The Blanton Museum of Art’s 2019 Gala took place on Saturday, February 9, celebrating the museum’s distinguished leadership in Latin American art and raising essential funds for programming and exhibitions.
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The 2019 Blanton Gala highlighted the museum’s distinguished role as the art museum for the city of Austin and as an institution with a global reach. This black-tie dinner took place in an elegantly decorated tent on the museum’s plaza, in perfect view of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin and the Texas State Capitol. Nearly 300 friends attended the event, which raised almost $800,000 to support the museum.
One of the most exciting moments was the surprise announcement of a historic $20 million gift from The Moody Foundation to help reimagine and transform the museum’s grounds. The Blanton master plan is currently in development by renowned architecture firm Snøhetta. It will create an iconic destination, facilitate the museum’s vision for innovative outdoor programming, and form a dynamic connection between the university, the city of Austin, and the Texas State Capitol Complex.