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Date(s) - 09/20/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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“Join us as we celebrate Museum Day! All events and activities are free, family friendly and open to the public.

“Celebrate Austin’s history and art! Go to all of our Museums (Ney, Carver, Brush Square) and to the AARC, DAC and ESB-MACC galleries and get your copy of our 2015-2016 Season Brochure.  Fidencio Duran, will autograph your copy!

Asian American Resource Center

 

1pm – 5pm
Take a journey through India though a special encore presentation of photographs by Rama Tiru including new works as well. Children are invited to participate in an exhibits-based Scavenger Hunt. Historical exhibit “Claiming America: Selected Stories of Asian Americans in U.S. History,” sculptures and international arts collections also on view.

Dougherty Arts Center

Noon – 4pm
Keep Austin unique, fun, and weird by joining in a site-specific art installation at the Dougherty Arts Center.  Everyone is invited to enjoy our gallery, create a colorful and funky sculpture, participate in a Street Artist Development Workshop, practice printmaking, and play in our Pop-Up Maker Space.  We will be featuring demos in drawing, photography and clay, and have live performances by Dr. Bobby Banner MPC, Pacifist Ninjas, Austin Youth Samba, and more!

 

Elisabet Ney Museum

Noon – 5pm
Come enjoy “Portraiture in the Park!” What does “Portraiture” mean? How many ways can you make a portrait? What stories do you tell about a person and how? Think OUTSIDE the box! Find out through music, demos, exceptional art activities, caricatures, and more and it’s all FREE! Picnic in the park from food trucks while you’re here!

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Sam Z. Coronado Gallery – Cosmic Vida, Sept 12 – November 28
Cosmic Vida Through the artwork that is shared during this exhibit passion, hurt, love and heritage provides the viewers a visual articulation of emotions. The paintings share the social importance of art and culture. The exhibit is curated by Raul Valdez and includes the work of Jerry Garcia, Ernesto Cuevas, Jr., Adriana Maria Garcia, Cardie Garcia, and Miguel Cortinas. Community Gallery – Art In Austin: The Amate and Tule Project, September 12 – October 12
Artwork for invite is titled “Eye2”
Curated by Jose Irigoyen and Wayne Stevens. This word means “paper made from bark” in the Nahuatl language and is the name given to Amate paper, a traditional Mexican craft. It was also used for civil and ceremonial clothing, for writing codices, as bracelets, and as cut paper on which symbols of the gods were painted.

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center and the Carver Genealogy Center

Noon – 4pm
Join us in continuing to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth. The museum will present a special viewing of the recently unveiled Juneteenth Monument. The day will be filled with special readings, refreshments, and crafts.

“Brush Square Museums (O. Henry Museum & Susanna Dickinson Museum)

Noon – 3pm
Catch the final weekend of the O. Henry Museum’s Cisco Kid exhibit, about the famous outlaw, and pay tribute to the iconic character through an artistic exercise. Experience the Susanna Dickinson Museum’s Conversations to Create Unity exhibit, featuring oral histories of lifelong Austinites, and add your own touch by recording a recollection of life in Austin. Other activities include personalized haiku, photo opps with the museums’ subjects, and a walking tour hosted by the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places.”

For details go to: http://austintexas.gov/event/museum-day-2015