Austin Art Gallery Tour (Self Guided), Austin

Austin is the cultural center of Texas, containing some of the most respected art galleries in Texas. Rich in interesting downtown locations, this gallery tour will provide an insightful look into the city’s collection of notable artwork and the deep roots of Texas art.
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Guide Name: Austin Art Gallery Tour
Guide Location: USA » Austin (See other walking tours in Austin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: christine
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery
  • Davis Gallery
  • Women & Their Work
  • The Contemporary Austin Jones Center
  • Mexic-Arte Museum
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Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery

1) Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery

Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery is a classy gallery featuring the finest art of Texas. The permanent exhibit consists of over 100 works dating back to the mid-1600s. Being the first visual arts gallery in Texas it also hosts special exhibits from various museums around the world, including the works of Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Matisse and Renoir.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Davis Gallery

2) Davis Gallery

Davis Gallery was established in 1979, and while focusing on traditional art, it is also open to local talent, featuring painting, sculpture, photography and prints. Located in the heart of Austin’s historic downtown, Davis Gallery has an exquisite permanent collection and also hosts many cultural events.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Women & Their Work

3) Women & Their Work

Women & Their Work is a contemporary art gallery that displays various art objects designed by Texas women. Established in the mid 1980s, the gallery encourages women of all ages and professions to exhibit their work and continue to grow creatively. The gallery has a workshop and hosts a variety of community art programs.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Contemporary Austin Jones Center

4) The Contemporary Austin Jones Center

The Contemporary Austin is Austin, Texas's primary community art museum, consisting of two primary locations - the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) and the Jones Center for Contemporary Art. The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. Locally, the museum is often referred to as The Contemporary.

The Jones Center focuses on contemporary and fine arts exhibitions in its location in the heart of downtown Austin. The Jones Center, recently renovated and expanded by architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, provides two floors of exhibition space and a theater room, as well as a community room and roof-top deck for events and other programming.
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Mexic-Arte Museum

5) Mexic-Arte Museum

The Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to Mexican art, culture, traditions and artistic innovations. Founded in 1984 by three Mexican artists, the museum displays a wide range of items, from Naïve art and pottery to multimedia installations and abstract art. The open space of the museum’s gallery gives a unique perspective to the art featured. The museum also hosts various cultural events.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

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