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Public Programs

Public Programs

 

Programs are free to Blanton members, included with admission for non-members, and free to all on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted. Please visit the Blanton's events calendar for dates and times.

Third Thursdays

Join us for our free evening of art and activities. The museum,the Blanton Cafe and the Museum Shop are open until 9PM on Third Thursdays. Enjoy an extended happy hour in the cafe featuring a glass of wine and slice of gourmet pizza for $5. 

Beat the Rush presents a guided musical tour of performances by small ensembles in a sequence of galleries in the museum. The musicians discuss with the audience how the music compositions that they’ve chosen connect to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display.

Art Gazes is a series of gallery talks featuring slow, contemplative conversations about a particular piece of art in the Blanton's collection.

Art Glimpses is a series of fast-paced, lively tours of 20 works in only 40 minutes.

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Music at the Blanton

SoundSpace features simultaneous performances of modern and contemporary composers alongside the visual art in the museum’s galleries.

Beat the Rush presents a guided musical tour of performances by small ensembles in a sequence of galleries in the museum. The musicians discuss with the audience how the music compositions that they’ve chosen connect to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display.

Midday Music Series is a collaboration between the Butler School of Music and the Blanton Museum of Art exploring connections between art and a variety of musical genres. The program features performances by faculty and student musicians, who will discuss how the music relates to the visual arts. Following the performance, there will be a tour that relates the music to a piece of art on view in the museum. 
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Screenings at the Blanton

The Blanton screens new releases, classic films, documentaries, and conversations with filmmakers and scholars about movies in conjunction with our exhibitions and works in our permanent collection.

Perspectives

Learn more about our special exhibitions with these educational lectures led by experts from many backgrounds related to the arts.

Workshops

Register for one of our upcoming workshops. Past workshops have explored a variety of topics such as poetry writing about visual art, identifying different types of prints, and beer tasting.

Public Tours

Themed tours on the collection and special exhibitions are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM, every Thursday at 12:30 PM, every Third Thursday at 7:30 PM, and during B scene.

 

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