Gala 2023 “Petals Up”

Gala 2023 “Petals Up”

Choose your 2023 Blanton Gala “Petals Up” level today and raise your Petal on April 29 to support the Blanton.


helps bring an exhibition to life in the Butler Gallery, Paper Vault, or Contemporary Project.

And gets you:

  • Credited in gallery and communication materials for the exhibition of your choice, opening in 2023 or 2024.
  • Visit to a private home art collection with a reception for 10 people.
  • Two reserve grandstand tickets to the Formula One United States Grand Prix 2023 at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas; PLUS two floor pass upgrades for the music acts on Friday and Saturday of race weekend. (Don’t sleep on this one— Past superstage performers have included Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Billy Joel, and Elton John.) Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2023.


allows every student in an Austin ISD elementary school to visit the Blanton.

A group of young students sit in a circle together, discussing the artwork hanging above them.

And gets you:

  • Private reception in museum galleries for up to 10 people and tour of the Paper Vault galleries with a senior curator and Director Simone J. Wicha for an up-and-close look at delicate works on paper. Followed by drinks and appetizers at Howards Bar & Club. Sponsored by MML Hospitality.


transports two grades from an area Title I school to the Blanton, many for their first museum visit.

And gets you:

  • Visit with an artist at their studio for 8 people, along with a Blanton senior curator. Available in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, or Austin. (artists already confirmed for studio visits: nadia waheed (Austin), Claire Oswalt (Austin), Jennifer Ling Datchuk (San Antonio), and Deborah Roberts (Austin).)


funds the rotation of artworks on view in the Blanton’s permanent collection galleries, so that there’s always something new to see.

A couple holding a baby, looking at and pointing toward works of art in a gallery

And gets you:

  • Behind-the-scenes tour at the museum with a Blanton curator for you and 9 of your closest art-loving friends where you can ask all your pressing questions about art. Followed by wine and light refreshments provided by Andiamo Italiano. Sponsored by Hearth and Counter Hospitality LLC.


supports the Blanton’s mission to engage our city, University, and visitors.

a man in indigo speaking and gesturing, peopla round him are looking at him and the artwork on the walls

And gets you:

  • 4 tickets to any Second Saturdays program of your choice with live music on the new Moody Patio. Picnic basket with food and beverages included. Lounge, snack, and unwind!


helps bring new public programs to life, such as Second Saturdays.


Bottles designed by RF. Alvarez.

Bid for a one-of-a-kind bottle of Isla Familia Tequila, each painted by a local artist. The silent auction will feature 14 bottles painted by artists, including RF. Alvarez, Moll Brau, Calhan Hale, Laura Lit, Moyo Oyelola, Xavier Schipani, and Tom Jean Webb. Bidding will be open at the Blanton Gala from 6—7:45 p.m.

If you would like to secure your “Petals Up” commitment in advance, please contact Jeannette Thomas at jeannette.thomas@blantonmuseum.org

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