Exhibitions

Current

Exhibition

Mural by Manik Raj Nakra: Man Who Fell to Earth

December 8, 2023 – Present

The Contemporary Austin will showcase a mural by artist Manik Raj Nakra on the Jones Center’s downtown building on 7th and Congress.

Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Stainless steel, Dichrolam, acrylic, enamel paint, and LED lights. Installed, 84 x 1,737 x 10 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Jim Hodges. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Jim Hodges: With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)

December 17, 2016 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin unveils a new outdoor installation by artist Jim Hodges for The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center.

Installation view, Perry Art Park, Austin, Texas, 2017, with (from left) Peter Reginato, Blue Float, 1978; Jim Huntington, Dayton, 1977; and Betty Gold, Alas #IV, 1994. Artwork and image courtesy The Contemporary Austin – Museum Without Walls Program. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Museum Without Walls at Perry Park

May 6, 2017 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls program brings art beyond the walls of the museum and out into the community in new ways and in diverse venues.

David Deming, Mystic Raven, 1983. Painted steel. 264 x 192 x 72 inches. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Gift of TRST Congress, Inc., 1992.10. Installation view, Pease Park at Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork and image courtesy The Contemporary Austin – Museum Without Walls Program. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Museum Without Walls at Pease Park

December 16, 2017 – Ongoing

Upcoming

Lubaina Himid, Pointless Heroism, 2023. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas.  72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 centimeters). Artwork © Lubaina Himid. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photograph by Andy Keate. 

Exhibition

Lubaina Himid: Make Do and Mend

March 1 – July 21, 2024

Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar; lives and works in Preston, UK) is the recipient of the 2024 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize, which is envisioned as a transformative award for the artist and the community in Austin. Over a four decades-long career, Himid has explored and expanded the possibilities of painting and storytelling to depict contemporary everyday life and to fill in gaps within art history through the depiction and centering of Black figures and experience.

Guadalupe Maravilla, Mariposa Relámpago, 2023. Courtesy of Guadalupe Maravilla and P·P·O·W, New York. © Guadalupe Maravilla

Exhibition

Guadalupe Maravilla: Mariposa Relámpago

April 4, 2024 – November 3, 2024

Mariposa Relámpago, or Lightning Butterfly in English, is the artist’s largest sculpture to date and is part of the artist’s Disease Throwers series—sculptures that incorporate natural materials, handmade objects, and items collected by the artist while retracing his migratory route to become shrines and healing instruments.

HOST: Fusebox will take place at The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue.

Exhibition

HOST: Fusebox

April 11 – July 21, 2024

This exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of Fusebox. The brainchild of a group of young artist-friends living in Austin in 2005, Fusebox has evolved to become not only a cornerstone for the arts in Austin but also a major presenter of live and interdisciplinary art worldwide.  HOST: Fusebox presents a sampling of works by current and former Fusebox artists as an immersive gallery display.

Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Wangechi Mutu, Water Woman, 2017. Bronze. 36 x 65 x 70 inches. Edition 2 of 3, with 2 AP. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.5. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria is named in honor of a founding grant by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. This contemporary art destination presents exhibitions and permanent outdoor art installations on a site of great natural beauty on Lake Austin.

Past

Installation view, HOST: Aryel René Jackson, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2023. Artwork © Aryel René Jackson. Courtesy the artist. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Kaitlin Saragusa/BFA.com. © BFA 2023.

Exhibition

HOST: Aryel René Jackson

September 28, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Exhibition

This Land

This Land is a group exhibition about landscape: how it records the social and environmental effects of colonialism and capitalism.

Jenny Holzer, IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, 2022. Acrylic latex paint on stucco. Text: Survival, 1983–1985. © 2022 Jenny Holzer, ARS. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Alex Boeschenstein.

Exhibition

Mural by Jenny Holzer: IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY

OCTOBER 15, 2022 – NOVEMBER 5, 2023

The Contemporary Austin’s Fall 2022 exhibition IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY took its title from an iconic text by Jenny Holzer. In conjunction with the exhibition and in collaboration with the artist, the museum presents Holzer’s text as a mural on the fascade of our downtown Austin building.