EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

Upcoming Exhibitions

Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico features a selection of maps from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin. Local artists crafted these unique materials by commission of the King of Spain to deepen his understanding of his territories in the so-called New World. ...

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day

July 14 - September 29, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day highlights new developments in the artist’s genre-bridging practice. The exhibition features over fifty works made between 2014 and 2018 including intricately beaded wall hangings and punching bags, paintings, ceramics, garments, helmets, and a new video commissioned for the exhibition, I Was Here (2018). The film follows Macy, a ...

Lily Cox-Richard

July 27 - December 29, 2019

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 ...

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 and innovative 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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