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The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas 78701
Come join us for another Third Thursday! We have a full day of FREE events, including a performance from the Austin Chamber Music Center as part of our 'Beat the Rush' series of gallery concerts, which feature music performed in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display.
Check out our full line-up below:
11:00am-2:00pm. Artist-in-Residence~Aruna Kharod
Aruna will perform stories and enchanting dances related to paintings in our Epic Tales from Ancient Indian exhibition.
12:30pm-1:00pm. Public Tour (Members Only): Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art
Learn the stories and symbolism behind the gods, demons, friends, and lovers depicted in the beautiful, intricate images on display.
5:30-6:30pm. Beat the Rush: Austin Chamber Music Center
Skip the ATX traffic and settle in for some soothing symphonia! This month's concert includes a performance by Crisantemi Quartet, an ensemble of talented musicians from the Cuban University of Arts who also belong to the Youth Orchestra of the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana.
6:30-7:30pm. Perspectives: Xanthe Gresham Knight
Prepare to be dazzled as our guest storyteller performs tales of daring and adventure from the Persian Book of Kings, the Shahnameh. Recommended for ages 10 and above.
7:30-8:00pm. Slow Looking
Enjoy a thoughtful and relaxed 30-minute conversation about a single work of art on view at the museum.
PLUS: Enjoy a slice of pizza & glass of wine for only $5 in the Blanton Café.
Museum admission is always free on Thursdays. On the third Thursday of each month, the museum remains open until 9 pm.
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 your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum.
FREE ADMISSION every Thursday is made possible by The Moody Foundation.