The Latest at the Blanton

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Glenn O’Brien

October 13, 2016 | Adam Bennett

There’s a blockbuster talk at the Blanton next Thursday night, featuring a talk show host, an underwear model, a New Wave rock and roller, a haute couture fashion insider, an art critic, a philosopher, an advice columnist, a stand-up comedian, and one of the original members of Andy Warhol’s Factory. All of these people are…


One of the great things about being a gallery teacher at the Blanton is that you never know what you’re going to learn about an exhibition, about art, or about anything else. And you never know who you’re going to learn it from. In June, I took a group of seven-year-olds for an “Art Trek”…


Apply to be a Blanton Gallery Teacher!

September 26, 2016 | Laura Kilian Jaster

One weekday morning, imagine you are strolling through the Blanton. As you look around, you notice groups of school children touring the galleries. You can feel their excitement as they move through the museum. At the helm of these groups are gallery teachers, helping the students see the art in new and unexpected ways. Wouldn’t…


Jack Whitten Awarded 2015 National Medal of Arts

September 22, 2016 | Veronica Roberts

Today, on Thursday September 22, President Barack Obama will present artist Jack Whitten with a 2015 National Medal of Arts. Whitten is being honored for “remaking the American canvas,” alongside other distinguished honorees such as Philip Glass and Sandra Cisneros. When the announcement was made last week, I felt elated. We were fortunate to host…