The Latest at the Blanton


January 23, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

Paintings we see in the galleries today engage the viewer as independent, complete works of art. Many of them, however, are fragments of larger compositions.

Color Chart

January 22, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

The word “orange” was not used to describe color until the 16th century. Color is intangible; it only exists in language and has to encompass individual perspectives. As a result, meaning can change when seen through a contemporary lens. In the following selection of works, viewers are invited to reflect on the different ways artists tackle color. Some use it to their advantage while others omit to highlight form, line, and texture.

Unexpected Materials

January 20, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

Art isn’t always made of paint, pastel, or clay. In fact, artists frequently embrace less traditional materials because they are able to convey meanings in more nuanced ways.

How to Develop Grit in an Art Museum

January 9, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

GRIT—a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal. In Grit, an instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Why do some succeed while others fail? Duckworth, a professor in…