A brand new art museum is coming to Austin with the intention of connecting sound and vision to bridge the gap between the artist, the musician, and you. Bolstered by a legendary partnership between Native Hostel, WhenWhereWhat Austin, Eye Contakt Creative, and Black Fret, Museum of The Future Present will be a totally unique and mesmerizing artistic experience, the likes of which you’ve never seen—or heard—before.
Billed as a “visual mixtape of space, time, and mind,” the museum will have visual artists, musicians, and performers collaborating on 16 interactive, musically driven installations to present an audiovisual blend of provocative genius. The goal is to connect music to something substantial, enticing you to get lost in this very moment in time and discover something new.
Artists are featured on a rotating basis, currently including the likes of British electro-jazz and downtempo ensemble The Cinematic Orchestra, comedian Hannibal Buress, hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces, and Strangeloop, an LA-based media production company presenting concert visuals, immersive experiences, music videos, and new narrative forms. With a lineup for an indie art exhibit this stacked, you never know who else might show up.
Tickets for a self-guided, 1-hour walk-through of the museum are already on sale for $32. Anyone under 2 is free. If the idea of an audiovisual museum that plays to many of your senses sincerely intrigues you, grab entry to the adults-only Grand Opening Party for $100 and catch a performance by OFF! and a special guest musician.
Museum of The Future Present opens to the public on August 5th and runs through the end of 2021 at Native Hostel on 807 E 4th Street. Native Hostel is known for showcasing eclectic entertainment—like its previous installation Mesmerize—as an arts and music venue that also serves as an upscale hostel, bar, and restaurant. Hours for immersive art museum in Austin are Wednesday – Thursday, 3 pm – 11 pm, and Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 11 pm, with the museum closed on Monday and Tuesday.