IMAGE: Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, East Coast / West Coast (1969), 22 min, b&w, sound, © Holt/Smithson Foundation, Licensed by VAGA at ARS. Distributed by EAI, New York

Film Screening: Works of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson

In accordance with new guidelines from the City of Austin as a result of COVID-19, this event has been postponed until Spring 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and will make decisions about future museum programming in the coming days and weeks.
This screening of moving image works created collaboratively by Nancy Holt and artist Robert Smithson includes East Coast / West Coast, The Making of Amarillo Ramp, Swamp, Mono Lake, and a never-before-seen short film by Holt of Smithson and his works. Program will be introduced by Dr. Ann Reynolds, Professor of Art History at The University of Texas at Austin and author of Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere.

Presented in partnership with Austin Film Society. Tickets and schedule available at, with discounts for Museum Members (email invitation with promo code will be sent to members; you may also contact for the code).

Celebrating Nancy Holt's Time Span: Films and Events

Explore visionary artist Nancy Holt (1938–2014) and her contributions to Land art and film through special screenings and events. Commissioned for Laguna Gloria in 1981, Holt’s site-specific, kinetic sculpture Time Span enters The Contemporary Austin’s permanent collection thanks to a gift by Holt/Smithson Foundation. Presented in partnership with Austin Film Society, with special thanks to Holt/Smithson Foundation.

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