In case you didn’t notice, we like to post upcoming events and happenings around Austin that are fun AND educational. And this happens to be one of them: we are so excited to go see the upcoming Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks of Alumni Collections, which runs February 24-May 19, 2013 at the Blanton Museum of Art.
Featuring nearly 200 pieces—ranging from ancient objects to modern and contemporary works and everything in between—all of these artworks are from the private collections of University of Texas alumni. We think this is going to be a spectacular show, so be sure put it on your calendars now.
Also, our friends at the Blanton will be celebrating the big 5-0 this year. They’re offering a special gift for those who join or renew their Blanton membership during the run of the aforementioned show. You’ll also get a discount to attend the after party, Gold a Go-Go, for the fiftieth anniversary celebration on February 16 [with cupcakes and cocktails available, this could be a really sweet treat for your Valentine].
Become a member today, and be sure to see this exhibition in just a few weeks!
Two beautiful portraits, one dated to the 2nd century A.D. and one from the twentieth century, come together in the Blanton exhibition Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, opening February 24.
This special exhibition of nearly 200 extraordinary objects will survey the art collections of University of Texas at Austin alumni from across the country. Ancient Mayan vessels, tribal masks, Chinese jade, Renaissance paintings, and Old Master prints and drawings will be showcased alongside modern and contemporary art by major artists such as Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andy Warhol.
Head of A Goddess, 2nd century A.D.
San Antonio Museum of Art, Bequest of Gilbert M. Denman, Jr., 2005.1.79
John William Godward
Bellezza Pompeiana, 1909
Oil on Canvas
Photo courtesy of Richard Green Gallery, London
Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery created a beautiful sand mandala symbolizing the road to Enlightenment in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium. After five days of intricate work, the completed mandala was displayed for 30 minutes before being disassembled and dispersed into Waller Creek in a closing ceremony that represented the impermanence of all that exists.
See more photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blantonmuseum/sets/72157632519403675