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Welcome to the Blanton Museum where Art is listening. Discover original music and commentary from curators, students, and the Austin community. Listen to these podcasts when and where you want.

Imperial Augsburg album art Imperial Augsburg Podcast

During the Renaissance, Augsburg, Germany fostered an important and diverse artistic community and was the center from which Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I organized his print and armor commissions. This thriving market cultivated artistic innovation and technological advancements such as etching and color printing. Listen here as University of Texas at Austin faculty, graduate students, and the Blanton’s museum staff discuss the city of Augsburg and its artists and citizens. The Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 podcast includes nine tracks recorded and edited by Mary Myers/Blanton Museum of Art.

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes or iPodder. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BlantonImperialAugsburg or subscribe to Through the Eyes of Texas Podcast using iTunes.

Through the Eyes of Texas album art Through the Eyes of Texas Podcast

Nearly 200 objects comprise Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, an exhibition organized by the Blanton Museum of Art that spans the history of art and includes works by Sol LeWitt, Claude Monet, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Thomas Gainsborough and others. Selected from the Blanton's Through the Eyes of Texas cell phone audio guide, listen here for fascinating stories told by University of Texas at Austin faculty, museum curators and educators, and art collectors, about the extraordinary objects from the art collections of UT alumni on view at the Blanton spring of 2013. The Through the Eyes of Texas podcast includes 17 tracks recorded and edited by Mary Myers/Blanton Museum of Art.

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes or iPodder. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BlantonMuseumThroughtheEyesofTexas or subscribe to Through the Eyes of Texas Podcast using iTunes.

Harmonious Connections album art Harmonious Connections Podcast

Harmonious Connections, a project by UT student Patty Huang, features original musical compositions created by graduate students from the UT Butler School of Music for select works of art in the Blanton Museum collection. These ekphrastic pieces are written as responses to, or depictions of, thematic and visual elements in these artworks, but also stand alone as individual works of art. These compositions create a living conversation between the visual and the aural—illustrating that various artistic mediums do not exist in a vacuum, but interact with each other. Discussion of these pieces will provide insight into the inherent fluidity existing between art, music, and all other mediums of expression.

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes or iPodder. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BlantonMuseumHarmoniousConnections or subscribe to Harmonious Connections Podcast using iTunes.

ArtRemix album art ArtRemix Podcast

ArtRemix is a space where student voices can be heard! Members of the Blanton Museum Student Guild recorded their thoughts about different works of art from the Blanton's inspiring collection in these podcasts. This is not your parents' audio guide.

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes or iPodder. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BlantonArtremix or subscribe to ArtRemix Podcast using iTunes.

Music for the Blanton album artMusic for the Blanton Podcast

Commissioned for the grand opening of the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, Music for the Blanton by Donald Grantham, Professor of Composition, premiered on April 24 and April 30, 2006. The work is in 18 short movements and is scored for ten instruments. Eight of the movements are intended to depict musically specific works of art in the musuem?s collection. These eight movements are connected by brief solos and duos intended to summon the audience from the location of one art object to the next, and the entire work is framed by a prelude and a postlude.

The works of art date from the 15th to the late 20th century and the music reflects these periods in tone and tempo. Four of the movements are based on chant or Medieval music. Goria ad modium tubae by Giullaume Dufay (c. 1400-1474) serves as a basis for the prelude, and also for the final painting, Virgin and Child with Angels by Giovanni dal Ponte (1385-1437/8).

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes or iPodder. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blantonMusic or subscribe to Music for the Blanton Podcast using iTunes.

Uncommon Commentary album artUncommon Commentary Podcast

The Blanton?s Uncommon Commentary is an audio guide produced in collaboration with Acoustiguide. Explore many of the Blanton's most treasured artworks. Experience the museum's connection to the diverse and charismatic city of Austin. Hear from museum curators and a lively cross section of the larger community from both the university and the city itself. Each person brings their own unique perspective.

To subscribe, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast subscription software, such as Apple's iTunes or iPodder. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BlantonTour or subscribe to Uncommon Commentary Podcast using iTunes.

Podcast Help

What is a podcast?

A podcast is simply an audio file (usually an MP3) that is available for downloading online. You can download it to your computer using special software that plays podcasts, or download it to your personal digital audio player (iPod, iriver, etc.).

If you subscribe to a podcast, your computer software or your digital audio player will automatically update the podcast so you always have the most recent version.

How do I listen to a podcast?

There are two ways to listen to a podcast:

  1. Download the individual MP3 files to your desktop or audio player.
  2. Subscribe to the podcast and receive new updates automatically.

To subscribe to one of the Blanton Podcasts, click on the podcast link and select the podcast software you use, such as Apple's iTunes.

Do I need to own an iPod to listen to a podcast?

No. Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts.