Upcoming Events

April 2021

April 1, 2021 | 12pm

High Noon Talk: The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Explore the Texas-sized influence of the state in sports culture.

Join us for the story of Texas’s impact on American sports culture during the civil rights and second-wave feminist movements. Author and historian Dr. Frank Andre Guridy will provide fresh insight on sports and society in the state and the nation as a whole. High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture. Program is FREE to the public.

April 1, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Fresh from the Studio

Women & Their Work

Fresh from the Studio invites W&TW artist members to share what they are working on now with you! In this virtual format, artists will share work in progress, newly finished artworks, and recent or upcoming projects. Each presentation will be about 10 minutes with time for your questions and comments after. Fresh from the Studio is your chance to see what is new and hear from contemporary artists in our community. This bimonthly program is free and open to the public. Register online to receive the Zoom link. This program will feature artists Amanda FayJennie Tudor Gray and Ling-Lin Ku. Amanda Fay will share her new work;  Multimedia artist, activist and teacher, Jennie Tudor Gray will discuss how she uses her art as social practice; Ling-lin Ku will share new work and how she plays in-between digital data and tangible materials through digital fabrication.

April 2, 2021 | 12:00PM

Annual Easter Egg Dye-o-Rama

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Each year, the Neill-Cochran House Museum opens its doors to feature free, hands-on Easter egg-dyeing, scavenger hunts, self-paced tours, and lawn games with space to picnic in the shade. We are happy to be able to continue the tradition this year in a coronavirus-safe way!
The museum will provide blown (emptied) eggs, dyes, wax resists, tables, chairs, and volunteers to offer help with the process. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own boiled or blown eggs. While the eggs dry, we invite you to come indoors to visit the Hope for Spring exhibit, and re-experience the Neill-Cochran House Museum.
Though the museum will be open for free, the suggested donation for each egg is $2 with all proceeds benefiting ongoing programming at the Neill-Cochran House Museum.
This event will take place outdoors on our spacious lawn. Crowd size will be managed to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained. For the safety of all visitors and staff we do request that everyone wear a mask while on site.

April 6, 2021 | 10 AM

TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: Gone to Texas – Part of the Nation’s Immigration Story

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Two Opportunities to Connect Online: 10am & 1pm

A museum educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. Why did people move to Texas from other countries? What challenges and opportunities did they face? A Museum Educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas, interesting stories from immigrants, and show artifacts that people brought with them on the journey. Many of the stories of immigration to Texas can also be compared to the characteristics of immigration to the United States. Program is FREE to the public. Zoom webinar registration required. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program.
For more information, including registration and extension activities, visit the Bullock Museum website.

April 8, 2021 | 6 pm

New Perspectives: Trafficking, Smuggling, and Policing

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Explore the origins of efforts to police trafficking.

In conjunction with the exhibit Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking join us for a discussion with Dr. Jessica Pliley on the history of efforts to police human trafficking and smuggling. This important look back will provide historical context for today's efforts and shed light on an often unspoken issue. Our perspectives on the past are always changing. Discover the best new scholarship through lectures and conversations with authors and experts. Program is FREE to the public.

April 8, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Soft Sculpture Art Doll Workshop

Women & Their Work

Create an art doll with soft sculpture artist April Garcia. Garcia will share some basic sewing techniques in this fun and easy workshop. Garcia will inspire you to create your very own soft sculpture art doll. Donations requested for this workshop.
Purchase an art doll kit from Garcia for $20 or build your own kit with the suggested materials listed on the site. Register to receive the art doll kit purchase link.
April Garcia is an Austin based artist who loves to create soft sculpture art. Using fabric, fiber-fill, needle, and thread, she sews her fabric pieces by hand or with a machine. She sews colorful fabric shapes, attaching one to another until the bulging pieces are balanced with color and pattern. Garcia enjoys allowing her sculptures to grow organically when she is creating. She allows her soft sculptures to morph into what they want to be. Her biomorphic soft sculpture work has an organic abstract look that resembles shapes found in nature or even something that might grow on another planet. She has been creating and exhibiting her art in Austin for twenty years and has several sculpture art pieces in the permanent collection of Mexic Arte Museum.

April 11, 2021 | 11:00am

Art on the Lawn Family Edition

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the heavily shaded grounds of the Neill-Cochran House Museum and share in some visual inspiration to feed your soul.

The Neill-Cochran House Museum hosts Art on the Lawn on Sunday, April 11th from 11 a.m. until 3 pm. Eleven Austin artists representing contemporary art to traditional representations will be presenting and selling their work on the grounds of the historic site.

Reduced admission to the museum will be available and includes Sunday Funday, our monthly family activity. We'll be crafting cardboard hand puppets! Similar to the much-loved sock puppet, cardboard hand puppets can be made from recycled milk cartons, cereal boxes, and any other boxes you might have lying around. Come create an upcycled toy that can be used for hours of family fun! Volunteers will be on hand to help you bring your puppetry visions to life.

Though all activities will be taking place primarily outdoors, we still ask that all visitors wear masks at all times on the museum property. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is happy to provide free parking for our guests.

April 15, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Reel Women in Film: Good Ol Girl

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Streams Daily April 12 - 16, 2021 Q&A April 15, 2021 at 7:30pm

Follow three young cowgirls as they hustle for land, cattle, and respect across Texas.

Discover how the film’s subjects challenge ranching traditions and cowboy mythology to carry on their family legacies and make their own way in modern industry. The Museum's Reel Women in Film series highlights the works of women in front of or behind the camera. Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Sarah Brennan Kolb's film, Good Ol Girl, and connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. (CST). A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 24 hours between April 12 and 16, and grant you exclusive access to the live conversation. Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

Your Support Matters

Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

April 15, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Fresh from the Studio

Women & Their Work

Fresh from the Studio invites W&TW artist members to share what they are working on now with you! In this virtual format, artists will share work in progress, newly finished artworks, and recent or upcoming projects. Each presentation will be about 10 minutes with time for your questions and comments afterwards. Fresh from the Studio is your chance to see what is new and hear from contemporary artists in our community. This bimonthly program is free and open to the public. Find out about recent projects from Suzi DavidoffTerra Goolsby, Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Brooke Gassiot. Suzi Davidoff will present images of a new group of monotypes about endangered birds and habitats; Terra Goolsby will discuss her works on paper and sculptures that explore identity and otherness through themes found in Meso-American and Mexican mythologies; Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Brooke Gassiot will give us a tour of their new two person exhibition at ICOSA.

April 18, 2021 | 3:00PM

UT Student Harp Ensemble

Neill-Cochran House Museum

The UT Butler School of Music’s Harp Ensemble is ready to perform once more! This concert will focus on original student compositions and arrangements of the music most meaningful to them during the pandemic. The concert will take place in the intimate Centennial Courtyard of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Do not miss this chance to support these talented students and enjoy a magical Texas afternoon.
To ensure the safety of our guests, performers, and staff at this in-person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.