The Latest at the Blanton

Blanton Announces Key Hires

March 30, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton has filled three important vacancies in our staff with some of the best and brightest minds in the museum field: Ray Williams will join The Blanton as director of education and academic affairs on June 18, coming from The Harvard Art Museums. Francesca Consagra will be senior curator of prints, drawings and European…


Piece by Piece: Building the Vogel Collection

March 26, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

Claire Howard, graduate research assistant in The Blanton’s Department of American & Contemporary Art, gives an overview of how the acclaimed Dorothy and Herbert Vogel collection was built. A selection of their holdings will be on view this summer in The Collecting Impulse: Fifty Works from Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, from June 10 – August…


Planning for the Unexpected

March 19, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

Chris Seebach, The Blanton’s director of facility operations and security, recently attended the Smithsonian Institution’s National Conference on Cultural Property Protection in Los Angeles for museum security professionals. Despite a rough day of travel, a somewhat ironic run-in with airport security and unexpectedly gloomy California weather, he lived to write about the conference for our…


Art on Tap!

March 7, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

Katy Wilson, The Blanton’s public programs intern and a graduate student in UT’s art education program, has been working at The Blanton since 2010. This spring, she has organized Art on Tap: Craft Beer and Local Fare, an event that features tours of our American Scenery and Go West exhibitions, followed by food and beer…