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 6, 2018 | 12:30PM

Perspectives: The Art of Yirrkala

Blanton Museum Of Art

Join us for a fascinating discussion led by ethnomusicologist Eliot Stone, centered around art from Yirrkala currently on display in our exhibition Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection.  The works will be placed in the context of Stone’s personal experiences living with Aboriginal artists in Yirrkala and his twelve-year involvement in the international sale and marketing of Aboriginal art and musical performance.  This event will take place in our Butler gallery exhibition space where the exhibition is taking place. Admission is free on Thursdays.  The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

September 6, 2018 | 6:00PM

An Evening With Ed Ruscha

Harry Ransom Center

Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend an evening with one of America's most influential artists – Ed Ruscha. The artist joins Dr. Jessica S. McDonald, the Harry Ransom Center's Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, for a discussion of the works featured in Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance, the first major exhibition drawn from the Center's Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection. Come early to see works by Ruscha, including photographs and sketches related to his landmark artist’s books, such as Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963), Various Small Fires, Milk (1964), and more. Free

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 19, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Drinking About Museums–September Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's September Happy Hour. September 19, 5:30-7:00 pm New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at Friends and Allies Brewing. 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

September 21, 2018 | 6 PM

Fall 2018 Season Opening Reception

Visual Arts Center

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows, Exploring the Arctic Ocean, Like the lonely traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Another Green World, and Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames. Refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co.

September 21, 2018 | 12:00PM

Kelly & Romanesque Churches

Blanton Museum Of Art

Join us as we delve into the rich architectural and artistic traditions that Kelly was exposed to during his almost seven years in France.  Joan Holladay, Professor of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin will be our guest speaker. This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith building, and is free with museum admission. Everyone is welcome to bring lunch.  Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum. Funding provided by the M.K. Hage Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts. Image Credit West façade, Notre-Dame-la-Grande, 12th-century, Poitiers, 1949 (taken by Ellsworth Kelly) © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation

September 21, 2018 | 3:30PM

Counter-Cartographies Artist Talk with Lize Mogel

Visual Arts Center

Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist and counter-cartographer. She has mapped public parks in Los Angeles, future territorial disputes in the Arctic, and wastewater economies in New York City. Mogel is co-editor of An Atlas of Radical Cartography, a project that significantly influenced the conversation and production around mapping and activism. Her exhibitions include the Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Gwangju (South Korea) and Pittsburgh Biennials, Greater New York (MoMA PS1, New York City), Experimental Geography, and Diagrams of Power (OCAD, Toronto). In her talk, Mogel will discuss her artistic practice of “counter-cartography,” in which she uses maps and mapping to challenge the mainstream narrative of a site or its history from a political or activist perspective. Counter-mapping uses cartographic conventions—including data, images, and language— to analyze and represent power dynamics, as part of a collective effort working towards social change. Mogel’s installation Area of Detail, which is featured in the exhibition Exploring the Arctic Ocean, examines the political and legal implications of an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean in a changing climate. Moderated by Paul C. Adams, Professor and Director of Urban Studies, Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin Organized by the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Exploring the Arctic Ocean.

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 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 Capitol Visitors Center Texas DPS Museum & Research Center Texas Memorial Museum The Texas Military Forces Museum Texas Music Museum Texas State Capitol 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