Located at the University of Texas, the Blanton Museum is housed in a 124,000-square-foot space with a 145,000-square-foot public plaza and garden. It is also home to Ellsworth Kelly's Austin, a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels -- envisioned by Kelly as a site for joy and contemplation.
The museum's collection includes more than 4000 works of modern and contemporary American art from the mid-19th century to the present; a collection of more than 1,800 Latin American modern and contemporary works; 230 paintings and four hundred drawings from the Rennaissance and Baroque eras; paintings of the American west; and a strong collection of contemporary prints.
The museum also hosts several temporary exhibitions each year.
Universal time as an expression of dominance explored in two-dimensional and sculptural work
The intentions behind copies: collaborations between artist and printmaker or unauthorized reproduction?
Hand-crafted maps commissioned by the king of Spain reflect on the indigeneous perspective
50+ works explore race, sexuality, religion, and gender
Illuminated manuscripts explore the complex social role of monsters in the Middle Ages
Works express creative links between art and language
Golden brocades and voluptuous fabrics are a visual feature of Spanish American art
Addresses the network of artists and writers connected with the magazine
Works celebrate the artist’s remarkable career and legacy
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Peruvian magazine explores 1920s avant-garde artistic production in Peru, Argentina, and Mexico
Works explore the changing language of abstraction
The contextual history of materials
150 works introduce important aspects of Buddhist thought and ritual practices
Film portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals