Upcoming Events

March 2017

March 2, 2017 | 7pm

The Library of the Future

Harry Ransom Center

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Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, presents “The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library.” Shenton explores the seismic social and technological shifts underway in education, research, teaching, and learning that are transforming libraries. Cumulatively, these challenge the very notion of what a library is and offer exciting potential for what it might become. With broad experience in both public and private memory organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, Shenton offers her unique perspective on the research library community.
Shenton shares some thoughts, including the changing and evolving concept of what is a library: http://budurl.com/zbkt
The free event is the Ransom Center’s Donald G. Davis, Jr. lecture.
This event is open to the public; donations welcome. 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.
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March 5, 2017 | 11 AM

Public Art Guided Tour: Art & Architecture of UT

Landmarks Public Art Program

Curious about UT's master plan and how some of its iconic buildings came to be? Join Landmarks on Sunday, March 5 at 11 a.m. for a docent-led walking tour of the public art collection and learn how the works respond to the surrounding architecture.

Meet your docent, a student in the School of Architecture, at Joel Perlman's Square Tilt at the entrance to the Perry-Castañeda Library on 21st and Speedway. Construction around campus can be frustrating! Park at the Brazos Garage for the clearest route to the meeting location.

Free and open to the public. Tours are help rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

March 7, 2017 | 6:30PM

Conversation with David Hare and Deborah E. Lipstadt

Harry Ransom Center

Playwright and screenwriter David Hare and scholar Deborah E. Lipstadt discuss their work on the 2016 film Denial. The film is based on Lipstadt’s legal battle with David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In libel cases, the English legal system places the burden of proof on the defendant, so Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove that the Holocaust occurred. Hare’s archive resides at the Harry Ransom Center. Co-sponsored by the Ransom Center and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more about the event at http://budurl.com/e8u2. This free event is open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Share the event via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1165790663519302/

March 7, 2017 | 6 PM

UMLAUF After Dark and Insights Program

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum's recently-debuted "UMLAUF After Dark" returns Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 p.m., making the UMLAUF free and open after hours. The March evening features an Insights talk from artist Keith Edmier, as he shares memories of his collaboration with Farrah Fawcett and also highlights the UMLAUF's exhibition “Mentoring a Muse: Charles Umlauf and Farrah Fawcett." "UMLAUF After Dark" happens every first Tuesday of the month, offering UMLAUF visitors a chance to experience the special evening environment of the sculpture garden and in featured gallery exhibitions, in addition to the monthly themed activities, food and entertainment.

March 12, 2017 | 12 PM

UMLAUF March Family Day

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

UMLAUF Family Days, held the second Sunday of each month, 12-4 p.m., feature exploration of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum collection, art-making and sculpture demos, storytelling, children/family yoga and live music, and are free and open to the public. The March Family Day celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, highlighting female sculptors and showcasing the Farrah Fawcett “Mentoring the Muse” current exhibition, with themes of beauty, celebrity and portraiture. This program is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and by Mo and Richardson Anderson.

March 16, 2017 | 5:30 PM

Beat the Rush: Passepartout Duo

Blanton Museum Of Art

The percussion and piano duo present works by Steve Reich, Hannah Lash, and Nikolai Kapustin.

March 16, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Yoga in the Galleries

Blanton Museum Of Art

Adriene Mishler from Yoga with Adriene leads a free all-levels yoga class in the Blanton atrium. No mat or experience necessary! We recommend arriving early to secure a spot in the class.

March 16, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Slow Looking

Blanton Museum Of Art

Slow Looking features 30-minute conversations about a single work of art on view at the museum.

March 18, 2017 | 1:00 PM

World Music, World Stories

Science Mill

  Enjoy a day of lively global music, stories and culture in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! The Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City and OUTSIDE VOICE host a “World Music, World Stories” backyard concert  Saturday, March 18 from 1-6pm. This family-friendly event will feature exciting performances by world-class bands from around the globe, including Tribu Baharú from Bogota, Colombia, Los Texmaniacs from San Antonio, and others to be announced. Picnics are welcome (no glass containers, please), as are blankets and lawn chairs. Food will also be available from the on-site Lady Bird Lane Café and several food trucks. The concert is free with admission to the Science Mill. In addition to the concert activities, the museum will be open from 10am until 6pm. A science-themed 3D movie will play throughout the day and is included in admission. In the case of rain, this event will be canceled. Go to sciencemill.org to purchase tickets in advance. Don't miss this exciting day of global music, culture and fun! Contact: info@sciencemill.org Admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00 Hours: Sat. 10am - 6pm    

March 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Music at the Blanton: Bach in the Subways

Blanton Museum Of Art

Viola player and UT psychology professor Michael Domjan performs music by Bach, as part of the international project Bach in the Subways.