The Latest at the Blanton

Apply to be a Blanton Gallery Teacher!

September 26, 2016 | Laura Kilian Jaster

One weekday morning, imagine you are strolling through the Blanton. As you look around, you notice groups of school children touring the galleries. You can feel their excitement as they move through the museum. At the helm of these groups are gallery teachers, helping the students see the art in new and unexpected ways. Wouldn’t…


Jack Whitten Awarded 2015 National Medal of Arts

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Roberts

Today, on Thursday September 22, President Barack Obama will present artist Jack Whitten with a 2015 National Medal of Arts. Whitten is being honored for “remaking the American canvas,” alongside other distinguished honorees such as Philip Glass and Sandra Cisneros. When the announcement was made last week, I felt elated. We were fortunate to host Jack…


Curating “Goya: Mad Reason”

September 19, 2016 | Douglas Cushing

Working on Goya: Mad Reason, the artist’s prints and paintings—art I have long known—worked upon me. The depth of understanding and feeling for Goya’s art grew deeper in that process. These objects reshaped me a little bit with each encounter, like river’s current reworking a landscape. I hope audiences shared a bit of that experience…


Behind the Blanton: Carter E. Foster

September 12, 2016 | Alie Cline

In May, the Blanton announced that Carter E. Foster would join the museum as Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Prints and Drawings. His face might be familiar—Carter participated in a roundtable discussion on the life and work of Ellsworth Kelly in 2015 as the museum celebrated the groundbreaking of Austin, Kelly’s only freestanding building. Fast…