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IMAGE: Richard T. Walker, the predicament of always (as it is), 2014. Two-channel HD video. Courtesy the artist and Carroll/Fletcher.

Upcoming at Jones Center

Do Ho Suh

September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Do Ho Suh, Apartment A, Corridor and Staircase, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2011–2012. Polyester fabric and stainless steel tubes. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Upcoming at LAGUNA GLORIA

Do Ho Suh

September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Do Ho Suh, Net-Work, 2010. Gold and chrome plating with polyurethane coating on ABS plastic and nylon fishing net. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Jones Center

Closed on Labor Day, Sept 1
Closed to the public
Aug 25 – Sept 12 and Sept 19 for installation

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Closed for installation


Tomorrow

Closed for installation

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Laguna Gloria

Closed on Labor Day, Sept 1
Today

Grounds: Open from 9A — 5P
Gallery: Open from 10A — 4P

Tomorrow

Grounds: Open from 9A — 5P
Gallery: Open from 10A — 4P

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Art School

Fall 2014

Sept 13 – Dec 18

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NEWS

Upcoming at The Contemporary

The Jones Center will be closed to the public from August 25 through September 12, as well as on September 19, for installation of our new exhibition Do Ho Suh. In the meantime, Laguna Gloria will be open with regular hours during this period, so please come visit us there! We can’t wait to share the Fall 2014 season with you, which includes not only the multi-site exhibition Do Ho Suh but the premiere of a video work by Richard T. Walker, a musical performance and sculptural installation by Lucky Dragons, and much more.

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25th Annual La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival for Art Education

Save the date for La Dolce Vita on October 16, 2014, at Laguna Gloria. All proceeds benefit The Contemporary Austin’s innovative education programs, and we’ll be featuring tastings from the best chefs and restaurants in Central Texas, selections from both local and international wineries, and creations from acclaimed pastry chefs. Tipsy Texan David Alan will curate the Cocktail Lounge, with specialty cocktails from top mixologists.

Meet Our Newest Sculpture

The Contemporary receives gift of Ursula von Rydingsvard's Luna, 2007

Luna is made out of a very dense material, urethane resin, that I chose because it has the capacity of absorbing and reflecting sunlight,” the German-born, US-based sculptor noted. “A touch of color (like the color one sees in water, sky, or clouds) was added to the resin.” Read about von Rydingsvard’s process and this significant acquisition here, and come say hi to Luna at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria!

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About

The Contemporary Art Museum for Austin

Mission: The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.

Vision: The Contemporary Austin aspires to be the contemporary art museum for Austin and an essential part of city life. Through its unique combination of urban and outdoor sites, The Contemporary will embody an eclectic and collaborative spirit.

Museum Without Walls
A Discussion with Louis Grachos

Learn more about the many ways that we are inspiring our home city and get to know our executive director, Louis Grachos, and his ideas on the future of our city’s visual arts. Special thanks to Sanders\Wingo.

Jones Center

1851
The first three-story brick building in Austin is constructed on the corner of 7th Street and Congress Avenue.

1877
Tobin’s Drug Store opens at 700 Congress Avenue.

1911
Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA) is formed.

1926
700 Congress Avenue becomes the Queen Theater, featuring a balcony and proscenium stage.

1956
Lerner Shops moves into 700 Congress and renovates by adding storefront windows, a second floor, and a new front elevation on Congress, including an awning over the sidewalk.

1995
Texas Fine Arts Association purchases the vacant building at 700 Congress and renovates the first floor.

1998
TFAA / The Jones Center for Contemporary Art opens to the public.

2002
TFAA changes its name to Arthouse at the Jones Center.

2008
Arthouse unveils the renovation and expansion plans for the Jones Center, designed by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects.

2010
Arthouse at the Jones Center reopens.

2011
Arthouse at the Jones Center and the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) celebrate 100 and 50 years, respectively. At the same time, the two institutions formalize a merger under the temporary name AMOA-Arthouse, rejoining the two primary organizations that constituted the Texas Fine Arts Association.

2013
AMOA-Arthouse debuts its new name and brand: The Contemporary Austin.

Laguna Gloria

1911
Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA) is formed.

1943
Texas legend Clara Driscoll donates her lakeside, 1916 estate in west Austin to be used “as a Museum to bring pleasure in the appreciation of art to the people of Texas.”

1961
TFAA splits into two separate entities. Laguna Gloria Art Museum is created with the purpose of owning and operating the museum and grounds, and presenting exhibitions and educational programs in the Driscoll Villa.

1983
The Art School’s 4,100-square foot facility is constructed on the grounds of Laguna Gloria.

1996
Laguna Gloria Art Museum changes its name to Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) and moves its primary exhibition space to 823 Congress Avenue.

2003
The Driscoll Villa and gardens and key features of The Art School complex are refurbished and restored through a successful $3.6 million Laguna Gloria Renewal Project.

2008
The historic Gatehouse is restored and the Art School studios expanded by 2,500-square feet of new ceramics and painting space.

2011
Arthouse at the Jones Center and the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) celebrate 100 and 50 years, respectively. At the same time, the two institutions formalize a merger under the temporary name AMOA-Arthouse, rejoining the two primary organizations that constituted the Texas Fine Arts Association.

2013
AMOA-Arthouse debuts its new name and brand: The Contemporary Austin.

Board of Trustees

Darrell Windham, Chairman
Diane Land, President
Richard Marcus, President-Elect (2015)
Clay Cary, Treasurer
Milam Newby, Secretary

Wilson Allen
Elizabeth Baskin
Suzanne Deal Booth
Mike Chesser
Katelena Hernandez Cowles
Ann Loupot Daughety
Eric Foultz
Laura Gottesman
Deborah Green
Mark Hanna
John Harcourt
Eric Herschmann
Teresa Hubbard
Stephen Jones
Jannette Keating
Mickey Klein
Kathleen Loughlin
Chris Mattsson
Ross Moody
Don Mullins
Brad Nelsen
Elysia Ragusa
Shalini Ramanathan
Reagan Reaud
Lora Reynolds
Jane Schweppe
Kate Sheerin
Elizabeth Stanley
Rodney Susholtz
Robert Turner
Melba Whatley
Leslie Wingo

THE BETTY AND EDWARD MARCUS SCULPTURE PARK AT LAGUNA GLORIA

The Contemporary Austin was awarded a $9 million grant by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation to help create an unparalleled arts destination at Laguna Gloria, with the majority of the funds committed to commissioning and acquiring sculpture and permanent outdoor installations by some of today’s leading artists. In honor of the foundation, this major feature at The Contemporary Austin’s outdoors site is named the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.

Already well known for its historic significance and the Art School, Laguna Gloria will continue to grow into an exceptional art-in-nature experience with exhibitions, commissions, and vibrant community engagement through public programming and educational initiatives. The Contemporary Austin’s ongoing land stewardship program, designed in collaboration with an environmental firm, will ensure that this precious reserve of natural beauty in the heart of the city will become even more resilient, diverse, and welcoming for art and nature lovers alike.