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Exploring Modern Art in Austin, TX

Posted on February 17 2023

I am a part-time New Yorker, but Austin is home. I love the vibrant Austin arts scene, and there are several art events and museums that are great places to explore modern art. Here are some of my favorite options in Austin for 2023:
  1. The Contemporary Austin: This museum showcases contemporary art in two locations, including the Jones Center, which features exhibitions of international and local artists, and Laguna Gloria, a stunning Italianate villa that houses exhibitions and offers scenic outdoor spaces.
  2. Blanton Museum of Art: This museum, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, has a large collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as a significant collection of Latin American art.
  3. Texas Book Festival: This annual festival, which typically takes place in November, features a variety of events, including readings and discussions by local and national authors. In addition to books, the festival also includes a variety of art installations and exhibitions.
  4. Art Alliance Austin: This non-profit organization hosts a variety of exhibitions, events, and programs throughout the year, including a large annual art fair in the spring.
  5. Austin Museum of Art (AMOA): This museum, which recently merged with the Arthouse at the Jones Center, is dedicated to contemporary art and features a wide range of exhibitions, including solo shows by local and national artists, as well as large-scale installations.
In conclusion, Austin, Texas is a great city for exploring modern art, with a variety of museums, events, and organizations dedicated to this exciting art form. Whether you are interested in contemporary art, Latin American art, or local artists, Austin has something to offer for everyone.