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Perspectives: Vincent Valdez & Maria Hinojosa

July 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Free with museum admission

We are honored to host artist Vincent Valdez on the opening day of his work “The City.” Valdez will be joined in conversation by NPR’s Latino USA journalist Maria Hinojosa. You can learn more about the new Contemporary Project exhibition here → http://bit.ly/2y2u0FV

The talk begins at 6:30pm in the Blanton Auditorium located in the Edgar A. Smith building (located across the plaza from the gallery building). The talk is included with museum admission, which is free for all valid UT ID holders. You can pick up tickets at the front desk in the Blanton or the lobby of the Edgar A. Smith building beginning at 5:15pm. There is limited seating so please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before the start time to secure your seat.

The Blanton’s contemporary project space will be open for viewing of The City from 5:15pm – 6:15pm on July 17. All other areas of the museum with the exception of the modern & contemporary galleries, which contain two additional works by Valdez, will be closed.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.


Valdez is a Mexican-American artist who was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1977 and currently lives and works in Houston. He received a full scholarship to The Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned his BFA in 2000. He is the recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors (2016), as well as residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting (2005), The Vermont Studio Center (2011) and the Kunstlerhaus Bethania Berlin Residency (2014).

Valdez’s work is included in numerous museum collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Blanton Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame; Parsons School of Design Museum, Paris; Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires; among others. His work will also be featured in the exhibition Suffering From Realness at MASS MoCA in spring 2019.


For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.

As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously, a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a rotating anchor for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to Emmy Award-winning stories of the poor in Alabama.

Learn more → https://n.pr/2HH12uL


July 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free with museum admission
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Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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