Public Programs

We believe contemporary art should be an accessible resource for all who visit Women & Their Work; we strive to educate audiences of all ages about contemporary art. Our exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public. Critical essays accompany the work, a video of the artist discussing her work is on view at a kiosk in the gallery, and public programs are designed to complement each exhibition.

 

Opening Receptions

For each exhibition, we celebrate the opening with a reception. Exhibiting artists are in attendance and give a short talk about their work. These receptions are free and open to the public.

TalkAbout

TalkAbout is a program that facilitates conversations with artists and the people who inspire them. TalkAbout is held in conjunction with the exhibition on view in the gallery. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Partnerships

Women & Their Work collaborates on programming with many arts organizations in Austin including Fusebox Festival, Big Medium, Austin Museum Partnership, and The Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Fusebox Festival

Women & Their Work and Fusebox Festival co-present contemporary art performances during the annual spring festival. Recent performances have included: Abby Z & The New Utility: Abandoned Playground (2018); Wura-Natasha Ogunji: House of Wahala (2017); Okwui Okpokwasili: Bronx Gothic (2016); Michelle Ellsworth:Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome (2015); Miwa Matreyek: This World Made Itself (2014).

Big Medium

West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

Austin Museum Partnership

Austin Museum Day is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of Austin museums and galleries. The event is held on the 3rd Sunday in September.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum

Femme Film Fridays is presented in partnership with Women & Their Work. Held quarterly, these films highlight the work of women filmmakers.

Since 1978, Women & Their Work has actively developed the careers of more than 1,900 artists, presenting hundreds of visual art exhibitions, music, dance and theater events, spoken word, literary readings, film festivals and educational workshops.