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October 27 – January 12, 2014

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin and the Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil have joined together to organize the first comprehensive career survey of one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists: Waltercio Caldas. The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas will explore the artist’s full body of work, from the 1960s through the present, and will investigate Caldas’s centrality within Brazilian art, his role on the international stage, and his unique position on art and its ethos.

October 5 – January 5, 2014

One of the oldest cities in Germany, Augsburg was founded as a Roman military fortress in 15 BCE. During the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519), Augsburg hosted the Imperial Council and became the center from which the emperor organized all of his print and armor commissions. The combined influences of this important seat of government and Augsburg’s location at the crossroads of international trade manifested a diverse artistic community and a thriving art market. This exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Cubism Beyond Borders

June 15, 2016 | Adam Bennett

August 31 – December 8, 2013

In a special investigation of the far-reaching influence and wide-ranging interpretations of Cubism in the early twentieth century, the Blanton Museum of Art brings together iconic works from France, the Americas, and Eastern Europe in Cubism Beyond Borders.

Lifelike

June 14, 2016 | Adam Bennett

June 23 – September 22, 2013

Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, but often made of unusual materials in unexpected sizes.