Upcoming Events

September 2017

September 3, 2017 | 11 am

Landmarks Walking Tour

Landmarks Public Art Program

Join Landmarks for a docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Meet your docent at Michael Ray Charles' (Forever Free) Ideas, Languages and Conversations in the Gordon-White Building at 11 am and learn about how found objects are used in public art projects around campus. Enter the building from the west side off Whitis Avenue. Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

September 7, 2017 | 6:30PM

Perspectives: A Conversation with Hubbard & Birchler.

Blanton Museum Of Art

Join us for this free exclusive conversation, hosted by Blanton curator Veronica Roberts, with the Austin- and Berlin-based artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler as they discuss their current film installation, Giant, and the experience of representing Switzerland in the current Venice Biennale. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum. FREE ADMISSION every Thursday is made possible by The Moody Foundation.  

September 10, 2017 | 3PM

Public Tour: Epic Tales from Ancient India ~ Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art

Blanton Museum Of Art

Encounter dangerous beasts, cunning adversaries, and assorted demons – join dutiful heroes, loyal friends and strong women in Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art. This exhibition provides a compelling introduction to classic Indian and Persian texts through dynamic images representing the highest achievement of court painting from several regions of the Indian sub-continent from the 16th to 19th centuries. Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

September 11, 2017 | 10AM

Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945

Harry Ransom Center

Chronicling two decades of cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States, this exhibition showcases examples of modern Mexican art and design. The more than 200 items are drawn primarily from the collections of the Harry Ransom Center. The exhibition highlights the important history of 20th-century art and how artists, museum curators, gallery owners, journalists and publishers in both countries instigated a cultural phenomenon by creating and promoting art that pioneered a synthesis of indigenous traditions and international aesthetics. Free public tours every day at noon, and also at Thursdays at 6 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Learn more: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/mexicomodern Free. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended Thursday evening hours to 7 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

September 14, 2017 | 7 PM

Photographer Mark Klett

Harry Ransom Center

Photographer Mark Klett and curator Jessica S. McDonald discuss Klett's enduring engagement with the changing American landscape. Since participating in the renowned Rephotographic Survey Project (1977–1979), Klett has investigated time, perception, and the history of photography in projects such as Revealing Territory (1982–2004), Reconstructing the View (2007–2010), and Camino del Diablo (2013–2015). Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies. Free. Facebook event listing.

September 17, 2017 | 9:00 AM

20th Annual Austin Museum Day


Explore some Austin area museums that you've never been to before----for free! The 20th Annual Austin Museum Day is a free city-wide celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science. More than thirty-eight museums in the greater Austin area will welcome visitors with special programming, including guided exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more, for visitors of all ages. Visit www.austinmuseumday.org for more information. Also, download the Austin Museum Partnership app on Google Play or the Apple Store to plan out your day. Let us know you are coming, and tag your photos of the day with#MuseumDay2017 and #atxmuseums!

September 17, 2017 | 12 PM

Austin Museum Day Tours

Harry Ransom Center

Take part in Austin Museum Day, the city-wide celebration of the Austin museum community, with a visit to the Ransom Center. Enjoy the current exhibition, Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945, and view the Gutenberg Bible and the Niépce heliograph, both on permanent display. Free docent-led tours of the exhibition begin at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

September 20, 2017 | 12:00pm

Poetry on the Plaza

Harry Ransom Center

Anna Wright, of Actors From The London Stage, reads the work of contemporary British poets. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

September 21, 2017 | 4 PM

On Mexico Modern

Harry Ransom Center

George Flaherty, Assistant Professor of Latin American and U.S. Latino Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, speaks with Harper Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Latin American Art History at CUNY Hunter College, and Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor of Latin American Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, about mobile artists, cultural exchange, and representation in the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945.

September 22, 2017 | 3:30 PM

Aeromoto: In Conversation

Visual Arts Center

Co-founders Mauricio Marcin and Maru Calva discuss the history and collection of Aeromoto, a public art library and community space in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Fool’s Romance / Books from Aeromoto, on view at the Visual Arts Center September 22 – December 9, 2017.