The Latest at the Blanton

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.

In this post, Blanton registrar Sue Ellen Jeffers explains the ins and outs of moving and storing art… Moving art. What’s the big deal? How hard can it be? Maybe a little like creating order out of chaos? The Blanton has recently finished building a state of the art storage facility so that works of…


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…


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…