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March 2015
 

 

Landmarks

Public Art Tour: Down the Rabbit Hole with Landmarks
Sunday, March 1, 11 am
Bass Concert Hall Plaza, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712
Venture down the rabbit hole with Landmarks on a docent-led tour of public art on campus. Explore the nonsensical and the curious, and ponder some of the unanswerable questions surrounding contemporary works of art. The tour will conclude at the Harry Ransom Center where the exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will be on view with a docent-led tour at noon. Meet at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 at Magdalena Abakanowicz's Figure on a Trunk in front of Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive. Free and open to the public. Sunday walking tours commence rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

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Harry Ransom Center

Sunday, March 1, 11 am
Central Market, North Lamar
COOKING CLASS
Enjoy brunch inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and cooking demonstrations by a Central Market Cooking School chef. Ransom Center members receive a discount. Pre-payment and registration required. View the full menu and register at www.hrc.utexas.edu/memevents.

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Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, March 4, noon
READING
Poetry on the Plaza: Poetry of Lewis Carroll

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Women & Their Work

Sara Frantz: Between Borderlands
Living in the Landscape: a Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 4, 7-8:30 pm
Join us on Wednesday, March 4th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for a panel discussion where we will consider the impact of the built environment on the way we perceive nature. Sara Frantz, whose paintings and drawings are currently on view at Women & Their Work, has taken this as one of the central questions in her work.
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Wally Workman Gallery

Fatima Ronquillo | Possession
Thursday, March 5, 5-8 pm
Preview Happy Hour

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Landmarks

Nancy Rubins's Monochrome for Austin Celebration and Q&A
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 am
Norman Hackerman Auditorium and Porch, 100 E. 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712
Join Landmarks in celebrating artist Nancy Rubins's Monochrome for Austin on 5 March 2015. The sculpture, a large-scale assemblage made from seventy aluminum canoes and small boats, is located at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway. Commissioned by Landmarks, Monochrome for Austin draws its support from a steel armature and intertwining cables and stands fifty feet tall, making it the largest sculpture on campus to date. The celebration will feature a public Q&A session with Rubins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception with live music from Austin afrobeat group Hard Proof, food and drinks at 6:30 p.m. at the Norman Hackerman Building. The event is sponsored by Landmarks and admission is free to the public with advance registration. Register by 3 March to secure your spot for the reception. Space is limited and registration is required.

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West End 1st Thursday

1st Thursday
Gallery Night
March 5
Open until 8 pm

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Big Medium

AMPLIFY AUSTIN
March 5-6
We are excited to announce our second year of participation in Amplify Austin. You can get involved in this wonderful opportunity to grow local non-profits by visiting us at amplifyatx.org/bigmedium – take a look at our wishlist and help Big Medium grow! We hope you'll choose to support our mission to expand the contemporary arts in Austin and Texas on March 5.

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Big Medium

Amplify Austin Preview Reception: Flat Earth Folded
March 6, 4-6 pm
Please join us for select refreshments, bites, and a first glimpse at the show to support the continued growth of our programming. Flat Earth Folded is a sculptural installation that uses transducers to activate various materials as speakers. The exhibition is both site and sense-specific.
Amplify Austin is a community-wide day of giving. Big Medium is raising money through Amplify Austin to continue our mission to foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities. Last year, with your support, we raised $3,500. Help us double that number and reach our goal of $7,000.
If you are unable to attend, please consider scheduling your gift here. Every contribution is meaningful.

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Pump Project

000000: Kyle Evans & Jessica Mathews
Friday, March 6, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Harry Ransom Center

Saturday, March 7, noon-5 pm
Central Market, North Lamar
EXPLORE UT
The Ransom Center joins the "biggest open house in Texas." Tour the exhibition, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and participate in Alice-inspired activities. View details at www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut.

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Wally Workman Gallery

Fatima Ronquillo | Possession
Saturday, March 7, 6-8 pm
Opening reception

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Yard Dog

Bill Miller: Texas Serenade - New linoleum collage pieces
Saturday, March 7, 7-9 pm
Opening Reception

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Davis Gallery

Usual=Unusual | Philip Durst and Chris Dial
Saturday March 7, 7-9 pm
Opening Reception

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ART on 5th

Gabe Leonard
Saturday, March 7, 7-9 pm
Artist appearance
Gabe Leonard will be making a personal appearance at ART on 5th where collectors and the public will have the opportunity to meet the artist.

