The Latest at the Blanton

Mapping Eugène Atget

November 6, 2018 by

The crowd gathered in Paris’s Place de la Bastille on April 17, 1912, was observing a solar eclipse through viewing apparatuses.

Take a walk in Atget’s shoes through this map documenting picture locations from our exhibition.

Drawing by Charles White, titled "General Moses and Sojourner Truth", depicting two famed African American women who fought for equality

When we think about artworks featuring women as central characters, we might consider renowned works such as Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol, and Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.  There is, however, a vast array of artworks containing wondrous women in a variety of roles right here in the Blanton’s…


Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (video still). Strange figure with a womans face and flowing snake like hair, in front of her are a swarm of birds

The partnership between artist and musician is always a fascinating relationship to observe, especially when the results become iconic album covers, astounding museum exhibitions, and monumental musical performances. In celebration of the opening of Wangechi Mutu’s The End of eating Everything featuring singer/producer Santigold, check out five other fantastic collaborations that have resulted in these inspiring…


Image of Gallery space with two paintings by Vincent Valdez: The City I, The City II,

“This work is not controversial. It’s truth and reality—just uncomfortable (for most) and revealing.” “Moved and honestly terrified as a gay Latino from a small town.” “It really bothered me to see women in this painting. I’ll be thinking about that for some time.” “Thank you for taking responsibility in a way that museums in…