Upcoming Events

April 2017

April 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM

Meet the Author: Miles and Miles of Texas

Austin History Center

The Austin History Center invites you to an afternoon book discussion with Carol Dawson, Roger Polson and Geoff Appold, authors of the recent book Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department. The book documents the 100 year history of the Texas Department of Transportation, including more than 30 photographs. The creators of the book will share stories about how the project was developed and read selections form the book. A book signing will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

April 2, 2017 | 11 AM

Public Art Bike Tour

Landmarks Public Art Program

Spring is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time for the return of the Landmarks Bike Tour! Austin Bike Tours and Rentals partners with Landmarks again to provide docent-led bike tours of the collection.

The two-hour, five-mile adventure will begin at Austin Bike Tours and Rentals at 3rd and Congress (map). The group will bike to campus with a guide and Landmarks Docent to explore public art at The University of Texas at Austin. When the tour concludes, the group will bike back to 3rd and Congress. This tour is a fun way to see campus, talk about art and enjoy the weather. The ride will be at a leisurely pace!

Need a bike? Rent one with Austin Bike Tours and Rentals for $20. Have your own bike? Meet the group downtown and join the tour for free! Your Austin Bike Tours and Rentals guide ensures a safe route, keeps your bike tuned up, and works on tips!

What to bring:

  • Bike or secure a rental with Austin Bike Tours and Rentals
  • Helmet (included in rental)
  • Water

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by Saturday, 1 April on the Austin Bike Tours and Rentals website. You can also give them a call at 512.277.0609. Indicate in the subject line that this is for the “Landmarks Bike Tour,” and let them know whether or not you’ll need to rent a bike.

For more information, contact landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

April 4, 2017 | 7 PM

Poet Matthew Zapruder reads from his “Why Poetry”

Harry Ransom Center

  Award-winning poet, editor, and translator Matthew Zapruder reads selections of his poetry and from his forthcoming book, Why Poetry, “an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers.” The reading is followed by a reception and book signing. Author of four poetry collections, Zapruder is also the poetry editor for the New York Times Magazine and editor-at-large for Wave Books. Co-sponsored by the New Writers Project. This event is free.    

April 4, 2017 | 6PM

UMLAUF After Dark and Insights Program

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

“UMLAUF After Dark” on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. features an Insights program, "Friends of Farrah" with four panelists sharing memories about Farrah’s life and art-making. The panelists are Sylvia Dorsey and Gray Hawn, both longtime friends of Farrah since UT-Austin; Karen Spelling, childhood friend of Farrah from Corpus Christi and UT-Austin; and Greg Walls, Farrah's nephew and caretaker of her personal archives. Free and open to the public “UMLAUF After Dark” occurs the first Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m., at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, offering visitors a chance to experience the evening environment of the sculpture garden and museum gallery, which currently features the “Mentoring a Muse” exhibition, in addition to monthly themed activities, food and entertainment. The recently-opened “Mentoring a Muse” is a groundbreaking exploration of the lifelong artistic friendship between Charles Umlauf and his most famous student, Farrah Fawcett. This pioneering exhibition features never-before-seen work made by both artists from the UMLAUF, private collections, and a generous loan from the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Bequest of Farrah Fawcett. The show runs through August 20 at the UMLAUF, 605 Robert E. Lee Rd., Austin, TX 78704. For more information, go to www.umlaufsculpture.org/upcomng-exhibits.

April 9, 2017 | 10 AM

UMLAUF April 9th Family Day

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

UMLAUF's April 9th Family Day highlights "Zilker Park 100," a year-long celebration of Zilker Park’s Centennial and will feature Earth Day-related activities and entertainment. The UMLAUF will open at 10 a.m., following the “Zilker 100” opening ceremony on the lawn at the adjacent Zilker Park. UMLAUF Family Days, held the second Sunday of each month, offers 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. This program is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and by Mo and Richardson Anderson.  

April 12, 2017 | 12PM

Poetry on the Plaza

Harry Ransom Center

Enjoy readings from narrative poems in the Harry Ransom Center’s collections, inspired by the exhibition Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center.

April 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Sound in Sculpture

Landmarks Public Art Program

Sound in Sculpture returns for a third year, once again as part of the dynamic, city-wide Fusebox Festival! This event showcases original music composed and performed by UT students inspired by works in the public art collection. Each performance takes place against the backdrop of a site-specific work of art commissioned by Landmarks.

Performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Health Learning Building of the Dell Medical School.

Sound in Sculpture is a partnership between Landmarks, Texas Performing Arts, the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music and Fusebox Festival.

April 20, 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.

April 20, 2017 | 5:30 PM

Beat the Rush: Peter Stopschinski

Blanton Museum Of Art

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Stopschinski presents a set of new music selected in conjunction with the Blanton’s collection of contemporary art.

April 20, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Perspectives: Javier Téllez

Blanton Museum Of Art

Artist Javier Téllez speaks about his work and his video Letter on the Blind, which is currently on view at the Blanton. Funding provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.