Blanton Museum of Art
March 10 - May 20, 2018
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 El Paso jail who had invented their own sign language for communicating with their loved ones from the street outside. He offered the women texts by celebrated writers from William Shakespeare to Cormac McCarthy and asked them to incorporate the passages into their messages."
February 18 - April 29, 2018
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 period Kelly spent in France (1948-54), when he immersed himself in the country’s artistic traditions and monuments.
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.
A show of Vincent Valdez’s two The City paintings. The works were recently acquired by the Blanton. For more information, go here.
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
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
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