Second Saturdays: November 2023

2023sat11nov3:00 pmsat8:00 pmSecond Saturdays: November 2023Second Saturdays—it's a vibe

Event Details

WHEN/WHERE: 3–8 p.m. at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712. Rain or shine.

$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.)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all events subject to change)
The galleries open late till 8 p.m.

ART: In The Museum Galleries (Michener Gallery Building)
Butler, Paper Vault, Contemporary Project, Film & Video galleries: Don’t miss our special exhibitions Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change. Don’t forget to check out the gallery feature Unbreakable: Feminist Visions from the Gilberto Cárdenas and Dolores Garcia Collection

In The Latin American Art Galleries (Michener Gallery Building)
4pm – Curator’s Choice:
 Vanessa Davidson, Curator of Latin American Art, will discuss the new installation The Uncanny: Magic Realism in Contemporary Latin American Art in the Latin American art galleries. Ask our Visitor Services staff at Check-in for more info on how to join this tour.

In The Capitol Room (Smith Building)
6pm – Art with an Expert:
 Take a deep dive into art, art histories, and more with these hour-long talks presented by distinguished art professionals. Hear Dr. Heather Hurst, Professor of Anthropology at Skidmore College, discuss her work as an archaeological illustrator with Rosario I. Granados, Blanton Marilynn Thoma Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas.

MUSIC: Moody Patio & Meredith Lounge (Michener Gallery Building)
3pm – The DJ Kurupt 
5pm – Nagavalli
6pm – Anupi

BITES & BEVS: Complimentary fall feast plates, courtesy of H-E-B (while supplies last). Picnics welcome! Drinks available for purchase from Haymaker between 3-8 p.m. Card & digital payments only.

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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