fun! Explore engineering concepts by building towers, bridges, flying machines and more. The first 100 visitors to the Science Mill during Engineering Day will receive free admission thanks to ASCE!

February 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM

Paleontology for Preschoolers

Texas Memorial Museum

A program for budding paleontologists ages 2-5 years!
  • Prehistoric Story Time
  • Hands-on Learning Activity
  • Dinosaur-themed Craft
  • Fossil Dig Pit
FREE with paid admission.  

February 28, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Drawing Games with Hedwige Jacobs

Women & Their Work

Join Women & Their Work's current exhibiting artist Hedwige Jacobs for a fun evening of collaborative drawing games and casual conversation about artists who inspire her. Materials provided by Women & Their Work. Suggested donation of 1-5 used envelopes for the artist to use in later projects.

February 28, 2019 | 04:30pm

Collated and Perfect

Harry Ransom Center

Join us for an engaging panel discussing the changing standards that collectors—and institutions—have used to describe and evaluate early printed books, revealing why these books take the often surprising forms they do today. Learn more: https://ransom.center/candp Panelists include Megan Heffernan, assistant professor of English at DePaul University, Kathryn James, curator of Early Modern and Osborn Collections at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and Aaron T. Pratt, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center. Following the discussion, attendees are invited to view the Collated and Perfect display in the "Stories to Tell" exhibition and enjoy a reception. Attendees will also receive a copy of the publication "Collated & Perfect," written by Kathryn James and Aaron Pratt. Free. Doors open 30 minutes in advance.