EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

Upcoming Exhibitions

In the 1960s–70s, artists in Latin America participated in the profound reorientation of art traditions known loosely at the time as Conceptualism. From the Page to the Street illustrates the diverse forms these new practices took – including photographs and video, mail art, poems, Xerox copies, publications, and proposals – and the critical ...

Vincent Valdez: The City

July 17 - October 28, 2018

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Eugène Atget trained his lens on the city and people of Paris for nearly four decades. The resulting photographic archive presents an enigmatic portrait of an evolving metropolis at the dawn of the twentieth century. This exhibition pairs over thirty glass-plate photographs by Atget with etchings, engravings, and lithographs by other artists to ...

Wangechi Mutu: The End of eating Everything

September 15 - November 25, 2018

Wangechi Mutu’s animated video The End of eating Everything features the singer Santigold as a post-apocalyptic being hovering in a darkened sky. Her bulbous, tumor-like body, covered in human limbs and machine parts, throbs and emits plumes of smoke as she greedily devours a flock of birds. Mutu’s monstrous creation suggests the destructive—and ...

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

October 14, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design showcases the work of over 120 artists and designers and illustrates how African design accompanies and fuels economic, social, and political change in the continent. Through sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more, the exhibition presents Africa as a hub of experimentation ...

Liliana Porter

December 8, 2018 - March 3, 2019

In the video Drum Solo [Solo de Tambor] (2000; 19 min) Liliana Porter brings to life a cast of recurrent toy-like characters that have appeared in her artworks over the years. Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a music score by Sylvia Meyer, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and sometimes moving vignettes. Porter’s installation Labor forzada [Forced ...

The Symbolist movement spanned European nations and creative genres in the final decades of the nineteenth century. First writers, then visual artists, sought to “clothe the idea in sensuous form,” as Jean Moréas wrote in his 1886 Symbolist manifesto. More a sensibility than a single artistic style, Symbolism evoked feeling, meaning, and intangible ...

Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time

January 26 - July 14, 2019

The Blanton Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of new work by Kambui Olujimi, a Brooklyn native whose multi-disciplinary practice calls attention to the assumptions that underlie our understanding of the world at large. In Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time, the artist explores, among other concerns, the interlocking systems of power and invisible hierarchies ...

Artistic training in the Renaissance involved drawing, or copying, from nature, from antique sculptures and from the work of other acclaimed artists.  While Raphael and Michelangelo were painting for the Popes in Rome, skilled printmakers such as Marcantonio Raimondi and Giorgio Ghisi were widely disseminating the painters’ famous compositions through the relatively new ...

Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico features a selection of maps from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin. Local artists crafted these unique materials by commission of the King of Spain to deepen his understanding of his territories in the so-called New World. ...

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day

July 14 - September 29, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day highlights new developments in the artist’s genre-bridging practice. The exhibition features over fifty works made between 2014 and 2018 including intricately beaded wall hangings and punching bags, paintings on canvas and rawhide, ceramics, garments, and a new video debuting in this exhibition. The film follows Macy, a ...

Charles White

September 7 - November 30, 2019

More information coming soon. Organized by Carter Foster, Deputy Director, Blanton Museum of Art; Veronica Roberts, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art; and Cherise Smith, Associate Professor of Art History & African and African Diaspora Studies This exhibition will be on view at the Blanton Museum of Art and at ...

Golden brocades and voluptuous fabrics are a characteristic visual feature of Spanish American art.  Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America addresses the social roles of textiles and their visual representations in different media produced in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela during the 1600s and 1700s. Beyond emphasizing how aesthetic traditions of European and Indigenous origin ...

Ed Ruscha

January 11 - July 12, 2020

More info coming soon. Organized by Veronica Roberts, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art

This exhibition, co-organized by the Blanton Museum of Art of The University of Texas at Austin and Museo de Arte de Lima, addresses the avant-garde production of a vast network of artists and writers connected with the Peruvian magazine Amauta. Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariátegui, Amauta was one of the most ...

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