200 E. MLK, 512/471-5482
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.
Sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias
present related textiles, collages, and sculpture that explore caregiving as part of a complex network of social issues, melding melds cultural references to the Dominican Republic and Norway (their parents’
home countries) with personal experiences – most recently their navigations of fertility, pregnancy, loss, and birth. Through July 9. Free on Thursdays.
Hang on the new Moody Patio at the museum and enjoy live DJ sets, picnics, immersive artworks, gallery tours, and more. Second Saturdays, 3-8pm. $10-20; free for Blanton members.