Upcoming Events

July 2017

July 2, 2017 | 10 AM

Landmarks Public Art Tour

Landmarks Public Art Program

Join Landmarks on Sunday, July 2 at 10 a.m. for a docent-led walking tour of The University of Texas at Austin's public art collection. Meet at Nancy Rubins' Monochrome for Austin at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway for an hour-long discussion about use of found objects in sculpture. Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly. Please note the time change. June through August tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

July 8, 2017 | 6pm

Art.Science.Gallery.’s 5th Birthday Party benefitting Girlstart

Art.Science.Gallery.

Tickets $10 in advance (online at asg5.eventbrite.com) / $15 at the door Art.Science.Gallery. is proud to invite you to our 5th Birthday party celebration benefitting Girlstart, a non-profit dedicated to increasing girls’ interest and engagement in STEM. Our independent art gallery was founded by local scientist and artist Dr. Hayley Gillespie on July 5, 2012 and is the nation’s first art gallery dedicated exclusively to science-inspired artwork. We've got great stuff planned for our 5th birthday bash:
  • A silent auction benefitting Girlstart and featuring gifts and art by Art.Science.Gallery., Texas Coffee Traders, and more!
  • Beat the heat with River City Frozen Beverages in your own color-changing Art.Science.Gallery. party favor cup!
  • Yummy Birthday Cake! (obviously!)
  • Live music presented by Pulsar Rendezvous (6pm), Casie Luong (7:30pm) and the Cherry Pickers (8:30pm).
  • 5th Anniversary limited edition bananas in the gallery’s logo colors are available to the first 60 ticketholders. $9 early bird with your ticket / $12 at the door.
  • Remarks at 7pm by Dr. Tamara Hudgins, Executive Director of Girlstart, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
  • Be the first to become a card-carrying member of Art.Science.Gallery. as the gallery’s new membership program launches at the birthday party.
  • A brief awards ceremony at 7pm during the party will recognize outstanding contributions and support by individuals and organizations to the gallery in its first five years of operation
  • See our current exhibit, Far Out, inspired by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope!
 

July 12, 2017 | 10 a.m.

FREE Webinar: Caring for Books and Paper

Laura Casey

Books and paper are some of the most common artifacts found in museums. Join us to discuss mechanisms of deterioration for paper objects and how to house and handle them safely. Instructor: Rebecca Elder, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation Cost: Free

July 16, 2017 | 2:00 PM

1951 North Austin Lions Little League World Series Team Reunion

Austin History Center

In the summer of 1951, the all-stars of the North Austin Lions Club league did what no other Austin Little League team has ever done – make an appearance at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. They not only made an appearance, they dominated their opponents up to the final game, a 3-0 loss to the champions from Stamford, CT that was broadcast live on NBC Radio. Join the Austin History Center and Austin History Center Association for an afternoon of baseball stories as members of that fateful team share their experiences in a panel discussion moderated by AHCA President, and former Little Leaguer, Charlie Betts. Light refreshments (peanuts and Cracker Jacks, anyone?) will be served and the event is free and open to the public. After the program, we invite attendees to enjoy the exhibit “Play Ball: Austin and the Great American Pastime!” currently on display in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery.

July 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Shark Week at the Science Mill!

Science Mill

Encounter the predator we all love to fear this Shark Week, July 23-29! Join the Science Mill for special showings* of Great White Shark 3D Sunday at 1pm and 3pm and Wednesday-Saturday at 11am and 2pm. Discover the truth behind this powerful underwater creature and why great white sharks are misunderstood. Dig for shark teeth at the Fossil Dig, separate fact from fiction with shark week factoids and MORE. It's a Science Mill adventure you can sink your teeth into. *Flying Monsters 3D will play between scheduled showings of Great White Shark 3D. 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: Sun. noon to 5:00 pm; Wed.-Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm

July 25, 2017 | 9 a.m.

Workshop: Know Your Own Bone … and Your Audience

Laura Casey

Dates and locations: July 25 in Fredericksburg, Texas; July 27 in Irving, Texas Time: Registration begins at 9 a.m.; workshop 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Colleen Dilenschneider Cost: $40 (includes lunch) Registration Declining attendance? Need for growth to balance your business model? Is your organization experiencing decreasing - or even stable - visitation? If so, it’s time to update operations and find new ways to “connect with a more connected world.” The number of people who profile as traditional visitors to museums is decreasing in the United States, and museum attendance is not keeping pace with population growth. This means that organizations experiencing anything less than a steady increase in attendance are in a state of urgent visitation decline. It’s an industry-wide problem, and it is time for individual organizations to turn their ships around. Colleen Dilenschneider is the Chief Market Engagement Officer at IMPACTS Research and author of the popular website, Know Your Own Bone. In this workshop, Colleen will discuss the visitation decision-making and engagement process, and cover the most critical, trends informing the evolution of museum operations in four, key areas: Access, marketing, visitor experiences, and development. The trends discussed will challenge organizations to carefully consider traditional best practices, and provide room for exploring not only how your organization may evolve to satisfy future audiences, but also what it can do to increase visitation and engagement right now. This workshop is equally suitable for both large and small organizations. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of market trends and audience expectations and have actionable strategies that workshop attendees can put into play or begin thinking about within their organizations to adapt to these trends.

July 26, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.

Workshop: Telling a Story in Three Dimensions: Exhibit Design and Development

Laura Casey

Date: July 26, 2017 Time: Registration at 8:30 a.m., workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Erin McClelland, Erin McClelland Museum Services Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin Cost: $25 (includes lunch) Registration Creating an exhibition is about more than just pairing objects with labels and hanging a few panels on the wall. Good exhibits take visitors on a journey through history, educating and inspiring them along the way. This involves space planning, selecting appropriate materials and lighting, and an understanding of design principles. This workshop will teach the basics of the design process, from initial concept to installation. Come prepared for a day of hands-on, creative work that will leave you well-prepared to plan your next exhibition. The last day for registration and refunds is July 23.

July 27, 2017 | 9 a.m.

Workshop: Know Your Own Bone … and Your Audience

Laura Casey

Dates and locations: July 25 in Fredericksburg, Texas; July 27 in Irving, Texas Time: Registration begins at 9 a.m.; workshop 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Colleen Dilenschneider Cost: $40 (includes lunch) Registration Declining attendance? Need for growth to balance your business model? Is your organization experiencing decreasing - or even stable - visitation? If so, it’s time to update operations and find new ways to “connect with a more connected world.” The number of people who profile as traditional visitors to museums is decreasing in the United States, and museum attendance is not keeping pace with population growth. This means that organizations experiencing anything less than a steady increase in attendance are in a state of urgent visitation decline. It’s an industry-wide problem, and it is time for individual organizations to turn their ships around. Colleen Dilenschneider is the Chief Market Engagement Officer at IMPACTS Research and author of the popular website, Know Your Own Bone. In this workshop, Colleen will discuss the visitation decision-making and engagement process, and cover the most critical, trends informing the evolution of museum operations in four, key areas: Access, marketing, visitor experiences, and development. The trends discussed will challenge organizations to carefully consider traditional best practices, and provide room for exploring not only how your organization may evolve to satisfy future audiences, but also what it can do to increase visitation and engagement right now. This workshop is equally suitable for both large and small organizations. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of market trends and audience expectations and have actionable strategies that workshop attendees can put into play or begin thinking about within their organizations to adapt to these trends.