Second Saturday July 2024: The Swing Edition

2024sat13jul3:00 pmsat8:00 pmSecond Saturday July 2024: The Swing EditionOur Second Saturdays summer series continues with swing music and lessons, pop-up exhibition "Let's Dance," and more!

Event Details

3–8 p.m., Saturday, July 13
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

$20: Ages 18 & up
$10: Ages 6-17
FREE: Ages 5 & under
FREE: Blanton Members Not yet a member? Join today!

(Please note, regular museum discounts such as UT ID Holder, Military, K-12 Teacher, Student, and Senior do not apply for special events.)


All events subject to change. The galleries open till 8 p.m.

Art on View (Michener Gallery Building)

Explore a wide variety of galleries & don’t miss these special exhibitions:

3-8pm Pop-Up Exhibition: Let’s Dance! (Michener Building)

Boogie on over to our H-E-B Study Room to view this Pop-up Print Exhibition featuring a selection of prints that celebrate dance in its many forms! Spanning the 15th century to the present day, Let’s Dance! highlights a diverse range of artists including Mary Cassatt, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Miguel Covarrubias. See how artists have been inspired by dance movements from ballet to the lindy hop and everything in between.

A headshot of a woman smiling, behind her is a painting from colonial Spanish America..

4pm – Curator’s Choice: Rosario I. Granados discusses colonial Brazilian artworks in the Spanish Americas Gallery (Michener Gallery Building)

Rosario I. Granados, Marilynn Thoma Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas, discusses works relating to colonial Brazil inside the Art of the Spanish Americas Gallery.

Video still of man underwater in a swimming pool

5pm – Art with an Expert: R. Eric McMaster (Capitol Room, Smith Building)

Take a deep dive into art, art histories, and more with these hour-long talks presented by distinguished art professionals. Claire Howard, Associate Curator, Collections and Exhibitions at the Blanton Museum of Art, will be joined by artist R. Eric McMaster whose work Compressions is currently featured in the Film & Video Gallery. 

A woman holding a sax looking toward the camera with other brass instrument players sat behind her

Live Music + Swing Lessons (Michener Building)

The Golden Hour Heptet will perform swing music inside the museum, plus you’ll get the chance to practice your moves with dance lessons led by Austin Swing Syndicate before the sets.

– 3:30pm-4pm & 5:30pm-6pm: Swing dance lessons from Austin Swing Syndicate
– 4-5pm & 6-7pm:
Performances by The Golden Hour Heptet

Food & Drink

B.Y.O.P. [bring your own picnic] and enjoy it on the grounds. Alternatively, food by Flyrite Chicken and drinks from Haymaker will be available for purchase. Courtesy of H-E-B, there will also be a limited supply of cool treats!

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.

Remember to share your experience on social using #BlantonNewGrounds & #MoodyPatio and tag us @blantonmuseum!

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.


July 13, 2024 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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