Second Saturdays: March 2024 - "The Floating World" Edition

2024sat09mar3:00 pmsat8:00 pmSecond Saturdays: March 2024 - "The Floating World" EditionInspired by our Japanese woodblock print exhibition, enjoy themed art activities and talks, plus a special performance by the Austin Japanese Minyo Dance Group!

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.

A Japanese woodblock print d depicting various people on a landscape and under a large tree with a view of Mount Fuji in the backgroun

Art on View (Michener Gallery Building)

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

3:30pm-5pm & 6pm-7:30pm – Japanese Woodblock Printing with Artist Daryl Howard (Michener Gallery Building)

Trained in Japan in traditional woodblock printing techniques, Austin-based artist Daryl Howard has been making woodblock prints for over forty years. Learn why Howard has dedicated herself to this technically demanding print process and watch while she inks, registers, and produces a multi-color woodblock print. Afterward, try your hand at inking a woodblock and take home a print of your own (while supplies last)!

A close-up of a cluster of tin cones sewn on mesh netting, creating abstract cloud-like forms that hang from the ceiling.

4pm – Curator’s Choice: Hannah Klemm discusses Marie Watt (Michener Gallery Building)

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Hannah Klemm will be discussing the installation by Marie Watt in the Contemporary Project space.

A group of people dressed in traditional Japanese outfits

4:15pm-4:45pm – Austin Japanese Minyo Dance Group (Moody Patio)

Austin Japanese Minyo Dance Group will make an appearance, performing on our Moody Patio.

5pm – Art with an Expert: Dr. Sarah Thompson, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Capitol Room, Smith Building)

Learn more about the Japanese woodblock prints on view in The Floating World from Dr. Sarah Thompson, curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. A specialist in Japanese prints, Dr. Thompson’s talk will expand on the ingenuity and intriguing subjects of ukiyo-e.

A woman spinning decks

Live Music (Moody Patio)

We’re excited to welcome back DJ Lauren Light performing a set on our Moody Patio.

BITES & BEVS: Food by Flyrite Chicken will be available for purchase, as well as drinks for purchase by Haymaker, or pack a picnic!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: We’ll be joined by community partners from the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Japan-America Society of Greater Austin, and Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, and the Austin Japan Community.

Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce logo

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.


March 9, 2024 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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