ART OF THE PARTY

Austin Way - - INVITED -

THE CON­TEM­PO­RARY AUSTIN CEL­E­BRATES THE JONES CEN­TER’S REN­O­VA­TIONS AND STUN­NING NEW EX­HIBITS WITH A PARTY UN­DER THE STARS.

After clos­ing for months of ren­o­va­tions, The Con­tem­po­rary Austin’s Jones Cen­ter down­town re­opened in De­cem­ber with ren­o­vated gal­leries, an open-air canopied rooftop space, an ex­hibit by Pol­ish artist Monika Sos­nowska, and an out­door sculp­ture by Jim Hodges. To cel­e­brate, the mu­seum treated 170 donors to an in­ti­mate, seated sea­sonal din­ner by noted

Chef Larry McGuire on the Moody Rooftop (made pos­si­ble by a

$1.3 mil­lion gift from The Moody Foun­da­tion) and a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween es­teemed jour­nal­ist

Dan Rather and Hodges, whose glit­ter­ing “With Lib­erty and

Jus­tice for All (A Work in Progress)” now hov­ers 50 feet over Congress Av­enue, stretch­ing in dra­matic fash­ion nearly 145 feet across the build­ing’s para­pet. Hodges told Rather he hopes the work will cre­ate a di­a­logue about equal­ity, di­ver­sity, and re­spect.

Richard Mar­cus, pres­i­dent of The Con­tem­po­rary Austin’s board of trus­tees, with legendary jour­nal­ist Dan Rather.

Paul Lewis, Michael Schissel, and Marc Tsu­ru­maki Jo Har­vey, Terry Allen, and Diane Boddy Jim Hodges, “With Lib­erty and Jus­tice for All (A Work in Progress),” 2014–2016, In­stal­la­tion view, The Con­tem­po­rary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Cen­ter...

Luci Baines John­son, Ross Moody, and Brad Nel­son Jim Hodges and Bar­bara Gladstone Louis Gra­chos

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.