Upcoming Events

August 2017

August 3, 2017 | 10 a.m.

FREE Webinar: Museum Metamorphosis: Building the Case for Change

Laura Casey

We know museums do good work and are critical to communities. But how do we carry that message to others? In this webinar, learn the importance of clearly articulating your case, how to draft key and consistent messages to articulate the need for change with different audiences, and develop techniques to better reach a desired audience. This webinar will be lead by Bob Beatty of the Lyndhurst Group, LLC

August 5, 2017 | 10 AM

Saturday Drawing Salons! All August!


On August 5, 12, 19 and 26 the Saturday Morning Drawing Salons are back at the Ney! Held from 10 to noon, these salons are FREE and open to ALL. Even if you've never picked up a pencil in your life. The museum will provide the tools and instruction you need to master the forms that Elisabet Ney so graciously provided us over 100 years ago. Learn to draw in her studio! Each week will feature a different activity, but feel free to just come sketch! Throughout the month, students will be invited to: --Understand the techniques of Chiaroscuro --Enhance confidence and fluidity with gesture drawings --Learn to depict different grades of tone, light and shade --Discover the classic thumbnail techniques --Complete a "master drawing"!!!

August 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Incredible Ball Machine Grand Opening

Science Mill

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10am-4pm Join the Science Mill as they relaunch one of their visitors’ favorite exhibits, the Kinetic Ball Sculpture, as a bigger and better version equipped with new and exciting elements that are sure to captivate all ages. Step inside and surround yourself with a maze of ball chutes and loop de loops. As you try each pulley, pedal and wheel, explore how gravity, velocity and acceleration all affect the ball's trajectory. Navigate a giant labyrinth, create musical stylings in the sound garden, flip and teeter your ball on the kinetic seesaw and so much more! 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: Wed. 10:00 am-5:00 pm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/327401154364879/

August 17, 2017 | 6 PM

When Marnie Was There


On August 17 we will be screening "When Marnie Was There," directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, in 2015 for Studio Ghibli. Like last year's screening of "Secret of Kells," this is part of the Planet Cinema series we're sharing with our colleagues in the Museums and Cultural Programs division of City of Austin Parks and Recreation. And like last year's screening, it promises to be a delightful and beautiful experience. It will be screened either indoors or outdoors, depending on weather. The series is curated by Ausitn's beloved film curator Chale Nafus. Admission is free and kids are welcome! See you then! "When Marnie Was There", 2015. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, PG Anna is a very lonely foster child, talented in drawing, but incapable of making friends. Her “aunt” sends the young girl to live with family friends in a coastal village with hopes of easing her asthma attacks. In her wanderings she discovers a mansion where a girl named Marnie lives. Soon they are best friends who share secrets and adventures.