The Latest at the Blanton

For the love of beer

January 31, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

On March 24, The Blanton will host a special beer tasting led by Sam Hovland of East End Wines, with delicious food pairings provided by Mat Clouser, executive chef at Swift’s Attic.( Learn more here: ) Preparations for this event got us thinking about the phenomenal homebrew scene here in Austin, and Kimberly Theel,…


Art That’s Gone to the Dogs

January 30, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

This week Clint Wells, The Blanton’s graphic designer, shares his thoughts on the history of dogs in art. An avid dog lover himself, and owner of four, Clint explores how the representation of “man’s best friend” has changed over the centuries… Dogs have been appearing in artwork as far back as 4500 BCE, portrayed in…


This spring and summer, The Blanton’s “Perspectives” series offers a fantastic lineup of artists, scholars, and curators exploring a range of topics. From nineteenth-century quilting to contemporary Cuban art, there is something for everyone. Among the lecturers is Erica Bsumek, UT associate professor of history. On May 10, Bsumek will present “Looking at Easterners” an…


The Art of Poetry – The Poetry of Art

January 17, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

Jennifer Garner, The Blanton’s Manager of School and Family Programs, explores the connections between art and poetry with Badgerdog Literary Publishing and a group of young writers from Austin ISD Since childhood I’ve loved nothing more than to be transported to other worlds by reading a good book, short story, or poem, so it was…