L&P undertook the task of listing some best museums for you to go when you want to take a breath.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
This kid-friendly museum covers the basics as well as less well-travelled terrain, like the influence of all-black regiments (Buffalo soldiers) on post-civil war Texas. Also on site are two theatres, one with a six-storey IMAX screen.
You’re going to have to get your “yeehaw” on, and this is the place to do it. Just a few blocks from the State Capitol, this facility offers a rah-rah rendering of the story of Texas, taking its cue from the Sam Houston quote etched in granite in the entrance: “Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has ever blessed my vision.”
Yard Dog Art Gallery
A gallery space and store (they sell prints) that celebrates some openings with live music,
Yard Dog covers a broad spectrum from fine art to folk and outsider art, from former Faces keyboardist, Ian McLagan’s migraine inspired paintings to the Sublime Stitching collective’s embroidery kitsch.
Right in the heart of the eclectic, electric SoCo neighborhood, Yard Dog sits within spitting distance of a vintage clothing shop and venerated western wear outpost Allens Boots;
that rubbing-elbows of old and new, quirky and classic, is a pretty good approximation for what makes Yard Dog so special.
AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center
The emphasis is on contemporary art, and one of the year’s highlights is the annual 5×7 art show and sale, featuring more than 1,000 works by an eclectic group of up-and-coming artists.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Go green with Texas. You don’t have to travel far to find green space in Austin, but rarer is the kind of serene, secret-garden quality the Umlauf has in spades. A short walk from town twin jewels Zilker Park and the Barton Springs Pool, this South Austin outdoor space encourages hands-on appreciation of dozens of works by 20th-century sculptor and long-time Austin resident Charles Umlauf.
Tranquility is easy to come by on a guided tour, a private ramble, or during the twice-weekly morning yoga sessions.
Texas Military Forces Museum
It explores the history of the Lone Star State’s militia and volunteer forces from 1823 (date of the first militia muster in Stephen F. Austin’s colony) to 1903 when the Congress created the National Guard.
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