2019 Blanton Gala

On Saturday, February 9, the 2019 Blanton Gala will celebrate 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 will take place on the museum’s plaza, in perfect view of two major landmarks: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, which has become an international arts destination, and the Texas State Capitol. You won’t want to miss this fun and elegant evening, which will raise funds to propel the Blanton’s inspiring exhibitions and innovative educational programs to even greater heights.

Guests will be the first to see Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, a groundbreaking exhibition that highlights the Blanton’s historic commitment to Latin American art, one of the many strengths that set our museum apart. This spring, the Blanton’s leadership in Latin American art will also be celebrated across the globe, as another major original exhibition organized by the Blanton, The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s will open its international tour at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid) in February 2019.

The 2019 Blanton Gala follows the grand opening dinner for Ellsworth Kelly’s Austina sold-out event  that was held in 2018 and raised a record $1.1 million in support of the museum. View press coverage of the event from Austin MonthlyCultureMap, and PaperCity.  You can also see details from the 2017 Blanton Gala here.

If you are attending the Gala and are interested in reserved hotel blocks and recommendations, please click here.

Click below to read the full invitation.

Seating is limited. Reserve your table or tickets early to guarantee your spot!

Tables for 10 are available at four levels:
$15,000 *Tables at this level are now SOLD OUT.

Individual tickets are sold at two levels on a first-come, first-served basis through January 18 or until sold out:
$5,000 per person (includes VIP seating and an invitation to private cocktail hour)
$2,500 per person

This year we are pleased to offer several new benefits to further engage our supporters! For patrons who participate at the $25,000+ level, you have the special opportunity to have an artist seated at your table and you also can enjoy a private tour at the museum the day of the Gala. In addition, at the $50,000 level and above, patrons will be invited to a VIP cocktail hour hosted by the museum director immediately preceding the Gala and can also experience an after-hours tour of the museum or another exclusive customized art-filled experience with a Blanton curator at a later date.

For more information about the benefits of the different table levels, please click here. For table purchases, you may download a reply form that can be returned by mail. If you are splitting a table with other guests, please indicate that on your form. Table and ticket purchases may also be made online.

If you are unable to attend the fundraising dinner, donations in support of the Blanton are gratefully accepted online.

For more information, please contact:
Anna Berns, Director of Development: 512.232.2327 |

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