Upcoming Events


VAC Fall 2022 Artist-in-Residence, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro in Conversation with Dr. Christen A. Smith

Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro and Dr. Christen A. Smith (Director for the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology, UT Austin) discuss Brasileiro’s artistic practice, her installation Jupiter is Here. Celestial is Everything. on view at the VAC as part of Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil and Brasileiro’s recent monographic publication.

Sep 26

2:30 PM

Visual Arts Center

Visiting Artist Lecture: Bruce Yonemoto

Bruce Yonemoto (Professor of Art, University of California, Irvine) has developed a body of work which is positioned within the overlapping intersections of art and cinema, primarily focusing on the Asian Diaspora.

Sep 27

2:00 PM

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East Austin's Barrio Landmarks: A Tour of Mexican American Heritage, Past and Present

Led by Catalina Cherñavvsky Sequeira (PhD candidate in Art and Art History, 21-22 Preservation Austin intern), this tour seeks to honor the important history and legacy of the Mexican American community in East Austin. The sites covered here scratch only the surface of the people and places that make up this rich cultural past and present.

Sep 28 – Oct 1

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Fabiola López-Durán, “Practicing Utopia: Race, Architecture and the 1922 Brazilian Centennial Exhibition”

Dr. Fabiola López-Durán’s  (Associate Professor of Art History, Co-Director, Program in Museum and Cultural Heritage, Rice University) keynote lecture launches a LLILAS Brazil Center symposium marking the Brazilian bicentennial, Brazil at 200: Historical Reflections, Contemporary Challenges.

Oct 13

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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storefront in Pittsburgh, PA

Visiting Artist Program: Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist whose public projects create alternative platforms for collaboration, participation, and exchange.

Oct 18

3:30 PM

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cover of Dan Hicks's book "The Brutish Museum." White background with a brown head sculpture

Art History Lecture Series and Antiquities Action Presents: Dan Hicks

As museums around the world begin to transfer ownership and make returns of looted African cultural heritage, what does this mean for museums in Europe and North America? In this lecture, Dan Hicks, a curator from one of the world's most iconic "world culture" collections at Oxford University takes stock of a century of African demands for returns, the gradual evolution of professional ethical curatorial practice, and the opportunities and risks that lie ahead.

Oct 25

5:00 PM

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black and white artwork in the middle of a wall in a gallery

Visiting Artist Program: Hanna Hur

Hanna Hur (b. 1985, Toronto) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 2019 and holds a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal.

Oct 31

3:30 PM

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