Upcoming Events

September 2018

September 1, 2018 | 10:00 am

Labor Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt

Science Mill

Round up your team and grab a smartphone as you set off on the ultimate scavenger hunt! Decide what is fact vs. fiction. Only the right choice will lead you to treasure! Will you succeed? Free with admission.

September 4, 2018 | 3:00 pm

General Membership Meeting: Austin Museum Day


For AMP member organizations:
This membership meeting will focus on the upcoming event, Austin Museum Day. Come hear crucial logistical information, hear what various organizations are doing, and get your Social Media Kit. Also, most importantly, come to get the giveaway resources that you can distribute to your visitors during Austin Museum Day.
Please try to send at least one representative from your organization. Questions about who is listed as your museum's rep.? Let us know!
Park in the LBJ Presidential Library visitor parking lot #38, which is located directly off Red River Street. Look for brightly colored library banners at the lot entrance.
We will be meeting in the Classrooms, and it is easiest to find them by entering through the LBJ School of Public Affairs lobby, and going downstairs.

September 7, 2018 | 5:00 pm

The Strange and Familiar


First Friday Artists reception at the Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery. The Strange and Familiar Artists Reception, September 7th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and the exhibit runs through October 3rd.   Four artist friends explore ‘The Strange and Familiar’. Their ultimate goal is to provide an artist’s prospective of the people, both strange and familiar, that surround us in our daily lives. They are Pat Molina, Jennifer Polnaszek, Beatrice Baldwin and Helen Faythe Green.   The proposal for our 2018 exhibit was a challenge to ourselves to present the human figure executed in a variety of settings and mediums. The ultimate goal is to provide an artist's prospective of the people, both strange and familiar, that surround us in our daily lives.   We are four artists that maintain independent working studios but also find encouragement and support from each other in our creative endeavors.  Each of us work in watercolor, but will include other mediums such as oil, acrylic, drawing, printmaking and assemblage in an effort to draw the viewer into a more personal experience by using multiple artistic resources. We will be participating in the Annual Austin Museum Day event, Sunday, September 23rd.

September 23, 2018 | 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 23, 2018 | 9:00 am

21st Annual Austin Museum Day


Explore Austin-area museums -- for free! The 21st Annual Austin Museum Day is a free celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science. More than forty three museums in central Texas will welcome visitors with special programming, including guided exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more, for visitors of all ages. Visit http://www.austinmuseums.org/museumday/ for a list of participating museums. Pick up the Austin Chronicle the week of Museum Day for our special insert with complete information about each museum! Download the free Austin Museum Partnership app on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.austinmuseums.app&hl=en) or the Apple Store (https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1033002550&mt=8) to plan out your day. Let us know you are coming, and tag your photos with #MuseumDay2018and #atxmuseums! Participating Museums: Art Galleries at Black Studies at UT Austin History Center Austin Nature & Science Center The Blanton Museum of Art Dolph Briscoe Center for American History Brush Square Museums: Susanna Dickinson Museum and O. Henry Museum Bullock Texas State History Museum Texas Capitol Visitors Center Chateau Bellevue City of Austin Cultural Arts Division Creative Action Dougherty Arts Center Elisabet Ney Museum Historic 1858 German Free School at German-Texan Heritage Society Harry Ransom Center Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Landmarks, The Public Art Program of The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum MathHappens Mexic-Arte Museum Historic Millett Opera House Neill-Cochran House Museum Old Bakery & Emporium Pioneer Farms Republic of Texas Museum Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery at the Texas Medical Association Save Austin’s Cemeteries Science Mill South Austin Museum of Popular Culture Texas DPS Museum & Research Center Texas Memorial Museum The Texas Military Forces Museum Texas Music Museum Texas Wendish Heritage The Contemporary Austin–Jones Center The Contemporary Austin –Laguna Gloria Sheffield Education Center The Williamson Museum The Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail Thinkery UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum Visual Arts Center Waller Creek Conservancy Women & Their Work Gallery