The Latest at the Blanton

Installation view of colorful garments hanging from the ceiling shown in the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: This is the Day

Planning your cultural calendar can be a challenging task with all the things-to-do and must-see events happening in Austin, Texas throughout the year. So we wanted to save you some time by listing nine notable exhibitions opening at the Blanton in 2019 that you won’t want to miss. From the colorful artworks created by a genre-bridging Choctaw-Cherokee…


Screenprint by Hyman Warsager, titled "Winter Scene", depicting a snowy landscape and people skating on a frozen pond

This Third Thursday, December 20, join us for a pop-up exhibition of winter scenes from the Blanton’s collection. The works cover the sixteenth to twentieth century in Europe and America, and range from allegorical depictions of the season to snowy landscapes and winter entertainments. Artists have been inspired by ice skating since at least the…


two visitors working on mindful weaving

In a corner of the museum known as the “Meredith Lounge,” located between our Film & Video gallery and Latin American Art galleries, visitors may have noticed a square wooden structure filled with small cubes adorned with colorful yarn.  This interactive project titled Mindful Weaving invites Blanton visitors to engage their creative minds and weave designs at their…


Mapping Eugène Atget

November 6, 2018 by

The crowd gathered in Paris’s Place de la Bastille on April 17, 1912, was observing a solar eclipse through viewing apparatuses.

Take a walk in Atget’s shoes through this map documenting picture locations from our exhibition.