The Latest at the Blanton

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…


In a color lithograph depicting a birthday party, family and friends gather in a circle around a girl trying to hit a fish-shaped piñata

In a global environment adapting to the challenges presented by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Blanton stands in solidarity with her sister museums around the world. Together we recognize that art can offer a space for reflection and respite, but in these precarious times, we are strongest together by staying apart. Now is the time to…


A view of four pieces by Diedrick Brackens, made out of woven cotton and acrylic yarn and silk organza,

From our cutting-edge Contemporary Project gallery presenting recently-made works by notable multi-disciplinary artists to museum centerpiece exhibitions on view in our Butler gallery space, there’s always something new to see in the museum. We’re here to help you navigate our abundant arts calendar so you can incorporate it into your busy Austin based to-do schedule…


Print by Giorgio Vasari titled "Decorative Border with the Portrait of Cosimo Rosselli"

Within the Blanton’s collection of more than 16,000 works on paper, there are two that have never been shown in any exhibition to date, leaving most people unaware of their existence. Both objects are small, measuring no more than eight inches in length or height. The Blanton Museum acquired them in 1998 as part of…