The weekend’s top arts picks: Oct. 9-11
“Omission.” Consisting of 20 10-foot inflatable white vinyl spheres, Juan Deleon’s “Omission” is a roving one-day installation, making a tour of public parks as part of the city’s “Tempo” project of temporary public art. A spirited homage to open natural spaces, “Omission” takes up its next one-day residency in the park near Longhorn Dam at the eastern end of Lady Bird Lake. At each location, Deleon changes up the arrangement of the giant orbs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Longhorn Shores Park, 60 S. Pleasant Valley Road. Free. austintexas.gov/tempo.
“Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-78.” Forget “Mad Men” style and its North American exclusiveness. Modernism was a world-wide phenomena. Organized by the Americas Society in New York, “Moderno” is the first exhibit to examine how design transformed the domestic landscape of Latin America during a period marked by huge societal and political shifts. And the Blanton Museum’s presentation augments the more than 130 pieces of furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and graphic design with a selection of Brazilian, Mexican and Venezuelan paintings. Opens Sunday. Continues through Jan. 17. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Bvld. $5-$9. 512-471-7324, blantonmuseum.org.