With the recent debut of its sleek new Moody Pavilions, the Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria location not only gained much-improved visitor amenities such as a café, a museum shop, expanded restrooms and shaded outdoor hang-out space, it also got some expanded hours.
The museum’s 14-acres of lakeside grounds known as the Marcus Sculpture Park is now open until 9 p.m. every Thursday. And so is Épicerie at The Contemporary café if you want to grab wine, beer, or coffee and a gourmet picnic.
And beginning this month the museum will begin offering special evening programming the first Thursday of the month.
While participant tickets to “Bob Ross Painting Party” have already sold out, you can still grab free spectator tickets by clicking here.
Hang out in the lovely lakeside amphitheatre and watch the “happy accidents” happen in the style set forth by the late television art instructor Bob Ross in his popular “The Joy of Painting” series.
Then Oct. 3, it’s a screening of short films by artist Cameron Jamie, whose sculpture is featured in the exhibition “The Sorcerer’s Burden.” And on Nov. 7, join a meeting of the Animal Facts Club, led by artist Jules Buck Jones and biologist Audrey Stewart who wil fascinating animal facts.