1. In 2010, 687,307 Austin artists, students, youth, adults and Central Texas visitors attended and participated in H.A.N.D. programs, events, classes, tours, and camps! [click] 2. 1,841 classes were provided in H.A.N.D schools, art and nature centers in 2010. [click] 3. 19,250 Austin citizens were employed in the H.A.N.D. Division in 2010! [click] 4. $24,930,340 was generated for our local economy by H.A.N.D. museums, art and nature centers, schools, public squares, gardens and outdoor theatres!
E leven (11) leading Austin Community Institutions comprised of museums, theatres, art schools, galleries, nature and education centers provide a wide array of historical, cultural, and artistic experiences, supporting the foundational importance of art, music, theatre, dance, film and nature toward building a sustainable community, where youth and neighborhood vitality and access as well as safety is maintained.
. One of the country’s most significant historic artists’ homes and studios of the cultural icon Elisabet Ney. The museum and its restored prairie is maintained for historic, artistic and educational purposes. Houses 503 piece collection of Ney portraits and personal artifacts Built in 1892 as the studio of celebrated German sculptress Elisabet Ney as she sculpted for the new Texas capitol. Became the first art museum in Texas in 1911. 1941—ownership came to the COA.
2000 National Trust for Historic Preservation selected the Ney Museum for its Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program. 2003 COA initiated restoration plan. Stabilization of the Museum’s foundation completed and partnered with Stadtmuseum Munster on international exhibition on Elisabet Ney opening in Munster, Germany, on January 26, 2008. A new and innovative summer camp! History, Arts and Environmental Science Inspired by the 19th Century and a study of the natural environment that Elizabet Ney so loved, the museum staff and the Austin Nature Center collaborated to create hands-on art projects of Elisabet Ney’s life and time.
Built in 1941 Naval & Marine Reserve Station For 30 years, the DAC has been a school, a stage and a home for many of Austin’s aspiring artists and their mentors as well as the most popular summer camp in town. [click] THE DAC THEATRE coordinates over 30 Austin theatre, music & dance productions a year for a total of 190-200 performances and over 20, 000 Austin audience members attend these productions. [click] JULIA BUTRIDGE GALLERY coordinates an average of 350 Austin adult & youth exhibits are curated and exhibited each year. In addition to being booked two (2) years in advance, the exhibits generate an average of 22,000 Austin and Central Texas visitors a year! [click] THE DAC SCHOOL: Registered over 13,477 students in low-cost arts education in 2010 and employed over 60 full-time and 65 part-time Austin arts educators! And, 10,691 Austin artists were provided free or low cost access of performance and rehearsal space.
The National Recreation and Parks Association recognizes Dougherty Arts Center staff and Austin’s Parks & [ CLICK ] Recreation Summer Camp children and for “best video of a Flash Mob” performed by a Recreation Department, on U-Tube, 2011! [ CLICK ] In 2010, H.A.N.D museums, nature & cultural centers and schools provided 17,168 Austin student & adult artists, community groups, and entrepreneurs with a both low-cost and free access to performance, rehearsal and meeting space. In 2010, H.A.N.D museums, nature & cultural centers and schools provided 17,168 Austin student & adult artists, community groups, and entrepreneurs with a both low-cost and free access to performance, rehearsal and meeting space. IN 2010, H.A.N.D museums, nature & cultural centers and schools
In 2009, the Museum staff planned, designed and curated a record of 15 exhibits in one year!
The home of legendary writer, O’HENRY and one of Austin’s legendary events: THE CHAMPIONSHIP PUN-OFF. The Championship hosts a permanent exhibit and conducts educational tours and creative writing workshops for Austin and central Texas adults and youth. The legendary Austin tradition throughout central Texas and is the
The museum hosts a permanent exhibit and conducts educational tours and creative writing workshops for Austin and Central Texas adults and youth. In 2009, the O’Henry staff, created a Short Story Master Class, as an annual two-part workshop where Austin writers of all levels could come with an idea and leave with a story. Then, the Texas Book Festival and award-winning authors such as Amanda Eyre Ward, Mary Helen Specht, and S. Kirk Walsh mentored the participants. The story deemed the best by an appointed judge, is published through various channels offered by the O. Henry Museum and Texas Book Festival. [CLICK] In 2010, 246,638 Austin citizens and visitors were provided high quality educational, cultural, heritage, and community programming.
