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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
Event Description:

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 Conversation

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.

Public Tour: Goya: Mad Reason and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

Event Details
Event Title: 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: Sunday, July 31, 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.

Public Tour: Goya: Mad Reason and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

Event Details
Event Title: 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, July 30, 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.

Public Tour: Goya: Mad Reason and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

Event Details
Event Title: 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: Thursday, July 28, 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.