Upcoming Events

March 2019

March 1, 2019 | 9 am

Shells, Shore and Wings to My Eyes


Shells, Shore and Wings to My Eyes with Yolande McGann, Lryae Perry and Kristine Kainer February 28 – April 3 Reception: March 1, 5-7:00 p.m.   You won’t want to miss 'Shells, Shore and Wings to My Eyes' with Yolande McGann, Lyrae Perry a winged specialist and Kristine Kainer. The vibrancy and intensity of subject matter will intrigue you.

March 2, 2019 | 9:00 am

Explore UT — Discover What’s Next at TMM!

Texas Memorial Museum

Join TMM for Explore UT, a campus-wide event providing visitors an opportunity to explore the richness of the university’s scholarship and knowledge. Learners of all ages will experience a variety of programs that are engaging and inspiring. Visit our website for details! FREE ADMISSION!

March 2, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Know Your District History – District 3

Austin History Center

In 2014, the City of Austin dramatically changed how it governed, returning to a system where elected officials represented citizens from a single district. This process created 10 districts citywide that, though new, had some distinct historical characteristics and stories. The Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, invites you to come learn more about the history of your district at Know Your District History – District 3 on March 2 at the Ruiz Branch Library. This open house style event lasts 12pm – 4pm and is free and open to the public. Share your story! The centerpiece for the Know Your District History event is a Pop Up Museum – a community driven display of items you feel tell the story of your district. Everyone’s story is important, and community members are encouraged to bring an object to share in the pop up.

March 6, 2019 | 07:00 PM

Curator Tour of The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts

Harry Ransom Center

Discover the origins of the Arts and Crafts design movement with curator Chris Long, Professor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. Visitors will be guided through "The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America," describing how the Arts and Crafts aesthetic evolved and how cross-cultural connections developed across the Atlantic. Free and open to the public.

March 6, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–March Happy Hour, #SWSX2019 Special

Kaitlin Lloyd

Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's March Happy Hour. We're changing things up this month---March 6, meeting up at Firehouse Lounge. It's #SXSWEDU and #SXSW2019 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.\ #atxmuseums

March 8, 2019 | 8:30 am

Educator Workshop–Inside the Executive Mansion: 200 Years of White House History

LBJ Presidential Library

Educator Workshop--Inside the Executive Mansion: 200 Years of White House History Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum The location of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is one of the world's most famous addresses. For over 200 years, this historic mansion has been the home and office of the President of the United States, including the 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson.
Join The White House Historical Association educator Whitney Hayne to discover the history behind this iconic building and how it can enhance your curriculum. This full-day workshop will include information on the changing architecture of the building, glimpses into the lives of first families, and stories of the workers that have allowed the Executive Mansion to thrive over the centuries. Participants will come away with several activities to bring back to their classrooms, including virtually touring the White House's public spaces.

March 9, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Bumin Kim: Walk the Sky

Women & Their Work

Join us for the opening reception on March 9th! For Bumin Kim, thread and string become the media to explore many of the same questions usually investigated with paint. In Walk the Sky, Kim’s work examines the nature of line beyond the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional space. While thread and string are usually synonymous with the utilitarian actions of weaving and stitching, here they emphasize the energy, delicacy, and grace found in painting. These works shift, undulate, and pulse towards us, declaring themselves as entities emancipated from the confines of flatland, and now poised and vibrating just above the surface.

March 12, 2019 | 10:00am

Arctic Passage Artist Installation and Conversation

Harry Ransom Center

Award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker Louie Palu will install a series of large format photographs frozen in large ice blocks. The blocks will melt over the course of the day, gradually revealing photographs Palu made in the high Arctic while on assignment for National Geographic. The project explores the evolving situation related to the geopolitics of the Polar region, the history of the Arctic, and climate change. Join us for a conversation with the artist at 4 p.m. about his experience photographing in the Arctic. Presented in partnership with SXSW.

March 12, 2019 | 10:00AM

Spring Break: Mechanical Marvels at the Science Mill

Science Mill

Join the Science Mill during spring break for hands-on family fun! Special Mechanical Marvels stations will include guiding mBot robots through an obstacle course, controlling K’nex machines with joysticks, and inventing and coding your own K’Nex creations. Plus, see the Science Mill’s new 1,000-square-foot Aquaponics Greenhouse, explore 50+ hands-on exhibits and see a 3D movie! Mechanical Marvels activities will take place between 11:30am-2pm March 12-15 and March 19-22. Check the museum website for extended hours during spring break.

March 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm

National Quilting Day at Pioneer Farms

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

Saturday, March 16th, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Wessels Dance Hall

Free with General Admission

Historic quilts, show & tell, quilt experts, crafts and more! Renowned quilting experts will be publicly evaluating some of Pioneer Farms' historic quilt collection. Bring your family quilts for show & tell, meet other quilters, and learn about 19th century quilting. Bring the kiddos for hands-on activities. Experts to include: - Kate Adams, former Associate Director & Quilt Curator, Briscoe Center for American History - Kathy Moore, Textile History Scholar - Lynn Bell, former Associate Director for Material Culture, Briscoe Center for American History - Suzanne Labry, Writer "Suzy's Fancy" column for Quilts Incorporated * Bring a historic quilt for show & tell and get reduced admission. *