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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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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.

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: 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:

Artist collective Okay Mountain discusses 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.

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 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.

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.

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: Thursday, March 26, 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: 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, March 22, 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, March 21, 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, March 19, 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: Veronica Roberts

Event Title: Perspectives: Veronica Roberts
Event Description:

Veronica Roberts, Blanton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, leads a gallery talk on Witness.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 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: Thursday, March 19, 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 

12:30 p.m. Perspectives: Veronica Roberts, Blanton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, leads a gallery talk on Witness.

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush: Nori

Nori, a jazz quintet incorporating world and folk music traditions, will perform a set inspired by the works of John Coltrane, Martin Luther King, Nina Simone, and James Baldwin, in conjunction with the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.

6:30 p.m. Screening: When I Rise

 The acclaimed documentary about Barbara Smith Conrad, the University of Texas opera student who in 1957 was removed from the cast of a campus production of Dido and Aeneas under pressure from the state legislature, to be replaced with a white performer.

6:30 p.m. Spanish Language tour

7:30 p.m. Art Gazes


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, March 19, 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, March 15, 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, March 14, 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: Thursday, March 12, 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: 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, March 8, 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.

Explore UT

Event Title: Explore UT
Event Description:

Come enjoy new exhibitions and educational art activities related to themes within our collection, as the Blanton opens its doors for Explore UT. This all-ages event highlights the exciting role of art in university life. Be inspired to create, share, and discover.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 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.

B scene: Art and Soul

Event Title: B scene: Art and Soul
Event Description:

The Blanton's art party returns on Friday, March 6 with B scene: Art and Soul, celebrating our new exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties. Join us for an evening of art, music, and dancing, featuring tunes by The Soul Supporters. Check back soon for more details!

FREE for members/ $12 general public. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fees/Admission: FREE for members/ $12 general public.
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: Evan Garza

Event Title: Perspectives: Evan Garza
Event Description:

Evan Garza, Blanton Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, gives a gallery talk on Witness.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 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: 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: February 15, 2015 | 3:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 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: La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art

Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art
Event Description:

Get to know this extraordinary selection of Latin American modern and contemporary art from the collection of Judy and Charles Tate. Highlights include drawings by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo; mid-century experiments in optical and kinetic art by Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez; and Brazilian concrete and neoconcrete art by Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica. The exhibition underscores how local and international concerns have converged in Latin American art-making of the past century.

Date: February 5, 2015 | 12:30 PM - Thursday, March 5, 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.