March 2 - September 23, 2012 Wednesday - Sunday Noon - 5:00pm The Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum presents an exhibit of 19th century quilts and the women who made them. The exhibit will feature ten quilts at a time, and explore their origins through the context of immigration into Texas. A special opening ceremony will be held on Friday, March 2nd, from 6-8 pm
Founded in 1970, adopted by ordinance in 1980, the open-aired market is home to a collection of murals that tell a unique story of Austin, enhances a common area and brings visitors from all over together. Nestled in the heart of the University of Texas community Market features a wide variety of handcrafted items for sale by local artisans, including jewelry, original art, apparel, candles, leather goods and whimsical items.
Through community events, exhibits, classes, programs, and low-cost or free use of our facilities,
1. THE HISTORY, ARTS, & NATURE DIVISION$24,930,340 was generated for our local economy by H.A.N.D. museums, art and nature centers, schools, public squares, gardens and outdoor theatres! 19,250 Austin artists found in employment in the H.A.N.D. sites in 2010!1,841 classes were provided in H.A.N.D schools, art and nature centers in 2010. 687,307 Austin artists, students, youth, adults and Central Texas visitors attendedand participated in H.A.N.D. programs, events, classes, tours, and camps in 2010!
2. HISTORY, ARTS, & NATURE DIVISION • THE ELIZABET NEY MUSEUM • THE O’HENRY MUSEUM • THE SUSANNA DICKINSON MUSEUMThe H.A.N.D. division is comprised of eleven (11)leading Austin museums, theatres, art schools, galleries, • THE DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTERnature and education centers. • THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER Collectively, they provide a wide array of historical, cultural and aesthetic MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER education and experience, which significantly: • THE EMMA S. BARRIENTOS MEXICAN• Impacts the development of Austin youth, AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER• Sustains and maintains Austin seniors and families,• Honors Austin’s cultural diversity. • THE PEOPLE’S RENAISSANCE MARKET• Inspires the vitality of every Austin neighborhood, and• Raises the quality of life for every Austin citizen. • THE AUSTIN SCIENCE AND NATURE CENTER • THE ZILKER HILLSIDE THEATRE • THE ZILKER BOTANICAL GARDENS • SPLASH! SHEFFIELD EDUCATION CENTER
3. THE FIRST MUSEUM IN THE STATE OF TEXAS IN 1941!ELISABET NEY MUSEUM East 44th St., Austin, TX 78704 One of the country’s most significant historic artists’ homes and studios of the cultural icon Elisabet Ney. The museum and its restored prairie is maintained for historic, artistic and educational purposes. Houses 503 piece collection of Ney portraits and personal artifacts.
4. •2000 Selected by The National Trust for Historic Preservation for its Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios program.•2003 Restoration Plan initiated by the City of Austin.•2008 Partnered with Germany’s STADTMUSEUM MUNSTER MUESUM for an international exhibition on Elisabet Ney.•2011 Celebrated 100 years of service to the Austin and world community! A new and innovative summer camp! • History, Arts and Environmental Science Inspired by 19th Century history & a study of the natural environment that Elizabet Ney so loved, the museum staff and the Austin Nature Center collaborated to create hands-on art projects of Elisabet Ney’s life and time. New development: this fall the museum will get a new roof! ELISABET NEY MUSEUM
5. The DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 THE DAC THEATRE •Coordinates over 30 Austin theatre, music & dance productions a year for a total of 190-200 performances and over 20, 000 Austin audience members attend these productions. JULIA BUTRIDGE GALLERY• Coordinates an average of 350 Austin adult & youthexhibits each year.•In addition to being booked two (2) years in advance, theexhibits generate an average of 22,000 Austin andCentral Texas visitors a year! THE DAC SCHOOL •Registered over 13,477 students in low-cost arts education in 2010 and employed over 60 full- time and 65 part-time Austin arts educators! •10,691 Austin artists were provided free or low cost access to performance and rehearsal space.
6. • The National Recreation and Parks Association recognizes Austin’s Parks & Recreation Dougherty Arts Center Summer Camp for “Best Video of a Flash Mob performed by a Recreation Department, on U-Tube! The DAC school provides summer camps for Preschoolers, “Best Video of a Flash Mob” Kids, Tweens, & Teens •New development: in 2011, the DAC school brings “Creativity Club” to afterschool program on site!
