Support the Blanton

The generosity of museum supporters is vital to the Blanton’s ongoing success and impacts every aspect of the museum, including:

  • Supporting thought-provoking programs and dynamic exhibitions featuring art from around the world
  • Enriching arts education for thousands of school children each year
  • Enhancing the educational and cultural experience of university students from across disciplines
  • Caring for the museum’s permanent collection, which is the largest in Central Texas

A wide range of corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for exhibitions and other programs. Contact Anna Berns for more information at 512.212.2327 or

Corporate Exhibition Sponsorship Benefits

For additional ways to give, please contact the Development Office at 512.475.6013.

The Blanton Museum of Art is excited to announce that the 2017 Annual Fund will support the groundbreaking exhibition Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin. The exhibition will open alongside the unveiling of Kelly’s monumental work of art, Austin, on the Blanton’s grounds in February 2018. The exhibition will reveal the decades-long passion and creative process that ultimately inspired the elegant stone building with vaulted ceilings and brilliant colored glass windows. As a friend of the Blanton, you have an opportunity to be a part of this important moment by making a year-end gift to the 2017 Annual Fund.

Make a Gift

Including the Blanton in your legacy plan is an important investment in the museum’s future and its commitment to excellence in the arts. Your future gift can provide unrestricted financial support for the museum or strengthen a specific area of interest, such as exhibitions, acquisitions, conservation, or education. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, planned gifts to the Blanton may be made through a range of options that can maximize benefits to you, your loved ones, and the museum.

Mari and James A. Michener Society

In honor of its namesakes, the Mari and James A. Michener Society recognizes donors who have provided for the Blanton through a planned gift or made a provision for the museum in their estate plans. Through their thoughtful generosity and foresight, these supporters play an important role in helping the museum reach new heights and have a lasting impact on generations of future students and visitors. Planned gift donors to the Blanton also are welcomed into the Texas Leadership Society at the university.

Please see this Michener Society overview for more details, including a listing of our current members.  If you already have arranged a planned gift to the museum or want to learn more, please contact director of development Anna Berns at