March 4 - September 10 | LBJ Wildflower Center

Seeing the Invisible is the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR). Developed by The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund as a joint venture among botanic gardens around the world, the exhibition spans six countries and features works by more than a dozen international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Isaac Julien CBE RA and Mohammed Kazem.

Visitors are invited to actively locate the artworks scattered throughout the Wildflower Center, using a smartphone or tablet. The AR nature of the exhibition allows for the creation of immersive works that engage with existing features of the natural landscape. By setting these digital experiences inside botanic gardens like ours, Seeing the Invisible addresses themes of sustainability and explores the connections between art, technology, and nature. 

Seeing the Invisible opens at the Wildflower Center on March 4, 2023. The exhibition will be accessible through the Seeing the Invisible app, available for iPhone and Android via the App Store and Google Play.  


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $0.00 - $15.00

Presenter Details

  • Name: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the Botanic Garden of Texas. The Center promotes its mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through its internationally recognized sustainable gardens, education and outreach programs, and research projects.

    Our Mission
    Inspiring the conservation of native plants

    The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes as the National Wildflower Research Center in 1982 and later renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 1997. It is a signature piece of Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and is complementary to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on the university’s campus. Originally opened on land in East Austin, the Center moved to its current site on a transition zone between the Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregions in 1995.

    The Center has achieved great success since its founding, evolving from a private nonprofit research organization narrowly focused on Texas wildflowers to a major botanic garden and research unit of the university known for plant conservation, landscape restoration and sustainable approaches to landscape design. The Center is making a difference for the health of the planet through its research, demonstration projects, education programs and the development of national-scale programs to promote sustainable landscapes.

    Our vision thus embodies the university’s charge to change the world and serve the state and nation through education and research programs.

Venue Details

  • Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave.
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78739