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

Family Day at the Visual Arts Center

Bring the whole family to the Visual Arts Center for an exciting day of art-making, games, and more surrounding our current exhibitions. Look, explore, and...

10/20 12pm
EXHIBITION: Another Green World

September 21 – October 20, 2018 The 21st century is marked by a dramatic shift in the way humanity relates to the natural world, ranging from the emergent...

EXHIBITION: Exploring the Arctic Ocean

September 21 – December 7, 2018 While the Arctic has long been subject to exploration, its very core, the Arctic Ocean, remains an uncharted territory for...

EXHIBITION: In the Land of Real Shadows

Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows Fall 2018 Vaulted Gallery Artist-in-Residence September 21 – December 7, 2018 This exhibition is the final part...

EXHIBITION: Like the Lonely Traveler

Like the lonely traveler: Video Works by María Magdalena Campos-Pons September 21 – December 7, 2018 Like the lonely traveler traces the evolution of...


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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)

Visual Arts Center, Art Building (ART) posted a photo 3/21/2014