The Latest at the Blanton

First panel of a comic titled "Greetings, Visitor!" that features a small character holds a ruler, a paint brush, and some paper while dragging a tote bag filled with more supplies

Meet “Riri” (short for Galerie), sharing her musings on life in and around the Blanton Museum of Art. This blog post will be updated with new comics so stay tuned!

blanton museum shop interior - shelves, tables and windows full of colorful merchandise

A trip to the Blanton is incomplete without a visit to our popular Museum Shop, filled with gift shop treasures to delight art fans of all ages. While our doors are still closed, we asked our Store Manager and Buyer Justin O’Connor to share some of her favorite gift items so you can still shop…


Screenshot from the Nintendo video game Animal Crossing New Horizons. A character shows off three pieces of art on display outside in the virtual game world. The pieces of art are virtual recreations of real life paintings. The paintings are; Simon Vouet's St. Cecilia, Fernando Botero's Santa Rosa de Lima según Vásquez and Paolo Veronese, Head of Saint Michael.

Imagine escaping to an island where you create your own paradise, where natural resources can become crafted into everyday tools, and friendly locals in the form of cute animals assist you in establishing your new life. You can even share your new found community with friends and family, perhaps even celebrities that you might not…


A woman teaches a group in an outdoor rural setting. We see horses and farmers working in the background

Every April 2nd, on or around the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson, celebrations take place around the world to recognize the important and essential role that books play in our children’s lives. Many of us can look back on our childhoods with fond memories of story time with a parent or caregiver, listening intently to…