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Arts & Museums
For a fabulous collection of modern art, this is one of the best galleries in the city. Here, you can find everything from original prints of Dr. Seuss to works by Rauschenberg and Warhol, located in the former Children's Museum space in West Towne Common. Don't think you're limited to looking; most of the works on display are also available for purchase.
Spend a day with the kids that is both fun and educational — head over to Zilker Park and take in the fantastic wildlife at the Nature Center. Albino raccoons, barn owls, snakes and other furry creatures roam about the petting zoo. While escaping the urban life, wander down winding trails and past the beautiful pond. Even though this park is in the middle of the city, nature permeates the surroundings, making every adult feel like a kid again.
Austin art from the 1960s is on display here at the South Austin Popular Culture Center for all to come and see. Visitors can visually notice the changing times in the production art in the gallery. Appointments can also be made, call or see the website for more information.
The studio and home of artist James Edward Talbot is known as Casa Neverlandia, as everything from its exterior to the art displayed inside represents something out of this world. Once you're done exploring the house, take the plank bridge to the tree house in the back yard, then take the firefighter pole back down to ground level. The museum is open by appointment only, and is definitely worth the planning ahead. The entire house is "green", as in solar panels and the like, so it is definitely a treat for the eco-friendly! Check out his website to know more about Talbot and call to book your visit!
Austin Galleries is an 8,000-square foot, two-story showplace located in the trendy Clarksville area on West Sixth. In terms of scope and breadth, its inventory is staggering. Selections include 17th, 18th and 19th century antiques, estate jewelry, furniture, oriental rugs and fine art. This is the largest collection of fine art originals in the state of Texas. There is also a fine representation of Texas landscape artists.
Gallery Soco an all-purpose art store offers contemporary art for sale, custom framing, and corporate and residential art consulting services. Art brokering and art searches are also available. The gallery features posters and limited edition prints. The primary focus here, however, is on the original paintings, which include abstract, contemporary, impressionist and realist works, design, figurative, landscape, and still life forms, and are composed in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. One featured artist creates exquisite realist paintings, despite having lost her sight several years ago.
This space displays and sells the original works of local, national and international artists. A variety of media is represented here, including paintings, multi-dimensional glass art, bronze sculptures and limited edition lithographs. Paintings are generally unframed and range in style from pastoral scenes and still life to more contemporary depictions, with abstract pieces dominating the collections. A low-key atmosphere and helpful staff make browsing through the gallery a pleasant experience.
Avenue Gallery, a gallery that will mesmerize your senses, thanks to the number of examples of pure art put on display. From colorful home furniture to artistic vases. Elegant paintings, sweet aromatic candles, realistic statues, lamp shades et al. This gallery has unquestionable works from Michele Ramshur and Kip Holm who are exquisite with their photography. To buy the above and more, you have to drop by.
This unique art gallery focuses on visionary folk artists of the American South. Featured artists have included self-taught painter Purvis Young, mud painter Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Sultan Rogers who creates cartoon figurines. Many of the eclectic artists shown at Yard Dog Art Gallery tend to work in isolation, creating from a place of intense drive and passion. If you are not in the market for a large painting, a variety of handmade gifts are also offered. Secure online ordering is also available.
The Austin Museum of Art offers two distinct art experiences. AMOA Downtown serves as the Museum's principal exhibition site and presents exhibitions and education programs that showcase 20th Century and contemporary art. These exhibitions offer something for everyone. To complement the exhibitions, the museum also presents a broad range of accessible and hands-on public education programs for people of all ages. In addition, the museum store offers a wide range of art-inspired gifts. This beloved site has been declared a national treasure and is on city, state, and national registries of historic places.
Lombardi exhibits and sells contemporary art made by Texans. A variety of styles and media are represented, including Southwestern, expressionist, and abstract paintings, mixed media and conceptual pieces, sculpture and installation art. The gallery is located inside a downtown warehouse-type space, the interior of which is pleasingly modern and minimalist. New exhibits are frequent. You can view works by local artists on the gallery's Web site.
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.