The Blanton is dedicated to working with university faculty to create unique learning experiences for students and to provide access to information and resources for both. As the principal home for works of art at the University of Texas, the museum's diverse collections and campus location make it a fantastic resource for every campus department. Faculty in disciplines ranging from Astronomy, History, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Music, Political Science, Religion, Social Work, and Spanish and Portuguese regularly use the Blanton as a classroom resource.
The Blanton's staff works with a variety of university resources to provide students with content-rich instruction based on the museum's collections and special exhibitions. Whether you would like to schedule an introductory class visit to the museum, design an in-depth discussion based on a particular exhibition, artist, or artwork, or if you have an innovative idea for collaboration, Blanton staff will work closely with faculty to build strong, creative connections between curriculum and current exhibitions. To schedule a class visit, please begin by first filling out our convenient online tour request form.
The link below leads to a multimedia program created by art education graduate students in Dr. Melinda Mayer's course "Museum Education: Practice and Application" (AED 383K). The fall 2008 exhibition Reimagining Space: The Park Place Group in 1960s New York, guest-curated by Dr. Linda Dalrymple Henderson, is the focus of this course project, which will enable future museum educators to develop knowledge and skills related to the educational use of technology in the art museum.
The Blanton offers several meeting spaces for academic use for graduate and undergraduate courses, departments and organizations that utilize the Blanton's collections and exhibitions as a resource or have a significant tie to the arts when resources allow.
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