Family Day at the Visual Arts Center

Family Day at the Visual Arts Center

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Art and Art History


Saturday, November 21, noon – 3:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public


Students in the Visual Art Studies and Art Education program have organized a day of hands-on and engaging art activities designed around the VAC’s portion of Strange Pilgrims, a multi-site exhibition organized by Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at The Contemporary Austin. Visitors of all ages are invited to actively engage with the exhibition through activities focused on the processes, concepts and emergent themes of Strange Pilgrims. Join us for a day full of screen-printing, sound effect imaging and technology-based activities for the entire family!


The VAC is located inside of the Art Building on the UT Austin campus. ( Parking options include the San Jacinto Parking Garage, located just north of the Art Building and metered street parking on Dean Keeton and San Jacinto.


For questions or more details, contact Emily Kelly at, 512-232-2348


About Strange Pilgrims

Strange Pilgrims is The Contemporary Austin’s first large-scale, thematic group exhibition, and represents the museum’s most expansive gesture into the city of Austin, spanning multiple venues: The Contemporary’s two sites, the downtown Jones Center and Laguna Gloria (including the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the historic Driscoll Villa, and the Gatehouse Gallery), and a third venue, the Visual Arts Center in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.


Organized around three thematic sections—Environment & Place, Performance & Process, and Technology & Information—Strange Pilgrims is contemporary in focus, with each thematic section featuring a combination of newly commissioned works, site-specific refabrications, and existing works by 14 different artists.