Upcoming Events

May 2018

May 2, 2018 | 5:30 PM

2018 Studio Art MFA Colloquia: Part II

Visual Arts Center

For two nights, the 2018 Studio MFA Colloquia will feature in-depth discussions between pairs of graduate students in Studio Art and Art History. Art History graduate students will introduce the graduating artists and engage them in critical conversations about the work presented in their thesis exhibition Affordable Dream House. Participating artists and art historian pairs in Part II of the MFA Studio Art Colloquia include: Emily O’Leary + Leah Hansard Rosa Nussbaum + Rachel Newman Ingrid Tremblay + Jessi DiTillio Hiba Ali + Lilia Rocio Taboada Evelyn Contreras + Rachel Remick

May 3, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Civility in the Era of #MeToo & Time’s Up

Laura Casey

Free Register Imagine a work environment where all communications and interactions were conducted in a civil and respectful manner. Co-workers and customers would be treated respectfully on a consistent basis. There would be no place for harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, unethical actions, or other disrespectful and potentially illegal behaviors. Instead of this idealized picture, studies and polls indicate that workplaces are a reflection of society at-large and that incivility is a serious problem that is getting worse. During this webinar, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Joe Bontke offers a solution to edit and make your own. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM).

May 4, 2018 | 9:30 AM

Wonders of Wildlife

Texas Memorial Museum

A new program for children ages 2-5 years!
  • Wildlife Story Time
  • Nature Song
  • Hands-on Learning Activity
  • Animal-themed Craft
FREE with paid regular admission. To register, please visit the event page on our website.

May 4, 2018 | 5:00 AM

In My Mind’s Eye – Opening Reception

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Fist Friday Artists reception at the Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery. In My Mind’s Eye Artists Reception, May 4, the exhibit runs through May 30th.   ‘In My Mind’s Eye’ comes from an idea, emotion and visual memory that won’t be denied. Here we find peace and beauty in places not often contemplated. Beryl Kerwick loves everyday scenes, Pete Holland has explored the old mostly forgotten frontier forts of Texas and Vivien Burns sees reminders of a Taiwanese village and countryside.

May 5, 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

May 8, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Meet the Author: Ken Roberts

Austin History Center

For more than 150 years, the hills and cedar breaks of western Travis County have been populated by the Cedar Choppers, migrants from Appalachia who made a living cutting and selling cedar logs. Who are these people? Author Ken Roberts set out to answer that question after a chance encounter with three young cedar choppers beneath the Tom Miller Dam. Roberts will share his insights from his new book, “The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing,” during an author talk at the Austin History Center. Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

May 9, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Managing Your Personal Archive: Organize and Preserve Your Digital Footprint

Austin History Center

Part of the Austin Public Library's "Tech Connect" week of programming, "Managing Your Personal Archive" is a workshop hosted by the Austin History Center. Digital Archivist Nikki Koehlert and Records Analyst Jenna Cooper will give patrons the tools and resources to successfully download photos from their phone (and other personal devices) while learning about best practices for taking care of their digital files, such as organization and selection. “How-to” skills included in the workshop will be: general tips for organizing and naming digital/digitized photos, how to transfer files from different sources (e.g. photos created on phones, emailed photos, etc.) and how to preserve your digital memories. Using social media to store and curate digital media in addition to data control will be discussed.

May 12, 2018

In My Mind’s Eye – WEST

oldbakery

‘In My Mind’s Eye’ comes from an idea, emotion and visual memory that won’t be denied. Here we find peace and beauty in places not often contemplated. Beryl Kerwick loves everyday scenes, Pete Holland has explored the old mostly forgotten frontier forts of Texas and Vivien Burns sees reminders of a Taiwanese village and countryside.   WEST May 12-13 & 19-20, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

May 16, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–May Happy Hour

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Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's May 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

May 26, 2018 | 10:00am

Memorial Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt

Science Mill

Become a code-breaking secret agent this Memorial Day! Come to the Science Mill over the holiday weekend, and test your puzzle-solving mettle as you work your way through STEM-themed clues. Contact: info@sciencemill.org Phone: 844-263-6405 Admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00 Hours: Sat. 10am to 4pm; Sun. noon-4pm; Mon. 10am-4pm Event Website: https://www.sciencemill.org/upcoming-events-1/