Upcoming Events

February 2019

February 1, 2019

February Exhibit


‘Itsy Bitsy Spider and Other Magical Creatures' with Helen Faythe Green, Jennifer Polnaszek, Beatrice Baldwin and Suki Gluzinski will be a delightful exhibit. Opening Reception is February 1st, 5-7 pm. and the exhibit runs through February 27th. Helen Faythe Green, Jennifer Polnaszek, Beatrice Baldwin, Suki Gluzinski are our artists for this month. Creative people who find themselves connected through art are especially blessed as they inspire and encourage each other. The four women work independently in multiple mediums but share a love for God's creatures and the images they inspire.  Their goal is to not only to illustrate our appreciation of domestic animals but to draw from the endless inspiration of the animal kingdom. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

February 9, 2019 | 10 AM

The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

Harry Ransom Center

Extraordinary drawings, sketches, photographs, art objects, and handcrafted furniture offer a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. Discover how this innovative design movement transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design. Open daily with tours every day at noon. Free admission.   Dates: February 9 through July 14, 2019 Time: Gallery hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday
Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

February 9, 2019 | 10 am

Paint in at the Old Bakery


Helen Green and Jennifer Polnaszek will be painting in the art gallery. Ask them how they got started as painters or what their favorite subjects. Do you have questions about styles of art? This is a wonderful way to get involved with art. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking off 10th Street.

February 13, 2019 | 10:00am

Homeschool Day

Science Mill

Join the Science Mill for its monthly Homeschool Day and focus on careers in engineering. In special hands-on activities, students can use the Strawbees system to engineer their own creations, make a mountain rescue litter, and create a pom pom launcher with materials from a mystery bag. Plus, students can attend optional age-based Learning Labs and explore the museum’s 50+ unique exhibits and 3D movie.   Contact: info@sciencemill.org   Activity Hours: 10am - 2:00pm Museum Hours: 10am - 4pm  

February 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Poetry on the Plaza: Black History Month

Harry Ransom Center

Join us for a poetry reading to commemorate Black History Month. A special case of related archival materials will be on view in our second-floor lobby. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Read about the display case at https://ransom.center/fugitive-findings

February 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM

TalkAbout: Printmaking

Women & Their Work

Join us for a lively conversation in the gallery about printmaking with artist Emma Kohlmann. TalkAbout is a program that facilitates casual conversations with artists and the people who inspire them. Free & open to the public. Emma Kohlmann (b. 1989 in the Bronx, NY) lives and works in Florence, MA. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Jack Hanley, New York City, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark and Kit Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Selected group exhibitions include the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, MOCA Tucson, and New Release Gallery, New York, NY. Kohlmann self-publishes her own artist’s books and prints. She has exhibited at Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair from 2013-2018.

February 16, 2019 | 10:00AM

Aquaponics Greenhouse Grand Opening

Science Mill

Join the Science Mill for the grand opening of its new Aquaponics Greenhouse and the celebration of its fourth birthday! Explore the new 1,000-foot greenhouse, a working aquaponics system where visitors can see how fish, plants and microbes work together to create healthy food, and participate in presentations, activities and games that highlight the intersection of technology and biology. Visitors can also explore all of the Science Mill's mesmerizing exhibits, see a 3D movie and win prizes. All grand opening activities, demos, speakers and games are included with Science Mill admission.

February 20, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–February Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's February Happy Hour. New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at Easy Tiger at the Linc. 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.

February 21, 2019 | 7:00pm

Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

Harry Ransom Center

Critics never quite knew what to make of Edward Gorey (1925-2000), the author and illustrator whose darkly droll tales have influenced TimBurton, Lemony Snicket, Alison Bechdel, and Guillermo del Toro. In this illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery, author of Little, Brown and Company's "Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey," explores the obscure influences haunting Gorey’s work. Learn about some of Dery's research on Gorey: https://ransom.center/mark-dery Discover the seminal role he played, along with authors like Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss, in the popularization of a deeper, darker children’s literature capable of addressing what Gorey called “the miseries of childhood.” Free and open to the public. Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

February 24, 2019 | 12:00pm

Engineering Day

Science Mill

What do engineers do all day? Join the Science Mill and volunteers from the Austin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and find out, with an afternoon of hands-on activities and fun! Explore engineering concepts by building towers, bridges, flying machines and more. The first 100 visitors to the Science Mill during Engineering Day will receive free admission thanks to ASCE!