Presented by Blanton Museum of Art
Explore the museum. Anytime. Anywhere.
Even though you can’t visit the museum right now, we’re bringing the Blanton to you! Check out our assortment of digital resources that let you continue to connect with Austin’s art museum by exploring our permanent collection, peeking behind the scenes with Blanton staff, watching artist interviews, learning about Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” and more. You’ll find that plenty of what you love about the Blanton is accessible here, so you can #MuseumFromHome.
Curated Conversations: Join us every Tuesday for live Q&A sessions with the Blanton staff! They’ll answer your burning questions about everything from how the windows in Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin got here to what NOT to say to an artist. Happy hour drink suggestions and recipes provided.
#ArtWhereYouAre Studio: Enjoy this video series featuring Blanton educator Monique Piñón O’Neil leading easy, make-at-home art activities inspired by works in the museum collection. Each activity includes a downloadable supply list and instructions.
Virtual Visits: Step inside the galleries of the museum….virtually! Our interactive 360-degree video tours let you move through exhibitions online, enhancing your “visit” with high-resolution images, in-depth descriptive text, audio commentary from curators, and even videos. First up, you can explore our exhibition Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift below. Stay tuned for more virtual visits soon!
#ColorTheBlanton Art Pages: Fun and relaxing for all ages, these downloadable art pages feature works of art from the Blanton collection and are a lovely way to color the day away!
Learn About Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin: In January 2015, the renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly gifted to the Blanton the design concept for his most monumental work, a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels. Titled Austin, honoring the artist’s tradition of naming particular works for the places for which they are destined, the structure is the only building the artist designed, and will be his most lasting legacy. Envisioned by Kelly as a site for joy and contemplation, Austin is a cornerstone of the Blanton’s permanent collection and will enrich the lives of visitors from around the world.
Artists Talk to the Blanton: Enjoy YouTube videos of artist interviews.
Explore Our Collection: The Blanton’s permanent collection of over 19,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art. Browse by collection area or search the entire collection.
For more information, contact:
Siobhan McCusker, Museum Educator, University Audiences
You may also visit the University Programs page and complete the online request form:
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