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The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria (3809 W. 35 St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Jones Center (700 Congress Ave., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) are free on Tuesdays. Read what art critic Jeanne Claire van Ryizn had to say about their latest exhibit by Do Ho Suh:
Ideas of home, displacement and personal space ricochet through the work of acclaimed artist Do Ho Suh. Now, Suh receives his first major solo exhibit in the United States in more than a decade when the Contemporary Austin launches a two-part show opening Saturday.
Suh has recently finished creating the last rooms of a fabric replica of his New York apartment, which he’ll debut at the Contemporary’s Jones Center along with two other components of his “348 West 22nd Street.” Also on view will be some of his “Specimen Series” of ghostly appliances and fixtures — radiators, toilets, stoves all rendered with meticulous detail — made of sheer colorful fabric over steel structures.
At the Contemporary’s Laguna Gloria site, Suh will install “Net-Work” along the shore of Lake Austin — a shimmering fishing net-like kinetic installation of thousands of gold and silver human figures.
Out-of-the-ordinary musical techniques and newly constructed instruments are at the center of the eighth installment of SoundSpace, the Blanton Museum of Art’s acclaimed biannual concert series.
The Blanton’s galleries will transform into an immersive sensory space with a vibrant lineup of performances by musicians and dancers.
SoundSpace: Sound Construction will highlight the variety of ways in which musicians explore tonal color and texture, incorporating techniques and instruments ranging from guitar and violin to modified children’s toys.
The Austin Animal Center, in collaboration with other animal welfare organizations, will celebrate breeds known as “bully” dogs, dispel myths and offer information, including on positive training methods.
The event also will have live music, fun games for the kids and dogs available for free adoptions. Organizations included are Austin Pets Alive, Austin Humane Society, Love-A-Bull, Don’t Bully Me Rescue, Animal Trustees of Austin, Emancipet and more.
Dancemaker Martha Graham, who died in 1991 at age 97, left a legacy as one of the most groundbreaking artistic innovators of the 20th century.
Graham shaped modern dance as we understand it today and her creative influence is often compared to how Pablo Picasso reinvented painting or how Frank Lloyd Wright did the same for architecture. It’s been several years since the company founded by the choreographer has performed in Austin.
Now, the Martha Graham Dance Company returns with a program of some of Graham’s signature dances including Graham’s seminal “Appalachian Spring” from 1944 that features Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning score of the same name.