The Latest at the Blanton

Students from UT’s Dell Medical School viewing art

This post is authored by Ray Williams, the Blanton’s director of education and academic affairs. For more than a decade now I have had the opportunity to participate as a museum educator in an emerging national trend of collaboration between medical schools and art museums.  Initial experiments at Yale and Columbia focused on honing observation…


An ad for hashtag 5 Women Artists. The backs of 3 women's heads

Women artists are everywhere, but it’s through the important work of curators, writers, and international institutions, to name a few, that we actually get to learn about them and their work. Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) have been asking the public through social media each March during Women’s History Month…


Exhibition View: Ideas in Sensuous Form

Deep in the Blanton Museum of Art’s exhibition Ideas in Sensuous Form: The International Symbolist Movement, chaste virgins and conniving femmes fatales peer from the bounds of black frames, generating a Symbolist ambiance of desire and mystery. To complement the atmospheric artworks, Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, created a luxurious, immersive gallery…


Screenshot image from Taali M website created by Pierre-Christophe Gam. The image features singer-songwriter Taali M who is staring out at the viewer with their fingers on their temples

One of the most exciting aspects of our current exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is how it combines creative work across mediums—from fashion to furniture, photography to websites and apps—to show the many forms design can take, shifting and responding to economic, social, and political change on the continent and beyond. Below…