Family Programs at the Blanton are designed to promote slowing down, encourage close looking, inspire curiosity, and foster positive interaction and collaboration between intergenerational audiences.
Members at the Family level enjoy all benefits of regular Members for two adults at the same address (or for one adult and one guest) and children 17 and under. They also receive exclusive access to our monthly newsletter, “Families at the Blanton” (launching in April 2023), which features updates on coming family events and programs, downloadable activities and resources, monthly book recommendations, and more!
Family Activity Boxes
Explore the galleries with your family using our Family Activity Boxes! These dynamic kits feature art supplies, prompts to guide your looking, and other interactive materials to encourage imaginative exploration and meaningful conversation with you and your family. Ask our Visitor Services Team to borrow a box for free when you check in at the museum.
Located in the Meredith Lounge on the second floor of the museum, our Creative Space features coloring pages, sketchpads, pillows, and family-friendly picture books for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The Creative Space is a cozy space to sit, read, create, and recharge during your museum visit, and is always accessible during regular museum hours.
Fun at Home
Continue your museum experience at home! Try out some art activities by checking out our #ArtWhereYouAre video series or download a selection of #ColorTheBlanton art pages.
#ArtWhereYouAre Studio Video Series
Enjoy this video series featuring previous Blanton educator Monique Piñón O’Neil leading easy, make-at-home art activities inspired by works in the museum collection. Each activity includes a downloadable supply list and instructions.
#ColorTheBlanton Art Pages
Fun and relaxing for all ages, these downloadable art pages feature works of art from the Blanton collection and are a lovely way to color the day away!
Post your colorful creations on social media and remember to tag them with #ColorTheBlanton and @blantonmuseum so we can re-share!
Ooh and aah over these “Delightful Design” pages, taken from etchings and engravings in our prints and drawings collection.
Ready for your creative coloring, these “Fabulous Fashion” pages show a variety of the clothes folks wore in days of yore – as found in our prints and drawings collection.
This special selection was taken from our 2022 Paper Vault show Fantastically French! Design and Architecture in 16th- to 18th-Century Prints.
FEATHERED & FURRY FRIENDS
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, our first group of pages, “Feathered and Furry Friends,” features an assortment of animalia from our prints and drawings collection.
MEDIEVAL X MODERN
Add some color to these ornate etchings featured in our 2023 Paper Vault show Medieval X Modern.
Lush landscapes and fantastic flora bring the outdoors to you with these “Natural Beauty” pages from our prints and drawings collection.