The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria

About the Museum


The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria is a 14-acre site on the shores of Lake Austin that provides an exceptional natural landscape for contemporary installation and sculpture. The estate comprises the Mediterranean-style Driscoll Villa built in 1916, an Art School, which provides classes for all ages, the Gatehouse Gallery and the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. Alongside temporary exhibitions, permanent works by artists including Anya Gallaccio, Paul McCarthy and Ai Weiwei are dotted around the grounds.

Collection Highlights


Paul McCarthy

White Snow #3

Tom Friedman

Looking Up

Ai Weiwei

Iron Tree Trunk

John Grade

Canopy Tower

Tom Sachs

Miffy Fountain
The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria: Collection Highlights

Paul McCarthy

White Snow #3, 2012
bronze, 98 x 77 x 74 in
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons
Installation view, The Contemporary Austin Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, 2014

Tom Friedman

Looking Up, 2015
stainless steel, 390 x 130 x 90 in
Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Commission, purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2016, © Tom Friedman. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons, Courtesy of The Contemporary Austin.
Installation view, The Contemporary Austin Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, 2015

Ai Weiwei

Iron Tree Trunk, 2015
cast iron, 185 x 63 x 82 5/8 in
Courtesy of Ai Weiwei and Lisson Gallery. © Ai Weiwei Studio. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons, Courtesy of The Contemporary Austin.
Installation view, The Contemporary Austin Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, 2017

John Grade

Canopy Tower, 2015
ipe wood, rope, steel, wire, 15 ft 9 high, 15 ft diameter
Courtesy of the artist and Cynthia Reeves. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons.
Installation view, The Contemporary Austin Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, 2015

Tom Sachs

Miffy Fountain , 2008
silicon bronze and paint (3-part catalysed acrylic, white primer, white base coat, 'Xtreme' Flat Finish Klearkote), 111 x 102 x 102 in
Courtesy of the Tom Sachs Studio. Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons.
Installation view, The Contemporary Austin Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, 2015

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