Free Admission: Third Thursday @ The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin [21 June]

Free Admission: Third Thursday

10:00 - 21:00

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The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas 78712
Celebrate summer solstice during our longest day of art as we bring you another Third Thursday at the Blanton!

We'll be open until 9pm, so take your time and wander around before refueling at our café with a slice of pizza & glass of wine for $5 (available after 5pm).

We're also delighted to unveil our newest temporary exhibition «Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection» which features 50 artworks by some of Australia’s leading contemporary Aboriginal artists. Learn more about the exhibition here →

Our full line-up:

12:30pm-1:00pm ~ PUBLIC TOUR: Messages and Meaning in Art

5:30pm ~ BEAT THE RUSH: Austin Chamber Music Center
Skip ATX traffic and experience this unique program for emerging artists. The Austin Chamber Music Center will be performing contemporary compositions from Australia and New Zealand.

6:30pm ~ FILM SCREENING: Ten Canoes (92 minutes)
Experience the first-ever film made using indigenous Australian languages, and winner of the jury prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr.

This screening will take place in our auditorium, located in our Smith building across the plaza from the main museum.

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. You can learn more about this unique program in Fusebox Festival's interview with our Public Programs Manager Adam Bennett here →

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.

Tommy Mitchell
Walu, 2008 (detail)
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
40 x 60 in.
Promised gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan to the Seattle Art Museum
© Tommy Mitchell
Courtesy American Federation of Arts
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