Since 1999, AUS has been "keeping it local" through highlighting the creativity of the region, as well as showcasing large-scale public art from internationally renowned artists.
 
On the AUS Airport campus, you can find large-scale, permanent art installations inside and outside the terminal, as well as rotating galleries inside the terminal that house short-term exhibitions featuring local artists and organizations.
 
Learn more about our temporary and permanent art displays below.

The permanent art displayed throughout our airport's campus is sourced through the City of Austin's public art program, Art In Public Places (AIPP)

Created in 1985 by action of the Austin City Council, AIPP commissions visual artists who work across all media to create site-specific installations and unique public art that reflects the history and values of our communities. The City ordinance establishes 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets as a set-aside commitment to commission artists or purchase art for City-owned property and facilities. These cultural landmarks have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.

In the terminal:

Huge painted guitars sit atop a baggage carousel at the airport.

Eight Big Guitars, 2006

Artists: Various local artists, commissioned by Gibson Guitars, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Baggage Level

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Terrazzo floor displaying a map of the state of Texas and it's rivers

Art Terrazzo: Austin in 1839 & Texas Rivers, 1999 

Artist: Lawrence W. Speck Studio at PageSoutherlandPage

Location: Baggage Level

Learn more about Austin in 1839 & Texas Rivers 

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Bronze statue of Barbara Jordan seated

True Patriot: Barbara Jordan Memorial Statue, 2002

Artist: Bruce Wolfe, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Baggage Level

Learn more about True Patriot: Barbara Jordan Memorial Statue

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Image of a Texas fruit with leaves carved into granite.

Carved granite glyphs, 1999

Artist: Philippe Klinefelter

Location: Baggage Level, wall behind baggage carousels 

Learn more about the carved granite glyphs

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steel handrails in the terminal

Forged steel handrails, 1999

Artist: Lars Stanley

Locations: Public stairways and along glass balconies

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The painting depeicts a dense, brushy greenbelt forest with trees of green and orange leaves.

Green Austin Series, 1991

Artist: Jimmy Jalapeeno, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Locations: Pre-Screening area, east & west sides of the ticket lobby exits

Learn more about the Green Austin Series

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Long, horizonal mural painting, featuring a view of Enchanted Rock and the hill country.

Hill of the Medicine Man, 1999

Artist: Thomas Evans, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Pre-Screening area, above East ticket counters

Learn more about the Hill of the Medicine Man mural

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Metal and glass cases enclose and display AUS historical memorabilia

History of Bergstrom Air Force Base 

Courtesy of: Bergstrom-Austin Community Council Collection & Austin Scale Modelers Society

Location: Baggage Level, by Carousel 1

Learn more about the Bergstrom AFB history exhibit 

Silver medallion art featuring Texas icons

Reality - Texas - Mythology, 1999

Artist: Jill Bedgood, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Locations: Restrooms throughout the Barbara Jordan Terminal

Learn more about Reality - Texas - Mythology 

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Mural featuring airport iconography above the concourse

To Parts Unknown, 1999

Artist: Sandra Fiedorek, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Pre-screening main floor, wall overlooking escalators to lower level baggage claim

Learn more about To Parts Unknown

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Mural featuring scenes from a Texas backyard gathering

The Visit, 1999

Artist: Fidencio Duran, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Pre-Screening area, above West ticket counters

Learn more about The Visit mural 

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Acrylic cutout featuring different types of luggage with nostalgic items inside

Voyages, 1999

Artist: Judy Jensen, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Pre-Screening, west ticket lobby granite wall - before Checkpoint 3

Learn more about Voyages

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A large 2-D, blimp-like ship mounted above the concourse in the terminal

Austin Downtown Cruiser (Day), 2009

Artist: Young-Min Kang, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Past Security Checkpoints, West mezzanine wall

Learn more about Austin Downtown Cruiser (Day)

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Dark, blimp-like ship floats above the concourse in the terminal.

Austin Downtown Cruiser (Night), 2009

Artist: Young-Min Kang, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location:Past Security Checkpoints, East mezzanine wall

Learn more about Austin Downtown Cruiser (Night)

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Colorfully painted ceramic tiles featuring a bat and lizard.

Austin Icon Ceramic Tiles, 1999

Artist: Claudia Reese & Phil Martin, Cera-Mix Studio

Location: Past Security Checkpoints, inside restrooms

Traditional wood figurine with ornanate robe and headpiece

Austin's Sister Cities 

Five cases containing various gifts of state

Location: International Arrivals Corridor

Learn more about the Sister Cities exhibit

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Mural with cityscape scenery and large native birds.

Birds of Texas, 2019

Artist: Mila Sketch

Locations: Gate 12 Hold Room, Pet Relief Area

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Shiny black fan blade atop a silver pedestal in the airport's terminal .

Jet Engine Turbine Blade, 2003

By: CFAN & Custom Creation

Location: Past Security Checkpoints, East concourse, East Mezzanine staircase

Learn more about the Jet Engine Turbine Blade

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Colorful imagery of BIPOC musicians with instruments and the Austin skyline in the background.

