ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Family Programs

Join us for an array of multi-generational programs that engage children and adults in active exploration of art and the world around them. Look, talk, and create together this summer while enjoying our guided family tours and drop-in art making.

All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in family programing. Programs included with Admission. Children ages 11 and under are free.

For more information about our Family Programs please email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org

3ft Deep

Tuesdays | June 13 – July 25 (museum closed, Tuesday, July 4)
10am-11:30am | Ages 3-5

Program included with Admission, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Come on in! Take a dip into the world of art. Designed especially for preschool children and their caregivers, 3ft Deep programs promote imaginative thinking, social-emotional growth, and expressive use of language. A Blanton educator will introduce a half-hour gallery activity followed by a process-focused art project in the WorkLAB studio. All activities emphasize creative and interpretive processes inspired by Reggio Emilia approaches, as well as adult-child collaboration. Space is limited to 12 participants (children and adults). Snacks provided.

Register

*Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.
Online registration begins at 3pm, one week prior to program date.

*If a class is full and you would like to add your child to a
waitlist, please email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org

Deeper Dives

Fridays | June 16 – July 28
10:30am-12 noon & 1-2:30pm | Ages 8-12

Program included with Admission, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Ready to dive right in to a 90-minute experience with your child?! Deeper Dives encourages adult and child interaction around close looking, guided conversation, and related art-making activities. Each week will focus on a different theme from works on view in our permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions. Space is limited to 15 participants. For families with children ages 8-12.

Register

*Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.
Online registration begins at 5pm, one week prior to program date.

*If a class is full and you would like to add your child to a waitlist, please email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org.

WorkLAB

Wednesdays | June 14 – July 26
10am-2pm | All ages
Check-in at the museum’s Visitor Services Desk to receive required wristband for studio entrance. Program included with Admission.

Extend your museum visit! After exploring the galleries, come across the plaza to the WorkLAB Studio to create art in response to specific works on view, discovering more about the themes and materials that the artists used. Each week will feature a new work of art.

*WorkLAB space is limited to 30 makers. Please anticipate an average wait of 20 minutes after you sign up at the door.

Family Art Quest

Wednesdays | June 14 – July26
11:30am-12:15pm | Ages 8-12

Program included with Admission, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Embark on a guided museum adventure! Have fun with your family discovering new ways to see and respond to works of art through interpretive conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. For families with children ages 8-12. Space is limited.

*Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk thirty minutes prior to tour time.

Pease email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org with any questions you may have.

Artists and Authors

Thursdays | June 15 – July27
10:30am-11:15am & 11:30am-12:15pm | Ages 5-8

Free, Meet in the Rapoport Atrium

Two creative worlds collide! Artists and Authors are thirty-minute literary adventures through the museum, weaving together storytelling and works of art. Each tour is designed to foster curiosity and conversation between adults and their children by encouraging close-looking, creative thinking, and imagination. Two tours are offered each week; artwork and book selection changes each week. For families with children ages 5-8. Space is limited.

*Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk thirty minutes prior to tour time.

Stories from India

July 13 – Oct 12
Thursdays | 11:00am-2:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays | 1pm-4pm | All ages

Aruna Kharod performing dances and stories from India.
Program included with Admission, 1st floor galleries

Storyteller Performance

Saturday | July 22
2:00pm | Ages 10 and up

Xanthe Gresham, a U.K. – based storyteller, performs tales of daring and adventure from the Persian Book of Kings, the Shahnameh.

Program included with Admission, Blanton Auditorium

Austin Museum Day

Sunday | September 17, 2017
1pm-4:00pm | All ages

Look, Talk, and Create as part of Austin Museum Day! Admission and all activities are free.

Holiday Family Day

Saturday | December 9, 2017
11am-2pm | All ages

Celebrate the holidays with the Blanton Museum of Art! Enjoy exploring the special exhibition and permanent collection galleries while engaging in fun conversation, and searching for creative inspiration to make festive art in our WorkLAB Studio that you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones as a gift.
Program included with Admission.

Explore UT

Saturday | March 3, 2018
11am-4pm | All ages

Enjoy new exhibitions and educational at activities related to themes within the Blanton collection, as we open our doors for Explore UT. This all-ages event highlights the exciting role of art in university life. Be inspired to create, share, and discover.
Admission and all activities are free.

Blanton Block Party

Saturday | March 24, 2018
All ages

Event details coming this spring! Admission and all activities are free.