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Celebrate Opening Weekend: Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams & Crit Group Reunion

Tickets to opening weekend are SOLD OUT! Walk ups may be available but are not guaranteed entry.

Enjoy drinks, music, and camaraderie on the rooftop during this weekend-long celebration of The Contemporary’s Austin-centric fall exhibitions!

Step into the surreal universe of visionary musician and artist Daniel Johnston, filled with love, loss, ghosts, aliens, superheroes, and the eternal battle between good and evil. Then get a crash course on the diverse visual art thriving in Austin, with works by more than 50 Austin artists in Crit Group Reunion.

  • Enjoy Spread & Co’s pop-up café from 10A–2P each day, plus takeaway art activities and complimentary Topo Chico and CLEAN Cause all day

  • Music kicks off at 12P each day! Enjoy special sets from Chulita Vinyl Club ATX (12P) and Boyfriend ATX (3P) on Saturday, and DJ Shani (12P) and DJ Ella Ella (3P) on Sunday!

  • Happy hour starts at 3P courtesy of LALO Tequila and Tito’s Handmade Vodka

  • Members receive a free “Hi, How Are You?” button pin from Shop at The Contemporary, along with 10% off everything in the shop, plus 10% off at the Spread & Co pop-up café!

Login with your member ID for free admission to this event! Not a member? Join today to receive unlimited admission to the Jones Center and Laguna Gloria, plus access to special events, art school classes, and more!
Let’s celebrate opening weekend safely! To ensure the safety of our staff and fellow visitors, masks will be required at all times for guests over the age of 2 and capacity will be limited. We highly encourage all guests be vaccinated. We ask guests to not attend if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and/or if within the last 14 days you have tested positive or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. All event details subject to change as we navigate the current COVID environment in Austin.
Exhibition Support

Additional thanks to CLEAN Cause and Two Robbers Seltzer.