The Latest at the Blanton

European Paintings Get a Check-Up

October 26, 2015 | Rebecca Johnson

Every painting in the Blanton’s collection has a history. Before it found its way to Austin, it might have made a centuries-long trek across the globe, through various owners and situations. Today, it has a good home in a clean, well-lit place where admirers can visit it. But what has this painting been through? And…


Up Close and Personal with Artworks on Paper

August 10, 2015 | jeanabertoldi

You spot it down the hallway, past the plaster casts. You wonder what kinds of artworks abound behind the two glass doors. You approach and read the lettering over the entrance: “The Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings,” and the H-E-B Study Room. Great! You are pumped to see some prints and drawings. You…


Francesca Consagra on In the Company of Cats and Dogs

June 16, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

To introduce our new exhibition,  In the Company of Cats and Dogs, curator Francesca Consagra shares a preview of the show and what visitors can expect to encounter. This week, our exhibition In the Company of Cats and Dogs opens and it provides a wonderful opportunity: the enjoyment of looking at amazing works of art…


On Love and Art

February 13, 2013 | Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton’s Francesca Consagra, senior curator of prints, drawings and European paintings, recently contributed an essay to “The Progress of Love“, a catalogue that accompanied a collaborative exhibition of the same name at the Menil Collection, Houston; Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. In honor of Valentine’s…