Blanton Museum of Art
June 30 - August 26, 2018
"In the 1960s–70s, artists in Latin America participated in the profound reorientation of art traditions known loosely at the time as Conceptualism. From the Page to the Street illustrates the diverse forms these new practices took – including photographs and video, mail art, poems, Xerox copies, publications, and proposals – and the critical charge they carried during a tumultuous time. Paying special attention to the role of drawing in this radical transition, this exhibition proposes that Latin American artists shared a vision for the potential of art to build politicized constituencies, moving their work off the page and into the street."
June 3 - September 9, 2018
"Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection features contemporary painting and sculpture by Australian Aboriginal artists. Curated by Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Seattle Art Museum, the exhibition celebrates the renaissance that has occurred since the 1970s within the millennia-old traditions of indigenous Australian art."
June 2 - September 22, 2018
"In 2013, Lenka Clayton attempted to objectively measure the furthest distance she could be from her toddler son in three environments: a city park, the alley behind their Pittsburgh home, and in the aisles of a local supermarket. The trio of videos humorously underlines the challenging judgment calls that parents make about how much autonomy to give their children. In conjunction with the Clayton video installation in the Film & Video Gallery, a selection of Clayton’s Typewriter Drawings will be on view in an adjacent gallery."
SoundSpace: Transmissions explores “the history and future of the radio as a medium to share propaganda, mass culture, and even underground music.” Performers include: Brent...Read More
An exhibition featuring the drawings that Renaissance and Baroque artists used to develop and record ideas for paintings that filled grand architectural spaces.
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...Read More
The official public opening for Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin. “Simone Wicha, the Blanton’s Director, will share opening remarks along with Mayor of Austin Steve Adler, President of The...Read More
An exhibition celebrating the opening of Austin, Ellsworth Kelly’s artist-designed building/artwork on the UT campus. This exhibition will explore how Austin’s conceptual origins began in the seminal...Read More
“A discussion featuring artists Sharon Louden and Lenka Clayton, moderated by curator Veronica Roberts, on the roles artists play as change agents, models for sustaining...Read More
An exhibition featuring works from the Blanton’s collection that “embrace a reductive formal vocabulary,” particularly that of line, form, and color.
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...Read More
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...Read More
“The Open Road explores the photographic road trip as a genre and America as an imaginative resource, presenting the stories of photographers for whom the...Read More
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...Read More
Dancing with Death features works on paper that explore the theme of death.
An exhibition featuring Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler’s recent film Giant. In the film, “Hubbard and Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside of Marfa, Texas,...Read More
“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...Read More
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.
An exhibition of 91 Indian paintings from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at the San Diego Museum of Art. Many of the images in the show...Read More
Artist Javier Téllez speaks about his work and his video Letter on the Blind, which is currently on view at the Blanton.
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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,...Read More
A day of performances celebrating the life and music of David Bowie, Prince, Pierre Boulez, Tony Conrad, Ethan Frederick Greene, and others.
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...Read More
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....Read More
A symposium bringing together three scholars who are experts on “the complicated issues surrounding Native American artifacts in today’s museum practice.”
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;...Read More
A conversation between artist Ed Ruscha and critic Dave Hickey. For more information, go here.
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,...Read More
An exhibition of The Crusader Bible, an illustrated manuscript known for its lively color illustrations. It was likely created around 1250 and traveled from Paris to...Read More
“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...Read More
An exhibition showcasing Latin American modern domestic design. The Blanton’s presentation of this exhibition will include paintings from the period. Designers featured in the exhibition include: Sergio...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More