Fundraising Events

The much-anticipated opening of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin will be celebrated at a black-tie fundraising dinner. This exclusive event will pay tribute to Ellsworth’s life and legacy and will raise funds to support the Blanton.

Ellsworth Kelly, Austin, 2015 (exterior rendering). Gift of the artist, with funding generously provided by Jeanne and Michael Klein, Judy and Charles Tate, the Scurlock Foundation, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, and the Longhorn Network. Additional funding provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, Leslie and Jack S. Blanton, Jr., Elizabeth and Peter Wareing, Sally and Tom Dunning, the Lowe Foundation, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Stedman West Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation, with further support provided by Sarah and Ernest Butler, Buena Vista Foundation, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Janet and Wilson Allen, Judy and David Beck, Kelli and Eddy S. Blanton, Charles Butt, Mrs. Donald G. Fisher, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Glenstone/Emily and Mitch Rales, Stephanie and David Goodman, Agnes Gund, Stacy and Joel Hock, Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee, Helen and Chuck Schwab, Ellen and Steve Susman, and other donors.

Blanton Gala

The 2017 Blanton Gala celebrated the unveiling of the museum’s renovated and reinstalled permanent collection galleries.  Gala guests received the exclusive opportunity to preview the dynamic new presentation and enjoyed a lively and elegant evening in the galleries. The 2017 Gala also recognized the continuous passion, energy, and generosity of National Leadership Board members Jeanne and Michael L. Klein, whose dedication helped transform the Blanton into the distinguished museum it is today and continues to inspire others. For more information, please contact: Sarah Burleson at 512.475.6013 |

Art on the Edge

In 2017, guests attended Art on the Edge where they danced to live music, enjoyed creative cocktails, and celebrated the reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection. This lively event attracted local tastemakers, young professionals, creatives, art-lovers, and community leaders. Ticket purchases supported the Blanton’s thought provoking educational programs and dynamic exhibitions featuring art from around the world.