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."
A musical exploration of space and symmetry in the museum’s galleries featuring the local premier of Orbits, a work by visionary spatial composer Henry Brant...Read More
The Blanton’s share of the Vogel’s storied art collection.
Austin Center for Photography (ACP) brings photographer Joel-Peter Witkin to speak at the Blanton. Following the lecture, Witkin will sign his latest books, which are...Read More
A case study of works by sensationalized, transgressive, feminist artist Lee Lozano from The Blanton collection, curated by Katie Geha examines the artist’s process and...Read More
Austin Center for Photography’s Icons of Photography No.11 lecture series brings Linda Connor to the Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium on UT campus to speak...Read More
A conversation between artist El Anatsui, curator Lisa Binder, and UT art history professor Moyosore Okediji.
Recovering Beauty: The 1990s in Buenos Aires exhibits work produced during the 1990s in Buenos Aires, during a time of pivotal transformation in Argentina. The...Read More
International textile artist Magda Sayeg and knitters across Austin transform the Blanton Museum’s Faulkner Plaza into a large-scale, knitted wonderland. All 99 trees in the...Read More
The Blanton Museum of Art features an exhibition of over 125 works exploring the artists and ideas introduced in the 19th century working in the...Read More
Opening on October 2, The Blanton Museum of Art features forty of the finest nineteenth-century paintings from The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, including works...Read More
The Austin Center for Photography brings Laura Letinsky to Austin for The Icons of Photography No.7 lecture series on Thursday, September 23 at the Blanton...Read More
New Works for the Collection is the new exhibition at The Blanton highlighting more than sixty new acquisitions from among the hundreds of works recently...Read More
The Blanton Museum of Art and The American Federation of Arts team up to present Matisse as Printmaker: Works from the Pierre and Tana Matisse...Read More
The Harry Ransom Center and the Blanton Museum of Art collaborate to present the exhibition Manuel Álvarez Bravo and His Contemporaries: Photographs from the Collections...Read More
Seventeen significant graphic works are featured in Picasso: A Graphic Inquiry at The Blanton Museum of Art. The highlights include the lithograph Head of a...Read More
The Blanton Museum of Art and the Union Of Initiative for Educational Assembly come together to present the latest exhibition in the museum’s WorkSpace series....Read More
The Austin Center for Photography presents the Icons of Photography No. 6 lecture series with fine-art photographer Abelardo Morell. The night consists of a lecture...Read More
Get aroused by a huge exhibition of contemporary artists working in a variety of media that explore the emotion of "Desire". Annette DiMeo Carlozzi brings...Read More
A video installation by Pablo Vargas Lugo pushes the boundaries between art and sports. "Eclipses for Austin" contains 4 videos that explore solar eclipses as...Read More
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin presents I Will Show You The Woe-Joy Man, a multi-media installation by Miami-based...Read More
"Following in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed School of the South and The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de...Read More
Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury "explores the origins and enduring appeal of the 195os West Coast style through art,...Read More
The Blanton steps it up a notch, with a compelling show of work by artists associated with the Park Place Gallery, a prominent artists’ cooperative...Read More
Exquisite Visions of Japan: Prints from the James A. Michener Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts includes fifty prints from master Japanese printmakers, the...Read More
Selections from the Department of Art and Art History Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, including favorites Michael Ray Charles, Tim High (shown),...Read More
This exhibit explores the way that artists help rebuild a community like New Orleans after the devestation brought on by Hurricane Katrina.
So is the act of reading really more creative than the act of writing? You decide.
Organized by Kelly Baum, Transactions will include: Conrad Bakker, Daniel Bozhkov, Eugenio Dittborn, Christine Hill, Emily Jacir, Ben Kinmont, Cildo Meireles, Seth Price and Zo