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Women artists are everywhere, but it’s through the important work of curators, writers, and international institutions, to name a few, that we actually get to learn about them and their work. Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) have been asking the public through social media each March during Women’s History Month…

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Deep in the Blanton Museum of Art’s exhibition Ideas in Sensuous Form: The International Symbolist Movement, chaste virgins and conniving femmes fatales peer from the bounds of black frames, generating a Symbolist ambiance of desire and mystery. To complement the atmospheric artworks, Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, created a luxurious, immersive gallery…

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One of the most exciting aspects of our current exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is how it combines creative work across mediums—from fashion to furniture, photography to websites and apps—to show the many forms design can take, shifting and responding to economic, social, and political change on the continent and beyond. Below…

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Planning your cultural calendar can be a challenging task with all the things-to-do and must-see events happening in Austin, Texas throughout the year. So we wanted to save you some time by listing nine notable exhibitions opening at the Blanton in 2019 that you won’t want to miss. From the colorful artworks created by a genre-bridging Choctaw-Cherokee…

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