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

Kenneth Tam: Details

The passage from childhood to adulthood is marked by key events that are at once mundane, formative, and unique—summer camp, the prom, high school...

10/15 10am
Maria Antelman: Mechanisms of Affection

Merging the digital and analog through photomontage, sound installation, sculpture, and animation, New York-based artist Maria Antelman probes the...

10/15 10am

Acoustic foam, felt, audio cable, and music stands are materials Los Angeles-based artist Nikita Gale often employs to visually articulate the mechanics of...

10/15 10am
Saakred: Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo

Transitioning is personal, but it is also a public and political experience. A transitioning person’s body is heavily scrutinized; their personal details and...

10/15 10am
Exhibition Tour with Saakred and Friends: Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo

Austin-based artist Saakred is joined by members of the Texas trans community for a guided tour of the exhibition Sin Nombre, Sin Cuerpo.

10/15 2pm

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Rajendu Sulochana left a positive review 12/4/2018

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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.