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Arte & museos
Bibliophiles of all ages naturally gravitate to this, the main location of the Austin Public Library. With over a quarter-million books and 800-plus magazines and periodicals on site, the Faulk Library can satisfy any book lover's needs, and obtaining a lending card is easy. Special technology is also on hand to enable greater ease of use for the physically disabled or visually impaired patrons. Named after a legendary local writer and political activist, the Faulk Library was officially renamed by the city a while back. It is a friendly, low-key place to hang out, read and relax.
Built in 1933, this was the first public library building in the city. Showcasing artworks of that time with ornamental ironwork balconies and loggia frescoes, this building is now home to one of the state's best local history collections. It is the official holding place for records of Travis County and the city of Austin. Visitors enjoy temporary exhibits, which rotate frequently.
As one of the galleries in the Texas Fine Arts Association, the Jones Gallery focuses on nurturing fine art in Central Texas. The gallery brings together artists, curators, art writers, collectors and the general public to appreciate exquisite Texas art. TFAA is dedicated to contributing to the growth of art and art education in Texas; it offers exhibitions of modern artists, seminars and panel discussions.
Centrally located in downtown Austin, this museum features works that have a connection to Mexico and Latin America. Exhibits range from art to theater. The permanent collection includes artifacts and photographs relating to Mexican-American culture. Recent exhibits include photographs from the 1910 Mexican Revolution and other works by Mexican artists. Guest artists and performers tackle contemporary issues such as ethnicity, religion and politics. A small gift shop carrying books, artwork and handmade imports is located near the entrance.
Austin Details Art + Photo promotes new and established artists by exhibiting their artwork in a modern, bright space. The gallery contains mosaic art, photography and paintings with an emphasis on local and regional culture. Besides being a display space, Austin Details also offers workshops in the latest art software, provides museum-quality fine art printing services, and can be rented for private events.
Sipping on your favorite martini and surrounded with inspiring artwork sums up the experience at Canvas. As great music fills the air and spirits fill the glasses, the art enthusiast can unwind amidst relaxed mirth. Theme night that feature not just a new DJ but also the fine art of a new artist, makes it a place unique and attractive. So while in the city, do not miss this eclectic fusion of art and fun. For further information, call on the number mentioned.
The Austin Museum of Art offers two distinct art experiences. It serves as the museum's principle exhibition site and presents continually changing exhibitions and education programs that showcases a diverse array of twentieth-century and contemporary art. These include painting, sculpture, photography, prints, and video. To compliment these exhibitions, the Museum also presents a broad range of accessible, interdisciplinary, and hands-on public education programs for all, including gallery tours, performances, and lectures. In addition, the AMOA Museum store offers a wide range of art-inspired gifts too. As the Museum's original home, AMOA-Laguna Gloria also offers a unique experience of history, art, and nature.
This museum has grown into one of the most fabulous experiences for children in Austin. Find out about the development of children from birth to adolescence, climb a "time tower," and learn about everything from dinosaurs to computers. Special programs for children and their parents are regular parts of the museum's curriculum. Take tiny tots to the 2-and-under special explore time, or learn about multimedia with your teen. With excellent specialty programs and wonderful exhibits, this is a museum the whole family can enjoy.
Not only is this an art gallery, it is also a community-based organization, which seeks to promote and provide exposure to all forms of Latino artistic expression, including poetry, music and visual arts. The gallery markets and exhibits captivating paintings and prints, and also sponsors music performances, a literary workshop and several special exhibits, including "Through Children's Eyes," an annual exhibit of photo essays by East Austin children. Endowed by state and national arts commissions, private foundations and individual donations, the gallery holds frequent fund raisers for the arts community.
Short story writer William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, lived in this home for three years while he spent time in Austin. It was constructed in 1891 and is filled with rare books, O. Henry's writing desk, original furniture, photographs, personal belongings and the chairs that brought The Gift of the Magi to life. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of this home and its famous occupant. The home has been moved twice since from its original location at 308 East Fourth Street. It now features a gift shop with books, videotapes and more. The museum offers writing clubs for Austin children and sponsors many local events such as the Victorian Christmas celebration and the "O. Henry Pun-Off." Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Located east of the State Capitol, this archival library is a great place to begin researching the history of your family origin in Texas. It contains a plethora of genealogical research resources and government documents dating back to the 18th century. Visitors also enjoy the giant mural titled "Texas Moves Toward Statehood", depicting 400 years of Texas history. English artist Peter Rogers and his Western father-in-law Peter Hurd created this piece, which spreads out 55 feet long and 18 feet high.
Its large German population has always influenced Central Texas and Austin is no exception. This simple stone structure is the current home of this society. Once a German Free School,German-Texan Heritage Society was built by settlers who donated their labor to construct the building. Originally, there were no fireplaces, and it was heated by huge potbellied stoves. Exhibits include a reference library, Victorian era antiques and a beautiful garden. Programs include speakers, special exhibits, events and classes.