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“One of the issues I find when I step back and observe…for far too long it’s been too easy for America to avoid the conversation about racism.” — artist Vincent Valdez On July 17, the Blanton launched its exhibition Vincent Valdez: The City with an evening program featuring artist Vincent Valdez and journalist Maria Hinojosa discussing art and…

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We are a country of various ethnicities, all of us drawn here by the promise of freedom that we celebrate on the Fourth of July every year. America has been and still is a place bursting at the seams with uniqueness, diversity, and expression. The Blanton’s updated American Art galleries offer a glimpse into the…

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Image Courtesy of Lenka Clayton In The Distance I Can Be From My Son, Lenka Clayton attempted to objectively measure the furthest distance she could be from her toddler son in three environments: a city park, the alley behind their Pittsburgh home, and in the aisles of a local supermarket. For this trio of videos—on…

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School’s out, summer’s heating up, and it’s time to find summer activities to fill up those long, hot afternoons. Luckily, the Blanton’s education team has created a lineup of engaging programs for children and families of all ages that make our museum come alive. “We design our family programs to promote slowing down, encourage close…

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