The New Blanton Museum of Art Opens April 29 - 30, 2006
Art is the ultimate experience at the new Blanton Museum of Art. Experience the museum's welcoming new building, with its light-filled atrium and expansive galleries, at the southern edge of The University of Texas campus. View the opening exhibitions filled with Old Master paintings, modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, and prints and drawings. Get a taste of the Blanton's innovative interpretation, inspiring programs, and engaging social events when the doors open and a new cultural era begins in Austin. Housed at last in an architectural space worthy of its remarkable collections, the new Blanton will spring to life with a non-stop week of special events culminating in a 24-hour public grand opening. For more information on any of the events listed below, please call (512) 471-7324.
24-hour Extremely Grand Opening
Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30
9 PM Saturday through 9 PM Sunday
Extremely Grand Opening hour-by-hour Schedule of Events
Download the Extremely Grand Opening hour-by-hour Schedule of Events (pdf - download adobe reader.)
Free and Open
Come one, come all to our Extremely Grand Opening Celebration! From 9 PM Saturday until 9 PM Sunday, sample guided tours of the collection, live music performances from Austin bands, yoga and storytelling classes, late-night improv, early morning gospel music, and a Sunday noon ribbon-cutting ceremony and performance by the Longhorn Band. Don't miss out on this non-stop, around-the-clock housewarming!
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Grand Opening MIX
Thursday, April 20
Open to University and College Students
8 PM-12 midnight
Tuesday, April 25
Open to all Austin Area Educators
Art World Party
Friday, April 28
Open to Director's Circle Members, Donors, and Other Guests
Just for Members
Saturday, April 29
Open to all Blanton Members
Member Preview Day
10 AM- 4 PM
Enjoy docent-led tours and quiet viewing of the museum's inspiring collection-much of it displayed for the first time.
Grand Opening Sponsors
The Grand Opening of the Blanton Museum of Art is generously supported by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Time Warner Cable, and the University Co-operative Society. Additional support is provided by Bacardi USA, BookPeople, the Blanton Museum Council, Clampitt Paper/Mohawk Fine Paper, Continental Airlines, CSI Printing and Mailing, KUT 90.5 FM, Milkshake Media, TEXAS MONTHLY, TRIBEZA, and Word of Mouth Catering.
The Blanton would like to thank these sponsor hotels:
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