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Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

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Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
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12:30 p.m. Yoga in the galleries

12:30 p.m. Perspectives: Douglas Cushing

Managing curator Douglas Cushing leads a gallery talk of the exhibition Goya: Mad Reason.

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush

Beat the Rush is a series of gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. 

6:30 p.m. ARTiculamos

El Blanton ofrece visitas guiadas en español basado en las colecciones permanente y exposiciones especial. A Spanish language tour designed around variable themes or special exhibitions.

7:30 p.m. Slow Looking tour

An in-depth examination and discussion of select artworks


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 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 Details
Event Title: Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday
Event Description:

12:30 p.m. Perspectives

Ph.D candidate Dorota Biczel discusses Peruvian history and the photographs in Fixing Shadows.

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush: Austin Chamber Music Festival

Beat the Rush is a series of gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. This month, artists from the acclaimed festival perform selections of 19th-century chamber music in conjunction with the work of Francisco de Goya.

6:30 p.m. Screening: Goya in Bordeaux

Carlos Saura's visually striking 1999 film about the aging artist looking back at his life and work.

6:30 p.m. ARTiculamos

El Blanton ofrece visitas guiadas en español basado en las colecciones permanente y exposiciones especial. A Spanish language tour designed around variable themes or special exhibitions.

7:30 p.m. Slow Looking tour

An in-depth examination and discussion of select artworks


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor:  Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 5:30 PM - 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: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015
Event Description:

Featuring more than 40 works from a transformational period of artistic growth, political turmoil, and social engagement in Peru, this exhibition looks back at the past five decades of Peruvian photography. Realized in collaboration with the university’s Harry Ransom Center, this exhibition will present photographs from their esteemed collection alongside new Blanton acquisitions. The exhibition further explores the influence of an important generation of photographers working in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s on the practices of a younger generation working since the 1990s. Fixing Shadows includes works by Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, and Pablo Hare, among others.

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 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 Details
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, June 26, 2016 | 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: Goya: Mad Reason and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

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Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Goya: Mad Reason and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky
Event Description:

Join us for a look at two compelling exhibitions showcasing the work of renowned artists Francisco de Goya and Xu Bing.

Featuring nearly 150 prints and paintings by Spanish court painter, Francisco de Goya, Goya: Mad Reason illustrates the artist’s mastery of forms and concepts as he grappled with the changing political and intellectual landscape of Spain in the early 19th century. 

Xu Bing: Book from the Sky is a monumental installation displayed in the form of books, hanging scrolls and wall panels. The enveloping words invite reading and appear to promise meaning, yet the texts cannot be read, as they are comprised of 4000 pseudo Chinese characters invented by the artist. By disengaging meaningful content from the written form, the artist exposes inherent ways in which language can be both vulnerable and culpable.

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 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.

B scene: ¡Viva España!

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Event Title: B scene: ¡Viva España!
Event Description:

In celebration of Goya: Mad Reason, B scene features tasty tapas and delicious sangria just in time for summer. Dream of sultry Spain as you enjoy a live performance by Spanish guitarist Randy Cordero and dance music by DJ Canoso (KUTX’s Michael Crockett).

FREE for members/ $12 general public. Tickets are available online or at the door. Not a member? Join now!

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Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 | 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: Hao Sheng

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Event Title: Perspectives: Hao Sheng
Event Description:

Independent curator Hao Sheng discusses Xu Bing’s Book from the Sky.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 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.

SoundSpace: In Memoriam

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Event Title: SoundSpace: In Memoriam
Event Description:

This iteration of the Blanton's award-winning series SoundSpace celebrates the work of musicians who have recently passed: Pierre Boulez, David Bowie, Tony Conrad, Ethan Frederick Greene, and Prince.

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 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: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015
Event Description:

Featuring more than 40 works from a transformational period of artistic growth, political turmoil, and social engagement in Peru, this exhibition looks back at the past five decades of Peruvian photography. Realized in collaboration with the university’s Harry Ransom Center, this exhibition will present photographs from their esteemed collection alongside new Blanton acquisitions. The exhibition further explores the influence of an important generation of photographers working in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s on the practices of a younger generation working since the 1990s. Fixing Shadows includes works by Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, and Pablo Hare, among others.

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 3:00 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.

Art and Activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday

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

12:30 p.m. Perspectives

Ph.D candidate Dorota Biczel discusses Peruvian history and the photographs in Fixing Shadows.

5:30 p.m. Beat the Rush: Graham Reynolds

Beat the Rush is a series of gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. This month, composer Graham Reynolds premieres his composition "Improvisations on Goya," a response to the three print series on view at the Blanton.

6:30 p.m. Screening: The Milk of Sorrow

The Academy Award-nominated film about the legacy of political violence in Peru.

6:30 p.m. ARTiculamos

El Blanton ofrece visitas guiadas en español basado en las colecciones permanente y exposiciones especial. A Spanish language tour designed around variable themes or special exhibitions.

7:30 p.m. Slow Looking tour

An in-depth examination and discussion of select artworks


Lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 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: The Changing American Landscape

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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: Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 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: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015
Event Description:

Featuring more than 40 works from a transformational period of artistic growth, political turmoil, and social engagement in Peru, this exhibition looks back at the past five decades of Peruvian photography. Realized in collaboration with the university’s Harry Ransom Center, this exhibition will present photographs from their esteemed collection alongside new Blanton acquisitions. The exhibition further explores the influence of an important generation of photographers working in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s on the practices of a younger generation working since the 1990s. Fixing Shadows includes works by Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, and Pablo Hare, among others.

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 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 Details
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, June 9, 2016 | 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: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015
Event Description:

Featuring more than 40 works from a transformational period of artistic growth, political turmoil, and social engagement in Peru, this exhibition looks back at the past five decades of Peruvian photography. Realized in collaboration with the university’s Harry Ransom Center, this exhibition will present photographs from their esteemed collection alongside new Blanton acquisitions. The exhibition further explores the influence of an important generation of photographers working in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s on the practices of a younger generation working since the 1990s. Fixing Shadows includes works by Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, and Pablo Hare, among others.

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016 | 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 Details
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: Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 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: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015
Event Description:

Featuring more than 40 works from a transformational period of artistic growth, political turmoil, and social engagement in Peru, this exhibition looks back at the past five decades of Peruvian photography. Realized in collaboration with the university’s Harry Ransom Center, this exhibition will present photographs from their esteemed collection alongside new Blanton acquisitions. The exhibition further explores the influence of an important generation of photographers working in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s on the practices of a younger generation working since the 1990s. Fixing Shadows includes works by Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, and Pablo Hare, among others.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 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 Details
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, May 29, 2016 | 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: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968-2015
Event Description:

Featuring more than 40 works from a transformational period of artistic growth, political turmoil, and social engagement in Peru, this exhibition looks back at the past five decades of Peruvian photography. Realized in collaboration with the university’s Harry Ransom Center, this exhibition will present photographs from their esteemed collection alongside new Blanton acquisitions. The exhibition further explores the influence of an important generation of photographers working in Peru during the 1970s and 1980s on the practices of a younger generation working since the 1990s. Fixing Shadows includes works by Fernando La Rosa, Mariella Agois, Carlos Domínguez, Milagros de la Torre, and Pablo Hare, among others.

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 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 Meaning in Art

Event Details
Event Title: Drop-in Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages and Meaning 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 26, 2016 | 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.