The Latest at the Blanton

Sebastian Smee on Artist Friendships

April 17, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

It is rare when a speaker absolutely grabs you the moment he or she opens their mouth, but Sebastian Smee did exactly that.  As an expert storyteller, and a smart and lyrical writer, the audience was smitten.  This past Saturday April 12, the Pulitzer Prize winning, Boston Globe art critic, Sebastian Smee, presented a portion…


Art City Austin 2014

April 7, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

At the Blanton, we like art and we like parties, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with Art Alliance Austin for this year’s Art City Austin Festival, April 12-13. Part art festival, part block party, this iconic local event transforms downtown in a celebration of art, culture and creativity. Taking place in the streets, plazas,…


Water, Wealth and Weather in Between Mountains and Sea

March 31, 2014 | Blanton Museum of Art

The desert coast of Peru is a land of topographical extremes. Cradled between the monumental Andes and the mighty Pacific, this area contends with taxing weather patterns of local and global implications. A colder-than-usual ocean blocks cloud formation and precipitation from the west, while the towering Andes deflect most rainfall to the east into the…


Reflecting on Perception Unfolds

March 24, 2014 | Annette DiMeo Carlozzi

We’re always eager to know what our visitors think about their experiences at the Blanton, of course, but never more so than with the current experimental project, Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance. Designed to engage viewers in really active looking, the immersive filmed dance installation encourages visitors to choreograph their own experience of…