This film by The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Vietnam and California, combines actual footage and staged portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals that shift dramatically from documentary to poetic. Music plays a significant role in the narrative trajectory, beginning with Vietnamese instrumentation and concluding with a New Orleans-style brass band, establishing unexpected continuities between South Vietnam and Louisiana Gulf Coast traditions. Despite the somber context, the film captivates with the inclusion of mysterious symbols and performers, including an…Find out more »
Artistic training in the Renaissance involved drawing, or copying, from nature, from antique sculptures and from the work of other acclaimed artists. While Raphael and Michelangelo were painting for the Popes in Rome, skilled printmakers such as Marcantonio Raimondi and Giorgio Ghisi were widely disseminating the painters’ famous compositions through the relatively new medium of engraving. Not all artists, however, wanted their creations reproduced by others. This exhibition will present works which showcase the various intentions behind copies, ranging from…Find out more »
Our inaugural lunchtime lecture series has been extended another year! Join us for the first event of 2019 which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Austin with Blanton director Simone Wicha and Blanton curator Veronica Roberts. 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 is…Find out more »
Join us for this special public program in conjunction with our exhibition Copies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance. We are thrilled to welcome Professor Andrew Raftery from RISD Printmaking. This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located in the Smith Building across the plaza from the main museum entrance. 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…Find out more »
Join us for this final Midday Music concert before the series takes a break for summer! Student performers from the Butler School of Music’s Jazz Studies program will perform improvised compositions –in small combinations of two or three people at a time–accompanied by readings related to text from our exhibition “Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton,” utilizing both the original Spanish or Portuguese as well as English translation. This event is included in the price of admission and will take place in…Find out more »
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