Austin arts ahead: Best of the upcoming exhibits

Austin’s arts landscape blossoms in fall as museums, theaters, dance companies and musicians launch their full seasons.

Norman Bel Geddes stage design for "King Lear," circa 1917. Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation.
Norman Bel Geddes stage design for “King Lear,” circa 1917. Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation.

Check out our entire roundup of what’s on Austin’s cultural horizon here: https://shar.es/1vT9z0

And here’s a few of our picks for the choicest of the choice exhibits to look forward to.

The arts season starts strong with “Strange Pilgrims,” a sprawling, multivenue look at immersive experiential art of all kinds on view at both locations of the Contemporary Austin and at the University of Texas’ Visual Art Center.

In December, the Ransom Center dives into its considerable archives for the sprawling exhibit “Shakespeare in Print and Performance.”

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Alex Bag, Untitled. video still. From “Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s.”

On Oct. 11, the Blanton Museum debuts mid-century modern cool with “Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940-1978.” Then next spring its deep look at a very edgy decade of creativity in “Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s.”

In January, Print Austin once again offers a citywide month of dozens of happenings and new exhibits.

And the ever popular East Austin Studio Tour this year happens Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 21-22.

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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