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Tom Flowers, Blanton Manager of Facilities, explains why the museum is one of the “coolest” places in Austin! As Austin’s terrible heat wave/drought marches on into July, Barton Springs is a popular spot to cool off. Another good place is the Blanton Museum, and you won’t need to bring a towel or worry about how…

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The Blanton’s Director of Development, Sarah Young, shares her thoughts on how the museum can be a life-long source of inspiration People often ask me if working in a museum is as fun as it seems, and it is. Museums are ever-changing environments, filled with inspiring objects and people. They have an uncanny ability to…

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Staffer Ansley Netherland relays her conversation with Blanton member, Larry T., and is reminded of the very Zen experience of looking at art…. A few years ago I was having lunch with some friends at a local Mexican restaurant when a man named Larry T. pulled up a chair and joined us. He reminded me…

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My first day on the job at The Blanton was August 2, 1999. I remember the date because one of the first things I did in my new position as full-time membership assistant was to create a record for myself in the database. It’s still there, my $35 individual membership from 8/2/99. In just a…

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