Get ready for a weird winter in the capitol city! AustinÂ´s art museum has something oddly cheerful planned for all you sweater weather enthusiasts. Artist, musician, and longtime SoundSpace curator Steve Parker brings a new installation to the Blanton thatÂ´ll make even the grinchiest grin. Complete with brass instruments, musical snow globes, marionette-animated trees, and carols like youÂ´ve never heard them before. Explore this holiday playscape for a limited jolly time.
Included with museum admission and Second Saturdays admission. Located in the BlantonÂ´s Check-In mezzanine and The Lookout.
ABOUT STEVE PARKER
Steve Parker is a musician, artist, and curator who creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures made from salvaged marching band instruments that are modeled after obsolete WWII acoustic locators; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. He is the recipient of the 2021 Rome Prize, the 2020 Ashurst Prize (UK), and the 2018 TitoÂ´s Prize, as well as multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also a 2023 McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum.