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The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas 78712
Kick off 2018 with a free day of art, music, and inspiration! January's Third Thursday is filled with art-filled activities and we'll be open late until 9pm, so plenty of time to explore!
You can refuel at our café with a slice of pizza & glass of wine for $5 (available after 5pm).
Our full line-up:
12:30pm-1:00pm ~ Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages & Meaning in Art
See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of our permanent collection.
5:30-6:15pm ~ Beat the Rush: Keep Composers Weird
Skip the ATX traffic and experience this unique program for emerging artists, presented by Nathan Felix featuring world premieres from 4 visiting composers.
6:30-7:30pm ~ Perspectives: Sharon Louden and Lenka Clayton
Join us for this discussion featuring artists Sharon Louden and Lenka Clayton, moderated by curator Veronica Roberts, on the roles artists play as change agents, models for sustaining creative lives in the public realm, and how artists extend their practices beyond their studios and into the community. Louden is the editor of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life and Clayton is one of forty artists who contributed to the book.
Book signing to follow. You will also be able to purchase copies of «Living and Sustaining a Creative Life» & «The Artist as Culture Producer» (both edited by Sharon) in our Museum Shop.
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.
And don't miss our current exhibition «Line Form Color,» a selection of bold works on paper from our collection.
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 Blanton/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.
gouache on board
11 5/16 x 17 7/16 in.
Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
Gift of John and Barbara Duncan, 1971