With the Contemporary Austin, there’s more than meets eye. For starters, it’s one institution with two locations: The Jones Center downtown, and the 14-acre Laguna Gloria site just a bit further northwest. The former is closed until November 2016 for renovations, but typically hosts various contemporary exhibits and the building itself—outfitted with a projector screen visible from the street at night—functions as a standalone architectural installation piece. The latter houses an art school, the installation-ready Gatehouse Gallery and the recently expanded Betty and Marcus Sculpture Park, which to date has featured pieces by many acclaimed artists including John Grade, Charles Long, Paul McCarthy, Jim Lambie and Monika Sosnowska, among others. If you’re looking to explore an authentic link between “contemporary art and the fabric of [Austin] city life” with roots dating back more than a century, the Contemporary belongs near the top of your list.
|Venue name:||The Contemporary Austin: The Jones Center||Contact:|
700 Congress Ave
|Cross street:||between E 7th and E 8th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Closed until November 2016|
|Price:||$5; $3 seniors and students; free for under-18s and military|
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"Mark Lewis: Galveston"
In this special commission from the Contemporary Austin, British video artist Lewis uses his camera to explore—eerily, slowly—the Texas city of Galveston. He imbues the city's signature architectural feature, the 23-floor One Moody Tower, with an Orwellian...Exhibitions Until Saturday August 26 2017
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Pride on the Roof
Come early for the glitter bar with body paint and stay late dancing by gay artist Jim Hodge's installation "With Liberty and Justice for All." The jams are compliments of local queer DJs and the food is free. You can also find some cocktails to drink...Saturday August 26 2017 Free