About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Art Galleries, Art Museums
Libraries, Art Galleries
Speciality Museums, History Museums
One of the biggest university art museums in the country, the Blanton has a permanent collection of more than 17,000 works, the most comprehensive art collection in the state of Texas. Featuring numerous European paintings, as well as an impressive range of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, it has more than enough to satisfy art fans of any every style.
The Bullock Museum excels at its outsized mission to 'tell the story of Texas' — it does so across three floors of fun and informative interactive exhibitions, including lots of kid friendly activities. With its six-story IMAX screen, this is also an ideal destination for catching a flick in awesomely epic style.
Located at the University of Texas, this acclaimed humanities research library and museum hosts a range of engaging exhibitions, as well as a variety of events including readings and film screenings. With programs featuring everything from literature to photography to film and performing arts, it's an interesting space in which to learn more about the creative process of local artists.
For a look into the life, work, and legacy of America’s 36th president, pay a visit to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. Located on the campus of the University of Texas, the museum offers the chance to see the America of the LBJ era, including a replica Oval Office as it was during Johnson’s administration.
From traditional to contemporary works representing art forms of Latino communities and wider popular culture, the Mexic-Arte is the official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Arts Museum of Texas — and it's well worth a visit.
Shrunken heads! Freaks of nature! The Fiji Mermaid! All this, and many more oddball artifacts, await in their full glory at this quirkiest of cultural attractions.
A visit to this working farm offers the chance to see what life was like in Texas during the 1800s. Take your time to explore the six themed historic areas, spread over 90 wooded acres.
This wax museum is dedicated exclusively to classic horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. A relatively new attraction in Austin, it claims to be the city’s 'creepiest' thing to do. Take an hour out of your day and decide for yourself!
This outdoor sculpture garden exhibits the works of American artist Charles Umlauf, along with other contemporary sculptors, in a beautiful, natural setting. The lovely grounds feature more the 40 sculptures, plus an indoor gallery with rotating exhibitions of Umlauf's work.