July 14, 2020
David Deming's "Mystic Raven" (1983), is part of the collection of The Contemporary Austin, now installed in Pease Park. Photo by Jack Plunkett

In Pease Park, the offer to experience “Mystic Raven” still stands

Ever driven, biked, walked or otherwise moved past the big black sculpture at Austin’s 29th St. and North Lamar? Well if you’re still driving,...

An Austin Gallery Owner Patiently Waits Out The Pandemic

For many of us, sheltering in place means a morning commute from the kitchen to the couch, coffee in hand. But for Jill Schroeder,...

Where is Here: 100 People of East Austin

The intersection of East 12th and Chicon streets epitomizes the history of East Austin and gentrification. State-sanctioned segregation in the 1920s forced Austin’s African American...
Wangechi Mutu, Water Woman, 2017. Bronze. 36 x 65 x 70 inches. Edition 2 of 3, with 2 AP. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.5. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

The Contemporary Austin Launches Array of Online Art Experiences

Like other museums that are pivoting their programming online during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contemporary Austin has launched a robust array of online experiences...
The 2020 Guggenheim Fellows from Texas. Top row: Oscar Cásares, Jeff Goodell, Lacy M.Johnson. Bottom row: Lisa Olstein, Bryan Schutmaat, Yevgeniy Sharlat.

Six from Texas Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded its 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships to four writers, a photographer and a composer from Texas. Five of the...

Mending Social Distances: Beili Liu Makes 1,000 Masks

Beili Liu is sewing 1000 masks. “I couldn’t just go into my studio and make something irrelevant, something that had nothing to do with the...

From Ruby City to MONA: How Some Private Museums are Changing...

The ferry to Berriedale Peninsula is less than 30 minutes from the Brooke Street Pier, though the flight to Tasmania from Texas takes over...
West Austin Studio Tour

West Austin Studio Tour Postponed

The West Austin Studio Tour will be postponed, say officials with Big Medium, the non-profit organization which coordinates the free, two weekend self-guided tour. As...
Animal Facts Club

The Animal Facts Club Wants You to Contribute to its Zine

With public closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contemporary Austin and the Animal Facts Club — a consortium of artists, scientists, musicians, and...
Installation view of the 2017 Texas Biennial exhibition. Image courtesy Big Medium.

Big Medium Postpones Texas Biennial to 2021

Big Medium has announced that it is postponing the Texas Biennial, which was originally planned for this fall, until 2021. "The health and wellbeing of...

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