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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.

13jul(jul 13)5:00 pmFeaturedCurated Conversation: "Black Is Beautiful" in the Instagram AgeA free online event, part of our Curated Conversation series.

Watch Past Curated Conversations

The Blanton Bake-Off has now taken place 2020 and 2021.
Do you have what it BAKES to win?

Check our gallery of entries below to see some previous entries and read this article in PBS Newshour to learn about how the #BlantonBakeOff began!

2021 Winners: Pancake art by Aida (Youth under 18 Category) / Inspired by Fernando Botero, Santa Rosa de Lima según Vásquez [Santa Rosa de Lima after Vasquez]. Layered Cake by Blythe Johnson (Adult Category)/ Inspired by José Pedro Costigliolo’s “Forma negra [Black form].”

2020 Winners:  Chocolate Cookie by Cookies del Mundo / Inspired by Simone dei Crocifissi’s “Triptych” (Professional Category). Sugar Cookie by St. Elmo Architecture Studio / Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin.

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.

Download PDF of Tania Bruguera Activity

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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!

View More 360 Virtual Tours

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!

Delightful Design
Ooh and aah over these “Delightful Design” pages, taken from etchings and engravings in our prints and drawings collection.

Download Delightful Design

Natural Beauty
Lush landscapes and fantastic flora bring the outdoors to you with these “Natural Beauty” pages from our prints and drawings collection.

Download Natural Beauty

Fabulous Fashion
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.

Download Fabulous Fashion

Feathered and 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.

Download Feathered and Furry Friends

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.

Explore 'Austin' In Depth

The Blanton’s permanent collection of over 19,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art. Browse by collection area or search the entire collection.

Browse our Collection

Get more out of our collections and exhibitions through this in-depth series! Explore artistic themes, learn about connected histories, and observe works in more detail. Your art education starts here!

View Art Primers

We Need Art—and You

Like our community, the Blanton continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a nonprofit, the Blanton depends heavily on admissions, membership, donations, and other income to be able to pay for our programs and staff—so the closure from March-August 2020 significantly impacted us. Now that we’ve reopened, it is at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, therefore limiting admissions income for an extended period. We have made substantial changes to our operating budget to try to mitigate this unprecedented situation, but it is still a difficult time financially.

Give Now

To make a gift by check, please return this form and your contribution to: Texas Development, The University of Texas at Austin, PO Box 7458, Austin, TX 78713 

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