IMAGE: The Contemporary Austin's second annual Art Dinner, May 9, 2015. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Art Dinner

Richard Marcus, president of the board of trustees, and The Contemporary Austin cordially invite you to the second annual Art Dinner, an evening celebrating the most recent acquisition to the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Tom Friedman’s Looking Up.

The Art Dinner is the culminating event for a larger opening weekend for The Contemporary Austin, including the opening of Robert Therrien at the Jones Center.

Please join us.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

6P Cocktails

7P Special Performance by Terry Allen

8P Dinner and unveiling of Looking Up by Tom Friedman
Cocktail and dinner service courtesy of restaurateur Larry McGuire of Jeffrey’s

8:30P Art Auction led by Sotheby’s
Pre-auction by Paddle8

10P Dancing on the Lawn

Elegant attire requested.

For Art Dinner questions and to RSVP, please contact Lauren Adams at or 512 453 5312 x 134.

Special Thanks to Our Art Dinner Chair and Committee

Lora Reynolds, Chair
Suzanne Deal Booth
Deborah Green
Jeanne Klein
Fredericka Middleton

For details about the inaugural 2014 Art Dinner, please click here.


Unique artist-created stand-up paddleboards headline a benefit auction to support The Contemporary Austin. Through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection, The Contemporary Austin engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Featured Artists: Andy Coolquitt, Liam Gillick, Jim Hodges, Roy McMakin, Angelbert Metoyer, Tom Sachs, Marianne Vitale.

This auction, hosted by Paddle8, opens April 23 and closes at 2P CST, May 7. The Paddle8 auction will culminate at the Art Dinner on May 9, starting at 8:30P CST, with a live auction led by Sotheby's with Paddle8 in attendance. Find out more:

A Benefit Auction for The Contemporary Austin


Art Dinner sponsors support the exhibitions and programming at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. View the generous sponsors of our 2015 event below.

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