When and what museums are free of charge

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Everyone knows that great concerts can be held in Austin, but it’s also a city where you can get a glimpse of Frida Kahlo’s paintings, Elisabet Ney’s graceful sculptures, and works that transcend the genres of up-and-coming contemporary artists.

Austin has a great lineup of museums, many of which can be visited without a dime. Here are guides to some of Austin’s famous museums, and when you can visit them for free. Holidays can affect time. Check out the individual websites before you go.

Thursday

Blanton Museum of Art

200E.Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Visit the Brunton Museum with a vast permanent collection featuring works by Mexican villagers Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orosco, an eclectic combination of contemporary rotating exhibits, and access to Ellsworth Kelly’s immersive installation “Austin”. Is worth the regular $ 12 admission fee. But if you’re looking to avoid the charges, you can visit Brunton on Thursday. Every Thursday, the University of Texas Museum is exempt from admission. Immediately head to see Luis Jimenez’s wild sculptures and 1960s pop art exhibits.

(Blantonmuseum.org)

Jones Center in Hyundai Austin

700 Congress Avenue.

Don’t miss the Jones Center, a contemporary Austin downtown campus. It’s thanks to Jim Hodges’s “Freedom and Justice for All” (work in progress). This is a colorful block letter engraving that spells out famous phrases placed visible from the street. Inside, the Jones Center has two exhibition floors, filled with similarly eye-catching contemporary art, and a rooftop with stunning views. Every Thursday, the museum is exempt from admission, and if it stays open until 9 pm, you can see everything for free.

(Thecontemporaryaustin.org/jonescenter)

Modern Austin Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th St.

If you don’t have enough contemporary art at the Jones Center, we’ll be waiting for more at Laguna Gloria, the waterfront campus of Contemporary Austin. Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park are located on the grounds of Laguna Gloria. This is an exciting collection of sculptures by contemporary artists. The museum’s large sculptures imitate everything from tree trunks to old cars. Check them out on Thursday when Contemporary Austin gives up admission to the premises.

(Thecontemporaryaustin.org/lagunagloria)

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Sunday

Mexic-Arte Museum

419 Congress Avenue.

Since 1984, the Mexico-Arte Museum has brought cutting-edge art from Mexican, Latin American and Latin American artists to downtown Austin. Today, the museum has “MX 21-Resistance, Reconfirmation, Resilience” and exhibits dedicated to the history, culture and future of Mexico. Exhibiting works by artists such as Delilah Montoya and Sergio Sanchez Santa Maria, exploring the patience of the indigenous peoples of Mexico and the existence of Mexican culture in the United States. Visit the Museum of Arte, Mexico on Sundays for free access to the show. ..

(Mexic-artemuseum.org)

every day

Women and their work

1311E.Cesar Chavez Street

According to a 2018 peer-reviewed data analysis, the collection was 87% male and 85% white at 18 major museums in the United States. Women and their Work, a gallery in East Austin, has been trying to challenge that reality since 1978. The gallery specializes in exhibiting art created by women, especially those who live and work in Texas. Today, Women and their Work is hosting a “Pattern Language” by Egyptian-born artist Rehab El Sadek, who has lived and worked internationally in Austin. You can see “Pattern Language” and all other exhibits of Women and their Work for free. We are accepting donations.

(Womenandtheirwork.org)

George Washington Carver Museum, Center for Cultural Genetics

1165 Angelina Street

The George Washington Carver Museum started out as a library. Built in 1926 on the corner of 9th Avenue and Guadalupe Street, it moved to East Austin in 1933 after a black resident petitioned the city for a library in the neighborhood. Therefore, before being renamed in 1947 after the inventor and scientist George Washington Carver, it became known as the “colored branch” of the Austin Library system. Today, the building functions as a museum celebrating the cultural contributions of African-Americans. The museum is free and currently hosts an exhibition displaying the work of the first cohort of the Small Black Museum Residency Project.

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