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It is rare when a speaker absolutely grabs you the moment he or she opens their mouth, but Sebastian Smee did exactly that.  As an expert storyteller, and a smart and lyrical writer, the audience was smitten.  This past Saturday April 12, the Pulitzer Prize winning, Boston Globe art critic, Sebastian Smee, presented a portion…

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Museums can be locations for inspiration and creation. Of course we all know that museums function as repositories for creative works from decades and centuries ago, but at the Blanton, we try to emphasize that museums are more than just warehouses for treasures from art history. Musicians, artists, writers, designers, architects, filmmakers, dancers, and creative…

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This spring and summer, The Blanton’s “Perspectives” series offers a fantastic lineup of artists, scholars, and curators exploring a range of topics. From nineteenth-century quilting to contemporary Cuban art, there is something for everyone. Among the lecturers is Erica Bsumek, UT associate professor of history. On May 10, Bsumek will present “Looking at Easterners” an…

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