The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S., with a permanent collection of almost 18,000 works. Join us to see two temporary exhibits, before they close at the end of January!
Featuring nearly all of Warhol’s book projects, Warhol: By the Book includes more than 250 objects that span five decades, including original artist books, illustrations, screen prints, paintings, and more. Explore how his career-long commitment to making and appreciating books was matched by his interest in questioning and experimenting with the way in which a book is presented to its readers.
Xu Bing: Book from the Sky is a monumental installation displayed in the form of books, hanging scrolls and wall panels. The enveloping words invite reading and appear to promise meaning, yet the texts cannot be read, as they are comprised of 4000 pseudo Chinese characters invented by the artist. By disengaging meaningful content from the written form, the artist exposes inherent ways in which language can be both vulnerable and culpable.
MAKE IT A TRANSIT ADVENTURE! The Smart Trips team is providing FREE Capital Metro Day Passes so you can spend more time enjoying the Blanton Museum and less time circling UT looking for parking. Are you ready to #TryTransit?
1:45 PM | MEET-UP | The Smart Trips Team will meet you at the Galaxy Cafe – Triangle. Heck, why not come a little early and grab a bite or a drink before the trip?
2:05 PM | CATCH CAPMETRO | We’ll walk together to the Triangle Station SB (Stop #484) | #801 MetroRapid 2:07 PM | 2:27 PM | 2:47 PM
2:30 PM | EXPLORE THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART | We’ll stop at the West Mall and walk across the UT Campus on our way to the museum.
3:00 PM | PUBLIC TOUR: WARHOL BY THE BOOK & XU BING: BOOK FROM THE SKY | You are welcome to participate in a free group tour, led by Blanton Museum of Art docents.
4:10 PM | RETURN TRIP | We’ll walk together to the Museum Station NB (Stop #4657) | #801 MetroRapid 4:11 PM | 4:31 PM | 4:51 PM
4:35 PM | ARRIVE at THE TRIANGLE | The Smart Trips Team can help you end your adventure later (or earlier), if needed.
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The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art. Located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue, the museum is across the street from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and is adjacent to downtown Austin.
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