Austin Texas, though small, has a number of art museums. While there, I visited three of those – The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, the UT Austin – Blanton Museum of Art and the Mexic-Arte Museum and though they were all small they each had something interesting to offer.
So let’s have a quick look.
The Contemporary Austin Jones Center
The contemporary had a couple of nice exhibitions when I was there, the most intriguing was on the second floor, and had to do with – mushrooms, I think.
At the end of that exhibition I was introduced to this interesting TED talk :
Another one on the first floor was about …
UT Austin – Blanton Museum of Art
I spent a an hour here on the way to the UT Austin campus. Can’t say that it was very memorable, but definitely there are a few interesting exhibits to see. A guided tour might be a good option to get the most of it.
Not entirely sure what to make of this museum. I can’t say that I learned much when visiting, though it was the first msueum I’ve been to dedicated to Mexican art which I know absolutely nothing about.
Some of the artwork was quite extraordinary, I thought.
So, even though it’s a small town, there’s still a bit to see and do. Austin also offers a very vibrant live music scene, so altogether those interested in the arts and culture would definitely find something to see and do.