Upcoming Events

September 2017

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 17, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Identification Day

Texas Memorial Museum

Are you curious about a fossil or other natural object you have found? If so, bring your discoveries to Texas Memorial Museum on Identification Day! University scientists and experts from Central Texas will be available to identify fossils, bones, rocks and prehistoric archeological materials. This FREE special event is offered in celebration of Austin Museum Day, an annual community-wide re-discovery of museums in and around Austin.

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!