Upcoming Events

April 2018

April 7, 2018 | 9am

Oakwood Cemetery Photo Documentation Project

Save Austins Cemeteries

Save Austin's Cemeteries needs help photographing and thoroughly documenting each gravesite in detail at Oakwood Cemetery, a historic "outdoor museum" established in 1839, to have photo reference shots in case headstones are damaged. We'll work in teams of photographers and data recorders. Be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes (the terrain is uneven) and bring a digital camera if you have one.  The team will be working north of Oakwood’s Main Avenue, close to MLK Blvd, north of the Oakwood Chapel. Address:  1601 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702.  Sessions are held the first Saturdays most of the months October-May, weather permitting. To receive updates on event information and other SAC news, send a request to info@sachome.org to be added to our email list or visit our Facebook page @SaveAustinsCemeteries

April 7, 2018 | 2:00 PM

TalkAbout: the Suburbs are Architectural

Women & Their Work

Exhibiting artist Julie Libersat will discuss her work, influences and inspiration. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Paved Paradise, join us for a conversation about the suburban architecture with Scott Gleason, R. Eric McMaster, and Adetty Perez de Miles. TalkAbout is a new program that facilitates casual conversations with artists and the people who inspire them. This event is free and open to the public.

April 8, 2018 | 11AM

Landmarks Bike Tour

Landmarks Public Art Program

Please note the date change! Due to Easter Sunday, this tour will take place the second Sunday in April. Spring is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time for the return of the Landmarks Bike Tour! This year Landmarks is proud to partner with UT's Orange Bike Project (OBP) to provide docent-led bike tours of the collection. The hour and a half, two-mile adventure will begin at OBP's headquarters in the ground floor of the 27th Street Garage. The group will bike through campus with a guide and a Landmarks Docent and explore public art at The University of Texas at Austin. 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 OBP for $15; student rentals are only $5. Rental includes a helmet and bike lock and is good for 24 hours so you can explore even more of UT or central Austin on your own. Have your own bike? Meet the group at OBP and join the tour for free! Ample parking is available on the street or in the 27th Street Garage. What to bring:
  • Bike or secure a rental with OBP
  • Helmet and lock (included in rental)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
Space is limited! Reserve your spot by Friday, 6 April at landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

April 10, 2018 | 6 PM

Lecture by Nate DiMeo, Creator of The Memory Palace Podcast

Harry Ransom Center

Nate DiMeo, creator of the historical story-telling podcast The Memory Palace and 2016-2017 Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his methods of research, the production of his podcast, and the role of public scholarship in the American media landscape. Organized by the Department of American Studies. For more information please visit http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/

April 16, 2018 | 6:00 PM

The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017)

Harry Ransom Center

A screening of the documentary "The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee" (2017), followed by a conversation with Leonard Downie Jr., who served as managing editor of The Washington Post under Bradlee and later succeeded him as executive editor. The conversation will be moderated by R.B. Brenner, Director, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin. Ben Bradlee's archive resides at the Ransom Center. Film runtime: 90 minutes; discussion to follow. Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism. 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. For more information about this event please visit https://budurl.me/zrjpr Sign up for text reminders for Ransom Center events by texting "ransomcenter" to 555888.

April 17, 2018 | 4:30PM

Discussion of Visual Representations of Race and Ethnicity

Harry Ransom Center

In conjunction with the exhibition "Vaudeville!," Chair of the American Studies Department and Ransom Center Faculty Curator Steven Hoelscher leads a conversation about visual representations of race and ethnicity from the late nineteenth century to the present. Panelists include Jacqueline Jones, Professor and Chair, Department of History; Leonard N. Moore, Professor, Department of History and Vice President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (Interim); and Shirley E. Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies and Department of African and African Diaspora Studies.

April 17, 2018 | 4:30 pm

Discussion of visual representations of race and ethnicity

Harry Ransom Center

In conjunction with the exhibition "Vaudeville!," Chair of the American Studies Department and Ransom Center Faculty Curator Steven Hoelscher leads a conversation about visual representations of race and ethnicity from the late nineteenth century to the present. Panelists include Jacqueline Jones, Professor and Chair, Department of History; Leonard N. Moore, Professor, Department of History and Vice President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (Interim); and Shirley E. Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies and Department of African and African Diaspora Studies. Free and open to the public. For more information please visit https://budurl.me/vyzzq

April 18, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–April Happy Hour

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Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's April Happy Hour. 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

April 20, 2018 | 6 PM

Opening Reception for 2018 Thesis Exhibitions

Visual Arts Center

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Affordable Dream House: 2018 Studio MFA Thesis Exhibition; If This Then That: 2018 Design MFA Thesis Exhibition; and Catalyst: 2018 Senior Design Exhibition. Refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co.

April 21, 2018 | 10am

Rough Road to Texas Independence Walking Tours

Save Austins Cemeteries

Join us for a free walking tour at historic Oakwood Cemetery featuring interesting stories on "residents" who helped Texas win its independence from Mexico 1835-1836 plus displays of the flags and paintings from the events that helped form the Texas Republic. Actors will portray heroes from the Texas Revolution battles, survivors of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre,  and founders of the Republic of Texas. The 45-minute tours are family-friendly and free, but donations are gladly accepted to fund preservation projects. Tours start every ~30 minutes 10am-2pm. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes.