Second "Sunday" May 2024 - Take Mom to the Museum

2024sun12may1:00 pmsun5:00 pmSecond "Sunday" May 2024 - Take Mom to the MuseumThis year, we're hosting a second "Sunday" celebration on Mother's Day!

Event Details

1–5 p.m., Sunday, May 12
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.)


Celebrate the mom in your life at this special Second “Sunday” event! Some of the things to look forward to include:

-Roses and cupcakes for mom, courtesy of H-E-B
Curator’s Choice tour spotlighting themes of motherhood with Vanessa Davidson, Curator of Latin American Art
-Mother’s Day card-making activity
-“Take mom to the museum” photo booth

-Professional chair massages (available for purchase)
-20% off in Museum Store for Blanton Members

All events subject to change. Second “Sunday” is rain or shine; if needed, program will be moved indoors.

GIVE MOM A MEMBERSHIP: Take 20% off ALL membership levels with code MOM24! View the benefits and select your package on our membership page.

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Art on View (Michener Gallery Building)

Explore a wide variety of galleries (open till 5 p.m.) & don’t miss these special exhibitions:

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Limited Edition Blanton Cookies by Quack’s Bakery

Baking is a work of art. So of course these cookies are in a museum. Austin’s Quack’s Bakery has created these specially-made Blanton cookies inspired by the “Petals” on our grounds.

Get them in three different colors in the Museum Store and all Quack’s locations this week.

Speaking of edible works of art: don’t forget the 5th annual Blanton Bake-Off is open for online entries! (Check out the sweet prizes this year.)

MAKEwild opens! (Michener Gallery Building)

Go wild in the new open studio space! Starting Sunday, May 12, visitors of all ages can create their own artworks at the museum’s new MAKEwild studio space. MAKEwild is created for the Blanton by artists Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler. It includes prompts and materials for hands-on artmaking. Located on the 2nd floor of the Michener Gallery Building.

More info on our Families page.

Live Music (Moody Patio)

Enjoy a performance by members of the Austin Classical Guitar Ensemble!

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

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.


May 12, 2024 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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