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We hope to see you at the museum soon for a visit! We are pleased to now offer a combination of online and in-person events, providing visitors with multiple ways to expand the museum experience through public tours, artist talks and curator-led discussions. Check back here for more about Curated Conversations, Virtual Visits, and other ways to deepen your museum experience digitally.
Join us for live Q&A sessions with Blanton staff and special guests! They’ll answer your burning questions about everything from how the windows in Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin got here to what NOT to say to an artist.
Enjoy this video series featuring 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.
Step inside the galleries of the museum….virtually! Our interactive 360-degree video tours let you move through exhibitions online, enhancing your “visit” with high-resolution images, in-depth descriptive text, audio commentary from curators, and even videos. First up, you can explore our exhibition The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s. Stay tuned for more virtual visits soon!
#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.
Learn about Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin”
In January 2015, the renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly gifted to the Blanton the design concept for his most monumental work, a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels. Titled Austin, honoring the artist’s tradition of naming particular works for the places for which they are destined, the structure is the only building the artist designed, and will be his most lasting legacy. Envisioned by Kelly as a site for joy and contemplation, Austin is a cornerstone of the Blanton’s permanent collection and will enrich the lives of visitors from around the world.
Artists Talk to the Blanton
Explore our Collection
The Blanton’s permanent collection of over 21,000 works is recognized as the home of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, with major collecting areas in modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings, and prints and drawings. Browse by collection area or search the entire collection.