Second Saturdays: April 2024 - Designed for Spring

2024sat13apr3:00 pmsat8:00 pmSecond Saturdays: April 2024 - Designed for SpringAnni Albers-inspired talks, live music, and more!

Event Details

3–8 p.m. on the Moody Patio, 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 late till 8 p.m.

Picture of artist Zanny Coxd

3:30pm-5pm & 6pm-7:30pm –Weaving Demonstration with Zanny Cox (Michener Gallery Building)

Join Austin-based artist Zanny Cox for an interactive weaving demonstration inspired by Anni Albers: In Thread and On Paper. In this hands-on experience, visitors will have the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative textile produced on Cox’s “community loom.” No prior weaving experience required!

ABOUT ZANNY COX: Zanny Cox is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Austin, Texas. Drawing inspiration from her Mexican, Kickapoo, and Irish ancestry, her process is inspired by ancestral knowledge and honors the voices of the past. While preserving the historical elements of handweaving and goldsmithing, her work fuses a modern aesthetic with ancient craft, crossing the boundaries of art, culture, and fashion.

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

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

Rosario I. Granados, Marilynn Thoma Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas, will discuss some wooden frames used for framing works of art inside the Art of the Spanish Americas Gallery.

5pm – Art with an Expert: Fritz Horstman, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (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 Fritz Horstman, Education Director at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and curator of Anni Albers: In Thread and On Paper, discuss the life of this canonical weaver, designer, printmaker, and author. Horstman’s lecture will highlight Albers’s transition from weaving to printmaking and the ideas that remained remarkably consistent throughout her long career.

3pm-8pm – Live Music (Michener Gallery Building)

More information coming soon.

BITES & BEVS: More information coming soon.

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.


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