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Austin Art Guide

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

We had an opportunity for a quick trip to Austin a few weeks ago. Austin is one of my favorite places to visit, and from an art and culture perspective, it's hard to beat. I love how much public/permanent art the city has on display, and Austin museums and Austin galleries have consistently been interesting and high-quality.


Austin Weekend Getaway

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria , Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Garden, is always a favorite. Situated along the Colorado River, the art seems to rise out of a diverse ecosystem of woodlands, wildflowers and meadows. It feels magical, and every piece is encountered with a sense of discovery and anticipation of what might be around the next corner, or behind the next tree.

Tom Sachs' "Miffy Fountain" at Laguna Gloria.

Wangechi Mutu's "Water Woman," front view. Laguna Gloria.

"Water Woman," by Wangechi Mutu at Laguna Gloria.

"Looking Up," Tom Friedman at Laguna Gloria.


Austin also has some great galleries to explore. On this trip, we stopped in at GrayDUCK Gallery in East Austin, and our forever-favorite Yard Dog Art on South Congress.

Mathieu Grenier, "Expanded Nomenclature" at Gray Duck Gallery.

Art lovers explore Yard Dog Art.

Dilly Bars and Soft Serve Cones by Camp Bosworth at Yard Dog Art.

Bruce Lee, "Art from the Heart & Medulla Oblongata" at Yard Dog Art.


Check out our Austin Travel Guide for more creative travel favorites.

Photos by James Khattak/K.Co Photo


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