The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center
The museum provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative exhibitions, education, interpretative programs and direct access to the creative process.
Stunning architecture, a great space for art with a rooftop open to the public for $10 on wednesday evenings
Check it out: it's free, the architecture is amazing and the exhibits are usually good too.
The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center is a nearby art gallery conveniently located on Congress. Downtown is easily accessed via the hike and bike trail. The entrance to the trail is located off of Riverside Drive.
Modern gallery with great exhibits and they always host an excellent array of artists that are constantly updated. There's a beautiful rooftop lounge that also has cold brew sometimes!
“Renaissance to 20th-century American paintings, Latin American art, plus Greek & Roman sculpture.”
“Locally owned cinema showing indie, documentary & foreign films, with reserved seating, bar & cafe.”
“With 70 degree water temperatures year-round, Barton Springs is a haven for hippies and laid back families alike.”
“The pink-granite building is the centerpiece of downtown Austin, perched on a hill at 12th Street and Congress Avenue. Free guided tours are held daily, starting in the South Foyer, but brochures are also available on the first floor for self-guided tours. The Texas Legislature meets every two years, so you’ll have to check the schedule if you want to see an actual session in progress.”