Upcoming Events

November 2017

November 25, 2017 | 10 AM

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

Blanton Museum Of Art

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After World War II, the American road trip began appearing prominently in literature, music, movies, and photography. While the myth of the American frontier had long engaged artists, and key photographers such as Walker Evans and Edward Weston made seminal trips through America in the 1930s and 1940s, many more photographers purposefully embarked on trips during the post-World War II era in order to create work about America or better understand their place in it. 
The Open Road considers the photographic road trip as a genre in and of itself. The exhibition presents the story of photographers for whom the American road was muse. Presented in chronological order, the featured artists and road trips represent the evolution of American car culture, the idea of the open road, and how photographers embraced the subject of America in order to reflect on place, time, and self.

November 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Museum Store Sunday

Blanton Museum Of Art

Join the Blanton Museum Shop, along with more than 300 museums—from three continents, five countries, 47 states and the District of Columbia— and partake in Museum Store Sunday when we will be offering 20% off EVERYTHING in-store (excluding sale items)!  Members will also receive an additional 10% off all purchases so prepare your shopping bags and explore our shop’s extensive collection including jewelry by local artisans, art supplies, children’s toys and Austin souvenirs. Museum Store Day coincides with the opening of the Blanton’s new exhibition, The Open Road: Photography and The American Road Trip. Many items inspired by the exhibition, like camera-themed gifts and photography books, will be on sale during Museum Store Sunday.  Follow our Pinterest page for inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/blantonmuseumshop/ For a complete list of participating museums and institutions, please visit www.museumstoresunday.org. Share your story on social media with any of the official hashtags: #beapatron, #iamapatron, #museumstoresunday, #patronofculture, #shopmuseumstores The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.