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Lessons Learned from a Dead English Satirist

October 30, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

Hoarders, spendthrifts, thieves, drunks, courtesans, gamblers, quack doctors, adulterers, and murders—this isn’t the new, fall TV line-up; this is what’s on view at the Blanton through Jan. 13, 2013. William Hogarth: Proceed with Caution exposes the sordid tales of several ne’er-do-wells in 18th-century London; but the message remains relevant to today’s audience. Don’t squander your…

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Austin: A Place Where Art and Music Mingle

October 25, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

I’ve been in Austin since 1992—a decade before the Austin City Limits Music Festival even began. I went to Aquafest and Kerrville Folk Festival each once. Lollapallooza in ’95 when Southpark Meadows was still just meadows. These were all “aw-shucks-I’ll-try-anything-once” good faith gestures. As far as I was concerned, live music belonged in the corrugated…

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The Art of Securing Blanton Treasures

October 8, 2012 | Blanton Museum of Art

Protecting the art in our care is no small matter, and entails much more than one might imagine. Milli Apelgren, Gallery Assistant Supervisor at the Blanton, gives us insight into what it takes to safeguard the art in our collection and exhibitions, and shares a few favorite anecdotes from other gallery assistants at the Blanton:…

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