Blanton Museum of Art
June 19 - January 22, 2017
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 immersive temple-like space filled with printed text. Displayed in the form of books, hanging scrolls, and wall panels, the enveloping words invite reading and appear to promise meaning, yet these texts cannot be read—not even by Xu himself—as they are composed of some 4,000 pseudo-Chinese characters invented by the artist. Each character appears plausible, when in fact it carries no meaning, rendering all readers illiterate."
April 23 - July 3, 2016
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.
June 19 - September 18, 2016
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, (The Art of Bullfighting), and Los disparates (The Follies or Absurdities) from the collection of Yale University Art Gallery.
A day of performances celebrating the life and music of David Bowie, Prince, Pierre Boulez, Tony Conrad, Ethan Frederick Greene, and others.
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 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
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...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
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...Read More
A sound program that celebrates composer Pauline Oliveros’ concept of Deep Listening. Performers include Saxophonist Joe McPhee, Heloise Gold, and others.
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
An exhibition of approximately eighty paintings by Realist-Impressionist painter Francisco Oller (1833–1917) and contemporaries including Cézanne, Monet, Pissarro, and others.
A music event featuring works from outside the mainstream, including Molly Emerman performing player piano works by Conlon Nancarrow; a screening of the documentary “Conlon...Read More
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...Read More
An exhibition of photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, including his acclaimed “Romances” made in the late-1950s and 60s (masked figures set against deteriorating Southern landscapes)...Read More
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...Read More
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;...Read More
Marjorie Schwarzer, museum historian, presents her research on contemporary museum practices in the United Arab Emirates.
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...Read More
An immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Committing to draw every day for two years, he devised a system that resulted in...Read More
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...Read More
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.
A bilingual staging of the orchestral classic.
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
Chris Teerink’s documentary about how a simple idea can lead to visual and intellectual beauty.
UT Art and Art History professor Ann Reynolds will give a gallery talk on the Blanton’s exhibition Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt ...Read More
A union of art, dance and technology within a museum setting. This site- specific video installation combines the choreography of dancer Hay with new software...Read More
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...Read More
The Blanton and the Department of Art and Art History at UTAustin, present a selection of objects about the lifestyle, technological achievements, and ideology of...Read More