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European Paintings Get a Check-Up

October 26, 2015 | Rebecca Johnson

Every painting in the Blanton’s collection has a history. Before it found its way to Austin, it might have made a centuries-long trek across the globe, through various owners and situations. Today, it has a good home in a clean, well-lit place where admirers can visit it. But what has this painting been through? And…

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B scene: Bossa Nova

October 19, 2015 | Lily Alpern

Join us this Friday October 23rd for B Scene Bossa Nova, our after hours art party, to celebrate the opening of Moderno: Design for Modern Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940-1978. This new exhibition showcases how design deeply transformed the domestic landscape in Latin American during a period marked by major stylistic developments in art…

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Romance on a Reel

October 12, 2015 | Rebecca Johnson

Museum galleries are natural incubators for romance. After all, when you have nymphs and satyrs gamboling through Renaissance paintings in one wing, and heart-wrenching emotions radiating from the Abstract Expressionists in another, how can you resist falling in love? It worked for Annie Nguyen and her boyfriend Daniel, who came to the Blanton on their first…

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Modern Living: At Home with the Future

October 5, 2015 | Florencia Bazzano Nelson

The Blanton’s new exhibition, Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-1978, opens this Sunday. We asked Florencia Bazzano, Curatorial Research Associate in Latin American Art, to share her experience of working on the show. Two of the images that spoke to me directly as I began to work on Moderno: Design for Living…

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