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Exquisite Corpse

At our October 24 B scene art party, discover the mind-bending world of the exquisite corpse! Based on an old parlor game, exquisite corpse invites participants to write a phrase or draw a picture on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his or her contribution. The idea originated with the Surrealists in Paris in 1925 when the first compiled phrase was, “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau." ("The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.") 

At the event, explore the mind of artist James Drake in the new exhibition, James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash). Bringing the party to life will be the Dead Music Capital Band, who will provide some macabre music mashups that will boggle your brains. Later, THAT Damned Band will scare up some exquisite corpses on the dance floor with their phantasmagoric musical stylings.

Join in on all the fun at B scene by taking a tour of the exhibition, creating some exquisite corpse art with the East Austin Studio Tour and Big Medium team, devouring a bite (of food), imbibing a cocktail, and finding your dark groove on the dance floor. Advance copies of the 2014 E.A.S.T. catalogue will be available.

FREE for members/ $12 general public. Tickets are available online or at the door.


You asked for it, we listened: B scene is now FREE for members!

And now you can add this to the list of Blanton member perks: B scene is now FREE for all members! Come revel in tours, great music, and activities inspired by Blanton exhibitions, as well as exclusive access to the outdoor member lounge with light bites and a private cash bar. Not a member? Join now!

FREE for members/ $12 general public. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Event Sponsors:

Atomic Picnic

Strong Events

Media Sponsors:


Big Medium / EAST


Support for education programs at the Blanton is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Endowment.