Showcasing two renowned and architecturally unique locations, The Contemporary Austin brings multidisciplinary exhibitions, engaging programs, and enticing special events to the city's visual arts landscape.
Nicole Eisenman: Sturm und Drang
Upcoming at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue and Laguna Gloria
February 27 – August 16, 2020.
The Contemporary Austin is now open in a limited capacity. Click here to learn more.
The Contemporary Austin offers diverse, engaging ways to explore contemporary art and culture, including innovative opportunities and experiences for families, young people, artists, and educators.
The acclaimed Art School at Laguna Gloria offers classes for ages four through adult in painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital media, and more. Register today for an online class!
The Contemporary Austin’s inaugural Art Dinner on May 3, 2014, celebrated the launch of the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria and honored the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation for its founding gift.
Guests enjoyed cocktails with artist Orly Genger as her new sculptural commission for The Contemporary Austin, Current, a monumental outdoor installation of woven rope that cascades down the outdoor amphitheater of Laguna Gloria, was unveiled. Composer and musician Graham Reynolds performed a new musical composition inspired by Current, followed by an elegant seated dinner featuring renowned local chefs.
Proceeds of the Art Dinner will benefit the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park’s program, providing funds for the exhibitions and conservation of the works of art. The inaugural Art Dinner was the capstone event of The Contemporary Austin's opening weekend for the spring/summer 2014 exhibitions A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection and Orly Genger: Current, along with celebrating the official launch of the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.
For Art Dinner questions, please contact Annie Parish at email@example.com or 512 453 5312 x 130.
A very special thank you to our 2014 Art Dinner sponsors:
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Austin
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Hauser & Wirth
Zach Feuer Gallery
Capital Spectrum Inc.
Treaty Oak Distilling Co.