june, 2018

15jun(jun 15)6:00 pm(jun 15)6:00 pmFeaturedB SceneSummer Down Under

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Event Details

Friday, June 15th | 6-10pm


We’re bringing the Australian outback to Austin, Texas as we kickstart summer with a party “Down Under”!  Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection,” a vibrant collection of artworks by some of Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists.

MUSIC: Will Taylor + Strings Attached will present some original music inspired by our new exhibition, and DJs Butcher Bear & Soundfounder of Exploded Drawing will also set the mood with their amazing sounds.

FOOD & DRINKS will be available for purchase, including bites from Australia-inspired Austin brand Boomerang’s Pies, and our Blanton cafe will also be open if you’re looking for other options.

Blanton Museum members can enjoy a custom member lounge, including a private bar and art activities.

GUIDED TOURS of “Ancestral Modern” are available at 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm.  Tickets go quickly so be sure to sign up for a tour as soon as you can.

MUSEUM SHOP PRIZE DRAW: Enter your name into the drawings for Museum Shop gift cards! Sign-up at our desk which will be set-up within our atrium. Drawings will be at 7:30pm and 9:00pm in our Museum shop across the plaza. Entrants must be present to win.

TICKETS: $12 (adults & children)/FREE for Blanton Members

Online Sales have ended, but tickets will be available at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Share your experience on social media by using our #BlantonBscene tag!

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Media Sponsor: 93.3 KGSR Radio

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Please ensure you bring your ticket with you to the museum for $4 validated parking.



(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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