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Exhibitions & Events

To extend the reach of its exhibitions, the Contemporary presents a variety of complementary programs: Open Studios, a film series which goes behind the scenes at artists’ studios; the Art Education Lab, which offers hands-on programming and education content; and outreach events including workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, and film screenings.

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Education Space Grand Reopening

MOSAIC Past Event

2024 Red Dot Open Call

Open Call Past

2024 Novel Ideas Art Book Fair Open Call

Open Call Past

Pricing your work and Red Dot Q & A Zoom Session

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Juan Carlos Escobedo, "Brownscape View-Neck by J.ESC," 2022.

Slow Art in the Gallery

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Young boy making colorful art project at a table with a mother leaning over him. Other kids and adults in the background.

Family Saturday, November 2023. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes.

Family Saturday

Family Saturday Past Event

Public Reception for Latitudes at Lake|Flato

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Progressive Dinner

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A Choice Affair: an art and self-care fair celebrating International Women’s Day

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Spring Exhibition Openings & CAM Kick-Off

First Friday Past Event

Left: Michael Guerra Foerster; Right: Christopher Blay

Taco Talk with Michael Guerra Foerster and CAM Perennial Artists

First Friday Past Event
A hand holding a handmade, marbled, wrapping paper used to wrap a rectangular gift.

Marbled wrapping paper by Daniela Oliver de Portillo. Courtesy of the artist.

Marbling Workshop with Daniela Oliver de Portillo

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Photograph shows a 180 degree view of an artist studio. The right side of the frame there are three large windows one of which is open. The frames a pulled open and there is a view of a 6 story building out it. In the center of the frame is an artists work table with a lamp and materials and tools. On the walls there is one large bright green painting, a large figurative sketch and numerous small studies for paintings and drawings on paper, taped up on the wall with masking tape.

Brittany Ham's studio during her Berlin residency

Berlin Residency Program 2024-2025 Cycle

Open Call Past

Joe Harjo, "Indian Removal Act II: And She Was," 2024

Slow Art in the Gallery

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Skyline photo of Mexico City with volcano in the background

Mexico City Art Fairs Trip

Trips and Excursions Past Event

Shared library at Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Q&A Session for the Berlin Open Call

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Contemporary Staff with Joe Harjo. Photo Credit: Francisco Cortes.

Taco Talk with Joe Harjo

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Joe Harjo, "A Heretical Act of Resistance: Walking with Babygirl," 2024 (Video still). Video performance (10 minutes approx.). Courtesy of the artist.

Joe Harjo: Indian Removal Act II: And She Was – Opening Night

First Friday Past Event

DreamWeek Sound Bath Meditation with Pamela Martinez

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Joe Harjo facing a wall where he is writing the words Indian Removal in thick red letters. Pain bottles sit in the foreground.

Joe Harjo in his studio during his Berlin Residency in July 2023. Courtesy of the artist.

Open Studio with Joe Harjo

First Friday Past Event
Close up view of angled glass pieces that are a part of Cathy Cunningham-Little's artwork Labyrinthine (2023). Reflections ans shadows in purples, pinks, yellows, and greens are cast from the dichroic glass.

Detail view. Cathy Cunningham-Little, Labyrinthine, 2023. Photo by Francisco Cortes.

Taco Talk with Cathy Cunningham-Little

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Circular logo design with a paint brush in the middle encircled by words: Seva Art Community Builds Community

Seva Art Exhibition and Reception

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Front entrance of the Contemporary at night with three people standing outside the gallery, and one person exiting. Beyond, visitors populate the lighted gallery space.

Photo credit: Francisco Cortes.

First Friday

First Friday Past Event
Image of small boy making artwork with his caregiver smiling over his shoulder. The image is screened in the color blue.

Family Saturday

Past Event