Upcoming Events

March 2018

March 3, 2018 | 9:00 am

Explore UT — Discover What’s Next at TMM!

Texas Memorial Museum

Join TMM for Explore UT, a campus-wide event described as the “Biggest Open House in Texas!” FREE ADMISSION! Museum exhibits open at 9 am, and activities start at 11 am:
  • Bring your fossil finds to the Paleo Lab for identification by a paleontologist.
  • Learn about the science of paleontology, and how fossils are important for our understanding of biodiversity and environmental change.
  • Peer into the world of microscopic life.

March 3, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Clare

Austin History Center

The Austin History Center invites you to an afternoon book discussion with Elizabeth Clare, author of the new book The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900. In the 1890s Austin gambled its fortunes on the Austin Dam in an attempt to provide hydroelectric power to the city and tame the unpredictable Colorado River. Clare will talk about the development and controversies surrounding the dam as well as its demise. Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

March 3, 2018 | 9am

It’s My Park Day at Oakwood Cemetery – Help Needed!

Save Austins Cemeteries

Please join us for a little sunshine and exercise at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin's outdoor museum founded in 1839, for It's My Park Day Spring 2018. You can help with either general clean-up or photo documentation. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and snacks provided by the Austin Park Foundation.  Registration:  

March 5, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–Happy Hour, SXSW Special


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's March Happy Hour. We're changing things up this month---March 7, meeting up at Easy Tiger. It's #SXSWEDU and #SXSW2018 week. In town for SXSWedu or SXSW? Come meet up! 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. 13237781_10153590209081288_7216485828843093302_n

March 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done

Harry Ransom Center

Professors Charlotte Canning and Andrew Carlson present “Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done,” an examination of the vaudeville stage as a site for the development of American cultural and social norms through performances both by and about the country's immigrant populations. The program looks closely at a few of the genre's popular stars and routines in order to explain how, when it came to early twentieth-century vaudeville, immigrants were working hard to “get the job done”—both onstage and off. The evening brings the archive to life through live performance of iconic vaudevillian sketches and routines to supplement an engaging discussion led by Dr. Canning. This program complements our exhibition "Vaudeville!"

March 10, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Julie Libersat: Paved Paradise

Women & Their Work

Paved Paradise is a part of an ongoing series of mazes created through various digital and physical media. Julie Libersat explores everyday environments to reflect on our cultural and social roles within them. Paved Paradise presents the shopping mall as a modern temple and parking lot navigation as a form of meditation. This exhibition is on view through April 19th. Exhibition on view March 10- April 19, 2018.

March 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Vaudeville! Exhibition Tour

Harry Ransom Center

Join the Ransom Center’s Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts Eric Colleary for an inside look at the exhibition Vaudeville!

March 23, 2018 | 6 PM

Opening Reception for It’s Not What You Think: 2018 Senior Art Exhibition

Visual Arts Center

The Senior Art Exhibition catalogs a pivotal moment for many young artists graduating from the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. It's Not What You Think includes a range of work in print, sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation, and game design by students receiving bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Visual Art Studies. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co. Participating Artists Amy Barlow Madi Beavers Nidia Chavarria Katharine Clement Armando De Lara Guasco Jennifer Denkler Paulina Dosal-Terminel Christine Dunn Anna Fields Hannah Fipp-Rosenfield Sasha Fishman Connor Frew Macaulie Gabe Tanya Gantiva Griffith Greer Alex Guillen Giselle Gutierrez Rachael Henson Bryant Ju Celeste Laster Mei Lin Victoria Marquez Christina Martin Rachel McCleary Rebecca Milton Seth Murchison Haley Parsa Jade Partain Mikki Pasasadaba Manola Ramirez Maria Ramirez Tessa Rappa Jp Rivera Felizardo Hannah Rotwein Gabriela Sanchez Vivek Sebastian Trevor Smith Victoria Smith Stephanie Solis Margaret Steitz Dana Suleymanova Lizeth Terrazas Jacqueline Tovar Rachel Tyler Jasmine Kay Uy Jessica Vacek Lizah Vaillancourt Jorge Vara Rachel Wilkins Elizabeth Wood Katie Yates

March 28, 2018 | 4 PM

Visiting Artist Talk II: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Visual Arts Center

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to welcome Trenton Doyle Hancock as the Spring 2018 artist-in-residence. As a part of Hancock's residency, he will be delivering two lectures at The University of Texas at Austin on his sprawling practice. Trenton Doyle Hancock has received national and international attention for his hybridization of comic book narratives and abstraction within a wide range of media from prints, drawing and mixed media to installation and performance. Most recently, Hancock’s work was exhibited in a solo exhibition, Mind of the Mound, organized by Art League Houston and exhibited at the former Rice University Art Gallery. Hancock’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennials. Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions—such as his use of color, language, and pattern—into opportunities to create new characters, develop sub-plots and convey symbolic meaning. Hancock’s works are suffused with personal mythology presented at an operatic scale, often reinterpreting Biblical stories that the artist learned as a child from his family and local church community. His exuberant and subversive narratives employ a variety of cultural tropes, ranging in tone from comic-strip superhero battles to medieval morality plays and influenced in style by Hieronymus Bosch, Max Ernst, Henry Darger, Philip Guston and R. Crumb. Text embedded within the paintings and drawings both drives the narrative and acts as a central visual component. The resulting sprawling installations spill onto beyond the canvas edges and onto gallery walls. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; The Contemporary (formerly The Jones Center for Contemporary Art), Austin; The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

March 30, 2018

Call for Entries

Women & Their Work

Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Accepted artists will be awarded a six-week solo exhibition with honorarium, support for a curatorial advisor, an exhibition catalog, a profile video, and a public program to compliment your work. Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2018. We will choose artists for 6-week solo exhibitions occurring March 2019 - December 2020. Applicants will be notified May 15, 2018. Women artists currently residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past ten years are eligible. We strive for a diversity of experiences and perspectives. Women of color and all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and we welcome any artists who identify as women in a way that is significant to them. We do not accept applications from students. Apply here