Arts picks: Things to see and do, Nov. 23-29
Do Ho Suh. Jones Center, gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays- Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 700 Congress Ave. 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org. Laguna Gloria, Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. 3809 W. 35th St. 512-458-8191, $3-$5. thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Do Ho Suh’s life-size recreations of architectural structures made of ethereal translucent fabric — including his New York City apartment — are viscerally compelling. An impressive two-part exhibit at the Contemporary Austin features Suh’s ghostly, dream-like installation “348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA” at the Jones Center.
At the Contemporary’s lakeside Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, a tangential current of Suh’s work shines, literally, with “Net-Work.” A shimmering net of tiny gold and silver figures drapes over supports on the floating dock at the base of the site’s amphitheater.
“Anatomy of Drawings and Space (Brain Trash).” More than one-thousand depictions of wild animals, landscapes, human anatomy, scientific formulas and family photographs captured in drawings over the span of two years; works by James Drake. Through Jan. 4. Museum hours: 10 a.m. t0 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Third Thursdays of the month until 9 p.m. $5-$9; free on Thursdays. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org.
“The Making of Gone With the Wind.” Sprawling, comprehensive exhibit featuring more than 300 original pieces from the iconic film. Through Jan. 4. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays- Fridays. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Harry Ransom Center.300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944. hrc.utexas.edu.