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The Blanton Museum of Art

September 2019

Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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One of two exhibitions on acclaimed American artist Charles White at UT this fall, Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift features drawings, color lithographs, album covers, and more by Charles White as well as works by those in his circle. Born in 1918 in Chicago, White dedicated his life and artistic practice to creating a visual archive of the Black experience in the United States. Fighting against widely circulating racist and grotesque representations of Black people, White created images of African Americans endowed…

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Joiri Minaya: Labadee

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Joiri Minaya’s video Labadee explores the social and economic dynamics at play in Labadee, Haiti, on a private beach leased to Royal Caribbean cruise lines until 2050. Connecting the Caribbean tourism industry with the legacy of invasion and colonization, the video begins with passages from Christopher Columbus’s diary recounting his arrival in the New World that transition seamlessly into a description of a contemporary visit to Labadee. There, a wall separates the tourists from the locals; the only Haitians allowed on the beach…

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Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Gibson

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Join Kaila Schedeen, UT art history PhD candidate, in the galleries for a conversation about Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day. Schedeen’s research focuses on indigenous North American artists whose works engage issues of sovereignty, identity, and the history of representation. Included with museum admission. 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…

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October 2019

Kelly & the Apocalypse

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Christian Wurst, Curatorial Assistant to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Blanton discusses Ellsworth Kelly’s 1948 drawings of 12th century Apocalypse manuscripts and how they influenced his use of color and composition. This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith building, and is free with museum admission. Everyone is welcome to bring lunch.  Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking…

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