Blanton Museum of Art

Cost of viewing upgrade

If you desire to see "DESIRE," the new exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art, on opening weekend (and why would you not want to see this provocative survey of the subject as treated by a host of contemporary artists), be sure to pack a couple more sawbucks than you did when visiting the museum last year. As of Jan. 1, the Blanton raised all of its admission prices by $2: adults up to $9 from $7, seniors up to $7 from $5, college students with ID and youth (ages 13-21) up to $5 from $3. Children 12 and younger, members of the museum, and current UT students, faculty, and staff still get in free.

You can hear exhibit artists Glenn Ligon and Marilyn Minter discuss desire with exhibition curator Annette DiMeo Carlozzi Saturday, Feb. 6, 2pm, in the Blanton Auditorium. Tickets to the free talk are available starting at 1pm.

"DESIRE" runs Feb. 5-April 25 at the Blanton Museum of Art, Congress at MLK. For more information, visit

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