7. The GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702Dedicated to documenting and celebrating African and African-American culture, history andheritage through music, dance, the visual arts and theatre for all ages, over 600 events arehosted in the CARVER theatre, gallery and drum for 15,554 Austin adults and youth.
8. THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER•In 2009, the Museum staff planned, designed and curated arecord of 15 exhibits in one year!Newest developments: In 2011-12 a new permanent exhibit of Anderson High School and completing the new renovation to the Carver’s new Genealogy Center!
9. THE O’HENRY MUSEUM 409 East 5th St., Austin, TX 78701 In 1934, Sidney Porter’s home was deeded to the City of Austin, making the O’HENRY the first museum the City acquired. The first Texas National Literary Landmark!•Built in1891 in downtown Austin, William Sidney Porter’s Queen Anne Cottage. The home of legendarywriter, O’HENRY and one of Austin’s legendary events: THE CHAMPIONSHIP PUN-OFF.
10. A Short Story The O’HENRY MUSEUM hosts a permanent exhibit and conducts educational toursMaster Class and creative writing workshops for Austin and Central Texas adults and youth.An annual two- •O’HENRY lived and wrote in this house from 1893-1895 and published hispart workshop ROLLING STONE NEWSPAPER.where Austinwriters of all • Award-winning authors such as Amanda Eyre Ward, Mary Helenlevels come with Specht, and S. Kirk Walsh mentor short-story master class participants. an idea and leave •Featured on KLRU’s Emmy Award-Winning “Downtown” series!with a story. Thestory deemed thebest by anappointed judge,is publishedthrough variouschannels offeredby the O. HenryMuseum andTexas BookFestival. IN 1999 THE O’HENRY NAMED A NATIONAL LANDMARK Newest development: partnering with Texas Book Festival!
11. The Only Exhibit Devoted to the Story of All The Survivors of the ALAMO! • “Messenger of the Alamo” THE SUSANNA DICKINSON MUSEUM 411 East Fifth Street, Austin, TX 78701 Friends of the O.Henry & Susanna Dickinson Museums assisted with the completion of the Susanna Dickinson Museum. OPENED MARCH 3RD, 2010•March 8, 2007, $500,000 bond funding is awarded by the citizens of Austin to restore the museum.
12. The SUSANNA DICKINSON MUSEUM Celebrate Texas Independence Day by seeing the historic quilts ! The Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum present an exhibit of 19th century quilts and the women who made them. The exhibit will feature ten quilts at a time, and explore their origins through the context of immigration into Texas. March 2 - September 23, 2012Guest Curator Marcia Kaylakie, InternationalSociety of Appraisers, Certified QuiltAppraiser, American Quilter’s Society,member Professional Association ofAppraisers - Quilted Textiles, and author ofTexas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone StarLegacy.
13. 23RD STREET RENAISSANCE MARKET 23rd Street and Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78705 Founded in 1970, adopted by ordinance in 1980, the open-aired market is home to a collection of murals that tell a unique story of Austin, enhances a common area and brings visitors from all over the world! THE OLDEST ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET IN CENTRAL TEXAS!Nestled in the heart of the University ofTexas community, the market features awide variety of handcrafted items for sale bylocal artisans, including jewelry, originalart, apparel, candles, leather goods andwhimsical items.
14. The market has been a mecca for local artisans since the early 1970s.23RD STREET Many well known central Texas artists began their careers at the market, and it continues to provide a foundation for beginning artists.RENAISSANCE In 2009, after extensiveMARKET renovations the market celebrated a GRAND Local artists who create their own work! OPENING & HOLIDAY HAPPENING!Listed in theNew YorkTimes as a"Place to Visitin Austin" and Newest development: proposed lower fees for student artists and veterans!on CITYSEARCH as the"Best OffbeatFind of 2001!"
15. The oldest open-air musical theater in the United States! In operation for over 50 years! ZILKER HILLSIDE THEATER 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin, TX Each year over 100,000 Austin and Central Texas audience members attend the FREE performances!
16. •Beginning in 2008, the Zilker Hillside Theater received a major donations of capital funds andvolunteer labor to install running water, a new loading dock, new HVAC systems, renovateddressing rooms, a new stage, new electrical system and a new lighting booth! Donations wereshepherded by Zilker Theater Productions, PARD’s partner for over 50 years in producing thesummer musical. ZILKER HILLSIDE THEATER Each year an average of 5,450 local artists are provided space at ZHT with many talented high school and college performers work alongside seasoned professionals!Newest development: expanding the backstage and loading dock space!
