The Latest at the Blanton

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…


Students from UT’s Dell Medical School viewing art

This post is authored by Ray Williams, the Blanton’s director of education and academic affairs. For more than a decade now I have had the opportunity to participate as a museum educator in an emerging national trend of collaboration between medical schools and art museums.  Initial experiments at Yale and Columbia focused on honing observation…