April 22, 2013
Explore art, history, the humanities, and science while enjoying a casual bike ride! On Saturday, May 11, from 9:30-11:00 am, Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop and the Austin Cycling Association will co-host this no-drop, co-ed group ride, perfect for cyclists of all levels and riding abilities. Total distance is about 6 miles.
On this route, riders will visit museums that are part of Austin's Cultural Campus: the Blanton Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, the LBJ Presidential Library, and the Visual Arts Center. Docents will briefly share museum highlights.
Ride size is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Helmets and signed waiver are required. Ride may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check mellowjohnnys.com for updated information. We will not ride if the temperature is below 50 degrees at ride time.
March 27, 2013
On April 6, students from the Butler School of Music will perform short, informal chamber music concerts in five museums from Austin’s Cultural Campus. Each mini concert will feature a variety of chamber music masterworks, specifically chosen to respond to the art and ephemera exhibited at each museum. Concerts begin at 1 p.m., and will repeat continuously, on the hour until 4 p.m. Travel from museum to museum for this Concert Crawl, and enjoy an inspiring afternoon of music, history, art, and fun.
VAC visitors are encouraged to explore the popular, annual exhibition of UT student work, while the Butler School of Music presents a concert of music by UT student composers. Come hear lively, colorful, fresh-off-the press chamber music, and discover a new generation of brilliant, young Longhorn artists, composers, and musicians.
For a full list of participating institutions and event details visit austinsculturalcampus.org
February 28, 2013
The VAC’s Artist-In-Residence Program was recently featured on the University of Texas at Austin Homepage with a fantastic video highlighting Lead Pencil Studio’s current exhibition, Diffuse Reflection Lab, and insights on the unique artist-in-residence program from UT students and VAC director, Jade Walker.
February 19, 2013
Lead Pencil Studio, the VAC's spring 2013 Vaulted Gallery Artist-in-Residence, has recently completed the first two parts of the three-part installation Inversion: Plus Minus, a $700,000 Corten steel sculpture in Portland, OR. View images and learn more about Lead Pencil Studio's installation through Portland Monthly Magazine.
February 10, 2013
This spring, the VAC debuted Walk-In, guided public tours every Saturdays at 2 pm. With changing exhibitions and multiple gallery spaces, each weekly tour features a different theme and conversation topic. Visitors can meet their guide at the front desk for a guided experience with plenty of time for questions and reflections. Tours will last about 45-minutes and no reservation is necessary!
February 1, 2013
This spring, as part of the film series, Focus Group, the VAC presents a different episode of Screening Room each month, providing a wide range of anecdotes, explanations, and methodologies from pioneers in film. Videos and films hand-picked by members of Experimental Response Cinema precede each screening.
Please check out our Events Calendar and join us for the remaining Focus Group screenings!
December 20, 2012
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Under Gods, Liz Hingley invited the general public to participate in the Spiritual Object Studio by being photographed with an object that is felt to have personal spiritual meaning. In a temporary studio constructed within the VAC, Hingley photographed each participant with his or her object and asked everyone to explain the spiritual meaning of the object.
Below are a few portraits taken during the event, the full set of images are available through the VAC's Flickr album!
November 27, 2012
Since 1954, the Texas Architects Design Awards program has recognized outstanding architectural projects by architects practicing in Texas and has promoted public interest in architectural excellence. The annual competition focuses statewide attention on the quality of our built environment while highlighting the important role architects play in every community. Thirteen projects were selected for 2012 Texas Society of Architects Design Awards from a total of 227 entries. For a complete list of those projects, including images, read the full article.
October 19, 2012
Liz Hingley, whose exhibition Under Gods is on view through Oct. 27, has been named the first recipient of the Prix Virginia award for The Jones Family, her forthcoming series of photographs depicting poverty and deprivation in the UK. The full story is available through the British Journal of Photography.