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 […]
What is the meaning of a book that can’t be read? Our education team ponders the answer in a new blog that tackles issues that “Xu Bing: Book from the Sky” raises.
As the summer heats up in Austin, we’re dreaming of siestas, sangria, and of course, tapas! Inspired by our current exhibition featuring the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, Blanton educator Andrea Saenz Williams explains the background of these small plates and shares a few of her favorite summer tapas recipes for you to make at home!
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 […]
Now that the University of Texas at Austin is out for the summer (and Austin schools will be soon!), it’s time to think about how to keep your brain working over the break! Blanton educator Andrea Saenz Williams shares some of her summer reads below: Rain, rain, go away! I’m ready to bask in the summer […]
For the past two years the Blanton has been tinkering with what is rapidly becoming a national model: bilingual gallery lessons for K-12 school groups. I know what you’re thinking. “Don’t they already do that somewhere?” Nope. (We’ve checked.) A lot of museums provide tours in a language other than English (Spanish, mainly), but none, […]