The Contemporary Austin receives $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Prestigious grant will support a major group exhibition that will span both sites of The Contemporary Austin, opening in fall 2019.

Louis Grachos, the Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director & CEO of the Contemporary Austin, is pleased to announce The Contemporary Austin has received a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for its upcoming, fall 2019 exhibition, The Sorcerer’s Burden. This is the second Warhol Foundation grant received by the five-year-old institution. Previously, the Warhol Foundation awarded the museum a grant to support the 2015 exhibition Strange Pilgrims.

Exploring the intersection of art and anthropology, The Sorcerer’s Burden will feature new and existing work by emerging and mid-career artists from around the globe. Funding from the Warhol Foundation will support new, site-specific works designed to activate the museum’s urban and outdoor sites: the Jones Center on Congress Avenue and Laguna Gloria on the shores of Lake Austin. The grant will also help fund a scholarly catalogue published in partnership with Radius Books, Santa Fe. The Sorcerer’s Burden is curated by Heather Pesanti, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin.