Upcoming Events

May 2019

May 3, 2019 | 9 am

The Beauty of Now & WEST Austin Studio Tour


Fused glass and vibrant 2D art is the focus of The Beauty of Now with artists Cynthia Simpson, Pamela Sanchez and Michael Skiffington. Opening Reception: May 3, 5-7:00 p.m. WEST Austin Studio Tour is May 11-12 & 18-19. The exhibit is May 2nd through June 5th.  

May 4, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Rosa Nussbaum: Wow! (that’s amazing)

Women & Their Work

Rosa Nussbaum takes her blimp to see the Capitol. For this durational, traveling performance you are invited to tour the Capitol grounds with Rosa Nussbaum and her blimp. Performance begins at 3pm at the Texas State Capitol south gate at 11th St and Congress. Free and open to the public.

May 5, 2019 | 11am

Landmarks Guided Tour

Landmarks Public Art Program

Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Meet your guide at Sol LeWitt's Circle with Towers in front of the Gates Dell Complex on Speedway. You'll explore campus and discuss the role of art and architecture in the built environment.
Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly. Closest street parking is available on Dean Keeton Street; garage parking available at the San Jacinto Garage or Speedway Garage.

May 5, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Let’s Rise! AAPI Wellness in Wooldridge Square

Austin History Center

**In case of rain join us in the Holt Gallery of the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe Street** Please join the Austin History Center in Wooldridge Square Park for a morning of Asian American mindfulness and conversation in celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Come and share in the gentle practices of yoga, tai chi, and meditation by experienced AAPI Austin instructors. A short moderated discussion will follow, allowing attendees to learn more about the historical foundations and evolution of each practice. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat if you have one. No experience is necessary and practitioners of all levels are welcome! About the Instructors: Vince Cobalis Vince Cobalis has over 40 years of martial arts experience and is in charge of the Ip Sun Tai Chi program in the United States. Cobalis was awarded the rank of 7th Dan from Grandmaster Wonik Yi, founder of the Tukong Moosul martial arts system. He teaches at various locations, with regular classes Mondays and Thursdays at Casa de Luz and twice a month at the Asian American Resource Center. He also retired after 29 years from the City of Austin Health & Human Services Department in 2012.   Mamata Misra Mamata Misra teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs and other mindfulness workshops in Austin. She was trained and qualified by the Center For Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has lived in Austin since 1974. For MBSR class information see mamatamisra.weebly.com.   Steffi Lee Steffi Lee moved to Austin in 2017 from the Midwest and received her 200-hour certification in Power Yoga in 2018. She teaches at Stretch Yoga and is passionate about making yoga accessible to all. Founded by Kaysha Patel, Stretch Yoga is a studio located in East Austin that provides yoga that is accessible, uplifting and transformational for all, regardless of experience. Outside of yoga, Steffi covers Texas-related news for a dozen television stations across the state.   About Asian American Community Archives Program at the Austin History Center The Austin History Center’s Asian American Community Archivist Program actively collects archival materials from AAPI communities in Austin and Travis County through outreach efforts and programming. Our Asian American Archivist, Ayshea Khan, gives presentations, conducts research and oral history interviews, coordinates programs and events, and provides reference service to the public. To learn more visit austinhistorycenter.org or email ayshea.khan@austintexas.gov

May 10, 2019 | 6PM

Hero Ready: 2019 UT Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

Visual Arts Center

Through a broad range of disciplinary practices, the artists in Hero Ready open up questions about analysis, subjectivity, agency and power. What constitutes an art object, and how do we make this distinction? How does art impact our thinking and why? How is our attention held when we look—by whom, and toward what? Exhibiting Artists Nima Bahremand  Stephen-Bernard Derek Callender Matthew Cronin Sarah Fagan Brooke Frank Ariel René Jackson Mark Kovitya Ling-lin Ku Renee Lai Wyatt Ramsey Shanie Tomassini  Hero Ready presents the culminating work of students receiving master of fine arts degrees in Studio Art. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 10, 6–8 PM. The exhibition will be on view during normal gallery hours from May 10 – 26, 2019.

May 11, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Off the Rails: Austin’s Commuter Future

Austin History Center

As part of the Austin History Center’s exhibit featuring the history of the streetcar in Austin we are hosting a gathering of transportation specialists, planners, influencers, citizens and stakeholders, each presenting their take on Austin’s mobility challenges and possible solutions. The exhibit brings to light how much contemporary Austin can learn from our transportation past. Issues that may seem as modern as conflict with rideshare companies, electric light rail, mobility and transportation can find their origins in the story of the streetcars. The historical narrative provided by this exhibit will offer a depth of context for a conversation featuring the organizations providing the services and structure that support mobility in our city. Join us to learn how these challenges are being tackled and to contribute to the conversation.

May 15, 2019 | 5:30 pm

#DrinkingAboutMuseums–May Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's May Happy Hour. New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at Oddwood Ales. 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. #atxmuseums

May 16, 2019 | 7:00pm

Composite Landscapes: Early Film Special Effects

Harry Ransom Center

Film historian Leslie DeLassus examines early film special effects innovator Norman O. Dawn and his groundbreaking work, including the pioneering "glass shot." His productions of one-reel travel films starting in 1907 featuring exotic and scenic elements of remote locations were reworked using glass-shot and matte-shot processes, and appeared in 85 feature-length films for which Dawn produced effects. Learn more about his techniques during the lecture, and visit the Stories to Tellexhibition during gallery hours to see a display of collages Dawn made during his career.

May 21, 2019 | 4:30 pm

Austin Museum Partnership Member Meeting


For Austin Museum Partnership Member Organizations:

Join us for the Quarterly Member Meeting

Our quarterly member meeting is coming up! Please join us to share what's happening at your institution and hear from your colleagues. We will be hosted by one of our newer members: the Historic Millet Opera House. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Fowler Law Firm. A 20-minute tour of the opera house will be offered immediately after the meeting. Tuesday, May 21, 4:30 pm  Historic Millet Opera House, 110 E. 9th Street Parking in the adjoining garage is free after 4:30 pm for guests of Millett Opera House. Street parking is also available.  

May 25, 2019 | 10:00AM

Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt

Science Mill

The Science Mill is looking for some real-life superheroes in its Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt! Round up your super friends and take on this self-guided challenge together; all you need are your Spidey Sense STEM skills and a cell phone, and you’ll discover some real life STEM heroes along the way. Superhero costumes (your favorite real-life or self-created hero) are optional, but encouraged!