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By Julia Clark June is Member Appreciation Month at the Blanton! As the membership assistant at the Blanton, I look forward to June because it’s a great time to celebrate the generosity and support of the museum’s members. When I was asked to write a blog about one of our members at the museum, one…

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I’m sure many children across Austin are celebrating the end of school. I know as a kid I always looked forward to my summer break. And not because summer meant doing nothing but because it meant learning the things I wanted to learn. My two part agenda for the break was loading up and reading…

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Stephanie Piefer Niemeyer, from the museum’s education department, writes about two works depicting mother and child featured in the Blanton Museum of Art’s exhibition of masterworks. Isis and Horus. Demeter and Persephone. Mary and Jesus. Imagery of mother and child are plentiful in the history of art. They are symbols…

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May 2013 Sarah Pfannenschmidt is a research intern in the Prints and Drawings Department and is finishing her degree in information science, with a focus on digital humanities. In the spring of 2012, as an intern for the curator of exhibitions, I had the pleasure of researching the theory and practice of fine art conservation…

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