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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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This summer, the Blanton presents Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection, an exhibition that offers an important portal into the worlds of contemporary indigenous Australian artists and their use of rich visual languages and symbolism to convey meaning. Some artworks in Ancestral Modern appear to be entirely abstract, with sweeping…

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This month’s performance in our series Beat the Rush features the chamber music ensemble Austin Camerata, who will be premiering new music written by Michael Alec Rose about three artworks in the Blanton’s collection including “The Sacrifice of Isaac” by Jacopo Bassano, “Esther and Ahaseurus” by Luca Cambiaso, and “Madam C.J. Walker” by Sonya Clark….

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Is your mom stately? Or silly? Driven? Or down-to-earth? In honor of Mother’s Day, we took a look at the diverse works in our collection that depict women — including mothers — and found some that represented qualities we love best about the moms in our lives. Whereas one mother’s defining feature might be her…

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