Upcoming Events

September 2019

September 1, 2019 | 7am

Landmarks Video: September 2019

Landmarks Public Art Program

Landmarks Video presents Mikhail Karikis' Children of Unquiet, 2014. The work will be on public view daily throughout the month of September from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the ART building atrium, located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Videos are accessible to all and free to view.

For more information: https://landmarks.utexas.edu/landmarks-video

September 6, 2019 | 9 am

A Feast for the Body and Soul


‘A Feast for the Body and Soul’ by The 620 Group September 5 – October 2 Reception: September 6th, 5-7:00 p.m.   Art on a plate. The 620 Group have gone to the source and brought back the goods. You will delight in combination of ingredients.   The 620 Group paintings will represent all aspects of our joyful gatherings with food and drink. Consider farming, vegetable gardening, vineyards to markets, individual food items, and places where food is savored such as cafes, restaurants, bars, food trailers, picnics -- all will depict food, some iconic, others less so. The group work in oils, watercolor and pastels.     Museum Day, Sunday, September 22, 12:00 – 4:00

September 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Red Dot Art Spree

Women & Their Work

In the art world, red dot means “sold.” For art lovers in Austin, Women & Their Work's Red Dot Art Spree means red-hot buys on original works of art at $750 or less and a paint-the-town-red night of celebration. Red Dot will feature more than 150 works by some of the best contemporary artists in Texas (and beyond) and will offer a silent auction full of great deals on items ranging from travel getaways to gift certificates to some of Austin’s hottest spots. Of course, we will have decadent food and drinks galore. The Red Dot Art Spree is a perfect occasion for art enthusiasts, advocates, collectors, and influencers to come together for a night of celebration!

September 12, 2019 | 10am

Homeschool Day at the Science Mill

Science Mill

The Science Mill kicks off its 2019-20 Homeschool Days with a focus on aerospace! This month’s career expert is a former air traffic controller, and hands-on activities include crafting constellation tubes, simulating moon craters and making sun clocks. In age-based Learning Labs, students can make a solar system mobile, design a bubble rocket or create a balloon rocket lift. Plus, students can explore the museum’s 50+ unique exhibits and see “3D Sun”. Admission: 0-2 years old – free, 3-18 (or with student ID) $9.50, Adults $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50.  Ticket link: https://www.sciencemill.org/homeschool-registration  

September 14, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Meet the Author: Ed Crowell (‘Barton Creek’)

Austin History Center

While Barton Springs Pool is an iconic landmark of Austin and many people are familiar with the end of Barton Creek and its seven miles of public greenbelt, less is known about the forty-odd miles beyond that tumble and twist across private lands, eventually feeding the Colorado River. Join the Austin History Center and local author Ed Crowell for a discussion about his latest book, ‘Barton Creek’, and the story of the land through which the creek flows. A book signing will follow the event and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. ED CROWELL is a journalist and freelance writer. During his tenure at the Austin American-Statesman, he served as city editor, state editor, and features editor. ALBERTO MARTINEZ is an Austin artist and photographer who also worked at the newspaper.

September 14, 2019 | 10:00 am

Fish Tales

Texas Memorial Museum

A program for children ages 2-5 years in The Niche at TMM   FREE with paid regular admission - registration not required! • Fishy Story Time • Sing-a-long • Hands-on Learning Activity • Fish-themed Craft

September 15, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

Music on the Porches

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

 Music on the Porches

Music is everywhere we want it to be and whenever we want it to be: on our phones, in our cars, and just about everywhere we go--even when we're alone. But if you wound the clock back by a century or so, music would have been something we either made for ourselves or came together to make and hear. Music on the Porches is a collaboration between Austin historic sites to bring us back to musicmaking as it was in the beginnings of the live music capitol of the world.

Hot Pickin' 57's September 15, 2019 3pm to 6pm Pioneer Farms

In this series' first installment, we invite you to join the Hot Pickin' 57's at Pioneer Farms Town Square for a toe-tapping September afternoon of bluegrass, country, and Americana right where they ought to be heard: on the porch.

Admission for this performance is $15 general/$10 seniors & youth (3-17). Tickets available in advance or at the General Store. Refreshments available on a by-donation basis.

This performance is co-sponsored by Flower Hill Urban Homestead Museum (1877) and Neill-Cochran House Museum (1856).

September 18, 2019 | 5:30 pm

#DrinkingAboutMuseums–September Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's September Happy Hour, Museum Day Edition!
New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and will be at Batch on Manor Road.
The AMP's monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate. It's also a great time to gear up for Austin Museum Day and pick up any last minute swag!
-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.

September 20, 2019 | 5:00 PM

Opening Reception for Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Visual Arts Center

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Nikita Gale: EASY LISTENINGKenneth Tam: DetailsMaria Antelman: Mechanisms of AffectionSaakred: Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo, and Learning Tuscany 2019: In Plato’s Cave.

Los Angeles-based artist Nikita Gale makes work that visually articulates the mechanics of sound and points to the intertwined histories of politics and “the crowd.”

Through video and sculpture, New York-based artist Kenneth Tam questions conceptions of masculinity, gendered forms of identity formation, and male intimacy.

Merging the digital and analog through photomontage, sound installation, sculpture, and animation, New York-based artist Maria Antelman probes the intersections between the body, photography, computers, and cyberspace.

Saakred’s work is raw, interdisciplinary, and deeply personal. Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo moves across genres to document and reveal a lexicon for learning to live as a trans Latino.

In Plato’s Cave presents photographs made by UT students during the six-week Learning Tuscany summer study abroad program.

  Free and open to the public. For more information, call us at (512) 471-3713 or email us at info@utvac.org.

September 22, 2019 | 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.