In late December, we said goodbye to our namesake and cherished friend, Jack S. Blanton. In addition to his unflinching support of the Blanton Museum of Art, Mr. Blanton served on the University of Texas Centennial Commission, the Commission of 125, the Development Board, and as president of the Texas Exes alumni association. Always a champion of higher education, he received the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1977.

Mr. Blanton recognized the power of art to transform lives, and his passion, vision, and commitment to bringing a world-class art museum to the UT campus has benefited over one million students and visitors from Austin and beyond. Everyone at the Blanton will miss him and will proudly work to carry on his legacy.

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