EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

Upcoming Exhibitions

Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift

September 7 - December 1, 2019
Image of a color painting featuring a man in a white shirt

The University of Texas at Austin is honored to be the home of twenty-three works by Charles White, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished draftsmen and influential art educators. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s remarkable career and legacy, made possible by the generous gift of artworks from Drs. Susan G. and Edmund ...

Joiri Minaya: Labadee

September 14 - December 8, 2019
Image of the sea with trails on the surface left by a boat.

Joiri Minaya’s video Labadee explores the social and economic dynamics at play in Labadee, Haiti, on a private beach leased to Royal Caribbean cruise lines until 2050. Connecting the Caribbean tourism industry with the legacy of invasion and colonization, the video begins with passages from Christopher Columbus’s diary recounting his arrival in the ...

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

October 27, 2019 - January 12, 2020

From griffins and giants to demons and dragons, monsters have enthralled people throughout time. In medieval art and literature, these fanciful creatures give form to fears, curiosities, and fantasies of the unfamiliar and the unknown. Medieval Monsters, organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, will present a lively array of monsters that appear in more than ...

This exhibition focuses on a gift from Dr. Gilberto Cárdenas, a leading collector of Latinx art, of prints produced at Self Help Graphics and Art. Located in East Los Angeles, this printmaking workshop and cultural institution has been a mainstay in the city’s arts community since 1972. Sister Karen Boccalero and two Mexican-born ...

The Artist at Work

December 14, 2019 - June 28, 2020

Artists have long created images of themselves engaged in art-making in order to elevate their social status and establish their cultural importance. Whether in grand self-portraits, views of studios and art academies, or depictions of outdoor sketching expeditions, artists frequently cast themselves as their primary subject. Showcasing representations of artists at work from ...

Ed Ruscha

January 11 - July 12, 2020

More info coming soon. Organized by Veronica Roberts, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art  

Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariátegui, the Peruvian magazine Amauta was one of the most influential cultural and political periodicals of the early 20th century. The exhibition follows Amauta’s development as a platform to explore the diversity of the avant-garde artistic production in Peru, Argentina, and Mexico and the debates that shaped ...

R. Eric McMaster

March 14 - May 31, 2020
Video still of man underwater in a swimming pool

R. Eric McMaster’s work explores the protocols that govern various sports by manipulating, isolating, or restricting the rules and conditions that determine athletes’ movements. In A Change of Atmosphere (2015), a gymnast performs his pommel horse routine underwater, struggling with the awkwardness of breathing and the challenge of buoyancy rather than gravity. The ...

In the early 20th century, artists began exploring abstract, nonrepresentational forms for the first time and significantly changed the language of painting.  Several decades later, abstraction continued to evolve robustly, as its practitioners experimented with new materials and techniques. Dripping, pouring, staining and even slinging paint became common, as did the use of ...

Realm of the Dharma: The Arts of Buddhism

October 11, 2020 - January 3, 2021

This exhibition, drawn from the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, presents an international survey of Buddhist art. It begins with objects associated with Buddhism’s origins in India and follows its spread through Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, and East Asia. Comprised of some 150 rare and beautiful works of art ...

Golden brocades and voluptuous fabrics are a characteristic visual feature of Spanish American art.  Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America addresses the social roles of textiles and their visual representations in different media produced in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela during the 1600s and 1700s. Beyond emphasizing how aesthetic traditions of European and Indigenous origin ...

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