The Latest at the Blanton

In this day and age, protecting art is a complicated matter. Chris Seebach, Director of Facility Operation and Security, along with The Blanton’s Gallery Assistants, explain the ins and outs of museum security, and how this line of work offers more than one would imagine.. We’ve been to Paris, and you can’t touch art there…


Richard Havens, Manager of Special Projects for the Director’s Office, takes a look back at the (incredible) last eight years in the life of The Blanton… When I started work at The Blanton, the Michener Gallery Building was still a hole in the ground. Any construction setback sent paroxysms of teeth gnashing among the staff—and…


Our last post provided a glimpse into the life of The Blanton’s installation crew, highlighting our preparation for the El Anatsui exhibition. In part two of our “behind the scenes” look at this show, we share a video by Blanton staffer Mary Myers, featuring footage of the artist himself. Enjoy!

Installing the large and very delicate works by artist El Anatsui was a daunting task. Learn more about how it was done in this video for The Blanton Blog by preparator Matt Winters and narrated by installation manager James Swan.