Second Saturdays: October 2023

2023sat14oct3:00 pmsat8:00 pmSecond Saturdays: October 2023Second Saturdays—it's a vibe

Event Details

WHEN/WHERE: 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.)

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!

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 stop by gallery feature Unbreakable: Feminist Visions from the Gilberto Cárdenas and Dolores Garcia Collection

Profile shot of artist Sandra Sawatzky

In The Capitol Room (Smith Building)
3pm – Art with an Expert: Take a deep dive into art, art histories, and more with these hour-long talks presented by distinguished art professionals. The series kicks off with Canadian textile artist Sandra M. Sawatzky in conversation with Claire Howard, Blanton Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Sawatzky’s monumental Black Gold Tapestry, which depicts the global history of oil, is on view in If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change. Read a response to the artwork by writer Amitav Ghosh in our digital resource.

Limited seating available—first come, first served.

In The Latin American Art Galleries (Michener Gallery Building)
6pm – Curator’s Choice: Florencia Bazzano
, Assistant Curator of Latin American Art, will discuss the work Nicola Costurera [Nicola Seamstress] by Nicola Costantino in the newly reinstalled Latin American galleries.

Ask our Visitor Services staff at Check-in for more info on how to join this tour.

MUSIC: Moody Patio & Meredith Lounge (Michener Gallery Building)
3pm – DJ Lauren Light
5pm – Money Chicha
5pm – Brent Clifton (acoustic set in Meredith Lounge)
6pm – Wellcaptured & Just Jim

Just Jim & Wellcaptured.

Money Chicha.

DJ Lauren Light.

BITES & BEVS: Pack a picnic or purchase local food and drinks for sale, available for purchase between 3-8pm. in our Smith Building. Card & digital payments only:
The Diner Bar – seafood & sausage low country boil (vegan option also available), plus a special guest appearance by chef Mashama Bailey.
Drinks by Haymaker

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.


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

View in my time

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top