The Latest at the Blanton

Behind the Blanton: Alie Cline

August 15, 2016 | Alie Cline

If you follow the Blanton on social media, you might have interacted with Alie Cline—she’s the voice of the museum online as the Digital Content Strategist. In this edition of Behind the Blanton, a series where we profile different staff members, learn about why Alie came to Texas, her thoughts on keeping her personal and professional life separate (or not so separate!) and her not-so-secret career of riding horses competitively.

Let’s talk #hashtags.

June 22, 2015 | Alie Cline

What’s in a #hashtag? That which we call a #rose by any other name would smell as sweet… Hashtags are one of the most confusing aspects of social media to explain to non-internet addicts. They’re one of those things that once you notice them, you start seeing the little rascals popping up everywhere: on billboards, on your TV screen while…


koven 8:22 AM Hey, is Evan’s perspectives talk today? We should Meerkat it if so. Those two sentences sent on Slack from Koven Smith, the Blanton’s Director of Digital Adaptation, set off a frantic 4 hours on what had been a normal work day in March. With the launch of Meerkat, a live-streaming video service through…


Growing up at the Blanton

January 26, 2015 | Alie Cline

Augustus “Gus” Swanson has grown up at the Blanton. Literally. His father, Chris, began visiting the museum with the child when Gus was just a few months old, and they’ve faithfully returned nearly every Thursday for four and a half years. What originally started as a way to meet his wife for lunch near where she worked has developed into…