Many Mini-Milestones for The Contemporary Austin
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Many Mini-Milestones for The Contemporary Austin

Reconfigured Museum’s First Months Yield Signs of Progress   IMAGE: Orly Genger, Conceptual rendering for…

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New Name, Big Plans for The Contemporary Austin
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New Name, Big Plans for The Contemporary Austin

Another day, another identity for The Contemporary Austin. That’s the new moniker for the recently…

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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary
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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary

Exploring the aesthetics of self-destruction, Lionel Maunz uses cast iron, concrete, and steel to create…

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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary
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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary

In Warsaw, Monika Sosnowska lives across the street from a forest that was once a…

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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part
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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part

“Keep Austin weird,” the bumper-sticker admonition goes, but German filmmaker John Bock—the latest of many…

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Shaping the Public Realm: A Look At Austin’s State of Public Art
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Shaping the Public Realm: A Look At Austin’s State of Public Art

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles lit up Austin social media feeds days before the dizzying sculpture…

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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival
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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival

Austin is a capital of printmaking with many different components. Using several venues to host…

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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin
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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin

You may be hard-pressed to explain what ZZ Top, Eva Longoria, Willie Nelson and Walter…

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Behind the Curtain:  Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour
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Behind the Curtain: Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour

Since 2003, Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (or EAST for shorthand), Nov. 12-13 &…

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Curating in Texas:  The Contemporary’s Heather Pesanti
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Curating in Texas: The Contemporary’s Heather Pesanti

I walked into the Jones Center on a Monday to meet with Heather Pesanti, senior…

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Contemporary Photography in Texas
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Talent, Training, Festivals & More: Fueling Contemporary Dance in Texas
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Talent, Training, Festivals & More: Fueling Contemporary Dance in Texas

In Texas, as in most other regions, funds for contemporary dance are spread thinly, even…

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Cautious Optimism in Austin
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Cautious Optimism in Austin

15 Signs that Contemporary Dance is Alive and Well in Texas
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Three Austin Choreographers Cross the Pond
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Three Austin Choreographers Cross the Pond

Texas prides itself on its former status as an independent country, and no nation is…

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Mary Tomas Studio Gallery and Circuit 12 Contemporary Present “Lightning Strikes Twice”!!!
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Mary Tomas Studio Gallery and Circuit 12 Contemporary Present “Lightning Strikes Twice”!!!

MARY TOMÁS STUDIO GALLERY AND CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY PRESENT “LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” UNIQUE DUAL EXHIBITION…

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Identity through Experience
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Identity through Experience

Two Sites, No Rules
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Two Sites, No Rules

The fall art season kicks off with great anticipation behind the upcoming Do Ho Suh…

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A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection
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A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection

Executive Director Louis Grachos flexes his vision for The Contemporary Austin with the high-profile sculpture…

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Orly Genger: Current
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Orly Genger: Current

Deceptively simple in design, Current, a monumental, interactive sculpture at The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria…

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Charles Long: CATALIN & Pet Sounds
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Charles Long: CATALIN & Pet Sounds

Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Charles Long’s CATALIN and Pet Sounds are the two newest sculptural…

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Marianne Vitale
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Marianne Vitale

It’s no accident that The Contemporary Austin decided to commission two works from Marianne Vitale,…

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The A+C TX Top Ten: Winter 2017/2018
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The A+C TX Top Ten: Winter 2017/2018

Our top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in December 2017…

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The A+C Top Ten:  September 2017
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The A+C Top Ten: September 2017

The A+C TX Top Ten:  June 2017
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The A+C TX Top Ten: June 2017

A+C TX's top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in June…

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  May 2017
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The A+C TX Top Ten: May 2017

Our top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in May 2017.

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  December 2016
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The A+C TX Top Ten: December 2016

Our top ten picks for arts + culture events happening across Texas in December 2016.

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Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens
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Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens

This fall, art loving Texans have the perfect opportunity to venture outside of museum walls…

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<em>The Honesty of Rocks:</em> Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery
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The Honesty of Rocks: Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery

Amber Shields, DAY TRIP, 2008, pigment print, 20 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the…

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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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Curating in Texas
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Curating in Texas

The A+C Top Ten:  November
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The A+C Top Ten: November

The A+C Top Ten:  October
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The A+C Top Ten: October

Moving & Stillness
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Moving & Stillness

Street Credibility
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Street Credibility

Installation view, Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, Austin, 2015.…

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The A+C Top Ten: March
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The A+C Top Ten: March

The nature of the [b]EAST
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The nature of the [b]EAST

Image above courtesy of Big Medium. Is this the last year to see Austin’s wild…

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The A+C Top Ten: October
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The A+C Top Ten: October

Eyes on Texas Visual Arts
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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts

Eyes on Texas Visual Arts
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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts