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SoundSpace: Sound Construction

Event Title: SoundSpace: Sound Construction
Event Description:

SoundSpace features simultaneous performances of modern and contemporary composers alongside the visual art in the museum’s galleries. This SoundSpace will explore facets of tonal color and texture through the use of unconventional, newly constructed instruments and techniques. The concert will feature the premiere of a monumental new work for hand built instruments and strings by noted Austin composer Travis Weller of the New Music Co-op. Additionally, the concert will include Dan Lippel, solo guitarist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Steven Snowden and Roslyn Nasky presenting a work for interactive electronics and dancer, and engineer/artist Sam Cusumano who extracts data from living biological materials and translates it to music.

This program is generously underwritten by Michael Chesser.

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 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: 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, August 31, 2014 | 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 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: Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 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: The Changing American Landscape

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: The Changing American Landscape
Event Description:

The wide-open spaces of the American West have beckoned artists since the 19th century. Trace the development of landscape painting from its roots in Europe to its culmination in the 21st century during this tour that features the C.R. Smith Collection of Western Art. 

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 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.

Blanton Talks: Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari

Event Title: Blanton Talks: Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari
Event Description:

Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari discusses her forthcoming documentary Canine Soldiers, which depicts the lives of dogs used in combat zones. Excerpts from the film will also be shown.

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 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: Justin Sherburn

The musician and composer performs new work for string trio and electronics.

6:30 p.m. Conversation:

Film director and UT professor Nancy Schiesari shares excerpts from her upcoming documentary, Canine Soldiers, about the military’s use of dogs in combat.

6:30 p.m. - Spanish Language tour

We're excited to introduce our new Spanish language gallery tour, occuring every Third Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 9:59 AM - 8:59 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: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes
Event Description:

Discover the lifestyle, technological innovations, and worldview of pre-Inka Andean cultures through this extraordinary selection of works. Ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and effigies, the objects come primarily from UT collections.

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 | 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 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.

Blanton Talks: Psychologist Hal Herzog

Event Title: Blanton Talks: Psychologist Hal Herzog
Event Description:

Hal Herzog, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University and author of the book Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat shares anecdotes—alternately poignant, funny, and challenging—from his investigations into the psychology of human-animal interactions.

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 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: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes
Event Description:

Discover the lifestyle, technological innovations, and worldview of pre-Inka Andean cultures through this extraordinary selection of works. Ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and effigies, the objects come primarily from UT collections.

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 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: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes
Event Description:

Discover the lifestyle, technological innovations, and worldview of pre-Inka Andean cultures through this extraordinary selection of works. Ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and effigies, the objects come primarily from UT collections.

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 | 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 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: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes
Event Description:

Discover the lifestyle, technological innovations, and worldview of pre-Inka Andean cultures through this extraordinary selection of works. Ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and effigies, the objects come primarily from UT collections.

Date: August 3, 2014 | 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.

Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: August 2, 2014 | 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.

Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes
Event Description:

Discover the lifestyle, technological innovations, and worldview of pre-Inka Andean cultures through this extraordinary selection of works. Ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and effigies, the objects come primarily from UT collections.

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 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: Peter and the Wolf

Event Title: Midday Music Series: Peter and the Wolf
Event Description:

July’s Midday Music Concert is part of our summer collaboration with the Austin Chamber Music Center. This woodwind quintet concert will feature works that depict animals, in conjunction with our summer exhibition In the Company of Cats and Dogs. The cornerstone of this program will be a bilingual presentation of Peter and the Wolf [Pedro y el lobo], narrated by KUT’s Nathan Bernier and Veronica Zaragovia. Free admission.

El concierto del mes de Julio correspondiente al Midday Music Series (Ciclo de Conciertos de Mediodía), forma parte de nuestra colaboración con Austin Chamber Music Festival (Centro de Música de Cámara de Austin) con un programa que se conecta con nuestra exposición del verano “In the Company of Cats and Dogs” (En Compañía de Gatos y Perros). Un quinteto de vientos tocará una producción bilingüe de Peter and the Wolf [Pedro y el lobo], una obra clásica del compositor Sergei Prokofiev narrada por Nathan Bernier y Veronica Zaragovia de KUT radio. Entrata gratuita.

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Free admission for this program
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: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes
Event Description:

Discover the lifestyle, technological innovations, and worldview of pre-Inka Andean cultures through this extraordinary selection of works. Ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and effigies, the objects come primarily from UT collections.

Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 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: In the Company of Cats and Dogs

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: In the Company of Cats and Dogs
Event Description:

Journey through the history of cats and dogs in art, from ancient Egyptian sculpture to Old Master paintings to works by modern masters like Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper, and Louise Bourgeois. Drawing on research in the humanities and sciences, this exhibition invites you to examine the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their cats and dogs.

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 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.

Screening: Lassie

Event Title: Screening: Lassie
Event Description:

Peter O’Toole and Peter Dinklage co-star with the famous collie in this 2005 adventure set in the Scottish highlands. (100 minutes)

Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 | 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.

Screening: Lassie

Event Title: Screening: Lassie
Event Description:

Peter O’Toole and Peter Dinklage co-star with the famous collie in this 2005 adventure set in the Scottish highlands. (100 minutes)

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 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.

Hispanic Heritage Outreach Concert

Event Title: Hispanic Heritage Outreach Concert
Event Description:

This gallery concert features string quartet music by Latin American composers, including arrangements of popular songs by singer Margarita Lecuna (Cuba) and songwriter Augustín Lara (Mexico), tango music by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), and works by contemporary Latin American composers including Arturo Márquez (Mexico) and Gabriela Lena Frank (Peruvian-American). Throughout the program, in bilingual commentary, we will discuss the music in relation to the art on view in the gallery, including works by Francisco Matto (Uruguay), Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay), and Günther Gerzso (Mexico). Presented in conjunction with the Austin Chamber Music Festival.

Este concierto de galería de arte presenta música latinoamericana para cuarteto de cuerdas incluyendo adaptaciones de canciones populares realizadas por Margarita Lecuna (Cuba) y Agustín Lara (México), tangos de Carlos Gardel y Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), y obras de compositores contemporáneos tales como Arturo Márquez (México) y Gabriela Lena Frank (Perú – Estados Unidos). A través del programa con comentarios bilingües en inglés y español, hablaremos sobre la relación entre la música y el arte presente en la exposición, que incluye obras de Francisco Matto (Uruguay), Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay), y Günther Gerzso (México). El concierto es presentado en conjunto con Austin Chamber Music Festival (Festival de Música de Cámara de Austin). Entrada gratuita.

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 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.