Get Curiouser

The world is her studio. This exhibition is her world. Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser explores approximately ten major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian including video, photography, sculpture, sound art, and a live performance. Using ingenuity and humor, her work encourages us to reinvigorate our own sense of curiosity and creativity, and to see our everyday […]

Music for Museums: Brent Baldwin on curating Beat the Rush at the Blanton

Brent Baldwin is a composer, conductor, vocalist, guitarist, and the artistic director of Panoramic Voices. He’s collaborated with everyone from Austin Symphony Orchestra to M. Ward, from Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Shulamit Ran and Caroline Shaw to Peter Buck and …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. He’s currently curating the Blanton’s music […]

A Foodie’s Guide to Goya

As the summer heats up in Austin, we’re dreaming of siestas, sangria, and of course, tapas! Inspired by our current exhibition featuring the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, Blanton educator Andrea Saenz Williams explains the background of these small plates and shares a few of her favorite summer tapas recipes for you to make at home!

Member Appreciation Month Spotlight

Some museums might have a member appreciation day, or maybe even a week—at the Blanton, we have an entire Member Appreciation Month! Over the course of June, we’ve set up special perks, treats, and tours to thank our members for all they do for the Blanton. Some members enjoy being at the Blanton so much that they […]

Old School Summer Reads

Now that the University of Texas at Austin is out for the summer (and Austin schools will be soon!), it’s time to think about how to keep your brain working over the break! Blanton educator Andrea Saenz Williams shares some of her summer reads below: Rain, rain, go away! I’m ready to bask in the summer […]

The Dark Ages Go Digital

Time is running out to see the Blanton’s exhibition The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece, before it closes April 3! This centuries-old illuminated manuscript was likely made for France’s King Louis IX (aka Saint Louis) in the 13th century, and is remarkable for its journey throughout the centuries, changing hands multiple times and inscriptions in three languages added to the […]

(Re)consider the Slacker: films of the 1990s at the Blanton

There’s a critique of American films of the 1990s that calls out an excessive focus on slacker protagonists: the too-cool-for-school hipsters, always rolling their eyes, coolly mocking authority without actually challenging it, all affect and no action. Think Reality Bites, Slacker, or even The Big Lebowski. As one character in the film Slacker notes disapprovingly […]

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Join us Friday afternoon, March 4th, for the Art+Feminism Wikipedia-edit-a-thon at the UT Fine Arts Library (map).  The edit-a-thon, hosted by UT student organizations the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and Advocating for Women in Technology (AWIT), is an event to bring together diverse communities to expand the coverage of women artists on […]

Love and the Brain

This is the final week to see the exhibition, Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm on view through Sunday, November 15. For this blog post, we asked Dr. Juan Dominguez in the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin to share a little bit about his class’s visit to the exhibition. The topic of […]

Romance on a Reel

Museum galleries are natural incubators for romance. After all, when you have nymphs and satyrs gamboling through Renaissance paintings in one wing, and heart-wrenching emotions radiating from the Abstract Expressionists in another, how can you resist falling in love? It worked for Annie Nguyen and her boyfriend Daniel, who came to the Blanton on their first […]

The Art of Fashion

Works of art can move us, enlighten us, spark imagination, and serve as a source of inspiration for many ideas—even for fashion. Fashion? Yep! Many of you know Hilary Elrod as the voice behind our Membership Department. When not at work, Hilary is an up and coming blogger in the Austin fashion scene, which is why […]

1 2 3 9