Rooftop Sessions

With Origin Studio House 

The Contemporary is proud to partner with Origin Studio House, bringing you our featured DJ, Stefon Osae and a special performance by Mama Duke.

Join us on our stunning rooftop, perched above the glittering downtown skyline, where a blend of music and complimentary drinks will ignite the atmosphere for an unforgettable night of celebration.

Kick off the evening with an exclusive after-hours exploration of the exhibitions, This Land and HOST: Aryel René Jackson.

As the night unfolds, ascend to the rooftop, where you'll mingle with a community of art and music enthusiasts from all over Austin.

Register now to secure your spot!

About Mama Duke

Mama Duke is a 2x Austin Hip-Hop Award winning Artist and 2x Austin Music Award Nominee. Taking home both “Artist of the Year" and “Female Artist of the Year" in one night - at the beginning of her career, it’s no wonder she can move effortlessly in a male dominated industry. With huge festivals and stages under her feet like Austin City Limits and Austin FC’s Amphitheater - Mama Duke is kicking up dust in Texas. As a Recording Academy Member and influential staple, Mama Duke is well on her way to being everyone's top songwriters in Texas. Just recently, she landed a solo front cover of The Austin Chronicle which made her the 1st queer, bi-racial, masculine presenting woman in history to do so. She’s been in multiple news appearances and has landed multiple magazine covers/spreads and shows no signs of stopping until she curates the tour of her dreams. Altogether she has performed over 300+ times and is currently working on her sophomore album. She also curates and hosts a live-streamed Hip-Hop show she founded called ATX Social Club that allows her to stay connected to the community and her peers.

About the Exhibitions

This Land  is an exhibition reflecting on landscape. Bringing together five multidisciplinary artists from regions across the Americas—Vivian Caccuri, Raven Chacon, Minerva Cuevas, Danielle Dean, and Jamilah Sabur—the show explores the concept of land as a container for subjects including the histories and mythologies of place, migration and displacement, and the exploitation of human labor and natural resources. In doing so, the exhibition seeks to address the complex and historically fraught concept of “land,” or “landscape,” as a system, centering the artists’ inquiries into political, economic, and social conditions shaping our world in this era of global capitalism.

Working across sculpture, video, sound, and performance, HOST: Aryel René Jackson explores landscape as a site of personal representation. In this newly commissioned work, Jackson presents a sculptural installation that recalls the landscapes of Texas and Louisiana, two places that hold profound meaning for the artist. Jackson was raised in New Orleans and is now based in Austin.

Special thanks to all our partners:

Origin Studio House

LALO Tequila, Tito’s Vodka, Topo Chico, and Austin East Ciders for providing the key ingredients