Work continues on our Sol LeWitt wall drawing! Student Randi Renate explains the process. #ConvergingLines #BMAoffthewall #curiositywelcome (at The Blanton Museum of Art)
Fun Fact: The last one is actually neither. It was actually taken in Vienna. The photographer, Simon Rosner, tagged it with #sochiproblems as a joke and it promptly went viral over night before he had any real chance to correct the mistake.
Nice opportunity to rethink our blind faith in media/pictures/something-someone-once-said.
Thank you for alerting us to that fact! It’s always good to do your own research when looking at viral photos.
Alice Baber, Lavender High, 1968, oil on canvas, Michener Acquisitions Fund, 1969.
Seventeen Magazine isn’t necessarily the first thing that come to mind when thinking about Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt. But in a new blog post, Blanton curator Veronica Roberts shares an exciting discovery she made while researching these two artists that proved to be eerily prophetic about their later written correspondence.
I want to be remembered as a creative individual, who in spite of the tide of the horizontal breadth of image ridden work by Black American artists, stood for something else; stood for something different.
I hope that a hundred years from now some little boy or girl somewhere, will see something that I have done, and pick up the baton and go on to continue the tradition. - Terry Adkins
We’re saddened to hear of the death of Terry Adkins; he will be sorely missed.
Terry Adkins, Single Bound, 2000, metal and feathers, Purchase through the Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund and with support from the Blanton Contemporary Circle, 2000.
Need a Valentine’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered with these earrings from Lisa Crowder, a local #Austin artist. Head over to facebook.com/blantonmuseumofart to enter. Good luck! (at The Blanton Museum of Art)
Grant Wood, February, 1941, lithograph, Gift of Susan Garwood in memory of Sue Ann Reagan, 2004.
Our Februarys in Texas look a lot warmer than the one in this print from Grant Wood. Do you know what painting he is most famous for?