Join us for an in-person Curatorial Tour of the Blanton’s newest Paper Vault exhibition led by Holly Borham, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and European Paintings. Not a member? Join at bit.ly/BlantonMembership
Check in at the Visitor Services Desk and then meet in the Rapoport Atrium. The tour will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.
From arabesques to grotesques and from sphinxes to snails, French printmakers combined ancient decorative motifs with newly invented ones to create designs for everything from jewelry to architectural façades. Drawing primarily from the Blanton’s extensive holdings of French prints, Fantastically French! invites visitors to look closely at exquisite details, marvel at fantastic forms, and take delight in ornate embellishments that celebrate the creativity of artistic imagination across three centuries.
The Visitor Entrance has changed. Due to construction on the grounds, the new entrance to the museum is only accessible via Brazos Street. See the map and visit our construction updates page for more information.
Image Credit: Anne Allen, Fantastic flowers with roses and other flowers, after a design by Jean-Baptiste Pillement, 1775–1800, color etching inked à la poupée, 7 11/16 x 5 1/2 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 2022