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Art.Science.Gallery.

The Superlative Light
Saturday, March 7, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception:

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Harry Ransom Center

Tuesday, March 10, 4 pm
LECTURE
Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator of Photography, speaks about the photography of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known to the world as Lewis Carroll) and the photographs in the Ransom Center's Lewis Carroll collections.

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The Contemporary Austin

Art Free-for-All
Laguna Gloria
March 14, 12-4 pm
Get to know all The Contemporary has to offer during this family-friendly Open House!
Hands-on art demonstrations by Art School faculty
Food trucks and refreshments
Enjoy outdoor yoga
Tour new sculpture around the grounds
Make art to take home
Live music featuring the band Jarebear!
Activities by teens for teens
Art School course registration and counseling (get a jump on Summer 2015!)
...PLUS much more!
FREE and all ages

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Art.Science.Gallery.

The Art + Science Behind The Superlative Light
A Conversation with Robert Shults and Petawatt Scientist Franki Aymond
Saturday, March 14, 7 pm
RSVP strongly recommended, limited seating: SuperlativeLightTalk.eventbrite.com
Photographer Robert Shults and Franki Aymond, graduate researcher at the Texas Center for High Energy Density Science, discuss the art and science behind The Superlative Light. Shults and Aymondi will explore the design and operation of UT Austin's Texas Petawatt Laser, one of the world's most powerful such devices, and present the techniques utilized to visualize and execute this unique hybrid of science fiction and documentary photography. An opportunity for audience questions will follow the presentation.

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Yard Dog

And the Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Head: Heroes of American Folk and Blues
New Paintings by Tom Russell
Saturday, March 14, 7 pm
Opening Reception and Performance by Tom Russell

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The Contemporary Austin

Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015
2015 SXSW Events
March 15-20
For the second year, The Contemporary Austin and SXSW will collaborate on events linking the museum's exhibitions with the Festival. The current exhibition at the museum, Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015, is a natural fit for collaboration with SXSW
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Flatbed Press and Gallery

Jimmy’s Equinox: Vernal Journeys and Other Wanderings
March 20, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception

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Photo Méthode Gallery

Between the Aether: Shelley Wood and Amanda Smith
March 20, 6-8 pm
Opening reception

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The Contemporary Austin

Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins
Jones Center Roof Deck
Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26
Zaha Hadid is one of a handful of global superstar designers who have changed the way people think about the world through buildings. Hadid once had a reputation as a "paper architect," whose unbuildable projects began as vivid paintings of gravity-defying shapes exploding into the void.
(2013, 75 min.)
Film introduced by Nerea Feliz, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Formerly of Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, in 2010 Feliz launched the independent practice Nerea Feliz Studio, an emerging design and creative research office.
Roof opens at 7 pm, Film at 8 pm
$10/FREE for Members

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Harry Ransom Center

Thursday, March 26, 7 pm
Central Market, North Lamar
AMON CARTER LECTURE
Photographer Abelardo Morell, whose work is featured in the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition, delivers the Amon Carter lecture. Morell's work has been collected and shown at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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grayDUCK Gallery

HOLY FOOL: Featuring: Terry Maker
Friday, March 27, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception

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Art.Science.Gallery.

Saturday, March 28, 7 pm
Film Screening // La Jetée's Influence On The Superlative Light
RSVP strongly recommended, limited seating: SuperlativeLightScreening.eventbrite.com
Photographer Robert Shults, UT Austin physics professor Dr. Todd Ditmire, and research scientist Dr. Gilliss Dyer will screen Chris Marker's landmark "photo-novel" La Jetée and discuss the film's influence on the design of The Superlative Light. The panelists will also explore the process of creating this innovative blend of science fiction and documentary photography within the unique environment of the Texas Petawatt Laser laboratory and present the highlights of experimental campaigns conducted with the Petawatt. A question and answer session will follow.

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Blanton Museum - UT

Okay Mountain : Roadside Attractions
March 29-30
The public is invited to watch members of Okay Mountain as they create a mural at the public art wall at Frank (4th and Colorado). The installation will culminate with an opening reception at Frank on April 15 from 6-9PM.

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Harry Ransom Center

Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm
Jessen Autidorioum
HARRY RANSOM LECTURE
Acclaimed novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje converses with writer Geoff Dyer. Ondaatje is the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient. A reception and book signing follow. Presented by the University Co-op. Ransom Center members receive complimentary parking and priority entry.

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