Women and their Work
Thursday, October 6, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception
Margaret Meehan:
Hystrionics and the Forgotten Arm
Harry Ransom Center
Thursday, October 6, 7 pm
Curator Tour
Molly Schwartzburg, Cline Curator of Literature, leads a tour of The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920–1925. .
Arthouse at Jones Center
Thursday, October 6, 7 pm
Visiting Lecturer Series: Yasufumi Nakamori, Assistant Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Anxiety of Photography
Nakamori’s lecture will focus on the visual representation of cities in a crisis. Yasufumi Nakamori has organized numerous exhibitions of contemporary art and photography. He is also one of the founders of Arts Initiative Tokyo, the Tokyo-based not-for-profit contemporary art platform.
Presented with the Austin Museum of Art.
West End 1st Thursday
October 6
1st Thursday
Gallery Night
Open until 8 pm
Blanton Museum of Art
October 7, 6-10:30 pm
B scene
B scene takes place on the first Friday
of every other month.
Fees/Admission: $5 for members/$12 for all others

Visual Arts Center (VAC)- UT
October 7, 7 pm
Visual Arts Center
Sound + Vision: Disco Desert by Austin Video Bee
Setting out to capture the surreality, mutability, and possibility found in the West Texas landscape, Austin Video Bee (AVB) traveled to Presidio, Texas and the adjacent area to collect footage and construct a temporary shelter that doubles as a projection structure for this edition of Sound + Vision. Using the power of the five-person collective to gather a multitude of desert images and sounds, AVB translated and reassembled the footage, augmenting it in post-production, to draw out the fantastic elements of the landscape. The installation will fill the interior space with projections and sound to envelop the VAC viewer in an immersive sensory experience.

Austin Museum of Art
October 8, 12-4 pm
Second Saturdays are for Families
Drop in and create!
$10 per family; $5 member families
Wally Workman Gallery
Saturday, October 8, 6-8 pm
Opening Reception
Fatima Ronquillo | Devotion
Arthouse at Jones Center
October 12, 6 pm
Arthouse Talks: Andrea Mellard on The Anxiety of Photography
The Anxiety of Photography
Andrea Mellard will lead an insightful 20 minute talk on the current exhibition, The Anxiety of Photography.
Presented with the Austin Museum of Art.
Visual Arts Center (VAC)- UT
October 12, 8 pm
Center Space
Special performance by Ezra Masch
In conjunction with the Center Space exhibition Music of the Spheres, Center Space Project presents a very special performance by MFA Studio student Ezra Masch. This rousing and enveloping production is in tandem with his exhibition, featuring his modified Fender Rhodes Electric Stage Piano wired to a matrix of seventy-three colorful electric lights.
Austin Museum of Art- Laguna Gloria
October 13, 6-9 pm
La Dolce Vita
Harry Ransom Center-UT
Thursday, October 13, 7 pm
Mike Barsanti and Rob Berry discuss Ulysses “Seen,” their graphic novel adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses, and issues of copyright and censorship in the twenty-first century.
Gallery Shoal Creek
Friday, October 14, 6-8 pm
Opening reception
by Shawn Camp
Arthouse at Jones Center
October 18
Visual Studies: Special Topics in Contemporary Art
A Three-Part Course* for Adults
by Ben Ruggiero, Lecturer, Studio Art: Photography, Texas State University, San Marcos
*Second and Third classes take place on November 15 and December 13.
Presented with the Austin Museum of Art.
Visual Arts Center- UT
October 19, 5 pm
Vaulted Gallery
Music in Architecture — Architecture in Music:
The Infinite Space Between
By Joshua Lantzy, Kirsten Volness and Jacob Richman
With new and traditional compositional techniques and physical and sonic materials, and deeper notions of “performance” in hand, the School of Architecture and the Butler School of Music created the MIA-AIM Design and Composition. Their site-specific project, a winning selection, creates an architectural musical instrument exploring how the movement of people through a large space, as well as their movements in relationship to one another, can be utilized to create music.
Visual Arts Center- UT
October 20, 12 pm
The Arcade
Lunch Break: Red Without Blue
This special edition is featured in conjunction with the exhibition Queer State(s). Join us for an artistic and groundbreaking portrayal of gender, identity, and the unswerving bond of twinship despite transformation. An honest portrayal of a family in turmoil, Red Without Blue follows a pair of identical twins as one transitions from male to female. Watch this fiercely honest documentary directed by Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, and Todd Sills, and stay for a post-film conversation with representatives from The Gender and Sexuality Center afterwards.
Visual Arts Center- UT
October 22, 10am – 5pm
Art Building, Room 1.120
Queer State(s): A Symposium
This symposium brings together scholars and critics to discuss a variety of themes connected to the exhibition Queer State(s).
Visual Arts Center- UT
October 27, 6:30 pm
Art Building, Room 1.102
Selected films by Jack Smith, a special screening presented in
conjunction with the exhibition, Queer State(s)
Jack Smith was one of the most accomplished and influential underground artists from the 1960s to the 1980s, and was a key figure in the cultural history of Downtown New York film, performance, and art. From the late 1950s until his death from AIDS in 1989, Smith was chiefly recognized for his work in film and performance. Innovative and idiosyncratic, Smith explored and developed a deceptively frivolous camp aesthetic, importing allusions to B-Grade Hollywood films and elements of social and political critique into the arena of high art. Less celebrated than the many people he inspired, Smith’s multi-media influence is evident in the works of a broad segment of the American Avant Garde, especially in the work of Andy Warhol, Ken Jacobs, John Waters, George Kuchar, Scott and Beth B.
Harry Ransom Center- UT
Thursday, October 27, 7 pm
Associate curator of Art Peter Mears discusses Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, which resides in the Ransom Center’s collection.

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