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AMOA-Arthouse: Jones Center location

With two unique locations, the Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative exhibitions, education, interpretative programs and direct access to the creative process.

AMOA-Arthouse has a proud history of mapping the future of the visual arts in Texas. It is both the oldest statewide visual arts organization in Texas and the only one devoted solely to contemporary art. The mission of Arthouse is to promote the growth and appreciation of contemporary art and artists in Texas. Through its exhibitions and programs in Austin and statewide, Arthouse helps nurture artists’ careers and deepen public understanding of contemporary art.

AMOA-Arthouse: Jones Center location Projects

Art Sessions
Art Sessions

Arthouse at the Jones Center’s 2011 minigrant project involves the continuation and completion of their video archive project, Art Sessions. Art Sessions is a web-based video archive project in which exhibiting artists are interviewed about their process, artwork, and ideas. These video interviews allow exhibiting artists to speak about their work and give context to […]


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iPad-enhanced Tours
iPad-enhanced Tours

AMOA-Arthouse’s Project Grant supported AMOA-Arthouse in creating rich learning opportunities for students on docent-led tours through the use of Ipads in the galleries. AMOA-Arthouse provides docent-led tours for approximately nine thousand students and five hundred adults between their two sites. With this Project Grant, they advanced the use of technology in museums by developing Ipad […]


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LTL Renovation
LTL Renovation

This project highlights Arthouse’s building design for the renovation of the Jones Center in downtown Austin, Texas. Lewis.Tsurmaki.Lewis (LTL), an innovative and award-winning architecture firm, was selected to design the renovation. In taking on this project, Arthouse looked at modern and contemporary architecture as an art form. This selection reflects Arthouse’s desire to embrace and […]


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Teen Perspectives on Contemporary Art
Teen Perspectives on Contemporary Art

Arthouse’s minigrant project for 2010 used 20 Kodak USB video cameras and accompanying editing software to allow teens in the Club Arthouse program to explore and interpret the first exhibitions in the newly renovated and expanded Jones Center, which reopened in October 2010. The teens created video tours of the exhibitions based on their interests. […]


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Touch Screens in the Art Loft
Touch Screens in the Art Loft

              This 2011 equipment award supported the purchase of two Dell Touch Screen desktop computers for the Arthouse Ozburn Family Loft. By installing two touch screen computers in the Loft, Arthouse provides visitors another tool with which to understand and delve into the world of contemporary art and more […]


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Young Artists @ Arthouse
Young Artists @ Arthouse

Young Artists @ Arthouse is a free program open to teenagers from underserved neighborhoods in Austin and Travis County who are interested in visual art. Over the course of a semester, the students develop a portfolio of artwork while working closely with a professional Austin-based artist who serves as their mentor and advisor. At the […]


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