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August 2019

WAR REMAINS: DAN CARLIN PRESENTS AN IMMERSIVE MEMORY

August 23
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until September 1, 2019

War Remains, 500 East 5th Street
Austin, 78701
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$40

“War Remains” is a category-defining experience from MWM Immersive that uses virtual reality to give audiences a taste of one of the most extreme battlefields in history - The Western Front of the First World War. As educational as it is exhilarating, the experience blends Dan Carlin’s classic narrative style with moments of unfettered combat to bring viewers closer to history than ever before. Physical and virtual elements combine to create a visceral, realistic simulation far more immersive than a…

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Jeremy Blake: Winchester Trilogy

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 1, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Jeremy Blake’s haunting Winchester trilogy explores the history of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. In the late 1800s, Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, began to turn her eight-bedroom home into a sprawling mansion. Over the course of thirty-six years, Winchester hired construction workers to continually build over a hundred rooms, miles of hallways, and stairs leading to nowhere. Rumors swelled and many believed that Winchester—after losing her child and husband at an early age—was cursed…

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Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 25, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Exactly 500 years ago, in August of 1519, an expedition led by the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés began marching inland into Mexican territory. Just two years later, what today is Mexico City fell to an ethnically diverse army composed of both Spanish and local peoples from other cities, starting a long period of European colonization. This exhibition aims to expand our perspective on these events by featuring a selection of maps, known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by Indigenous…

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Lily Cox-Richard at Blanton Museum

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 14, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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This installation will present new work that expands artist Lily Cox-Richard’s research into the contextual history of materials. By removing common materials such as plaster, concrete, or scrap copper from familiar settings and giving them new forms, Cox-Richard makes visible unseen systems that dictate materials’ production, value, and use, and engages larger questions of natural resources, labor, the specifics of place, and the politics of viewership. Organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of…

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International Multicultural Festival (IMfest 2019)

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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Free

Welcome to IMFest also known as International Multicultural Festival. This festival is derived from the idea that we are all different and unique, and yet, we are all the same. We may look different, speak different languages, hold different practices and beliefs. But when we look inside ourselves, we are still the same. The event has lined up a series of vibrant activities to mark this celebration. We will have representations of artists, vendors, businesses, people and communities from around…

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Let’s Meet

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Motion Media Arts Center, 2200 Tillery St.
Austin, 78723
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Free

Motion Media Art's Center presents our quarterly open house + community meet-up hybrid: LET'S MEET! Our 14,000 sq ft space is a unique hybrid combining quality & accessible alternative education year-round in film & creative media via Austin School of Film and a 4,000 sq ft make/work space and an all ages venue to present & gather via Austin Cinemaker Space. The first of its kind with a 20 year non-profit history to back it. LET’S MEET on August 30…

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September 2019

Landmarks Video: September 2019

September 1 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

ART building, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, 78712
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Landmarks Video presents Mikhail Karikis' Children of Unquiet, 2014. The work will be on public view daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the ART building atrium, located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Videos are accessible to all and free to view.

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Curator-led Gallery Talk: Lily Cox-Richard

September 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Thursday, September 5th 12:30PM Curator-led Gallery Talk Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs. Join Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a special tour of Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs. in our Contemporary Project space. Sculptor Lily Cox-Richard presents new work that responds to the history and materiality of the Blanton’s William J. Battle Collection of Plaster Casts—a set of nineteenth-century replicas of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Using both modern 3D scanning technology and a centuries-old, colorful imitation marble…

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Sanctum Exhibition Opening

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, Suite 101
Austin, 78702
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Sanctum brings together a collection of international artists to present work in conversation around the concept of genetic memory. Long fascinated with the idea that we inherit not only DNA but fear, habits, triumph, trauma and love—among other things from our ancestors—Wendt has gathered these artists to explore how this affects our collective cultural consciousness. Hailing from diverse practices and working in video, installation, photography, painting and sculpture, this group of work includes an excerpt from Wendt’s latest film The Memory Inheritance,…

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Camp Vida Fashion Show + Magazine Release Party

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Brick at Blue Star Art Complex, 108 Blue Star
San Antonio, 78204 United States
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$20 – $50

WELCOME TO CAMP VIDA! Vida Magazine is back with their second magazine release party, CAMP VIDA, an interactive fashion event featuring brand activations, live performances, and an iconic fashion show! This event- in collaboration with our event partner, People's Revolt- celebrates the art of being together because that's what "vida" is all about. Fashion, lifestyle, and art help connect our human experiences so we want to cultivate an interactive event that explores connecting with yourself, creativity, and others. From the…

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Mujeriego

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St
Austin, TX 78751 United States
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By projecting images of clothes from their own closets onto their forms, artist Michael Anthony García creates in-camera photo collage portraits of local women of color to relay their stories. Through conversation, the artist connects with the women, discussing and selecting items from their wardrobe which are photographed and instantly projected onto their forms. Those images are ultimately used in temporary installations on the subjects' beds with other items from their closets, which are then documented in the final images…

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Peter Max : The Retrospective – Back to Woodstock 50th Anniversary

September 14
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until September 15, 2019

Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, 1137 W 6th St
Austin, 78703
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A Retrospective collection with a significant nod to Woodstock and from the studio of artist legend, Peter Max, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a limited engagement presentation at The Russell Collection, Austin’s premier fine art gallery. The exhibition opens with an evening preview event on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5-7 pm and the Exhibition extends through Sunday, September 15,2019. Two limited engagement, not-to-be-missed Gallery receptions for the public have been announced: Saturday, September 14 from 6 to 8…

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Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Gibson

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Join Kaila Schedeen, UT art history PhD candidate, in the galleries for a conversation about Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day. Schedeen’s research focuses on indigenous North American artists whose works engage issues of sovereignty, identity, and the history of representation. Included with museum admission. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring…

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October 2019

Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - October 5 @ 11:00 pm
Dell Diamond, hwy 79
Round Rock, TX 78665 United States
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Free

Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival October 4 - 5, 2019 Location Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard Round Rock, Texas 78665 Festival dates and hours: Friday, October 4, 2019:  5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Saturday, October 5, 2019:  9:00 am – 11:00 pm   The Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is Round Rock area’s largest and most prestigious (and the most fun, in our estimation) festival, attracting over 40,000 people annually to this free event on the…

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