Opening reception- Saturday, March 7, 7-9 pm

Jill Bedgood creates mixed media sculpture and installations that contemplate the dualities in life, the cyclical nature of existence, and the weight of memory. In the tradition of marble memorials, her reliefs, laden with symbolic objects, contrast excess and austerity to evoke transience and immortality. Bedgood’s artwork functions as contemporary memento mori, asking us to consider why we value our possessions and their persistence through time after our own lives end.

Opening reception- Saturday, March 7, 7-9 pm
Exhibition is on view through April 21st.
Free & Open to the public

Jan. 18, 2020 Snow Day at the Science Mill The Science Mill will host a family-friendly Snow Day on Saturday, January 18th with real snow creating a winter wonderland full of science in the Texas Hill Country! In addition to special Snow Day activities 10am-2pm, the museum will be open from 10am-4pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring mittens or gloves to keep their hands warm while playing in the snow. Snow Day at the Science Mill is open to all and activities are free with admission, which includes access to all of the Science Mill’s hands-on exhibits and a 3D movie. In the case of rain, this event will be postponed. Contact: info@sciencemill.org Phone: (844) 263-6405 Location: Science Mill, 101 S. Ladybird Lane Johnson City, Texas 78636 Admission: 0-2 years old – free, 3-18 (or with student ID) $9.50, Adults $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50 Hours: Sat. 10 am – 2 pm https://www.sciencemill.org/upcoming-events-1/

Landmarks Backyard Story Night

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Join Landmarks, Austin’s Backyard Story Night, Dell Medical School, and the Humanities Institute to enjoy an evening of stories centered around the theme Healing Touch.

Commissioned for the newly opened Dell Medical School, artist Ann Hamilton created a series of photographs that illustrate touch, something we typically feel rather than see. The project is framed by the idea that human touch is the most essential means of contact and a fundamental expression of physical and emotional care. Hamilton’s larger-than-life portraits will serve as a backdrop for the evening of stories. This event celebrates the human exchanges that occur in public art and healthcare, as well as the importance of both in the Austin community.

Doors will open at 6pm with tours of the work of art in the Health Discovery Building and Health Transformation Building.

Stories will begin at 7 outside of the Health Discovery Building; please dress accordingly. Parking is available in the Health Center Garage.

Cider and hot chocolate will be provided; cash bar and snacks available for purchase.

Attention storytellers!

We are looking for stories that illustrate the theme of Healing Touch from various perspectives, both within and outside of the medical field. If you are interested in telling a 5-6 minute story at this event, which is expected to attract several hundred people, please submit your information by Monday, 5 November. Thank you for sharing your stories with the Austin community!

 

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 11 November 2018 –

6:00pm to 8:30pm
LOCATION:
1601 Trinity St., Austin TX, 78712
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks at Night

The Landmarks public art collection is accessible 24/7 and many of the works are beautifully lit in the evening. Sculptures that spark thoughtful and dynamic conversation under the bright sun suddenly become quiet and contemplative, twinkling under the night sky.

Join Landmarks on Sunday, 2 December at 5 p.m. at the Student Activity Center (SAC) rooftop for an extended walking tour. The tour will begin with a viewing of the hour-long light sequence at James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color Inside and conclude at Ben Rubins’ And That’s The Way It Is. Space is limited to 25 people; reserve your spot at landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 2 December 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
LOCATION:
Student Activity Center Rooftop, 2201 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78712
ADMISSION:
Free
RESERVATIONS:
Email landmarks@austin.utexas.edu by 29 November

Kooky Spooky Chemistry Day

Celebrate Chemistry Week and kick off Halloween week with chemistry fun at the Science Mill, with pyrotechnic gourds, frightening foam pumpkins, and “ghosts” and their ectoplasm! Explore 50+ interactive exhibits, Halloween-themed demonstrations and hands-on activities, and see a special showing of Flying Monsters 3D. Kids wearing a costume will get a free Halloween excavation kit! Chemistry Day activities run from 11am-2pm, but the museum is open 10am-4pm.

Contact: info@sciencemill.org

Location: Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, Texas 78636

General admission: Under 3 free; 3-18 $8.50; Adults $10.00; Seniors (65+) and Military $8.00

Museum Hours: Sat. 10am – 4pm

Event Website: https://www.sciencemill.org/upcoming-events-1/

Landmarks Dog Walk

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Fetch your pooch and come to campus for the fourth annual Landmarks Dog Walk! Landmarks has partnered with Blue Dog Rescue to present a docent-led public art dog walk! Dogs and owners will take a leisurely one-hour stroll around The University of Texas at Austin to appreciate some of its most stunning works of outdoor sculpture. Bring your dog, a leash, and plenty of waste bags to Mark di Suvero’s Clock Knot near Dean Keeton Street and Speedway (map) at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 7 October. Don’t have a four-legged friend? Meet and greet some of Blue Dog Rescue’s most eligible canines!

Please make sure your dog is well-behaved around people and other animals and up-to-date on vaccinations. There will be plenty of water stops along the tour route, and each guest will receive a special Landmarks frisbee! Free and open to the public.

 

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 7 October 2018 – 11:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:
Dean Keeton Street and Speedway, The University of Texas at Austin
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Guided tour

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Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Meet your docent at Nancy Rubins’ Monochrome for Austin at 10 am and learn how Landmarks artists approach different media. The group will examine 2-D and 3-D works by Sol LeWitt and Nancy Rubins.

Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

Please note the time change. June through September tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 2 September 2018 –

10:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION:
24th and Speedway
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Guided Tour

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August is Austin’s hottest month. Escape the blistering summer temperatures and join Landmarks for a docent-led tour of art in Bass Concert Hall on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection features striking examples of postwar and contemporary sculpture from influential artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, 5 August in front of Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive (map) on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

Please note the time change. June through September tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 5 August 2018 –

10:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION:
Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Public Tour

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The type of color palette an artist chooses can hold strong symbolic meaning. Vibrant colors like red and orange show energy and passion; while cool colors like blue and green are calming and sometimes even meloncholy. Join Landmarks for a docent-led tour and explore how and why artists use color in monumental outdoor sculpture.

Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, 3 June at Peter Reginato’s Kingfish on Whitis Avenue, between 24th and Dean Keeton Streets in the Walter Cronkite Plaza (map). Free and open to the public.

Sunday walking tours commence rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Please note the time change. June through August tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 3 June 2018 –

10:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION:
Whitis Avenue and Dean Keeton Street
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Guided Tour

Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Location and theme changes month to month. Stay tuned for meeting point!

Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 6 May 2018 –

11:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:
TBD
ADMISSION:
Free
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