Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art

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Martin Luther King at Congress

Austin, TX 78701


Clarissa Tossin: Meeting of Waters

Blanton Museum of Art

January 13 - July 1, 2018

An exhibition featuring new works by Brazilian artist Clarissa Tossin. The sculptures in the show explore the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers, where the two rivers converge but remain separate.

Vincent Valdez: The City

Blanton Museum of Art

July 14 - December 30, 2018

A show of Vincent Valdez's two The City paintings. The works were recently acquired by the Blanton. For more information, go here.


James Drake: Tongue-Cut Sparrows

A screening of James Drake’s 2006-2007 video work Tongue Cut Sparrows (Inside Outside). In the video, “Drake worked with the female partners of men imprisoned in an...

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Line Form Color

An exhibition featuring works from the Blanton’s collection that “embrace a reductive formal vocabulary,” particularly that of line, form, and color.

Lais Myrrha: Infinite Column

Lais Myrrha’s video Infinite Column “addresses the failures of Brazil’s mid-century modernist project through a critique of architecture and its primary materials.” Showing an unstable stack...

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Shahzia Sikander: SpiNN (III)

SpiNN (III) is an animated video by Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander. “The video is rooted in traditional Persian miniature painting, which the artist learned in her native...

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Dancing with Death

Dancing with Death features works on paper that explore the theme of death.

Surabhi Saraf: FOLD

“In the projected video, FOLD (2010), a grid of twelve-by-eight frames captures the Indian-born, San Francisco-based artist Surabhi Saraf in jeans and a white shirt...

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Piranesi’s Rome

A show featuring more than forty prints by artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The exhibition also features large-scale maps of Rome, books, and plaster casts of architectural fragments.

Perspectives: Javier Téllez

Artist Javier Téllez speaks about his work and his video Letter on the Blind, which is currently on view at the Blanton.

Blanton Block Party

A community festival celebrating the Blanton’s newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. The event features family activities, music, food, and tours of the museum. During the...

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Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser

A survey of works by Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian. The show draws from ten bodies of work by the artist and includes video, photography, sculpture, sound art,...

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Warhol By the Book

Warhol By the Book is a comprehensive examination of Andy Warhol’s extensive work in books. The show will feature jacket covers, illustrations, drawings, screen prints, paintings,...

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SoundSpace: In Memoriam

A day of performances celebrating the life and music of David Bowie, Prince, Pierre Boulez, Tony Conrad, Ethan Frederick Greene, and others.

Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

An exhibition of the installation Book from the Sky by Chinese artist Xu Bing. “The installation will transform 1,500 square feet of the museum’s galleries into an...

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Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography

An exhibition of Peruvian photography from 1968 to 2015. Fixing Shadows explores the influence of photographers including Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, Pablo Hare, and others....

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Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s

An exhibition surveying art made in the US between 1989 and 2001. The show is organized around three principal themes: “the so-called “identity politics” debates;...

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Goya: Mad Reason

An exhibition of prints by Francisco Goya. The show features works from his many series, including Los desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War), La tauromaquia,...

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Fair Trade Trunk Show

“Handmade goods will be offered, including jewelry, clothing and seasonal decorations, created by women whose lives are empowered by the Fair Trade Federation. Vendors include...

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Ellsworth Kelly Panel Discussion

A panel discussion with Gavin Delahunty (Dallas Museum of Art), Tricia Y. Paik (Indianapolis Musuem Of Art), Carter Foster (Whitney Museum of American Art), and Richard...

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Third Thursday

A day featuring yoga (12PM), a talk on Natalie Frank’s depictions of The Brothers Grimm (6:30PM), a Spanish language tour of the museum (6:30PM), and a slow...

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SoundSpace: Deep Listening

A sound program that celebrates composer Pauline Oliveros’ concept of Deep Listening. Performers include Saxophonist Joe McPhee, Heloise Gold, and others.

Donald Moffett

An exhibition of works by Donald Moffett that are within the Blanton’s collection. Featuring eight works – including a suite of eighteen drawings, the Blanton hold...

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Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm

An exhibition of more than 30 gouache and pastel drawings by artist Natalie Frank, a New York-based Austin native. Frank has created feminist reimaginings of...

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