Visual Arts Center, Art Building (ART)

Opened in 2010, the Visual Arts Center (VAC) in the Department of Art and Art History inhabits the space in the Art Building formerly occupied by the Blanton Museum of Art and provides pivotal research and exhibition space through five distinct galleries. Designed by award-winning firmLake|Flato Architects, the VAC promotes contemporary art through an annual rotation of exhibitions and public programs. Its artist-in-residence program invites emerging national and international artists to create new, site-specific work in the VAC's 1875-square-feet Vaulted Gallery during a 3-5 week residency that involves engagement with students during all stages of the project. Also benefitting students is Center Space Project, the VAC's student organization that oversees all aspects of exhibitions, from curating to installing, held in Center Space, the VAC's gallery that focuses on work by students from across campus.

2300 Trinity St, Austin TX 78712


(512) 471-1108




Upcoming Events

Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada: Art Education & Cultural Exchange in Antigua, Guatemala

In April 2017, a group of faculty and students from UT’s graduate program in Art Education traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to participate in the largest Holy...

10/18 12am
American Dream

This exhibition presents work made during a recent course taught by The New Barbizon group, a collective of Russian-born, Israeli-based artists who have...

10/18 6pm
BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

In a site-specific installation commissioned by the Visual Arts Center, Larry Bamburg, the Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence, pursues a process of making that is...

10/18 6pm
Fool’s Romance / Books from Aeromoto

This exhibition presents over 300 artists' books from Mexico City-based non-profit art library Aeromoto in a setting made conducive to perusal and discovery...

10/18 6pm
Kind of About Michigan

Studio Art MFA candidates Marta Lee and Anika Steppe show new paintings and photography made in response to a shared summer road trip to Michigan.

10/18 6pm

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Milica Cudina left a positive review 11/20/2015

It was great fun and the young people who worked there were really great. Well .... the young man in the "projector room" was not approachable or nice, but the others were really great and seemed to enjoy doing activities with the children.

Visual Arts Center, Art Building (ART)

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