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Naked City
Finalists for Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art
"...or anti-modern, but you won't be seeing many flat roofs in the portfolios of the seven semifinalists for Blanton:..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature

Curatorial Reportage
The Blanton Museum's ever-shifting WorkSpace offers up- to-the-minute views of what's happening in contemporary art
"...In the visual arts, we talk a lot about the white cube, a..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Amanda Douberley

Matchmaking Masterworks
Drawing from alumni collections, the Blanton pairs great works of art in intriguing ways
"...Well, that isn't precisely true. The Blanton Museum of Art's curator at large definitely knew she..."

March 1, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Finishing Touches
On the eve of its long-awaited grand opening, UT's Blanton Museum gets its art in the right place
"...After nine years, $83.5 million, one change of location, two sets of architects, and three UT presidents,..."

April 28, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960
Blanton Museum's music series turns the clock back to minimalism's early years in Manhattan
"...For the past couple of months, Austin has had the opportunity to see minimalism..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dual Perceptions
Two Blanton Museum exhibitions, two artists, and a conversation about how to look at art
"...The Blanton Museum of Art has two terrific survey exhibitions on..."

July 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Seeing Through Animation Darkly
On paper, artists Trenton Doyle Hancock, Arturo Herrera, Jeremy Blake, and Ellen Gallagher may share little in common, but in the Blanton Museum of Art's "Cartoon Noir" curator Annette Carlozzi has skillfully grouped works by them to reveal a shared interest in cartoon's darker underside as a means to explore moral complexities in contemporary life.
"...Who says cartoons are just for kids? Clearly not many, as the..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Arts Feature by Erina Duganne

SoundSpace Reframes the Refugee Conversation
Blanton Museum music series explores the refugee experience
"...who have recently stopped listening might turn to the Blanton Museum to re-engage...."

June 3, 2017 Arts Post by Katarina Brown

Austin’s Best Free Summer Events
From museums to live music to yoga to bats, Austin has it all
"...looking for some free summer fun, Austin has tons of unique options. From decades-long traditions to new favorites, Austin’s..."

July 15, 2022 Events Post by Mazzy Oliver Smallwood

Austin Finally Gets a Planetarium (Sorta)
Stargazers get home in Cedar Park, but still looking Downtown
" America with no public planetarium. Now, after years of work from the Austin Planetarium group, it's finally happening...."

Feb. 16, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Ice Storm Song
Email exchange with ‘The Ice Storm’ author/musician Rick Moody
"...tutoring center for kids, Rick Moody appeared at the Blanton Museum of Art for a screening of The Ice..."

Feb. 28, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Are You Experienced?
In a new ad campaign, the Blanton redefines 'art,' raising questions about what it means
"...The Blanton Museum of Art's new "Art is Experience" PR campaign..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

Beyond the Blockbuster
With "Luca Cambiaso, 1527-1585," the Blanton bucks the trend toward superstar exhibitions and spotlights a lost Renaissance master
"...its Madonnas – names everybody knows. But just because artists like Van Gogh and Renoir don't often get their..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

Renaissance (and Baroque) Man
As a curator for UT's Blanton Museum of Art, Jonathan Bober played a pivotal role in securing the Suida-Manning and Steinberg art collections, thereby giving some of the world's great art a home in Austin.
"...grins the tall, slender man in the upstairs gallery of the Art Building on the UT-Austin campus. The remark..."

April 4, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Setting the Table
New director Ned Rifkin wants to bring more people to the feast that is the Blanton
"...What's a former undersecretary of art for the Smithsonian Institution doing running the Blanton..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Inside and Outside the Curatorial Box
Husband and wife curators Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro and Regine Basha discuss the art of their profession.
"...about? How do you influence the world through the art you select to exhibit? After talking with curators Gabriel..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Arts Feature by Madeline Irvine

Sold on the Cool
The Blanton's 'Birth of the Cool' is midcentury modernism made sexy
"...The woman leans back into the sleek black sofa, her blue dress and red nails and lipstick popping..."

March 13, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What Can a Century Tell Us?
Looking at two art exhibitions that both survey 100 years of imagery, the more things change ...
"...One hundred years can be an intimidating span of time...."

July 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Architect Named
"...Ever since the Austin Museum of Art announced that Richard Gluckman had been selected..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Queer Curator
Getting to know the Blanton's talented curator, Evan Garza
"...three-page curriculum vitae includes only the most impressive highlights of his extensive career – including guest lecturer at Harvard..."

April 11, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Dan Gray

Get Back
Francisco Matto created bold modern art with the timeless graphic style of the past
"...we recognize it as such. See, once we humans started working out how to represent ourselves in marks, we..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: “If the Sky Were Orange”
Journalist Jeff Goodell curates the Blanton’s call to action on climate change
"...The title of the Blanton Museum of Art's ongoing exhibition "If the..."

Oct. 20, 2023 Arts Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Classical Guitar's i/we
Events such as this concert are using sound and music to share the experiences of refugees
"...Texans, that feeling is a recent memory. Refugee Services of Texas helps refugees from war-torn parts of the world..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Molly Kendrick

Entrances and Exits
A distinguished curator and top scenic designer bid farewell to UT
"...Looks like we've hit one of those periodic shifts in Austin's cultural landscape in which..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Viva la Revolution!
Installation art may be notoriously hard to define, but its role in art history isn't. It helped change the way we look at art, and the Blanton Museum of Art's survey of three decades of installation art, "Blurring the Boundaries," provides a window on the revolution.
"...Quick, can you name the American artist who famously stuffed himself into his campus locker and..."

March 17, 2000 Arts Feature by Ben Willcott

Luv Doc Recommends: B Scene
The Blanton Museum of Art, Friday, May 2, 2008
"...To say that Texans have a bit of a cultural chip on their shoulders is a gross..."

May 2, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

Culture Connectors
The 2013 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...On any given date, Austin's cultural calendar offers so many options that it's almost overwhelming. That vitality..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Beat the Rush'
Butler School of Music's new concert series connects great music with great art
"...reason that classical music makes the headlines is because of another orchestra that's gone bankrupt. While orchestral musicians in..."

March 15, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Acting Out and Causing Trouble
The works in "Difficult Daughters," the final installation in the Blanton Museum of Art's "Projections" series of contemporary films, show women acting out and causing trouble, but they also demonstrate how women of different generations approach feminism.
"...Blanton Museum of Art assistant curator Kelly Baum says the..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

That Body, My Teacher
Deborah Hay dances her way into the Blanton to give us a lesson in expanding perception
"...We like our museum art still, don't we?..."

March 21, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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