January 23, 2020
Take in some culture and art at ISOJ
Looking for a quiet space to think about everything you’re learning at ISOJ? Austin has a number of museums within walking distance or a short drive from the main conference location.
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-5482
The 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) will be hosted at Edgar A. Smith building, which is part of the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
The Blanton Museum of Art has a permanent collection of more than 18,000 works, including European, American and Contemporary, Latin American art and more. One of the most eye-catching parts of this collection is American artist Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, “a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels.”
During ISOJ, the museum will also host the temporary exhibition, “The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s.”
300 West 21st St.
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-8944
The Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus is an internationally renowned humanities research center with collections including nearly 1 million books, more than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs and 100,000 works of art.
The building holds Gabriel García Márquez’s manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks and more, as well as actor Robert De Niro’s archive and original works by artist Frida Kahlo. Visit to see the earliest known extant photograph made with the camera obscura or one of the world’s complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible.
During ISOJ, the center will host the exhibition “Gabriel García Márquez: The Making of a Global Writer” (La creación de un escritor global).
1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 936-8746
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is located across from the University of Texas at Austin campus and is the official history museum of the State of Texas. It includes galleries of more than 700 original artifacts, map collections, an exhibition on the state’s oil and natural gas industry and another on the women’s suffrage movement in Texas, the Austin City Limits Theater installation on the PBS music program, and more.
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 721-0200
The LBJ Presidential Library is located on the University of Texas at Austin campus and “houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from U.S. President Johnson’s political career.” There are permanent exhibits on the civil rights era and the JFK assassination, as well as a replica of the Oval Office and more.
700 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701
The Contemporary Austin (Jones Center) is a gallery of contemporary art located in downtown Austin. During ISOJ, the museum will host an exhibition of works by artist Nicole Eisenman. The museum also has a 14-acre campus with outdoor art on Lake Austin called Laguna Gloria.
419 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 480-9373
The Mexic-Arte Museum, located in downtown Austin, is dedicated to traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino and Latin America art and culture. During ISOJ, the museum will host a retrospective exhibit from Texas artist Bruno Andrade.
605 Azie Morton Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 445-5582
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, located near Zilker Park, showcases the work of Charles Umlauf and contemporary sculptors in an outdoor setting.