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In 1882, the Central Labor Union in New York City honored the achievements of the American worker by observing the first Labor Day with speeches, fireworks, and a massive parade. But since then, the holiday intended to celebrate those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold,” has come to…

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Back to School Must-Haves from the Blanton Museum Shop

August 22, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

It’s that time again. A sizzling summer winds down, and anticipation fills the air as we prepare for a new school year. Whether you’re looking to spice up your dorm room, homeroom, or add some unique, compliment-compelling accessories to your daily routine, the Blanton Museum Shop has just what you need! 1. For the Pun-intending…

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2013-2014 at the Blanton: A Look at What’s Next!

August 9, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

It’s hard to imagine a season as robust and exciting as our current one. From Naismith’s 1891 rules of basketball, to stunning masterworks from the collections of UT alumni, to contemporary objects including a whimsical 8 ½ foot milk carton, the Blanton has presented an astounding range of artwork this year. On top of that,…

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