Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art

(512) 471-7324

Martin Luther King at Congress

Austin, TX 78701


From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism in the Blanton’s Collection

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."

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection

Blanton Museum of Art

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."

Lenka Clayton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

Blanton Museum of 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."

Vincent Valdez: The City

Blanton Museum of Art

July 17 - October 28, 2018

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


SoundSpace: Transmissions

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...

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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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Clarissa Tossin: Meeting of Waters

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...

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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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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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