Second Saturday June 2024: The Salsa edition

2024sat08jun3:00 pmsat8:00 pmSecond Saturday June 2024: The Salsa edition"Dancing about Art: the Salsa edition" feat. music by The Brew Art talk with Selena photographer Al Rendon & more!

Event Details

3–8 p.m., Saturday, June 8
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.)


More information coming soon!

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

3:30pm – Curator’s Choice: THE EARTH, MOON, AND BEYOND (Michener Gallery Building)

Assistant Curator of Latin American Art, Florencia Bazzano, will discuss the wood carving by Julio Alpuy and a painting by Raquel Forner and their connections to space exploration.

5pm – Art with an Expert: Al Rendón discusses photography & the legacy of Selena Quintanilla’s portraits (Capitol Room, Smith Building)

Take a deep dive into art, art histories, and more with these hour-long talks presented by distinguished art professionals. Hear photographer Al Rendón and Claudia Zapata, Associate Curator of Latino Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, discuss his expansive career working with Tejano musicians across South Texas, including Selena Quintanilla.

Live Music + Salsa Lesson (Michener Building)

Salsa into summer with a live performance by The Brew band inside the museum! Enjoy a 45-minute salsa lesson led by Queer Dance Austin before the second set.

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 fruit cups and cooling towels!

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.


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

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