Upcoming Events

December 2018

December 5, 2018 | 6PM

Broken Line: Artist Talk with Olaf Otto Becker

Visual Arts Center

Becker_LilleRenland   Olaf Otto Becker is a German photographer. In his photographic series, which he usually develops over a number of years and publishes as photo books, Becker focuses on documenting the impact of humankind on nature using a large-format camera. Since 1988, Becker has exhibited his work widely in Europe and the United States. For his series “Broken Line,” Becker worked for almost four years and covered thousands of miles by boat, photographing the coastline of Greenland. Becker, who uses a large-format camera, has adopted a slow process: he often has to wait for the right conditions to appear in order to produce a single image—a process that leaves him with only about 25 photographs per year. Though visually diverse, all of the pictures share the contemplative character of their creator. His carefully composed images resemble the powerful iconography of nineteenth-century landscape paintings. In this presentation, Becker will talk about the process of creating his photographs, especially for “Broken Line,” which is on view in Exploring the Arctic Ocean. Moderated by Teresa Hubbard, Professor for Photography and Media, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin. Supported by the Center for Space Research and the Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Exploring the Arctic Ocean.

December 6, 2018 | 6PM

Visualizing the Arctic Ocean: Presentation by An T. Nguyen and Greg Foss

Visual Arts Center

Nguyen_Heimbach_Arctic_Atlantification_2018 As part of their research project “Understanding Arctic System Change Through Synthesis of Hydrographic and Sea Ice Observations from the Early 21st Century,” oceanographers An T. Nguyen and Patrick Heimbach teamed up with visualization specialist Greg Foss of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to produce a video animation of their research results. In their presentation, Nguyen and Foss will discuss computational visualization as a method that is both a significant part of scientific data analysis and a powerful means to make the data accessible to a lay audience. Moderated by Ulrike Heine, curator of Exploring the Arctic Ocean. Organized by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Exploring the Arctic Ocean.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS 

An T. Nguyen is a senior research scientist at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and Principal Investigator of the research project “Understanding Arctic System Change Through Synthesis of Hydrographic and Sea Ice Observations from the Early 21st Century,” which is funded by the National Science Foundation. Nguyen holds a BS in Applied Geophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a PhD in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on understanding the dynamics of the polar climate system, in particular the coupled ocean sea-ice system, through observations and numerical simulations.  Greg Foss joined the visualization group of the Texas Advanced Computing Center in 2012. After completing his BFA in ceramics and a Masters in computer animation, Foss turned to visualizing science at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in 1993. His computer graphics have been exhibited regularly at the annual Supercomputing Conference, included several years at the Association for Computing Machinery SIGGRAPH’s animation festival, incorporated in planetarium shows, and displayed in various publications.

December 7, 2018 | 5 pm

Smiles of People and Nature

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First Friday Artists Opening Reception at the Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery. ‘Smiles of People and Nature’. December 7, 5-7 p.m.   Finding joy of the moment in time or the life behind the eyes and capturing it is every artist’s quest. In ‘Smiles of People and Nature’, the lines in the abstracts of Eva Sim-Zabka evokes her to a path sometimes to the unknown. Timothy Woolsey needs to see the person behind the eyes and Chris Cina will capture your hearts as she captures the moment in her photos. The exhibit runs through January 3rd. Hours: Tue. - Sat. 9-4.

December 19, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–December Happy Hour

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Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's December Happy Hour. New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at The Brewtorium. The AMP's monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate. -Come talk shop, and hear about upcoming exhibits and programs at other local museums. -Catch up on the up-and-coming trends and issues in the museum world. -Troubleshoot with others and ask for advice. -Learn about job opportunities, or discuss partnership ideas. #atxmuseums