The Blanton Museum of Art

200 E. MLK, Austin, 78701, 512/471-7324
Located on the University of Texas campus, the Blanton is a museum worthy of the state. At 180,000 square feet, it's the largest university art museum in the country and home to the biggest public-owned art collection in Central Texas, with 18,000 works that range from the European Renaissance (with paintings by Paolo Veronese and Rubens) to the Modernist era and beyond (with significant collections of 20th century North American art and contemporary Latin American art) to an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings that spans centuries. In addition to the works from the collection on permanent display, the Blanton offers changing exhibitions, both major touring shows and ambitious homegrown efforts curated by museum staff, and lively public programs that include a literal art party once a month.
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Blanton Museum: Epic Tales From India

Now here's one of the world's most comprehensive collections of South Asian paintings outside of India, right there in the gorgeous venue on MLK. See for yourself these "dynamic images originally associated with important literary and religious texts, organized according to thematic narratives." Through Oct. 1. $9 (free, Thursdays).

Blanton Museum: Giant

In their three-channel film installation, Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside Marfa, left behind after the 1956 filming of Giant. Through Oct. 1.

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