Upcoming Events

August 2018

August 3, 2018 | 5 pm

Serenity Meets City


Fist Friday Artists reception at the Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery. Serenity Meets City - Artists Reception, August 3, 5-7:00 pm. The exhibit runs through September 6th, Tue. - Sat. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.   Our art this month contemplates awe-worthy moments. ‘Serenity Meets City’ covers the tranquility and importance of glances of space in our time.  Tammy Brown explores the tree tops along Piney Creek, Cherry Taylor creates tapestries in a slow and gentle process. David Parsons captures photographically Austin and Central Texas.

August 4, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Meg Aubrey: Surface

Women & Their Work

August 4 - September 6, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 7 - 9pm Meg Aubrey’s candy colored palette belies the loneliness, disquiet, and isolation she renders in her paintings of up-scale suburban life. Manicured lawns in tree-lined neighborhoods imply a domestic ideal of beauty and security, but Aubrey suggests that acquiring and maintaining this pristine environment exacts a heavy price. These orderly landscapes mirrored by orderly interiors offer scant comfort for the anxiety of their inhabitants.

August 4, 2018 | 10:30AM

Speaker Event: The Story of Flower Hill and the Smoot Family

Save Austins Cemeteries

Please join us Aug.4th at 10:30am to learn about the Flower Hill Foundation and the historic Smoot family at the North Village Branch Library at 2505 Steck Avenue.  Presenters will be Robin Grace Soto, Executive Director of Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum, and Tabita Molett, Board of Directors of The Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum.  They will bring a "Smoot-case" filled with some fun artifacts about urban life in early Austin with photographs, Smoot family letters, and a few items from the Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum collection.  The presentation will include some of Miss Smoot’s footage including her oral histories. The Flower Hill Foundation was established in 2003 and honors the late Jane Smoot’s vision to celebrate an Austin founding family of civil servants; preserve one of the city’s last historic homesteads; and empower, inspire, and engage the diverse Austin community of today and tomorrow.  For more information, visit: https://www.flowerhillfoundation.org  

August 4, 2018 | 10:00AM

Dr. Kold’s Freezing Science Experiments

Science Mill

Cool off at the Science Mill while Dr. Kold demonstrates the amazing transformative powers of liquid nitrogen! Witness freezing science experiments, and discover how to make ice cream in under a minute (and everyone in the audience will get a scoop of ice cream!). Two 45-minute presentations at 11am and 1pm, open to all ages. This event is free with admission, but seating in the theater is limited, so arrive early to secure your spot. Contact: info@sciencemill.org Phone: 844-263-6405     Admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00     Event Hours: 11am and 1pm Museum Hours: Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm  

August 8, 2018 | 8:30 am

Workshop: Beyond Diversity: Practicing Equity and Inclusion

Laura Casey

Date: August 8, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided) Location: Houston Ballet, 601 Preston, Houston, TX 77002 Presenter: artEquity Cost: Free but registration is required

What are key literacies and practices for cultural organizations in the changing landscape (a world where demographic shifts and rapidly evolving definitions of identity are unprecedented)? How might the unique positions of art and history practitioners be used as points of leverage for social change, in artistic collaborations, cultural institutions, and in communities large and small?

This session comes at a time when museums and art communities are exploring their relevance and relationships to the communities they serve. This highly interactive session will provide participants with a framework to examine ideologies of difference; explore personal identity and social location; and develop next steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Texas arts and culture community.

This workshop is presented by the Texas Historical Commission, the Houston Endowment, and the Texas Association of Museums. Download Workshop Agenda

August 11, 2018 | 10 AM

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

Harry Ransom Center

See works by celebrated American artist Ed Ruscha, including photographs and sketches related to his landmark artist’s books, such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (1968), and more. Discover Ruscha’s persistent engagement with the artifacts of American popular culture, the iconography of the road, and the manufactured romance of Hollywood. Open daily and late on Thursdays with tours every day at noon. Free 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

August 14, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Visionary Voices

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, and Texas Society of Architects present Visionary Voices, a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. On August 14 at 6 PM, Thoughtbarn, an Austin-based collective, whose projects have been awarded by the American Institute of Architects and Public Art Network, will be the featured artists.

August 15, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–August Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's August Happy Hour. New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at Oddwood Ales. 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.

August 18, 2018 | 10:00AM

The Surprising Story of Sea Stars’ Sticky Feet

Science Mill

Join Tumble Science Podcast for Kids for a live podcast event for kids at the Science Mill on August 18 from 11am-12pm. Co-hosts Lindsay Patterson and Marshall Escamilla will be presenting “The Surprising Story of Sea Stars’ Sticky Feet.” The story was inspired by a question from a listener: “How do sea stars grip onto rocks?” With help from a leading sea star scientist, interactive games and original music, Lindsay and Marshall tell a story of how simple questions and experiments can challenge what we think we know to be true. There will also be a special opportunity to record a question for the podcast, after the show.   Contact: info@sciencemill.org Phone: 844-263-6405     Admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00     Hours: Sat. 11am-12pm (museum open 10am-5pm)  

August 18, 2018 | 1200 p.m.

Quiet Places


“Quiet Places” Quilting Demo and Talk by Cherry Taylor The questions I get most about my art is, “How did you do that?”, and “How long does it take?” I never know how to answer those questions, I don’t know the words. My work, especially this year comes from my search for quiet, healing places. Free-motion quilting is also a quiet, healing place. I would like to share where my inspiration comes from as well as a short demonstration which may answer those questions.