The Latest at the Blanton

Water, Wealth and Weather in Between Mountains and Sea

March 31, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

The desert coast of Peru is a land of topographical extremes. Cradled between the monumental Andes and the mighty Pacific, this area contends with taxing weather patterns of local and global implications. A colder-than-usual ocean blocks cloud formation and precipitation from the west, while the towering Andes deflect most rainfall to the east into the…


Reflecting on Perception Unfolds

March 24, 2014 | Annette DiMeo Carlozzi

We’re always eager to know what our visitors think about their experiences at the Blanton, of course, but never more so than with the current experimental project, Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance. Designed to engage viewers in really active looking, the immersive filmed dance installation encourages visitors to choreograph their own experience of…


Lucy Lippard at the Blanton

March 17, 2014 | Amethyst Beaver

It’s shaping up to be a busy week at the Blanton! On Thursday, March 20, Scholar Kirsten Swenson will give a Perspectives Talk at 12:30, and on Saturday, March 22 noted art critic Lucy Lippard will speak at 1pm in the auditorium. To introduce Lippard and her connection to the Blanton’s current exhibition, Converging Lines,…


Music and Art: the Blanton at SXSW

March 10, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

We’re always excited when our public programs receive national recognition, but we’re especially thrilled to to be leading a panel at South by Southwest this year. Museum Music: Art Galleries as Performance Space, places Blanton programs on a global stage—even if that stage happens to be just on the other side of downtown Austin. Learn more in this blog…