- Armadillo Art SquadThe South Austin Popular Culture Center features the artwork of the infamous “Armadillo Art Squad” dating from the 1960s to today. These artists have garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. They continue to producer art in a variety of mediums, including the quintessential Austin art form, the poster. Old and new works by these celebrities will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays, including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Click on the images and names below to learn more about the artist. Danny Garrett Nels Jacobson Guy Juke G.L. McElhaney
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Convicted of politically-motivated crimes, Marilyn Buck has spent 25 years in prison. Set for release in August, she’s now being treated for cancer. Join us for an evening of music, poetry and consciousness-raising in her honor on Friday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 3105 E. Cesar Chavez Street in Austin (on the north bank of the …
As the mayor of the South Austin Popular Culture Center, I am pleased to announce a new offer from the center. For every sixth check in on FourSquare or Gowalla, you will receive a free exhibit poster!* So come check out our latest events, and don’t forget to check in: FourSquare | Gowalla . What are FourSquare and Gowalla? These …
In a 2008 post on Apartment Therapy.com, Adrienne Breaux showcased the art car behind the South Austin Popular Culture Center car as an interesting planter. The post caused some colorful reactions…
The Armadillo World Headquarters’ final night of performances was Dec. 31, 1980. The last concerts featured Commander Cody, Bill Kirchen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kenneth Threadgill, Asleep at the Wheel and more.
Freddie was in Austin to play at the Armadillo World Headquarters. Richard Halpin (Jail Arts & Education Project) got Freddie and his brother Bennie to play for the inmates at the Travis Co. Jail. The prisoners loved it. So did the musicians.
Bob “Daddy O” Wade’s iconic iguana has traveled thousands of miles across the country. Thirty two years later, “Iggy” has found his way home to Fort Worth. Local News Report (Includes raw video of Iggy’s journey): Giant Iguana Statue Flies To New Home At FW Zoo (Source: KTVT) Photo Gallery: ‘Iggy’ at the zoo (Source: Star-Telegram) News Report: 40-Foot Lizard …
During the summer of 1970, Austin’s first successful psychedelic music club, the Vulcan Gas Company, closed. In August 1970, the Armadillo World Headquarters opened. Both venues made dramatic changes to Austin’s culture.
Bloggers depict their trips to the museum.