3809 W. 35th Street
Austin, Travis County, Texas, 78703
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The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria is the former home of Clara Driscoll and site of a 1916 Italianate-style villa on the shores of Lake Austin in Austin, Texas.
In 1914 the property was purchased by Hal Sevier, editor of the Austin American, with his new wife Clara Driscoll. In 1943 Driscoll donated the homesite to be used as a city museum.
In 1961, the site was converted to the Laguna Gloria Art Museum and became an important part of the Austin arts scene. Soon after, the museum began offering art classes, and in 1983, a 5,300-square-foot (490 m2) facility was built specifically for the growing art school.
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