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Opening Reception for Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Friday, September 20
5–8 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

people at art gallery opening

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view five new exhibitions in the VAC’s galleries.


Austin Museum Day

Sunday, September 22
12–4 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

parent and child participating in art activity in gallery

Drop by the VAC for an afternoon of free and creative fun in celebration of Austin Museum Day!


Nikita Gale and MacKenzie Stevens in Conversation

Tuesday, September 24
2 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

art installation on wall

Artist-in-residence Nikita Gale and VAC Director MacKenzie Stevens engage in a gallery conversation surrounding Gale’s work in EASY LISTENING.


A Listening Session with Nikita Gale, Vanessa Gelvin and Marina Peterson

Thursday, September 26
11 AM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

barricade sculpture in art gallery

Artist-in-residence Nikita Gale will facilitate a listening session with Associate Professor of Anthropology Marina Peterson and sound artist Vanessa Gelvin featuring sound pieces engaging themes in Gale’s installation.


Curator Tour: Kenneth Tam: Details

Wednesday, October 2
2 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

sculpture of gold watch band in art gallery

VAC Director MacKenzie Stevens leads a guided tour of Details, an exhibition featuring video and sculpture works by New York-based artist Kenneth Tam.


Saakred and Christine Gwillim in Conversation

Friday, October 4
2 PM
Art Building, Room 1.110
Free and open to the public

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Austin-based artist Saakred and curator Christine Gwillim sit down for a conversation about the artist’s practice.


Exhibition Tour with Saakred and Friends: Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo

Tuesday, October 15
2 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

car hood with image of trans woman

Austin-based artist Saakred is joined by members of the Texas trans community for a guided tour of the exhibition Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo.


Curator Tour: Maria Antelman: Mechanisms of Affection

Wednesday, October 23
12 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

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Art History PhD candidate Taylor Bradley leads a guided tour of the exhibition Mechanisms of Affection.


Artist-Curated Film Series: Alphaville (1965)

Thursday, October 24
5: 30 PM
Art Building, Room 1.102
Free and open to the public

man in bowler hat looking at photo of man in sunglasses

In this absurd interpretation of a totalitarian technocracy, Jean-Luc Goddard anchors Alphaville in the struggle against dehumanization in a society ruled by faceless computers.


Artist Talk: Kenneth Tam

Thursday, October 31
2 PM
Art Building, Room 1.120
Free and open to the public

shirtless men dancing in empty room

New York-based artist Kenneth Tam discusses his artistic practice and his work in the exhibition Details.


Educator Night at the VAC: Connect the Dots

Wednesday, November 6
5–8 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free with registration / Space is limited

women talking in gallery

Calling all teachers! Join us for an evening of artful connections and conversation with fellow educators in the galleries.


Curator Tour: Nikita Gale: EASY LISTENING

Tuesday, November 12
10 AM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

jacket covered in concrete hanging on wall

VAC Director MacKenzie Stevens leads a guided tour of EASY LISTENING.


Language Arts: Readings in the Galleries

Wednesday, November 13
5 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

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Three Austin-based writers read selections from original works that respond to installations in the VAC galleries.


Artist-Curated Film Series: Сталкер (Stalker) (1979)

Thursday, November 21
5:30 PM
Art Building, Room 1.102
Free and open to the public

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker explores faith, self-awareness, and the question of creation as a manifestation of individual will and one’s capacity for hope.


Family Day at the VAC

Saturday, November 23
12–3 PM
Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

kids and parents in art gallery

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and creative activities related to our current exhibitions.


Artist-Curated Film Series: Videodrome (1983)

Thursday, December 5
5:30 PM
Art Building, Room 1.102
Free and open to the public

man leaning over woman's shoulder, talking

Set in a mythical dimension of cable television, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome follows TV-executive Max Renn as he navigates the convoluted relationship between media and society and the synthesis between the physical and visual realms of experience.


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