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Draw It Like You See It

November 7, 2016 | Andrea Saenz Williams

Sometime last spring, Ray Williams, the Blanton’s Director of Education was looking for a suitable thank you card to send to someone. This basic need sparked a conversation about how great it would be to have notecards with student representations of works from the museum’s collection. Above: greeting cards featuring works from the Blanton’s collection…

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Becoming Literate: Perspectives on a Book from the Sky

August 8, 2016 | Andrea Saenz Williams

You might have heard of the Zen koan that asks: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Lately, the Blanton education team has been asking a variation of this philosophical question about the exhibition Xu Bing: Book from the Sky: Xu Bing Book from the Sky 1987–1991 Mixed media installation / Hand-printed books and…

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A Foodie’s Guide to Goya

July 18, 2016 | Andrea Saenz Williams

Every time I step into the Blanton’s stunning exhibition of prints by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, all I can think about are tapas and ice-cold cerveza Moritz. As one of the museum’s educators, I feel a little guilty admitting this, but hey, I have ancestors from San Sebastian and I’m sure it’s 5 o’clock…

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Choose Your Own Heist: A Blanton Summer Caper

June 6, 2016 | Andrea Saenz Williams

School is out. It’s time to explore, play, and have adventures. The Blanton’s family and community programs team crafted just the thing for anyone who wants make the most out of their visit to the museum— a good old Choose Your Own Adventure story, with a mysterious plot. If you were a kid in the…

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