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

Exhibition: Untitled

Students of art are inexorably tied to the past. For better or for worse, the work we create is viewed through the lens of the artists before us. The...

2/20 3pm
Exhibition: Almost Doesn’t Count

Relatability, alienation, and the desire to categorize the individual body frames the conversation of Almost Doesn’t Count. Drawing from both their Asian and...

2/20 6pm
Exhibition: I Think We Meet Here

This exhibition will feature video works from three artists from the Core Residency Program in Houston. Each artist, Yue Nakayama (Japan), Shana Hoehn (USA),...

2/20 6pm
Exhibition: Just Press Print

Just Press Print is an international, traveling group exhibition that explores the introduction of 21st century technologies within the discipline of...

2/20 6pm
Exhibition: The Codex Borgia

A reproduction of the Codex Borgia, 76 hand-painted pages on bark paper, is one of the few surviving examples of indigenous American beliefs and ceremonies....

2/20 6pm

Recent Events

Performance: Shove


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Milica Cudina

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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