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

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3809 West 35th Street

Austin, TX 78703

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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 […]

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