Jeremy Blake’s haunting Winchester trilogy explores the history of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. In the late 1800s, Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, began to turn her eight-bedroom home into a sprawling mansion. Over the course of thirty-six years, Winchester hired construction workers to continually build over a hundred rooms, miles of hallways, and stairs leading to nowhere. Rumors swelled and many believed that Winchester—after losing her child and husband at an early age—was cursed…Find out more »
Exactly 500 years ago, in August of 1519, an expedition led by the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés began marching inland into Mexican territory. Just two years later, what today is Mexico City fell to an ethnically diverse army composed of both Spanish and local peoples from other cities, starting a long period of European colonization. This exhibition aims to expand our perspective on these events by featuring a selection of maps, known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by Indigenous…Find out more »
This installation will present new work that expands artist Lily Cox-Richard’s research into the contextual history of materials. By removing common materials such as plaster, concrete, or scrap copper from familiar settings and giving them new forms, Cox-Richard makes visible unseen systems that dictate materials’ production, value, and use, and engages larger questions of natural resources, labor, the specifics of place, and the politics of viewership. Organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of…Find out more »
Thursday, September 5th 12:30PM Curator-led Gallery Talk Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs. Join Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a special tour of Lily Cox-Richard: She-Wolf + Lower Figs. in our Contemporary Project space. Sculptor Lily Cox-Richard presents new work that responds to the history and materiality of the Blanton’s William J. Battle Collection of Plaster Casts—a set of nineteenth-century replicas of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Using both modern 3D scanning technology and a centuries-old, colorful imitation marble…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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