Weekend arts picks: Cool (inside) getaways

Natalie Frank, “All Fur II.”

With temperatures predicted to hit triple digits this weekend in Austin, here’s our picks for cool cultural getaways — i.e., things happening inside museums, galleries and theaters.

Going deep: There’s nothing sweet and innocent about Natalie Frank’s drawings that accompany the folk tales of the Brothers Grimm on view at the Blanton Museum of Art

Laughs and chortles: At Grayduck Gallery, a pair of shows go for wry laughs

Stitching stories: With artistry, contemporary story quilts chart 400 years of African-American history in an exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Writing family: Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss mines her family’s adventurous history from West Texas to the Dominican Republic in her new play “Mast”

Big and beguiling: At the Contemporary Austin’s Jones Center, contemplate Robert Therrien’s impeccably hyper-realistic and enormous metal folding chairs and two tables


Robert Therrien, “No title (folding tables and chairs).” Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons.


Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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