Art Events This Weekend in Austin

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Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico

Through Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin Austin


Exactly 500 years ago, in August of 1519, an expedition led by the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés began marching inland into Mexican territory. Just two years later, what today is Mexico City fell to an ethnically diverse army composed of both Spanish and local peoples from other cities, starting a long period of European colonization. This exhibition aims to expand our perspective on these events by featuring a selection of maps, known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by Indigenous artists around 1580. (512) 471-7324

Lily Cox-Richard at the Blanton Museum of Art

July 27-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin Austin


This installation will present new work that expands artist Lily Cox-Richard’s research into the contextual history of materials. By removing common materials such as plaster, concrete, or scrap copper from familiar settings and giving them new forms, Cox-Richard makes visible unseen systems that dictate materials’ production, value and use, and engages larger questions of natural resources, labor, the specifics of place and the politics of viewership. rganized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art (512) 471-7324

Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs.

July 27-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin Austin

Buy Tickets$12


This installation will present new work that expands artist Lily Cox-Richard’s research into the contextual history of materials. By removing common materials such as plaster, concrete or scrap copper from familiar settings and giving them new forms. Cox-Richard makes visible unseen systems that dictate materials’ production, value, and use, and that engage larger questions of natural resources, labor, the specifics of place and the politics of viewership. The event is organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art (512) 471-5482

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