The Latest at the Blanton

Alisa M. Carlson is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, where she primarily studies the German Renaissance. Her dissertation examines the portrait drawings of Hans Holbein the Elder (ca. 1465-1524), an important Augsburg painter, draftsman, and designer. Here, she writes about a special work by Holbein featured in the Blanton’s current…


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….


Temperatures have finally dropped in Austin and here at the Blanton our thoughts have turned to revelry as we prepare for our next B scene art party.  Black Forest Faire, taking place Friday, November 1 from 6 -10PM, will celebrate our new exhibition, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475–1540, in a big way! Knowing…