The Contemporary Austin
With two different locations plus an in-city art school, The Contemporary Austin is one of the biggest local names in all that is art, art education, and art appreciation.
Serving as the primary community art museum, The Contemporary Austin strives to complete its mission 'to educate and inspire audiences in visual arts', something it does very well with it's various every changing exhibits, workshops, art labs, and tours. Here are the two different exhibit areas your group will have the option to visit:
- Jones Center - The historic downtown building housing modern works from all around the world. See various exhibits and regularly changing educational programs, such as Art Lab, a hands-on art-making experience that deals with different media, techniques, and ideas that work in conjecture with the works on display.
- Laguna Gloria - History, art, and nature come together beautifully here at Laguna Gloria, otherwise known as the Betty and Ed Marcus Sculpture Park. Visit the 1916 Italianate Villa and Gardens or head straight to the sculpture park, both really exquisite and unique samples of modern art.
Opt-in for a docent-led tour by request or a drop-in tour the first Sunday of each month at 1 pm at either of these two locations!