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."
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."
“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...Read More
A film series featuring classic road films selected by artist Terry Allen in response to his sound sculpture Road Angel at Laguna Gloria.
A show of new sculptures and works on paper by artist Lionel Maunz. The artist draws on themes of Gothic horror, agony, and the grotesque to create...Read More
A family event where you can build a model car and test is on a track. For more, go here.
“Station to Station, directed by Doug Aitken, is composed of 62 one-minute-long films. Featuring Beck, Mark Bradford, Jackson Browne, William Eggleston, Urs Fischer, Thurston Moore,...Read More
A family workshop featuring the opportunity to create paintings using ice! To reserve your spot, go here.
A workshop activity where kids can create a reflective work of art using printmaking techniques. Recommended for ages 2 – 11. Reservations are requested.
A film by artist Takashi Murakami. “The Pokémon-influenced coming-of-age story follows Masashi, a boy who moves to a sleepy town in the wake of an unnatural...Read More
A day of family programs—use everyday materials to create robots and then bring them to life at an animation station.
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.
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...Read More
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,...Read More
A screening of Andy Warhol’s film Sleep. Reservations can be made here.
A family event where children can create bubble wands. This is inspired by Roger Hiorns’s artwork on view at Laguna Gloria.
A performance using puppets, costumes and props to teach about animals that live in Texas. There will also be information booths by wildlife organizations. Performance...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
“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...Read More
Arrgh, me hearties! Let’s talk knots!
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Research into botanical-based pharmaceuticals led to stylized portraits of plants used in cancer-fighting drugs.
A group exhibition explores the integration of natural and technological systems.
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....Read More
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...Read More
Two types of rain drawings by Bethany Johnson and wall drawings by Ann Tarantino utilize elements of chance and explore novel techniques of drawing. Curated...Read More
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...Read More