The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and also serves as the principal art museum for the dynamic city of Austin. A gift to the Blanton during Forty for 40 will help the museum provide personally moving art experiences to visitors from across campus and beyond this year.
The Blanton is offering audiences even more opportunities to experience the life-enhancing power of art with Ellsworth Kelly's Austin, a new cornerstone of the museum's permanent collection. This monumental work is a 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels. Titled Austin, the structure is the only building Kelly—one of the greatest artists of the modern era—designed, and will be his most lasting legacy. Since Austin opened in February 2018, this new gem of campus has become a welcoming site for students and other visitors to experience joy and calm.
Additionally, our world-class exhibitions and collection galleries provide a wide array of art to enjoy and learn from, ranging from Old Masters to contemporary works. With upcoming exhibitions including Vincent Valdez: The City (summer 2018) and Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design (fall 2018), as well as frequent changes and rotations in the collection galleries, there is always something new to discover at the Blanton!
We are proud to serve as an educational and inspiring part of the UT experience and introduce new visitors from around the world to the Forty Acres. Thank you for furthering our mission during Forty for 40.