University Digital Resources

During the temporary pause in the Blanton’s gallery teaching program, the education team has designed a robust program of digital content for the semester.

Use these lessons as a suite or individually for asynchronous learning, as prompts for classroom conversation, or as brief, timed, visual warm-ups.

  • MODULES: Each module consists of short videos, prompts for discussion and creative activities, and notes for the facilitator.  They are flexible!—designed to support both synchronous and asynchronous learning, to be self-contained or adapted for diverse course goals.
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Explore the range of resources available to put art at the center of student learning.  The “Teaching with Art” videos provide tips for object-based teaching, and our senior educators are available for consultation.
  • Teaching with Art
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    Expected December 2020: We are developing a video guide that provides a general introduction to object-based teaching. Learn how works of art can support your teaching and facilitate close looking and interpretive conversations.

  • Blanton Collections Imagery and Info
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    Blanton Collections Database: Educators can explore the Blanton Collections Database online HERE. Works can be integrated into lesson planning to support curriculum goals.

    Blanton Art Primers: Educators and students alike can gain further inspiration from our Art Primers, which give in-depth information about art movements, materials, and more HERE.

    DASe (Digital Archive Services) Database: UT faculty, staff, and students can download selected works from the DASe repository HERE. (Log-in required.)

    Prints and Drawings Checklists: The Blanton’s curatorial and education teams have developed comprehensive checklists of works from our collection based on a variety of themes, including community building, war and conflict, environment, disease, human identity and development. For further information and/or for assistance selecting works from our prints and drawings collection, contact prints@blantonmuseum.org

    General Education Assistance: For assistance with our broader collection, our members of our education team are available for consultation at education@blantonmuseum.org

  • Virtual Exhibition Tours
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    Step inside the galleries of the museum….virtually! Our 360-degree tours let you “walk” through past Blanton exhibitions and view the art and wall labels, hear curatorial commentary, and even watch videos about the exhibitions. Explore these multimedia tours online here.

  • Educator Zoom Presentations
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    Siobhán McCusker and Ray Williams are available to UT faculty for a limited number of online appearances via the Zoom platform. They are also available by phone for faculty to discuss class preparation featuring works of art in the Blanton collection.

    Ray Williams, Director of Education and Academic Affairs
    ray.williams@blantonmuseum.org
    Siobhán McCusker, Museum Education, University Audiences siobhan.mccusker@blantonmuseum.org

  • Individual Gallery Visits
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