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Classical Revival at the Blanton
The Art of the Deal
"...So what's all this about the University of Texas being a slow, confused bureaucracy? When UT sets..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Depths of 'Desire'
Curator Annette Carlozzi invites art lovers to dive down into images of longing
"...a phrase expansively (or reductively) making explicit the point of this assemblage of art. Just a single, simple word..."

March 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Topping Out the Blanton
That tree on the roof? Means the new museum is A-OK.
"...up across from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum has a tree and a flag capping it off..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Five Arty Reasons to Visit the Blanton
As the art museum gets an exterior makeover, don't miss the beauty inside
"...The two halves of the Blanton Museum of Art have always divided, but..."

May 12, 2023 Arts Column by Richard Whittaker

Art
Art Openings
"...4); "N-O-N," Terra Children's Gallery (Mar 5); "Texas Film Art," Pro-Jex (Mar 5); "C-21 Expo -- Metamorfosis," Austin Visual..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature

10 Can’t-Miss Art Museums and Galleries
Old Masters and new whiz kids all have a home here
"...A city of murals and outdoor sculptures and inspired graffiti, art is..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

A Place of Calm and Light
The Blanton to build a structure designed by Ellsworth Kelly
"...that in Austin in Austin, which is the title of a building designed by the artist and being built..."

Feb. 12, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Diedrick Brackens Weaves Multitudes in the Blanton's "darling divined"
From his loom, the acclaimed artist fuses folk tales and forgotten memories with his own experiences to tell new, expanding stories of identity
"...Silhouetted figures rendered black stand against bright backgrounds of lime greens, poppy reds, hazy purples. Sometimes the figures..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Arts Feature by Sara Hutchinson

Talking Art at the Top
The executive directors of the city's museums shed light on the local visual arts scene
"...If you didn't know, the Austin Museum of Art is not going to build its new..."

July 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art
"...was no exception, brilliantly pinning down nature's ephemeral moments of beauty and offering them up for generous display...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

New Exhibit at the Blanton Will Have You Feeling the Bern
"The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta" explores the social movement from Latin America in the 1920s
"...the 1920s and still reverberates today. "The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s" at..."

March 6, 2020 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

"Vincent Valdez: The City" at the Blanton
The artist's epic portrait of Klanspeople is all the more frightening for the mundane character of its subjects
"...crease and wrinkle over their wearers' heads and wisps of smoke and dust stain the satiny black sky...."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

"Clarissa Tossin: Meeting the Waters" at the Blanton
The Brazilian artist explores the confluence of globalization's streams of production through the Amazon
"...Austin has been drawing crowds and attention to the Blanton Museum of Art recently, but a visitor could easily..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Jack Blanton and Harold Simmons Dead
Two philanthropic and political power players pass over the weekend
"...have changed significantly over the weekend with the passing of two of the state's most noted philanthropists and political..."

Dec. 30, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Blanton and Umlauf Museums Are Open Again
Two iconic visual art hubs welcome the public again
"...Austin’s art lovers have reason to rejoice. Two of its museums..."

Aug. 17, 2020 Arts Post by Clara Ence Morse

Lenka Clayton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son at the Blanton
In a series of amusing videos, the artist sheds light on the judgment calls parents make while balancing their children's safety and autonomy
"...In the opening scene of Lenka Clayton's video installation The Distance I Can Be..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Review by Marisa Charpentier

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes
"...When you look at the vitality of the arts and culture in Austin, it isn't just..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Birth of the Cool'
Bargains, film, and live jazz jazz up the Blanton's toast to midcentury modernism
"...about Mad Men right now, an exhibition like "Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury"..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Kambui Olujimi Speaks Art to Power in "Zulu Time"
This Brooklyn artist’s solo exhibition at the Blanton shows how those in power make sure the world runs on their watch
"...An imposing collection of large-format photographs greets you when entering "Kambui Olujimi: Zulu..."

March 15, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

The Blanton Bake-Off Returns, Good Food Foundation Taps Austin Winners, Here Comes the Texas Wine Auction, Lucky Robot Hypes the Tuna, Oseyo Gets Streety with Anju Banju on Thursdays, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...Here’s some of what's happening in Austin's culinary scene – as wrangled..."

April 26, 2023 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Adventures for Museum Day
Porcupines, portraits, and plenty more to rekindle your love of learning
"...There's no bad day to go to a museum, but no better day than Austin Museum Day (Sept...."

Sept. 16, 2022 Arts Column by Richard Whittaker

Five Austin Museum Day Recommendations
Back, tyranny of choice! Back, we say!
"...With the Austin Museum Day celebration providing free admission at venues all across..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Donald Moffett" at the Blanton
The Blanton exhibition marks a shift not only toward artists from Texas but also toward more political art
"...Donald Moffett's work is as much about a philosophical experience as..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

For the Love of the Line
In the exhibitions “Old Master Drawings From the Suida-Manning Collection” at the Blanton Museum of Art and “Selected 20th-Century Master Drawings” at the Norwood Gallery, we can indulge our eyes in samples of art spanning five centuries.
"...space is where it always begins, the empty space of a sheet of paper or parchment, a canvas or..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Qmmunity: Summer of Pride, Take Two
QPOC art, Bulimianne and Louisianna’s wedding celebration, and more
"...aren't the only thing heating up in Austin. We're officially two weeks out from Austin Pride and the qmmunity..."

July 26, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The Austin Critics Table has named the fifth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the fifth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015
The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones
"...The "Swimming" group exhibition at Phillip Niemeyer's Koenig Lane arts space was sufficient unto itself, but also contained this..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Report From Art Basel
Texans find a place with the art world elite in Art Basel Miami Beach
"...Earlier this month, I made my first trip to Art Basel, a major international art fair that's been held..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Arts Feature by Jacqueline May

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