The Blanton Museum of Art

200 E. MLK, 512/471-7324

photo by John Anderson

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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Arts Calendar

Blanton Museum: Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

This new exhibition, organized by the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, presents the work of more than 120 artists and designers, displaying sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more to show how African design generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Through Jan. 6.

The Blanton Museum: Liliana Porter's Drum Solo

Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a Sylvia Meyer music score, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and moving vignettes in this Liliana Porter video. It'll be screening, accompanied by Porter's Labor forzada installation, through February. Through Feb. 2.

The Blanton: Betelhem Makonnen & Tammie Rubin

Here's an informative hour of talks in conjunction with the museums's current "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" exhibition. Thu., Dec. 13, 12:30pm. Free.

The Blanton: Ideas In Sensuous Form

Community Calendar

Holiday Ornament Making

Make a yarn ornament inspired by Mindful Weaving. Saturdays in December, 11am-1pm. Free with museum admission; members and UT students, staff, and faculty, free.

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