The History, Arts and Nature programs of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department give voice to Austin's imagination, abundant nature and colorful past. Visit our museums, cultural centers, art markets, nature centers and outdoor theater for a memorable glimpse of what makes Austin unique.
WOMEN OF FLATBED January 17 - April 28
This exhibition contains select works by leading female figures of the past and future of Austin’s venerable Flatbed Press. Part of PRINT AUSTIN, a month-long celebration of Austin’s print scene. Elisabet Ney Museum EXHIBIT
LET THE COLORS SPEAK January 18 - March 30, 6 - 8 PM
Artists Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and proud Austinites now, draw inspiration from the two communities they love and depict the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in each.
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS Asian American Resource Center EXHIBIT
“POR FIN” BY CAT QUINTANILLA January 25 - March 23
The artist uses universal forms found in nature with abstract, yet hauntingly familiar, icons from generations past. Sculptures are about wonder and exist to bring the spirit of discovery to those that they meet. With stone sculpture, as with life, it’swhat you leave behind that counts.
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center EXHIBIT
Inside Out Museum 3/1 - 3/31
Take a long strange trip down the golden road of Austin rock and roll with this free, front-yard display of iconic poster art and ephemera as part of SXSW. Brush Square Museums
March Old Bakery & Emporium Art Gallery Exhibit Shells, Shore and Wings to My Eyes
Starts 3/1, ends 4/3
Opening reception: March 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Artists are: Yolande McGann, Lyrae Perry, and Kristine Kainer Old Bakery & Emporium
Re-membering Is The Responsibility Of The Living: Taja Lindley 3/7 - 7/27
Drawing parallels between garbage bags and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States, Taja Lindley imagines how we can recycle the energy of protest, rage, and grief into creating a world where, indeed, Black Lives Matter. George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
Constant Escape: Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen And Tammie Rubin 3/7 - 7/27
Aguilera, Makonnen and Rubin present works in sculpture, photography, installation, text, and video that embody the world of impossible futures enabled by identities in constant escape from monolithic narratives.constant escape. George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
Spring Break Kids Film Screening 3/20, 1 - 4 PM
Come join us for storytime, craft activities and a movie! A wonderful opportunity for children to experience Asian and Asian-American cultures. Don’t travel too far, because we have all the fun ready for your spring break staycation! Ages 6-12 years. $3 per child Asian American Resource Center
Date Night @ The Dac: Bollywood Nights 3/20, 7 - 9 PM
Bollywood dance is a high energy dance form that fuses classical Indian style dances with disco, modern and jazz! Burn off some mid week energy learning Bollywood dance moves and try them on our dance floor to favorite Bollywood tracks, all while indulging in modern Indian treats and drinks! Free Dougherty Arts Center
Austin Community College 43rd Annual Student Exhibit 3/20 - 4/13
Students of ACC are hand selected by their Professors to participate in this annual exhibit based on their exemplary work from the past year.
Reception: April 10, 7 - 9 PM Dougherty Arts Center
Salvage Vanguard Presents Antigonick 3/21 - 4/6, 7 PM, Th - Sat
Antigonick is a contemporary translation of the classic Greek drama that asks, “How do we care for the dead and how we do grieve amidst crisis?” Translated and strangely reimagined by the inimitable Classics scholar and award-winning poet, Anne Carson. Dougherty Arts Center
Anything That Takes Form Will Break Sooner Or Later - Mayuko Ono Gray 3/23 - 5/4
Ono Gray’s graphite drawings hybridize influences from traditional Japanese calligraphy and are combined with Western drawing practices and aesthetics. Reception: March 27, 7 - 9 PM Dougherty Arts Center
Terra Chartam - Katy Schmader 3/23 - 5/4
Schmader’s abstract landscape collages explore theconnection between the tactile traces of a physical environment, and the art-historic system of landscape semiotic. Reception: March 27, 7 - 9 PM Dougherty Arts Center
AARC Master Plan Community Meeting #3
3/28, 6-8 PM
Austin Parks and Recreation will be hosting the third community meeting for the Asian American Resource Center Master Plan Update. Based on feedback received, the design team will present design concepts honoring the Master Plan Values. This event will have family-friendly activities for kids and light snacks to enjoy. Request a language interpreter for your preferred language by calling Austin 3-1-1 no later than five days before the meeting. Additional Background Information For more information on the history of the AARC Master Plan and to give feedback online, please visit https://www.speakupaustin.org/aarcmp-updateFREE. Ballroom Asian American Resource Center
Fourth Annual Short Short Fiction Festival 3/30, 12 - 3 PM
Short on time? This short festival celebrates short fiction, as a dozen or more local authors read their best short short stories aloud. Also booths from local publishers and writing groups. Produced in partnership with the UT English Department and the Michener Center for Writers. Elisabet Ney Museum
Music On The Plaza With Daniel Llanes 3/30, 4/20, and 5/11
2 - 4 PM
Daniel Llanes and Melanie Rose perform ChicAztlan Jazz / World Beat music on the plaza. Enjoy good tunes and good vibes in the afternoon sun! This family-friendly concert is part of an ongoing music series that coincides with Saturday programs at the MACC. Dancing is encouraged! Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Tribute To Cesar Chavez 3/31, TBD
Award Dinner by P.O.D.E.R. and documentary film and discussions about Latino Civil Rights in the U.S. including workers’ rights, health, education and political issues with prominent activists and filmmakers. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Si Se Puede Award Ceremony 3/31, 5-9pm, 18+
Award Dinner by P.O.D.E.R. and documentary film and discussions about Latino Civil Rights in the U.S. including worker’s rights, health, education and political issues. Prominent activists and film makers join the Q&A’s and panel discussions for an active and informative discussion. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
The Susanna Dickinson Museum Present "Tough Texas Women - Chapter One: Barbara Jordan"
We know the story of Susanna Dickinson, but there have been many other Tough Texas Women who have contributed to our state’s history. In this ongoing series, we explore the live and accomplishments of those women. These are their stories. Online Exhibit