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Art with an Expert: Steve Parker

2023sat09dec6:00 pmArt with an Expert: Steve ParkerHear artist, musician, and curator Steve Parker discuss his new installation "Weird Winter."

A pop art-colored grid of 8 images of an assortment of brass instruments melded together

Event Details

WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Capitol Room, Smith Building, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

Take a deep dive into art, art histories, and more with these hour-long talks presented by distinguished art professionals. Hear Steve Parker — renowned Austin artist, musician, and longtime Blanton collaborator — discuss his whimsical Weird Winter and wider artistic practice with Hannah Klemm, Blanton Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art.

This event is part of our Second Saturday scheduled programming.

Admission on Second Saturdays: $20 (Ages 6-17: $10; 5 & under: Free)
Blanton Members: Always FREE Not yet a member? Join today!
(Other discounts such as UT ID Holder, Military, K-12 Teacher, Senior do not apply)

ABOUT STEVE PARKER

A bald man blowing into a brass instrument

Steve Parker is a musician, artist, and curator who creates communal, democratic work to examine history, systems, and behavior. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures made from salvaged marching band instruments that are modeled after obsolete WWII acoustic locators; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. He is the recipient of the 2021 Rome Prize, the 2020 Ashurst Prize (UK), and the 2018 Tito’s Prize, as well as multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also a 2023 McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum.

Go to our Before You Visit page for more details and information when planning your visit. Visit our FAQs section to help plan your Second Saturday at the Blanton. A limited number of lockers are available to use in our Check-In Building (first come, first served). If you have specific accommodation needs, please email us at accessibility@blantonmuseum.org Please note, the Blanton café is closed until further notice.

PARKING / TRANSPORT: Parking is available in the Brazos Garage. Normal rates can be paid directly at the garage. (Blanton Members get a $4 discounted rate at Check-In, valid all day). Ride-shares can drop off in the new Museum Drop-Off on the east side of the museum. Bicycle racks are available on the south side of Jester Center and on the west side of the museum’s Smith Administration Building. Public transit is encouraged; Cap Metro bus routes 1, 3, 7, 10, 18, 19, 20, 801, and 803 have stops within walking distance. 

Support for Second Saturdays at the Blanton is generously provided by H-E-B. Media Sponsor: The Austin Chronicle.

Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my time

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