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Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
Event Description:

12 p.m. Yoga in the Galleries 

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush

6:30 p.m. - Spanish Language tour

6:30 p.m. - Talk/Screening

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
Event Description:

12 p.m. Yoga in the Galleries 

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush

6:30 p.m. - Spanish Language tour

6:30 p.m. - Talk/Screening

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Natalie Frank

Event Title: Perspectives: Natalie Frank
Event Description:

Artist Natalie Frank talks about her adaptations of fairytales in the exhibition The Brothers Grimm.

Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Beth Shook

Event Title: Perspectives: Beth Shook
Event Description:

Beth Shook, Blanton Curatorial Associate for Latin American art gives a gallery talk on Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
Event Description:

12 p.m. Yoga in the Galleries 

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush

6:30 p.m. - Talk/Screening

6:30 p.m. - Spanish Language tour

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

SoundSpace: Musical Outsiders

Event Title: SoundSpace: Musical Outsiders
Event Description:

Inspired by the exhibition Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, this installment of SoundSpace features output by musicians who worked outside the mainstream. Highlighting insurance salesmen, soldiers, scientists, architects, and autodidacts, this program will examine how these varied backgrounds led to experimentation and new musical approaches.

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Women in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Women in Art
Event Description:

As artist or subject, women have played an important role in the art world throughout history. Explore the Blanton’s collection for an insightful look at this dynamic topic, with themes ranging from gender politics, female artists in the 20th century, women and allegory, and more.

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Women in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Women in Art
Event Description:

As artist or subject, women have played an important role in the art world throughout history. Explore the Blanton’s collection for an insightful look at this dynamic topic, with themes ranging from gender politics, female artists in the 20th century, women and allegory, and more.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art
Event Description:

A picture is worth a thousand words, the adage goes, and artists have communicated messages and meaning with their art from the beginning of time. From the church-sponsored art of the 17th century to contemporary art reflecting on war, poverty, and politics, artists have sought to persuade the masses. See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of the Blanton’s permanent collection.

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art
Event Description:

Have you ever wondered what artists had in mind when they created an artwork? How did past audiences recognize messages encoded into works of art? This illuminating glimpse into the hidden language of artists will take you through the Europe of centuries past.

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Spanish Language Tour

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Spanish Language Tour
Event Description:

Spanish language tour.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt

Event Title: Perspectives: Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt
Event Description:

Art historian Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt talks about the paintings in Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art
Event Description:

A picture is worth a thousand words, the adage goes, and artists have communicated messages and meaning with their art from the beginning of time. From the church-sponsored art of the 17th century to contemporary art reflecting on war, poverty, and politics, artists have sought to persuade the masses. See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of the Blanton’s permanent collection.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
Event Description:

12 p.m. Yoga in the Galleries 

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush

6:30 p.m. - Spanish Language tour

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art
Event Description:

A picture is worth a thousand words, the adage goes, and artists have communicated messages and meaning with their art from the beginning of time. From the church-sponsored art of the 17th century to contemporary art reflecting on war, poverty, and politics, artists have sought to persuade the masses. See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of the Blanton’s permanent collection.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: May 14, 2015 | 12:30 PM - Friday, May 15, 2015 | 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Jessica McDonald

Event Title: Perspectives: Jessica McDonald
Event Description:

Jessica McDonald, curator of photography at the Harry Ransom Center, leads a gallery talk on Wildly Strange.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Special Themed Tour: Mother’s Day

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Special Themed Tour: Mother’s Day
Event Description:

This is special-themed tour celebrating motherhood (and grandmotherhood), care-giving, children and family, and more.

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Special Themed Tour: Mother’s Day

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Special Themed Tour: Mother’s Day
Event Description:

This is special-themed tour celebrating Mother’s Day. A designed tour to celebrate motherhood (and grandmotherhood), care-giving, children and family, and more.

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Dr. Laurie Green

Event Title: Perspectives: Dr. Laurie Green
Event Description:

Dr. Laurie Green, UT Professor of History, gives a gallery talk on Witness.

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Midday Music Series

Event Title: Midday Music Series
Event Description:

Midday Music Series is a collaboration between the Butler School of Music and the Blanton Museum of Art exploring connections between art and a variety of musical genres. This month, the Middle Eastern Ensemble, featuring three musicians from Macedonia, plays compositions from southeastern Europe.

Media sponsor:

kmfa

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Event Title: Perspectives: LaToya Ruby Frazier
Event Description:

The critic and photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier talks in the exhibition galleries about Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Spanish Language Tour

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Spanish Language Tour
Event Description:

Spanish language tour during Third Thursday

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Elaine Nichols

Event Title: Perspectives: Elaine Nichols
Event Description:

Elaine Nichols, Senior Curator of Culture at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses oral narratives from the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of creating and preserving a historical archive of participants in the movement.

