Blanton Museum of Art

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.   

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Lunch Time: Power Hour Match
Take a lunch break for this power hour! The first $10,000 in gifts given April 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST will receive a match. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity. Any gift given during this hour will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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Faculty & Staff Match
The first $10,000 in unique gifts given by UT Austin faculty and staff, up to $250 each, will receive a match. Any gift of $250 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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Final Countdown: Power Hour Match
Last chance to double your donation! The first $10,000 in unique gifts given on April 5 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT, up to $250 each, will receive a match. Any gift of $250 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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HornRaiser Leaderboard
Congratulations: 1) Young Scientists 2) Kappa Kappa Psi 3) Support the TBS Beta Gamma Scholarship Fund
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$10 at 10AM Challenge- HornRaiser Projects
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Psi Endowed Scholarship for winning the $10 at 10am Challenge!
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$50 at 5PM Challenge- HornRaiser Projects
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Psi for winning the $50 at 5PM HornRaiser Challenge!
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Pre-Campaign Faculty & Staff Match
The first $10,000 in payroll deduction pledges, made by UT Austin faculty and staff, between March 1, 2018 and April 3, 2018 will be matched based upon amount pledge between the first day pledged and August 31, 2018. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity. Any gift, given by faculty and staff payroll deduction, during this time frame will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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The BIG Give Challenge
Congratulations to Texas Exes!
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Geographic Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The first donor from each state will win an additional $200 toward their designation. Donor’s residence state will be determined by the donor heat map function of giving day website and the credit card billing address.
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Babies and Pets Longhorn Spirit Facebook Photo Contest
Congratulations to Viola Holman for winning the Babies and Pets Photo Contest! Viola chose to designate her award to Texas Women's Volleyball!
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Longhorn Love Twitter Contest
Congrats to @adllewellyn for winning the Longhorn Love Twitter Contest!
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Longhorn Pride Instagram Contest
Congrats to @mekhiem for winning the Longhorn Pride Instagram Contest! @mekhiem chose to designate their award to Texas Taekwondo!
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Student Selfie Contest
Congrats to @gabrielle_fultz for winning the Student Selfie Instagram Contest!
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Throwback Thursday Commencement Photo Contest
Congrats to Iris Holman for winning the Throw Back Thursday Commencement Photo Contest. Iris chose to designate her award to Texas Women's Volleyball!
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Auxiliary Units Leaderboard
The top three auxiliary units with the greatest number of unique gifts throughout the 40-hour campaign will receive awards. The award designations will be determined by the receiving auxiliary units. *Eligible auxiliary units: Texas Athletics, Blanton Musem of Art, Briscoe Center for American History, Child Development Centers, Environmental Science Institute, International Office, KUT, Landmarks, Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, UT Libraries, Recreational Sports, The Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, Texas Exes, Texas Memorial Museum, School of Undergraduate Studies, University Leadership Network, UTeach and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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Early Bird CHALLENGE
Get your coffee ready, it's time to kick off the campaign with the Early Bird Challenge! The college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts from 6AM - 7AM CST on April 4 will receive an additional $3,000 award. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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Happy Hour CHALLENGE
The work day is over, it's time to have some fun! The college, school, unit or organization that receives the most money on April 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM CST will receive an additional $3,000. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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The All-Nighter CHALLENGE
Not a morning person? Then we have the perfect challenge for you! The participating college, school, unit or organization that receives the most money overnight from April 4 at 10 p.m. to April 5 at 6 a.m. CST will be awarded an additional $3,000.
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Mid Morning Stretch CHALLENGE
Slept in during the Early Bird Challenge yesterday? That's ok! Make your gift during the Mid Morning Stretch! The participating college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts on April 4 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. CST will receive an additional $3,000. Make a gift now to support your favorite program on campus!
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SURPRISE CHALLENGE !!!!!!!!
The top three colleges, schools, units, or organizations with the greatest number of donations between 3:00 - 5:00pm CDT will receive an additional $2,000, $1,000, or $500!
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