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This week Clint Wells, The Blanton’s graphic designer, shares his thoughts on the history of dogs in art. An avid dog lover himself, and owner of four, Clint explores how the representation of “man’s best friend” has changed over the centuries… Dogs have been appearing in artwork as far back as 4500 BCE, portrayed in…

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This spring and summer, The Blanton’s “Perspectives” series offers a fantastic lineup of artists, scholars, and curators exploring a range of topics. From nineteenth-century quilting to contemporary Cuban art, there is something for everyone. Among the lecturers is Erica Bsumek, UT associate professor of history. On May 10, Bsumek will present “Looking at Easterners” an…

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Jennifer Garner, The Blanton’s Manager of School and Family Programs, explores the connections between art and poetry with Badgerdog Literary Publishing and a group of young writers from Austin ISD Since childhood I’ve loved nothing more than to be transported to other worlds by reading a good book, short story, or poem, so it was…

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Guest blogger and curator Katie Geha examines the radical life of artist Lee Lozano in her Blanton exhibition… The painter and conceptual artist Lee Lozano loved puns: “As I’ve been saying for years,” she wrote in her memo pad. “The great puns are metaphor in its purest form.” A pun is a rhetorical device that…

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