The Latest at the Blanton

Temperatures have finally dropped in Austin and here at the Blanton our thoughts have turned to revelry as we prepare for our next B scene art party.  Black Forest Faire, taking place Friday, November 1 from 6 -10PM, will celebrate our new exhibition, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475–1540, in a big way! Knowing…


A Glimpse Into the Mind of Waltercio Caldas

October 21, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

On October 27, the Blanton will open The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas. The artist’s first career survey, the exhibition will explore Caldas’s full body of work from the 1960s through the present. It will investigate his centrality within Brazilian art, his role on the international stage, and his unique position…


The Art of German Beer

October 14, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

On October 19, the Blanton will host a German beer tasting that explores the connection between German beer culture and the art in Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540, the museum’s new exhibition. The event is co-presented with Edible Austin, and participating local breweries include Hops & Grain, Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin Beerworks,…


A Look at the Blanton’s Esteemed Michener Collection

October 7, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

One of the major milestones in the history of the Blanton Museum of Art was the gift of almost 300 twentieth-century American paintings by the novelist James A. Michener and his wife Mari. (Michener lived his final years in Austin and was a big fan of the University of Texas and the Texas Longhorns women’s…