Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art

(512) 471-7324

Martin Luther King at Congress

Austin, TX 78701


The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

Blanton Museum of Art

November 25 - January 7, 2018

"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 American road was muse." The show features more than 100 images created from the 1950s to today.

Shahzia Sikander: SpiNN (III)

Blanton Museum of Art

September 2 - November 26, 2017

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 Pakistan before immigrating to the United States in the early 1990s."

Vincent Valdez: The City

Blanton Museum of Art

July 22 - 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.


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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SoundSpace: Musical Outsiders

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...

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Okay Mountain: Roadside Attractions

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...

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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;...

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Marjorie Schwarzer

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

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.

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