Upcoming Events

May 2017

May 2, 2017 | 6:00 PM

UMLAUF After Dark — May 2

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum's recently-debuted "UMLAUF After Dark" returns Tuesday, May 2, 6-8 p.m., with the UMLAUF free and open after hours. This May date features free evening yoga classes and local juice refreshments. A limited number of yoga mats will be available. "UMLAUF After Dark" happens every first Tuesday of the month, offering UMLAUF visitors a chance to experience the special evening environment of the sculpture garden and in featured gallery exhibitions, in addition to the monthly themed activities, food and entertainment.

May 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Girl Scout Day

Science Mill

Central Texas Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors are invited for an all-day, family-friendly STEM adventure at the Science Mill! Scouts can earn badges while exploring over 40 exhibits at the Science Mill and have a special opportunity to discover more in an optional Learning Lab, available for advance reservation and purchase. Scouts not attending the lab can pay admission upon arrival. Contact: info@sciencemill.org Location: Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane Johnson City, Texas 78636 Girl Scout Day Cost: $11 with Learning Lab, $7 without Learning Lab (includes admission) General admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00 Hours: Sat. 10am - 4pm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/150119955516002/

May 7, 2017 | 11 AM

Landmarks Public Art Tour

Landmarks Public Art Program

Join Landmarks on Sunday, May 7 at 11 a.m. for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of the public art collection. Meet at Tony Smith's Amaryllis–across from the entrance to the Texas Memorial Museum on Trinity Street–and discover how minimalism has evolved through modern and contemporary sculpture.

Parking is available in the San Jacinto Parking Garage. Exit on the east, 3rd floor exit.

Free and open to the public. Tours are help rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

May 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Meet the Authors: Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett

Austin History Center

The Austin History Center invites you to an evening book discussion with Eddie Wilson, who recently published his memoirs Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir. Wilson will be joined by Jesse Sublett, who assisted with the book. They will discuss the book and how the project came together as well as share stories of the legendary Austin music venue. A book signing will follow the presentation and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. About the book: In this rollicking memoir, Eddie Wilson tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Armadillo from the moment he first peered into a derelict National Guard armory building and knew that destiny had found him. He vividly describes how two previously clashing groups—rednecks and hippies—came together at the Armadillo, enjoying a new blend of country music and rock that spawned a many-named movement: cosmic cowboy, progressive country, and redneck rock, among others.

May 11, 2017 | 6:00 PM

UMLAUF’s “The Classical Garden” — May 11

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum on Thursday, May 11, 6-9 p.m., hosts a spring installment of “The Classical Garden,” an elegant evening at the UMLAUF where guests experience musical performance in nature in the beautiful UMLAUF’s sculpture-filled setting. The Spring 2017 performance will feature Chen Guang, 22, a winner of the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition, on tour from China and Italy. Winner also of the Scriabin Prize and the Rome Prize, and numerous other internationally-renowned competitions, Guang combines his extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional on-stage charisma. Numerous concert associations of Europe, America, and Asia have hosted him both in recitals and with orchestras performing programs ranging from William Byrd to Ligeti to modern-day composers. This world-class musician will perform an intimate outdoor concert on the UMLAUF terrace for 200 guests followed by a private sponsor dinner. Sponsor, VIP and $35 general admission tickets are available online at http://www.umlaufsculpture.org/classical-garden-1 Support for The Classical Garden reinforces the UMLAUF’s mission to exhibit the work of Charles Umlauf, his influences, and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting, and provides educational experiences that encourage appreciation of sculpture.  

May 14, 2017 | 12 PM

UMLAUF May 14th Family Day

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

UMLAUF’s May 14th Family Day celebrates Mother’s Day with a Kimono Fashion Show hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Austin, and the UMLAUF welcomes visitors to dress in their choice of festive attire, whether Mother’s Day dress, casual or kimono! 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.

May 17, 2017 | 10 a.m.

Free Webinar: Don’t Panic: Responding to Your Emergency

Laura Casey

Sudden emergencies can affect any collection. This free webinar, led by Rebecca Elder of Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation, examines the emergency response and salvage process and discuss resources that are available to help you when the worst happens so that you can recover. This webinar is free but you must register.

May 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Game Day at the Science Mill: Build Your Own Video Game

Science Mill

Join the Science Mill for a fun and educational day of gaming and game design! From 10am to 2pm in the lobby, kids can learn how to create a video game controller using everyday objects and the human body’s ability to conduct small amounts of electricity. This workshop is designed for all ages and is free with admission. No registration necessary. Kids (ages 8- 18) looking to dive deeper into the world of video game development can register for the "Make Your Own Video Game" workshop from 11am to 3pm in the classrooms. This exclusive workshop is hosted by Game Worlds, and real game developers will teach youth everything they need to know to start building their own game. Learn coding, game development and software design in this half-day workshop. Workshop cost is $60 per participant (includes admission to the Science Mill). Computers available for those who do not bring their own laptops. Register here. http://gameworldscamp.com/product/hill-country-science-mill-august-8th-12th-2016/ Contact: info@sciencemill.org Admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00 Hours: Sat. 10 am - 4 pm

May 24, 2017 | 9 a.m.

Free Workshop: Learn to See Clearly: Removing Blind Spots from Organizational Behaviors

Laura Casey

Time: Registration begins at 9 a.m., workshop 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Chris Taylor, Chief Inclusion Officer, Minnesota Historical Society Cost: Free Increasing diversity within audience and staff is crucial to the sustainability of all arts and cultural institutions. The decision to be more inclusive often requires fundamental changes in organizational policies and procedures. Examining organizational culture for systemic bias helps remove barriers to creating inclusive workplaces that value diverse perspectives from everyone. This workshop focuses on understanding the relationship between organizational culture and unconscious bias and how this relationship can derail inclusion efforts within institutions. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of organizational culture and how blind spots have become embedded in our behaviors, practices and organizational policies. Participants will have time to examine bias within their own institutions and learn ways to move unconscious bias to conscious bias in an effort to mitigate effects on inclusion efforts. This is a hands-on, participatory learning opportunity. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring current organizational policies with them to the workshop to examine during afternoon group discussions. This workshop is limited to 40 people and two people from each organization is highly recommended.

May 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Art After Six-Painting as Process

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

Join us for “Painting as Process” — a discussion on the varied techniques that painters employ to develop their work, from rituals or systems they use to preparation of materials, with 2017 People’s Gallery artists Hollyana Melear, Chun Hui Pak, and Stephanie Sandoval. Following the discussion, visitors are invited to tour the People’s Gallery exhibition for a special “off-hours” viewing.  Join us 5/26 at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701.