RENEE LAI & ROSA NUSSBAUM
The Bathing of the Sphinx
On view from November 5, 2022 to January 15, 2023
For the Austin Studio Tours this year, the Ney will present a new exhibit by artists, Renee Lai and Rosa Nussbaum, titled "The Bathing of the Sphinx". Visitors will be able to view the artists’ mysterious, narrative video projections in the museum’s main gallery. Then, on November 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Ney will host an opening reception that will also include the unveiling of Lai and Nussbaum’s sculptural installations nestled amongst the museum’s trail. Through this exhibition, the artists will connect their own experiences involving art, land and femininity to Elizabet Ney’s personal history. The opening reception will be free to the public, and the exhibit will be on view through January 15. The West Austin Studio Tour will take place at the Ney from noon to 5 pm on November 5, 6, 12 & 13.
In ELISABET NEY: ART FOR HUMANITY’S SAKE, the Elisabet Ney Museum brings together over 80 pieces from our collections and puts them online! Enjoy the ultimate portrait of Elisabet via portions of our extensive collection portrayed in a way never before possible: online! Portrait and allegorical sculptures, studies, maquettes as well as archives, letters, photos, tools, personal effects—even clothing—are all displayed in this crisp, and useful, online exhibition. Casual fans to advanced researchers will find the data of great interest. You can even see things that are never visible to the public—items that are deep in our collections room!
"EVE" exhibition on view until October 30, 2022
Eve is an homage to all the women, girls, and femmes who, like Elisabet Ney, have shaped and are still shaping the landscape of Central Texas. Mostly captured over the course of the pandemic, this collection of images showcases portraits of Black women and girls, who are central to the culture of Austin and yet are often erased and dissociated from the culture they have created. Eve is a celebration of the presence, work, and beauty of Black women in Austin; to disrupt white supremacist culture as much as to credit Black women for their contributions to the arts and fashion.
REHAB EL SADEK
On View through July 31, 2022
“Secret Place” is a site-specific installation created to be a meditation on the internal solitude inherent to the immigrant experience. El Sadek utilized sculpture, photography, and everyday objects to create this body of work. The fragility of individual and collective memories is demonstrated through installation materials in various states of aging and deterioration. El Sadek’s heritage is also reflected in some of the materials, especially those used in Egypt for healing, protection, and conservation.
LIV MONIQUE JOHNSON
On View throuch March 18, 2022
“Suspension" is a unique 3D immersive print installation which invites the viewer to explore an outcropping of unexpected wilderness where the weird may take place. Screen-printed elements and a variety of materials combine to create a lush room-full of colorful foliage, culminating in a suspended moment; a focal point of ultimate potential. Surrounded by abundance, this core allows for a quiet confrontation with the unknown.
JADE WALKER: REWEAVE 2021
Mire + Mend outdoors
On View: Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
The Elisabet Ney Museum is proud to present “Reweave: 2021,” an exhibition of works indoors and outdoors by Austin artist Jade Walker. The show consisting of two parts: Mire + Mend, which is outside the Elisabet Ney Museum, on its grounds; and Birdsong, located inside the Museum. There is also a virtual component, found here. Intended to reflect community bonds through intersections in fabric and weaving, Reweaving refers to the art of repairing damage to a garment in a virtually invisible way by hand weaving new material and replicating the garments original structure as closely as possible. Both Mire + Mend and Birdsong utilize similar weaving structures but one asks others to bring their own materials and take part in a communal fashion to mend while the other advocates observation and action through other means. Together these works create the overall project, Reweave: 2021.
In SUFFRAGE NOW, the Elisabet Ney Museum asked contemporary women photographers to share photos that comment on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. The photos were selected by a preeminent jury of curators, photo editors, photographers and artists. Photos are accompanied by commentary by the photographers. The exhibition is ALL online. Participate on social media by using the hashtag “#SuffrageNow”!
BARBARA ATTWELL: REWYLDING
On View: Saturday, February 27 to Sunday, July 26, 2020
For a video tour of the past Special Exhibition “Barbara Attwell: Rewylding”, please visitBarbara Atwell: Rewylding Exhibition