09 Mar

May 12-20 – West Austin Studio Tour comes to Neill-Cochran

Neill-Cochran House Museum goes WEST

An overlay exhibit featuring 15 local contemporary artists

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The furnishings and architecture of the Neill-Cochran House Museum ground us in a handful of different times; to walk in the door is to in part step into the 19th and early-20th centuries. As historians and preservationists, what we like most about hosting individual artists for WEST is that it allows us to see the difference between the Austins of the 1850s, 1870s, 1900s, and so on and the Austin we live in. Does that difference go beyond the modernization we can easily imagine or is it better thought of as a change in tastes and aesthetics in its own right?

However one reads our historic site against this display of the creativity of our present, we think that you’ll enjoy this unique exhibition of Austin artists in one of the oldest extant structures in town.

Exhibition Hours – WEST 2018

Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13 – 11am to 6pm (FREE)

Tuesday, May 15 – 11:30am – 1:30pm (FREE)

Thursday, May 17* – 6pm – 9pm – Exhibition Reception ($25 ticket)

Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20 – 11am to 6pm (FREE)

Hat’s off to our artists! 15% of artwork sales benefit the Neill-Cochran House Museum

Exhibition Reception

Thursday, May 17th, 6PM to 9PM

Want WEST without the crowds? Join us for an exclusive and intimate evening to celebrate the opening of our third cooperative exhibition of contemporary art in our unique historic space. Tickets are $25 online ($20 for current museum members) or at the door and include complimentary cocktails and light bites.

On site parking is available free behind the museum; additional neighborhood parking is available on Leon, Robbins, and 23rd streets. Paid garage parking is available at 23rd & Pearl streets.