17. The EMMA S. BARRIENTOS MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701•In 1999, after 30 years of community activism, a $5 million dollar bond was dedicated to creating the Mexican AmericanCultural Center.• In 2010 the City of Austin Councilrenamed the center, In 2007, over 5000after the sudden death of community Austin and Central Texas Visitorsarts advocate Emma S. Barrientos. attended the Grand Opening that included 56 theatre, dance, music, performances on 16 stages!
18. In 2010, the new educational wing wasSince its The EMMA S. BARRIENTOS completed providing a black box theater and fouropening MEXICAN AMERICAN new classrooms to serve an additional 20,000 CULTURAL CENTER patrons per year with low-cost classes andthe events.MACCTheater,Galleryand Artseducationprograms INAUGURATED as theserves an Official Diez y Seis deaverage of Septiembre!50,000Austincitizens Newest development: H.A.N.D is developing a Latino Arts Incubator Programeach year! SXSW: Bellas Artes/Crossroads Black Box Theater – Pastorela, Teatro Vivo, Teatro Proyecto, movies, classes, Citizens of Austin vote The Emma Barrientos panel presentations. Mexican American Center Bi-lingual Theatre & programming as the “Best Zocalo” in the Best of Austin Chronicle award, 2010.
19. SPLASH! SHEFFIELD EDUCATION CENTER 2201 BARTON SPRINGS ROAD AUSTIN, TX 78704An interactive and live exhibit for children and adults that teaches them about the Edward’s Aquifer and how Central Texasreplenishes its important water resources. Additionally it educates the public about the endangered and unique salamander. The Grand opening of a new historical exhibit in the architecturally unique rotunda pertaining to 12,000 years of human history at Barton Springs Located in the historic Barton Springs Bath house built in 1947.
20. AUSTIN NATURE AND SCIENCE CENTER 301 Nature Center Drive, Austin, TX 78704 The Austin Nature and Science Center was recognized for 50 years of connecting families to nature with an award from Children in Nature for “enduring dedication for getting kids outdoors” in October 2010. The Nature Center served almost 42,000 children in 2011-2012 .
21. Austin Science and Nature Center Each year the ANSC serves on an average of 42,000 Austin citizens! The ANSC provides hands-on educational exhibits and recreational activities that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. CELEBRATE EARTH DAY, APRIL 21ST, FREE MUSIC AND KID’S ACTIVITIES! .•Wildlife Exhibits•Dino Pit•Naturalist Workshopand Trade Counter
22. ZILKER BOTANICAL GARDEN 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704 Zilker Botanical Gardens mission to promote the education and love of gardening among people of all ages. Since 1955, it has partnered with Austin Garden Clubs to create projects that support the beautification of the gardens visited yearly by half a million people from around the world. Its education programs reach thousands of school children and adults every year. Newest development: new roof and HVAC system. Featured Gardens • Taniguchi Japanese garden •Green Garden demonstration garden •Rose garden •Cactus garden •Seasonal bedding displays •Floral display garden •Butterfly trail and garden •Herb garden •Escarpment trail •Hartman Prehistoric GardenThe gardens are on parkland that is magnificently endowed by nature with handsome trees, natural grottoes and aquatic features that have been integrated into a design of spectacular beauty and tranquility.
23. H.A.N.D. NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS: An interdepartmental collaboration between H.AN.D, and the City of Austin’s Music Department, Austin Energy, and Communications and Technology Management to promote the Social and Environmental, Cultural, Health, Education and Economic Benefits of Leisure and Recreation campaign. Twenty-one concerts featuring Austinbands are coordinated throughout Austin neighborhood parks, district parks, recreation, cultural and nature centers from December 2011 through September 2012. H.A.N.D. recognized for producing the PARKS AND RECREATION STAGE at the annual 2011 ANY New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, which drew a record number of 25,000 Austin citizens to auditorium shores. The success of PARD’S stage and the extent of the Division’s collaboration with the City of Austin’s Economic Growth and Redevelopment Department (EGRSO)
24. The HISTORY, ARTS & NATURE DIVISION celebrates and promotes Austin’sdiverse history and culture, through community events, exhibits, classes, programs as well as by providing low-cost or free access to performance, rehearsal and meeting space for the purpose of enriching the quality of life for every citizen in Austin. THE HISTORY, ARTS, & NATURE DIVISION