Funding provided by the M.K. Hage Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Women in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Women in Art
Event Description:

As artist or subject, women have played an important role in the art world throughout history. Explore the Blanton’s collection for an insightful look at this dynamic topic, with themes ranging from gender politics, female artists in the 20th century, women and allegory, and more.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
Event Description:

12 p.m. Yoga in the Galleries 

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush: Ephraim Owens

The award-winning trumpeter and composer Ephraim Owens plays a set in response to Witness.

6:30 p.m. - Perspectives: Elaine Nichols on civil rights history

Elaine Nichols, Senior Curator of Culture at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses oral narratives from the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of creating and preserving a historical archive of participants in the movement.

6:30 p.m. - Spanish Language tour

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art
Event Description:

A picture is worth a thousand words, the adage goes, and artists have communicated messages and meaning with their art from the beginning of time. From the church-sponsored art of the 17th century to contemporary art reflecting on war, poverty, and politics, artists have sought to persuade the masses. See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of the Blanton’s permanent collection.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Music at the Blanton

Event Title: Music at the Blanton
Event Description:

The choirs of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Huston-Tillotson University will perform pieces in conjunction with the Blanton's exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Event Description:

This exhibition features over 35 photographs exclusively drawn from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collection and archives of writers from Meatyard’s intellectual circle. Included are the artist’s acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits—primarily of American writers. As a companion installation to the exhibition, the Blanton presents a selection of portraits, ranging from Old Master paintings and prints to contemporary works, from the museum’s permanent collection.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Art and Evidence of the Civil Rights Movement (Panel Discussion)

Event Title: Perspectives: Art and Evidence of the Civil Rights Movement (Panel Discussion)
Event Description:

Blanton curator Evan Garza and Dr Don Carleton, director of the Briscoe Center for American History, join Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library, for a conversation on the Civil Rights Movement. Images from the Blanton’s Witness exhibition and from the Briscoe Center’s photojournalism collections will be discussed.

This program is held in the LBJ Library Auditorium.

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Free and open to the public
Location:

LBJ Library Auditorium

Directions:

The large LBJ Auditorium is in the basement of the LBJ School’s building.

Parking:

Parking for the LBJ Presidential Library is always free in the designated parking lot 38.

Drop-in Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art
Event Description:

Have you ever wondered what artists had in mind when they created an artwork? How did past audiences recognize messages encoded into works of art? This illuminating glimpse into the hidden language of artists will take you through the Europe of centuries past.

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Okay Mountain

Event Title: Perspectives: Okay Mountain
Event Description:

Okay Mountain, an artist collective formed in Austin in 2006, will appear for its first public talk in Austin featuring all nine active members of the group. The talk coincides with the Blanton Museum of Art’s new acquisition of Okay Mountain’s 2012 work Roadside Attractions. The group will talk about this work—a sculpture deftly parodying the ubiquitous brochure stands found in hotel lobbies, tourist centers, and museum information desks across the United States—and about its role in the Austin arts scene of the 2000s.

Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Perspectives: Dr. Cherise Smith

Event Title: Perspectives: Dr. Cherise Smith
Event Description:

UT art history professor Cherise Smith on Witness.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Admission and programs on Thursdays are free.
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Midday Music Series

Event Title: Midday Music Series
Event Description:

Midday Music Series is a collaboration between the Butler School of Music and the Blanton Museum of Art exploring connections between art and a variety of musical genres. This month, the Butler Opera Center performs scenes from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Tiepolo’s The Storyteller, in response to 18th century paintings in the Blanton’s collection.

Media sponsor:

kmfa

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Event Description:

During the dramatic and often violent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s, many artists aligned themselves with the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement to address the issues of the time in their art and, often, to participate in acts of protest. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties features approximately 100 works by 66 of these artists, exploring how art not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era, but also helped influence its direction.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meanings in Art
Event Description:

A picture is worth a thousand words, the adage goes, and artists have communicated messages and meaning with their art from the beginning of time. From the church-sponsored art of the 17th century to contemporary art reflecting on war, poverty, and politics, artists have sought to persuade the masses. See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of the Blanton’s permanent collection.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Museum Studies Symposium

Event Title: Museum Studies Symposium
Event Description:

Three former UT students, now directors of important museums of art and of industrial history on the East Coast, meet at the Blanton for an afternoon of brief talks and discussion with the public.

Join David Allen Cole, Executive Director of The Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, and Anne Collins Goodyear and Frank H. Goodyear III, Co-directors of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, at this free symposium, where you’ll learn more about how museums operate—and how they are preparing to face the challenges of the future.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fees/Admission: Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff
Location:

Blanton Museum of Art

Directions:

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parking:

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4, bring your ticket with you to the museum.