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

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

(512) 458-8191

3809 West 35th Street

Austin, TX 78703


The Green Screen Film Series

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

July 6 - 27, 2018

This summer's Green Screen Film Series is inspired by artist Wangechi Mutu's African mermaid sculpture Water Woman, and features films about "women and girls living near and under the sea."

Carol Bove

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

November 18 - 24, 2018

A show of works by New York-based artist Carol Bove. "Bove's new and recent large-scale sculptures reinterpret the classical sculpture garden in the meadow of Laguna Gloria. A multitude of abstract forms of varying shapes, colors, and scales plays with ideas of language, landscape, and display."


Ragnar Kjartansson: S.S. Hangover

“Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s dreamy and fantastical kinetic sound sculpture, S.S. Hangover, consists of a hand-painted 1930s boat sailing on the lagoon, carrying a party...

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Green Screen Film Series

A film series featuring classic road films selected by artist Terry Allen in response to his sound sculpture Road Angel at Laguna Gloria.

Art Car Derby

A family event where you can build a model car and test is on a track. For more, go here.

Ice Painting

A family workshop featuring the opportunity to create paintings using ice! To reserve your spot, go here.

Reflective Printmaking Workshop

A workshop activity where kids can create a reflective work of art using printmaking techniques. Recommended for ages 2 – 11. Reservations are requested.

Recycled Robots

A day of family programs—use everyday materials to create robots and then bring them to life at an animation station.

Ronen Sharabani: Driscoll Villa Projection

Ronen Sharabani will create a site-specific outdoor and indoor video projection, Matchbox, in celebration of the Driscoll Villa at Laguna Gloria’s hundred-year anniversary.

Art Free-for-All

Get to know all of The Contemporary Austin’s educational offerings during this free, family-friendly open house. Events include art demonstrations, crafting, and the ability to...

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Lise Haller Baggesen: Mothernism

A site-specific installation by Chicago-based artist Lise Haller Baggesen. The work is inspired by Baggesen’s “ongoing attempts to organize her thoughts on motherhood in history, music, art,...

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Bubble Blowout

A family event where children can create bubble wands. This is inspired by Roger Hiorns’s artwork on view at Laguna Gloria.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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