This past February, the Blanton announced that it had acquired and will construct Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, a 73 x 60 foot stone building to be sited on the grounds of the museum. The stand-alone structure, singular to Kelly’s career, comprises a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black-and-white stone panels in marble, all designed by the artist. Once constructed, the work will become part of the Blanton’s permanent collection.
Gift of the artist, with funding generously provided by Jeanne and Michael Klein, Judy and Charles Tate, the Scurlock Foundation, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, and the Longhorn Network.
Additional funding provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, Jack and Leslie Blanton, Elizabeth and Peter Wareing, the Lowe Foundation, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, and Stedman West Foundation, with further support provided by Buena Vista Foundation, Judy and David Beck, Kelli and Eddy Blanton, Charles Butt, Mrs. Donald G. Fisher, Agnes Gund, and Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee.
Other support is thanks to Janet and Wilson Allen, Sylvie and Gary Crum, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Meinig Family Foundation, Mark and Shannon Hart, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Helen and Charles Schwab, Lela and Robin Gibbs, Louise and Guy Griffeth, Terry and Tommy Smith, Susan and Mac Dunwoody, Marlene Nathan Meyerson, and donors who contributed to the 2015 Annual Fund.