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This past February, the Blanton team was hard at work preparing to open Converging Lines, our exhibition celebrating the friendship between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt. As part of that process, 49 University of Texas students ranging from PhDs to undergrads, Electrical Engineering to Art History majors, worked over 11 days alongside trained drafters from…

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It’s shaping up to be a busy week at the Blanton! On Thursday, March 20, Scholar Kirsten Swenson will give a Perspectives Talk at 12:30, and on Saturday, March 22 noted art critic Lucy Lippard will speak at 1pm in the auditorium. To introduce Lippard and her connection to the Blanton’s current exhibition, Converging Lines,…

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As a digital component to Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, the Blanton has created an exhibition-specific tumblr that will feature many of the postcards LeWitt sent to Hesse and insight from the exhibition’s curator, Veronica Roberts, and others. To introduce the project, Veronica discusses the witty and poignant correspondence between these two artists. Anyone…

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Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, on view at the Blanton February 23 – May 18, 2014, celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the post-war era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). Organized by Veronica Roberts, the Blanton’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition…

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