Thinking through Art: Each video in this series employs a work of art in the Blanton collection to invite analytical and creative responses, including a guided activity.
Download the Thinking Through Art: Quick Guide PDF to help plan your lesson.
These one-minute videos are intended to serve as a welcoming warm-up or as an energizer during a synchronous class session. Images, questions, and recommended activities introduce themes of self-care and will help build a sense of connection among students.
Expected Spring 2021: We are developing a video guide that provides a general introduction to object-based teaching. Learn how works of art can support your teaching and facilitate close looking and interpretive conversations.
Blanton Collections Database: Educators can explore the Blanton Collections Database online HERE. Works can be integrated into lesson planning to support curriculum goals.
Blanton Art Primers: Educators and students alike can gain further inspiration from our Art Primers, which give in-depth information about art movements, materials, and more HERE.
DASe (Digital Archive Services) Database: UT faculty, staff, and students can download selected works from the DASe repository HERE. (Log-in required.)
Prints and Drawings Checklists: The Blanton’s curatorial and education teams have developed comprehensive checklists of works from our collection based on a variety of themes, including community building, war and conflict, environment, disease, human identity and development. For further information and/or for assistance selecting works from our prints and drawings collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
General Education Assistance: For assistance with our broader collection, our members of our education team are available for consultation at email@example.com
Step inside the galleries of the museum….virtually! Our 360-degree tours let you “walk” through past Blanton exhibitions and view the art and wall labels, hear curatorial commentary, and even watch videos about the exhibitions. Explore these multimedia tours online here.
Siobhán McCusker and Ray Williams are available to UT faculty for a limited number of online appearances via the Zoom platform. They are also available by phone for faculty to discuss class preparation featuring works of art in the Blanton collection.
While The Blanton has temporarily paused in-gallery teaching and tours because of the pandemic, the galleries are open for individual visitors. Educators can build a sense of community through assignments that ask 3–4 students to visit the museum, explore the collection, and share responses.
Advance timed-ticket reservations are required for all visitors, including UT faculty, students, and staff. Read our updates and rules and make ticket reservations HERE.