The Contemporary Austin (formerly AMOA-Arthouse) at Laguna Gloria

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Richard T. Walker: The Predicament Of Always (As It Is)

The Contemporary Austin (formerly AMOA-Arthouse) at Laguna Gloria

September 20 - January 11, 2015

British-born, San Francisco–based artist Richard T. Walker was seduced by the sublime beauty of the American West, and has spent the last six years exploring the complexities of language and human relationships amid that natural environment. Combining photography, video, performance, and large-scale installation, Walker operates in the panoramic landscape, often speaking or singing en plein air.


Lucky Dragons: 17,000 Observations

Recorded sound installation and exhibition of a large-scale, reflective sculpture in the forest at Laguna Gloria. Lucky Dragons is a collaboration between Sarah Rara and […]

Music for Wilderness Lake

“Twelve trombonists positioned around the lagoon play meditative music across the water to one another at dusk and dawn while the music is cued via […]


Susurrus (an obscure onomatopoeic word meaning a whispering or rustling sound) is Scottish playwright David Leddy’s audio/theater experiment that turns a walk in the park into […]

Good Taste: Spinning Plates

A gathering in the Orly Genger installation for an evening celebrating restaurants as sites of creativity and community. View Spinning Plates, a documentary about three […]

Contemporary Picnic

Enjoy the fine art of a contemporary picnic brunch while checking out newly commissioned sculptures by Liam Gillick and Marianne Vitale. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets […]

Artist Talk: Kensuke Yamada

The Art School hosts artist Kensuke Yamada for the fifth annual Visiting Ceramic Artist Program. During a free public talk Yamada will discuss how he […]

Marianne Vitale

Utilizing the abandoned evidence of quotidian human existence as raw material, Marianne Vitale transforms decaying elements of rural life into rugged visual poems alluding to […]

Liam Gillick

A sparse aesthetic vocabulary belies conceptual complexity in the work of Liam Gillick  in which distilled elements of utopian modernism, power ideology, social interaction, and […]

Erin Curtis: Furthest West

Joining in the Texas Biennial 2013 as one of the event’s 80 participating organizations, The Contemporary Austin will presents Erin Curtis: Furthest West at the […]

New Works: Jessica Halonen

Research into botanical-based pharmaceuticals led to stylized portraits of plants used in cancer-fighting drugs.

Of a Technical Nature

A  group exhibition explores the integration of natural and technological systems.

Travis Weller: Concerto Laguna

The first-ever Aoa-Arthouse Sound Series kicks off with Concerto Laguna, Travis Weller’s site-specific composition for solo cellist Leanne Zacharias and an orchestra of steel bells. […]

New Works: Michael Menchaca

Menchaca’s animated video, Codex Migratus Animatus interprets current events along the U.S.-Mexico border through the exploits of a cast of cartoon animals inspired by pre-Columbian […]

New Works: April Wood

Combining traditional metalsmithing materials such as copper, silver, bronze, and steel, with dried sheep innards to explore the complex relationship between food and the body. […]


The latest installment of the ongoing Collection Selections series highlighting works from the museum’s permanent collection is 21 photographs, sculptures, installations, and paintings by 16 […]

Big Bad Wolf Curated by Aurora Picture Show

Break out the glass slippers and red cloaks for this free screening of fairytale-inspired films in the enchanted forest of Laguna Gloria. Co-presented by AMOA-Arthouse […]

New Works: Leah Haney

Exploding abstractions beginning with images culled from vintage  interior design magazines.

Art on the Green

An artist designed nine-hole miniature golf course on the grounds of Laguna Gloria. Participating artists for Art on the Green include Boozefox, D-CRAIN Design and […]

Films of Joseph Cornell

This DVD screening includes a selection of experimental films by Joseph Cornell, along with the only existing footage of the assemblage artist in his studio.

Buster Graybill: Progeny of Tush Hog

The Austin Museum of Arthouse has announced it’s first show as a combined entity: Buster Graybill: Progeny of Tush Hog. This indoor and outdoor exhibition […]


Exploring the twelve-acre grounds overlooking Lake Austin, this exhibit presents Austin artists who have a connection with the landscape. Look out for a site-specific works […]