The Latest at the Blanton

Modern Living: At Home with the Future

October 5, 2015 | Florencia Bazzano Nelson

The Blanton’s new exhibition, Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-1978, opens this Sunday. We asked Florencia Bazzano, Curatorial Research Associate in Latin American Art, to share her experience of working on the show. Two of the images that spoke to me directly as I began to work on Moderno: Design for Living…


Five Highlights from La línea continua

February 9, 2015 | Beth Shook

The Blanton’s special exhibition La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art closes this Sunday, February 15. The exhibition features highlights from the Tate collection, the latest contribution to the museum’s holdings in modern and contemporary Latin American art. If you only have half an hour to peruse the show…


Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin America

November 3, 2014 | Beth Shook

This Friday, internationally recognized sculptor and installation artist Doris Salcedo will present a public lecture at the Blanton on her work and its connection to political history. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Salcedo makes art using specific historical events—both from Latin America and abroad—as entry points for issues of global resonance, like political violence and…


Kinetic and Optical Art in La línea continua

September 29, 2014 | Beth Shook

“Movement is a spark of life that makes art human and truly realistic. An artwork endowed with never-repetitive kinetic rhythm is one of freest things one can imagine.” – Pontus Hultén, leaflet for the 1955 Le mouvement exhibition in Paris As you enter the Blanton’s new special exhibition La línea continua: The Judy and Charles…