Austin Art Exhibits - Austin is a magnet for creatives, drawing a mix of artists to make their artistic home in the city. With a thriving arts scene, Austin is a creative epicenter that is home to multiple galleries, museums, and other art spaces. This allows Austinites and visitors to the city to find art events and exhibits any time year-round. Read on to learn more about three Austin art exhibits to experience right now.
The Blanton Museum of Art
Right now is a good time to view “Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print,” a current exhibit at The Blanton Museum of Art. Scheduled for September 4-February 20, 2022. Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an abstract expressionist painter. She is well known for her painting, “Mountains and Sea,” which she made by deliberately pouring and brushing thinned-out oil paint over a canvas. Frankenthaler is a key figure in the development of color-field painting, with which she experimented during her entire life and artistic career. “Without Limits” is an exhibit of 10 prints and six proofs that the artist created over five decades of her career.
Neill-Cochran House Museum
From September 8-December 19, an exhibit called “Annie Lyle Harmon: On Her Own Path” is being held a the Neill-Cochran House Museum in north-central Austin. Annie Lyle Harmon (1855-1930) was a Californian painter, who worked in San Francisco from the late 19th century into the 20th century. Her work focused on landscape scenes, especially of the Pacific coast. This art exhibition, sponsored by Ms. Betty Boone Williams and Art inSight Inc., showcases 17 different paintings.
Visual Arts Center
“Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas: The Blessings of the Mystery” traveled to the Visual Arts Center, a gallery situated in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin; the exhibit lasts from September 24-December 3. Organized by Ballroom Marfa, this exhibit is a collaboration between visual artist Carolina Caycedo and filmmaker David de Rozas that highlights “the complicated and layered histories, connections, and tensions present in West Texas through film, sculpture, installation, collage, and drawing.”
Art from the Streets is an Austin, Texas-based non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to provide a location for artists experiencing homelessness to practice their artistic skills and create and share their love of art. Art from the Streets (AFTS) provides opportunities for the artists to display and sell their art online and via other projects and partnerships, including the AFTS Annual Art Show & Sale. AFTS is a volunteer-run program that provides a safe and encouraging environment where the positive spirit and creativity of homeless people is nurtured through artistic expression. If you would like more information about the Art from the Streets program, please contact the organization at any time. If you would like to help support the organization and its mission, there are many ways you can do so. Don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of the AFTS team to learn more about donations and volunteer opportunities.