MOODY CENTER LAUNCHES
TEMPO: A WALKING EXHIBITION OF AUSTIN, MUSIC, AND CULTURE
Mural El Loco Ocho by Brian L. Phillips – Photo courtesy of Suzanne Cordeiro
(Austin, TX) – On Monday, June 26, Moody Center is set to unveil TEMPO: A Walking Exhibition of Austin, Music, and Culture showcasing unique murals and photography that decorate the entire building. The Moody Center team, along with architects Gensler, and met/gal art + advisory, a prestigious art advisory firm, collaborated to transform the venue into a vibrant art gallery that pays homage to the spirit and pulse of Austin’s music, art, and sports scene.
The TEMPO exhibition, mainly located on the Self Concourse, will showcase an eclectic mix of murals by local artists such as Will Hatch Crosby, Zuzu, Rex Hamilton, Alannah Tiller, and Ryan Runcie amongst others, as well as work from a legendary Austin photographer, Scott Newton, whose work spans from the early days of Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters to chronicling performances at the world-famous Austin City Limits TV show. A full list of artists and their scope of work featured at Moody Center can be found HERE.
“We are thrilled to present TEMPO: A Walking Exhibition of Austin, Music and Culture, a showcase that perfectly encapsulates the soul of Austin,” said Jeff Nickler, vice president of Oak View Group and general manager of Moody Center. “Through this exhibition, we aim to celebrate the talent of our local artists and the rich culture of music, art, and sports that defines our beloved city through the eyes of these extraordinary muralists and photographers.”
“Bold, vivid art is a feature of practically every Austin neighborhood and this type of expression is the inspiration behind TEMPO,” said Gerardo Gandy, architect and brand designer, Gensler. “Together with our clients, partners, and participating artists, the murals help reinforce the connection between Moody Center and the vibrancy of our communities.”
“The art for Moody Center had to feel ‘uniquely Austin,’ and to meet that goal, we worked closely with the 15 muralists, Gensler and the Moody team, to ensure the individual mural concepts represented the vision for the space,” said Mia Abigail Baxter, owner, met/gal art + advisory. “The styles of the murals are very different, yet as a whole, the artwork feels cohesive and timeless, which was essential for this permanent collection.”