Blanton Live: Conversations for Now
WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2023Auditorium (located in our Check-in building), Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King
WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2023
Auditorium (located in our Check-in building), Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
For the innovative and timely exhibition, If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change, author and guest curator Jeff Goodell invited prominent writers and scientists whose work addresses climate change to interpret selected pieces by ten contemporary artists.
The Blanton’s new signature series, Blanton Live: Conversations for Now, brings together artists and creative thinkers from a range of disciplines to discuss the most compelling ideas and issues of the day. The series kicks off with a panel featuring Goodell in conversation with two of the exhibition’s esteemed contributors, Katharine Hayhoe and Julian Brave NoiseCat, followed by an audience Q&A.
MUSEUM ADMISSION: Blanton Live tickets include admission to the museum (hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and attendees are invited to view the exhibition If the Sky Were Orange before or after the program.
BOOK SIGNING: The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet by Jeff Goodell and Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, and the authors will sign their books in the exhibition galleries immediately after the program.
About our Panel
Jeff Goodell’s latest book is the New York Times bestseller The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet. He is the author of six previous books, including The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, which was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2017. He has covered climate change for more than two decades at Rolling Stone and discussed climate and energy issues on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Photo: Matt Valentine
Katharine Hayhoe is the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor at Texas Tech University. She has twice been named to Foreign Policy’s list of 100 Global Thinkers, and received the UN Environment Program’s Champion of the Earth award. Dr. Hayhoe encourages people to have conversations about the risks climate change poses to the people and places they love, and to advocate for climate action wherever they live. She is the author numerous books, including Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World (Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2022).
Julian Brave NoiseCat (Secwepemc/St’at’imc) is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and was awarded the 2022 American Mosaic Journalism Prize. In 2021, NoiseCat was named to the TIME100 Next list of emerging leaders. His first book, We Survived the Night, and first documentary film are forthcoming.
Go to our Before You Visit page for more details and information when planning your visit. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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