Weird Winter

A pop art-colored grid of 8 images of an assortment of brass instruments melded together

Weird Winter

by Steve Parker

December 9, 2023
January 7, 2024

About the Installation

Get ready for a weird winter in the capitol city! Austin’s art museum has something oddly cheerful planned for all you sweater weather enthusiasts. Artist, musician, and longtime SoundSpace curator Steve Parker brings a new installation to the Blanton that’ll make even the grinchiest grin. Complete with brass instruments, musical snow globes, marionette-animated trees, and carols like you’ve never heard them before. Explore this installation for a limited jolly time.

Included with museum admission and Second Saturdays admission. Located in the Blanton’s Check-In mezzanine and The Lookout.

2023sat09dec6:00 pmArt with an Expert: Steve ParkerHear artist, musician, and curator Steve Parker discuss his new installation "Weird Winter."

Members get free admission.

About Steve Parker

A bald man blowing into a brass instrument

Steve Parker is a musician, artist, and curator who creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures made from salvaged marching band instruments that are modeled after obsolete WWII acoustic locators; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. He is the recipient of the 2021 Rome Prize, the 2020 Ashurst Prize (UK), and the 2018 Tito’s Prize, as well as multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also a 2023 McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum.

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