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The big news in The Blanton Museum Shop is how excited the staff is in preparation for El Anatsui: When I last Wrote to You about Africa, the museum’s eagerly anticipated fall exhibition. We searched for months and have found all kinds of fun and collectible African items, many from Ghana and Nigeria, where the…

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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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