Blanton Museum of Art

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Okay Mountain: Roadside Attractions

Blanton Museum of Art

March 24 - April 30, 2015

This installation by Austin artist collective Okay Mountain playfully mocks the brochure stands found in hotel lobbies and tourist centers with 100 different irreverent and absurd rack cards available for museum visitors to take. In conjunction with its exhibition, the Blanton has also commissioned the collective to create an outdoor mural.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Blanton Museum of Art

February 15 - May 10, 2015

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs relating to the struggle for civil rights. Includes works by Barkley Hendricks, Charles White, Andy Warhol, May Stevens, Philip Guston, Betye Saar, David Hammons, Jack Whitten, Danny Lyon, Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold.


SoundSpace: Free Music and Community

Simultaneous performances throughout the Blanton’s galleries by musicians known for their creativity and spontaneity: the Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet; Adam Rudolph and his Go: Organic Orchestra; […]

Marjorie Schwarzer

Marjorie Schwarzer, museum historian, presents her research on contemporary museum practices in the United Arab Emirates.

Perspectives: Doris Salcedo

An opportunity to see a special installation of sculpture by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. The artist will discuss how her work responds to the politics […]

SoundSpace: Sound Construction

Live concert staged in the Blanton galleries by Austin composer Travis Weller alongside Dan Lippel, Steven Snowden, Ellen Bartel and “engineer/artist Sam Cusumano who extracts data from […]

La línea continua

The Blanton unveils 70 works from the Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American art, which was given to the university earlier this year.

Martin Parr Artist Talk & Book Signing

Lecture begins promptly at 7:00 pm, with signing, catered reception, and cash bar immediately following in the lobby. Tickets available at the door: ACP Members […]

In the Company of Cats and Dogs

An exhibition of over 160 works that examine our relationship with felines and canines through the ages. Look for Dürer, Fragonard, William Blake, Goya, Gauguin, […]

Midday Music Series

This collaboration between the Butler School of Music and the Blanton Museum of Art explores the connections between musical and artistic forms. Faculty and student […]

Sol LeWitt: documentary film

Chris Teerink’s documentary about how a simple idea can lead to visual and intellectual beauty.   

SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960

 In conjunction with the exhibition Converging Lines, SoundSpace features experimental works by composers based in lower Manhattan in the 1960s, such as Steve Reich, La […]

Blanton Talks: Lucy Lippard

Art critic Lippard discusses her experiences with Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt when they lived in New York in the 1960’s, and responds to their […]

Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt,

An exhibition focused on the close friendship between Hesse and LeWitt. Organized by Veronica Roberts, the Blanton’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition […]

Richard Shiff on The Nearest Air

Author, art historian, and UT’s Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, Dr. Shiff, leads a discussion on The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works […]

Jewelry by Rose Trunk Show

The Blanton Museum Shop kicks off the holiday season with a Jewelry by Rose Trunk Show.

Waltercio Caldas: Panel

The Nearest Air artist Waltercio Caldas elaborates on themes of the exhibition in a panel with UT music and philosophy faculty.

German Beer Tasting!!

The Blanton and Edible Austin co-present a tasting of traditional German beers from Austin-area brewers. Beer! Register by email:, Cost: $10 members/$15 general public

Cubism Beyond Borders

Iconic works from France, the Americas, and Eastern Europe from the Blanton’s collection by Pablo Picasso, Albert Gleizes, Max Weber, Arshile Gorky, Alexander Archipenko, and […]