Free Admission: Third Thursday (SXSW Friendly) @ The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin [15 March]

Free Admission: Third Thursday (SXSW Friendly)

10:00 - 21:00

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The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas 78712
Join us for some mid-SXSW inspiration during a full free day of art & art-related activities!

We'll be open late until 9pm too, so there's plenty of time to drop by between party-hopping, before refueling 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: Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly's «Austin»
Explore Austin’s four main motifs: Spectrum, Black and White, Color Grid, and Totem, at this companion exhibition.

5:30-6:15pm ~ Beat the Rush: Density512 present Arcana
Skip the ATX traffic and experience this unique program for emerging artists. Inspired by Varese's Octandre, Density512's premiere ensemble, Arcana, presents its first performance in collaboration with the Blanton Museum of Art. Density512 assistant director, Nicholas Perry Clark, uses the extensive sound world offered by the ensemble of winds and double bass to reimagine classic octets by Stravinsky, Varèse, and Holst, alongside 21st-century octets.

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.

Don't miss our current exhibition «Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly's 'Austin'» which provides conceptual origins on the monumental permanent building now open to the public.

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.

Ellsworth Kelly
Study for Spectrum V, 1969 (now on view)
oil on canvas
7 3/4x 16 1/4inches
©Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
Photo courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio
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