News From The Ney

Yes, Ney Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18!

Though originally scheduled for late May, the recent monsoon season basically washed that date off the calendar. As a result, on Saturday, July 18, Ney Day returns! At this, the Third Annual Ney Day, celebrate Elisabet Ney, her art and her legacy, with readings from Austin women authors, sculpting demos, food trucks, performance art, technology activities, clay crafts, health screenings, and much more. The headlining act will be Elisabeth McQueen, with Yes Ma’am Brass Band, the Djembabes, and more. And don’t forget, Shipe Park Pool is right across the street. Bring your swimsuits and towels and make a day of it. The event will run from noon to 5.

You may also have noticed an addition to the 45th street side of the museum property; that’s Jennifer Chenoweth’s Dance of the Cosmos, a special project supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department. This remarkable piece will be officially opened at Ney Day. It will then grace the north face of the museum grounds for a year.

Remember too that the Ney’s summer camp, Visual Literacy: Storytelling through Art, still has a few spaces in it! If you’re interested, call 512-458-2255. August will see the return of Saturday morning drawing classes, too.

The Ney is at 304 E 44th Street and is a part of the History, Arts, and Nature Division of the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department. Admission as always is free.