The Latest at the Blanton

The Dark Ages Go Digital

March 29, 2016 | Rebecca Johnson

Time is running out to see the Blanton’s exhibition The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece, before it closes April 3! This centuries-old illuminated manuscript was likely made for France’s King Louis IX (aka Saint Louis) in the 13th century, and is remarkable for its journey throughout the centuries, changing hands multiple times and inscriptions in three languages added to the…


On Technology and the Museum of the 21st Century

November 3, 2015 | Koven Smith

Over the weekend, I found myself chewing over Holland Cotter’s excellent NYT article “Toward a Museum of the 21st Century” and thinking about some of the open-ended questions it asks. If you haven’t read the article yet, I highly recommend it. It’s rare, and wonderful, to see someone take on the idea of a museum…


You may have seen him around on our blog, but Koven Smith is actually the Blanton’s Director of Digital Adaptation. In our latest installment of Behind the Blanton, a series profiling different Blanton staff members, we sat down with Koven to learn a little bit about what he does in and outside of the museum….


The Blanton is proud to unveil a new series of interactive iPad applications designed for both onsite and online visitors. These custom-built apps, installed on iPads located in the museum, offer expanded information about works of art currently on view in three of our permanent collection galleries. Made possible by funding from the Marcus Institute…