Upcoming Events

December 2017

December 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM

B Scene: Born to be Wild

Blanton Museum Of Art

Grab your leather jacket and get your motor running! On Friday, December 1, we're celebrating the start of our "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip" exhbition. Join us for an evening of wanderlust-fueled delight and surround yourself with the nostalgia of that consummate American experience: the road trip. (More about the exhibition here:http://bit.ly/2wEpk4A) Tune in to Sun Radio at 3pm and listen to Mark Murray, who'll be sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews as we get ready at the Blanton, plus a great road trip-inspired playlist. 6:00 pm - Our event begins with Sun Radio broadcasting live from our atrium, with DJ Mark Murray behind the wheel. 8:00 pm - Dance the night away with Guitar Legs featuring Rosie Flores &Sophia Johnson, who'll perform 2 sets of American rock-n-roll to keep your feet tapping. FOOD & DRINK: Your favorite bartenders from The North Door will be there to wet your whistle. Tasty bites will be available for purchase, including sliders and chicken tenders with waffle fries for just $5, from the Blanton Cafe. The cafe across the way will also be open if you're looking for other options. Blanton Museum members get free admission and exclusive access to a custom member lounge sponsored by Revival Cycles, including a private bar and a complimentary road trip-themed snack bar. Lounge activities will include leather bookmark-making with Tandy Leather. GUIDED TOURS OF "The Open Road" are available at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm & 7:00 pm. Tickets go quickly so be sure to sign up for a tour as soon as you can. MUSEUM SHOP PRIZE DRAW: Enter your name into the drawings for Museum Shop gift cards! Sign-up at our desk which will be set-up in our atrium. Drawings will be at 7:30pm and 9:00pm in our Museum shop across the plaza. Entrants must be present to win. TICKETS: $12 (adults & children)/ FREE for Blanton Members Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended to avoid lines (click on ticket link below). Not a member? Join now: http://bit.ly/1LgCRV6 Media Sponsor: Sun Radio Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York. David Campany and Denise Wolff, curators. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for this exhibition at the Blanton is provided by J.P.Morgan Chase.

December 2, 2017 | 1pm

Oakwood Cemetery Photo Documentation Project

Save Austins Cemeteries

Save Austin's Cemeteries needs help photographing and thoroughly documenting each gravesite in detail at Oakwood Cemetery, a historic "outdoor museum" established in 1839, to have photo reference shots in case headstones are damaged. Please join us December 2nd (1pm-3pm) if you would like to help. We'll work in teams of photographers and data recorders. Be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes (the terrain is uneven) and bring a digital camera if you have one.  The team will be working north of Oakwood’s Main Avenue, close to MLK Blvd, northeast of the Oakwood Chapel. Address:  1601 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702.  Sessions are held the first Saturdays most of the months October-May, weather permitting. To receive updates on event information and other SAC news, send a request to info@sachome.org to be added to our email list. or visit our Facebook page @SaveAustinsCemeteries

December 3, 2017 | 5:00 PM

Landmarks at Night

Landmarks Public Art Program

Since the Landmarks public art collection is accessible 24/7, many of the works are beautifully lit in the evening. Sculptures that spark thoughtful and dynamic conversation under the bright sun suddenly become quiet and contemplative, twinkling under the night sky. Join Landmarks on Sunday, 3 December at 5 p.m. at the Student Activity Center (SAC) rooftop for an extended walking tour. The tour will begin with a viewing of the hour-long light sequence at James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color Inside and conclude at Ben Rubins' And That's The Way It Is. Space is limited to 25 people.
RESERVATIONS: Email landmarks@austin.utexas.edu by 30 November

December 5, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Meet the Author: Jesse Sublett

Austin History Center

For forty years the talented comedy troupe Esther’s Follies has entertained and enlightened Austinites and visitors with its political satire, sketch comedy, and rip-roaring musical numbers. The Austin History Center invites you to come learn more about one of Austin’s premiere entertainment groups at a book talk and presentation with Jesse Sublett, author of the new book “Esther’s Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas’ Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe”. Several key performers from the troupe will also be on hand to answer questions and sign books. The book signing will follow the program and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

December 9, 2017 | 12 PM

Holiday Family Day

Blanton Museum Of Art

Buckle up and join us at the Blanton Museum of Art for a family road trip-inspired activities, providing the perfect pitstop to put you in a festive mood! Celebrate the holidays by navigating through our temporary exhibition, "The Open Road" and take a detour through our permanent collection. Highlights include: -An artmaking activity in the atrium designed by guest educator Avani Chhaya from UT’s Children’s Research Center -Sweet treats and souvenir making in the WorkLAB Studio -A self-guided road trip activity for the whole family to enjoy Included with museum admission [children 12 & under enter free]; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. 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.