The Latest at the Blanton

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.

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…