The Latest at the Blanton

Austin’s Felines

August 24, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

At the beginning of our exhibition, In the Company of Cats and Dogs, we invited Austinites to submit photos of their kitties and pooches to be included in a slideshow alongside the works of art in the exhibit. The response was incredible, with over 450 submissions, underscoring how animal-friendly Austin is! Although we couldn’t include stories…


An Interview with Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari

August 18, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

On Thursday, August 21 at 6:30PM, award-winning filmmaker and University of Texas professor Nancy Schiesari presents a sneak preview of her film-in-progress, Canine Soldiers, which tells the story of military working dogs and their relationships with their soldier handlers. Schiesari will speak about her experience researching and shooting the film, which documents the usage of…


Five Ancient Andean Objects Not to Miss

August 11, 2014 | Beth Shook

The Blanton’s special exhibition Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes closes this Sunday, August 17. If you have only half an hour to peruse the show between now and then, here are five objects you shouldn’t overlook:  Paracas culture, 900–200 BCE Mantle with birds (first gallery)  Though it is displayed under low…


Volunteering at the Blanton

August 4, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

As a UT student studying business and science, it made absolutely no sense for me to apply for an internship at the Blanton Museum of Art. Even after accepting the internship, I was still worried I would not be able to fit in the museum environment.  I am as far from artistic as you can…