Please note that Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin is temporarily closed for necessary conservation work.
Visible mold in the form of black streaks has developed on the limestone exterior of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin. This is a common occurrence on limestone buildings on the UT campus (the limestone on Austin came from a quarry in Alicante, Spain). Rainwater and moisture feed this mold. Working with an architectural conservator, the Blanton has tested materials that will safely remove the biological growth. Once the substance is removed and the stone is dry, a water-resistant coating will be applied to the exterior stone.
Visit our dedicated online resource at KellyAtTheBlanton.org for updates and to access a range of digital materials about the building.