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It’s that time again. A sizzling summer winds down, and anticipation fills the air as we prepare for a new school year. Whether you’re looking to spice up your dorm room, homeroom, or add some unique, compliment-compelling accessories to your daily routine, the Blanton Museum Shop has just what you need! 1. For the Pun-intending…

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It’s hard to imagine a season as robust and exciting as our current one. From Naismith’s 1891 rules of basketball, to stunning masterworks from the collections of UT alumni, to contemporary objects including a whimsical 8 ½ foot milk carton, the Blanton has presented an astounding range of artwork this year. On top of that,…

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By Martha Bradshaw Blanton volunteers help our staff fulfill the museum’s promise to provide welcoming and life-enhancing experiences with art to all visitors. And if you think you’re seeing new volunteers when you visit the museum, you are! In 2013, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in new (and younger) volunteers —including a supportive collaboration with…

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By Stacey Ingram Kaleh, Blanton Museum of Art Americans like any other people inscribe their histories, beliefs, attitudes, desires and dreams in the images they make. – Robert Hughes, 1997 In celebration of our Independence Day, I take a moment to reflect on what it means to be an American and how we form our…

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