The Latest at the Blanton

Inside the creation of a Sol LeWitt wall drawing

April 28, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

This past February, the Blanton team was hard at work preparing to open Converging Lines, our exhibition celebrating the friendship between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt. As part of that process, 49 University of Texas students ranging from PhDs to undergrads, Electrical Engineering to Art History majors, worked over 11 days alongside trained drafters from…


Meet the Musicians of SoundSpace

April 25, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

This Sunday at 2pm, the Blanton is excited to present SoundSpace, a visual and sonic experience with musical performances throughout the museum. In a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, writer Jeanne claire Van Ryzin states,”The Blanton Museum of Art’s SoundSpace easily claims must-see status.”  In conjunction with the exhibition Converging Lines, this iteration of SoundSpace –…


On Saturday, April 26th at 2pm, the Blanton will host Dr. Steve Bourget, Director of Scientific Research, Museum of Ethnography, Geneva in a free public lecture in the Blanton auditorium. In this special presentation, Dr. Bourget will discuss exciting new discoveries at the Moche archaeological site of Huaca Dos Cabezas in the Jequetepeque Valley in northern Peru….


Sebastian Smee on Artist Friendships

April 17, 2014 | Amethyst Beaver

It is rare when a speaker absolutely grabs you the moment he or she opens their mouth, but Sebastian Smee did exactly that.  As an expert storyteller, and a smart and lyrical writer, the audience was smitten.  This past Saturday April 12, the Pulitzer Prize winning, Boston Globe art critic, Sebastian Smee, presented a portion…