The Contemporary Austin is offering free admission for the last week of its current exhibitions, including “Deborah Roberts: I’m,” on view at the museum’s downtown Jones Center location, 700 Congress Ave.
Free week runs 12 noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-15. Advanced ticket reservations are required. Make reservations at thecontemporaryaustin.org/visit/
Both Contemporary Austin locations are free for all visitors on Thursdays.
The first solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin by any Texas-based artist, “I’m” is Roberts’ first solo museum in her home state, and hometown. Occupying the Jones Center’s first floor, the show features new collages and paintings and an interactive sound, text and video installation.
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Outside on the Jones Center’s expansive, prominent south-facing wall is Roberts mural “Little man, little man,” which takes its name from James Baldwin’s long-overlooked children’s book that articulates the experience of Black childhood through the adventures of a four-year-old boy in Harlem.
After it closes in Aug. 15, “Deborah Roberts: I’m” will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.