If you’ve visited the Blanton’s latest exhibition Goya: Mad Reason, you might have heard audio recordings scattered around the galleries that juxtapose modern reflections on themes in the exhibition with words by Goya and his contemporaries. One of these recordings feature both the words and work of Susan Scafati, an Austin-based American contemporary artist. Exhibition curator Douglas Cushing sat down with Scafati to discuss her work and the visual culture of bullfighting, both in Goya’s time and today.
As the summer heats up in Austin, we’re dreaming of siestas, sangria, and of course, tapas! Inspired by our current exhibition featuring the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, Blanton educator Andrea Saenz Williams explains the background of these small plates and shares a few of her favorite summer tapas recipes for you to make at home!
When the Blanton’s upstairs galleries reopen in February, artist Sonya Clark’s formidable ten-foot portrait of Madam C.J. Walker (made entirely out of 3,840 combs!) will go on view. In a new blog, learn more from Curator Veronica Roberts about Madam Walker, her legacy, and how Clark’s portrait will be a “stop-you-in-your-tracks art experience” for Blanton visitors.