The Latest at the Blanton

How do we remember? When asked, “Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was shot?” those who lived through that momentous time recall it vividly and often emotionally, even though they may not have been in Dallas on that fateful day. For those too young to remember first-hand, movies or documentaries may inform their…


A musical and visual experience in “The Nearest Air”

November 18, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

Music is a great source of inspiration for artist Waltercio Caldas, and with it he encourages us to engage with his current exhibition at the Blanton in a whole new way. The artist provided the museum with a list of his favorite tracks—all masterpieces—and we set out to design an immersive audio experience using a…


Music In the Time of Maximilian I

November 11, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

On Thursday, November 21st, Sara Hessel, Music Director at Classical 89.5 KMFA and host and producer of their Ancient Voices program, will give a Perspectives Gallery Talk on music in the age of Maximilian I. In advance of her presentation, Sara provides a glimpse into the life of one of the most intriguing rulers of the Renaissance….


A Noble Art: Linking Armor and Etching

November 4, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

I met Freyda Spira, Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints, at the top of the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Along with Gregory Jecmen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Freyda organized the exhibition currently on view at the Blanton, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540….