The Contemporary Austin

formerly

Austin Museum of Art

Austin, TX

512.495.9224 Downtown - 512.458-8191 Laguna Gloria

http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/



 

 

New Name

In 2013 Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) debuted its new name and brand: The Contemporary Austin.

 

Information from 2003:

AMOA-Downtown

The Austin Museum of Art offers residents and visitors alike the opportunity to view significant exhibitions representing diverse artistic expressions from throughout the world. AMOA-Downtown is an interim space located at 9th Street and Congress Avenue. The Museum is in the midst of a major Capital Campaign to fund a new permanent downtown facility. Internationally renowned architect Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Mayner Architects, New York, is designing AMOA's new facility, which will contain 145,000 square feet of space covering a city block. The new facility will have twelve exhibition galleries; state-of-the-art infrastructure to accommodate technology-focused exhibitions; an Education Complex comprising an Orientation Center, classrooms, a Hands-on Children's Gallery, and a Docent/Volunteer Resource Center; as well as a film theatre, museum store, restaurant, roof-top terrace, and an outdoor plaza with innovative water features.

 

AMOA-Laguna Gloria

The original site of the Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria was first the home of Clara Driscoll, best known as Savior of the Alamo. In 1943, Clara Driscoll donated her 1916 house and grounds to the Texas Fine Arts Association; the site became the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (now the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria) in 1961. Since that time, it has become known for its program of diverse art exhibitions, sculpture gardens, educational programs, and as the home of the acclaimed Art School. The Driscoll House, a landmark Mediterranean-style villa, is located on twelve verdant acres on the banks of Lake Austin.

Admission and hours are available on the Museum's website.


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