In the video Drum Solo (2000; 19 min) Liliana Porter brings to life a cast of recurrent toy-like characters that have appeared in her artworks over the years. Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a music score by Sylvia Meyer, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and sometimes moving vignettes. Porter’s installation Labor forzada (2005) will also be on view, featuring a tiny worker shoveling an impossibly large pile of mulch, a light-hearted but incisive comment about labor and social injustice.Find out more »
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" in Austin during eleven hours of free admission! And don't forget to treat yo' self at our café with a slice of pizza & glass of wine for only $5 (available after 5pm). 🍕🍷 Our full line-up: 12:30pm-1:30pm ~ PUBLIC TOUR: Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton Learn more about our newest exhibition on view → http://bit.ly/wordsmatteratx 5:30pm-8:30pm ~ POP-UP PRINT SHOW: Kelly at the Blanton Celebrate one year…Find out more »
Enjoy the sound of guitar strings over your lunch break with members of the Butler School of Music Guitar Program performing the music of Cuba (Leo Brouwer), Brazil (Heitor Villa Lobos), Mexico (Eduardo Angulo), Argentina (Astor Piazzolla) and others. This event is included in the price of admission. Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. 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 »
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 »
The Blanton Block Party is BACK! Join us for a free day-to-night community festival to kick off Spring and celebrate the big changes on our block. Explore our epic exhibition Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton and be inspired by the creative ways artists have merged visual art and language. The Blanton Block Party is the perfect fusion of live music and world-class art, providing outdoor family art activities, local food, and tours throughout the day. LIVE MUSIC: Austin…Find out more »
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