La Musica Sigue, 1999

Artist: Raul Valdez

Location: Past Security Checkpoints, West end of the concourse

Learn more about La Musica Sigue

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A crowd of people celebrate the landing of Lindburg's landing in this painting.

Lindbergh Lands in Paris, 1975

Artist: Rosemary Mahoney

Location: Past Security Checkpoints, West concourse, mezzanine level, near entryway to airline clubs

Learn more about Lindbergh Lands in Paris

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Grid-like imagery carved on limestone.

Limestone Faced Towers, 2015

By: PSP Architects & Escobedo Construction

Location: Past Security Checkpoint 1, post security screening

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A sky with clouds on an acrylic panel attached to a wooden bench top with a steel base.

Texas Horizon Benches2015

Artist: Hawkeye Glenn

Location: Past Security Checkpoint 1, post security screening

Learn more about Texas Horizon Benches

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Large painting featuring a blue sky, overlapped by vibrant prickly pear cacti and a robot's hands casting a shadow that creates a silouhette of a deer.

URBAN Nature Series, 2020

Artist: Mila Sketch

Locations: Men's and Ladies' Restrooms, Gate 10 area; TSA Security Checkpoint 2 East

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An interactive art exhibit that looks like airline gate seating area but actually takes you to imaginary destinations.

Interimaginary Departures, 2021

Artist: Janet Zweig, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Past Security Checkpoints, next to Gate 14

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A mural with beautiful, muted jewel tone watercolors and collage imagery depicting an outside scene that looks like a park.

A Place To Call Home, 2018

Artist: Rakhee Jain Desai

Location: International Arrivals Corridor 

Learn more about A Place To Call Home

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Colorful swirling textures and lines fill this large, horizontal mural.

Time Lines, 2014

Artist: Mikyoung Kim, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Customs Border Patrol Processing Atrium

Learn more about Time Lines

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On the grounds:

Checkerboard 3-D circular structure

Checker Burst, 2015

Artist: Eric Eley, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Spirit of Texas Drive, near Cell Phone Lot

Learn more about Checker Burst

Shock Egg

Shock Egg, 2015

Artist: Eric Eley, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Spirit of Texas Drive, near Cell Phone Lot

Learn more about Shock Egg

White, stone abstractions

Leaf, Pod, & Samara, 2015

Artist: John Christensen, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Baggage Level pick-up area

Learn more about Leaf, Pod, & Samara

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Mosaic mural on a pedestrian walkway

Transition, 2006

Artist: James E. Talbot, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: East & west pedestrian bridges from garage to Barbara Jordan Terminal 

Learn more about Transition

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Concrete structure suspended along a pedestrian walkway

Uplifted Ground, 2015

Artist: Michael Singer Studio, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: The Car Rental Facility veranda and walkway to the Barbara Jordan Terminal

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A green, web-like butterfly walkway arch sits between two parking garages

Meander Wings, 2021

Artist: Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Pedestrian walkway between the CONRAC Car Rental Facility and the Blue Garage

Learn more about Meander Wings

Metallic and purple obelisk structure

Plume, 2022

Artist: Clay Odom & Kory Bieg, Art In Public Places (AIPP) Collection

Location: Pedestrian walkway adjacent to Surface Lot C

Learn more about Plume

The Changing Exhibits Program proudly displays the works of local artists, collectives, and organizations from the greater Austin area. The galleries can be found throughout the Barbara Jordan Terminal, on the secure side. These exhibits give passengers the opportunity to experience Austin’s culture through visual art and artifacts while waiting to catch a flight or simply passing through. 

In the terminal now:

Brian with Conch painting on purple backgroundBrian Joseph

Location: East End Kiosk Displays

Learn more about Bydeeman's art

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Collage art and a painting with words depicting musical onomatopoeias

Kristi Darnell Battani

Location: Colony Park Gallery

Learn more about Kristi's art

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Metal art depicting a heat and a person in a dress hangs on a white wall

Caroline Walker

Location: Clarksville Gallery

Learn more about Caroline's art

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The watershed association members stand in front of the art4water kites in the Moore's crossing gallery

The Watershed Association, Art4Water Kite Exhibition

Location: Moore's Crossing Gallery

Learn more about the Watershed Association and Art4Water

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Art displayed in the Zilker Gallery

The Blanton Museum's Education Program

Location: Jollyville Gallery

Learn more about the Blanton's Education Program

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Art in the Jollyville art gallery

620 Group

Location: Zilker Gallery

Learn more about 620 Group

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Jill smiles next to her gourd art in the exit pylons

Jill Robinson

Location: Exit Pylon Displays

Learn more about Jill's art

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Joe smiles in front of one of his landscape paintings

Joe Tamez, Art Spark Texas

Location: Mobility Lounge Gallery

Learn more about Joe

Learn more about Art Spark Texas

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endangered animals of austin on a purple background

Calming Towers

Location: Digital Displays, Gates 1-10

Learn more about the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan and Austin Water Wildlands

Learn more about Barbara Attwell