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March 24 from 11am-11pm

Blanton Museum of Art

2nd Annual Block Party

The Blanton Museum of Art will host the Blanton Block Party, a free community festival, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The day-to-night party is a celebration for the city and offers a wealth of activities, including the opportunity to experience Austin, the newly opened building designed by renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly.

On the heels of last year’s successful event, attended by more than 17,000 visitors, this year’s Block Party gives the public a chance to visit Austin and its companion exhibition, Form into Spirit; explore the Blanton’s galleries; participate in family-friendly outdoor art making; listen to live music; and enjoy food and drinks from local eateries Chaiwalla, Pinkberry, Pueblo Viejo, The North Door, and the Blanton café.

The Bright Light Social Hour, Jackie Venson, Suzanna Choffel, Cowboy Diplomacy, Jane Ellen Bryant, and The Peterson Brothers are among the acts that will perform throughout the day on a stage set against the picturesque backdrop of the Texas State Capitol. Outdoor art making will include projects created by Industry Print Shop and Dirty Easel. The Blanton Block Party is sponsored by KUTX, Black Fret, and My Event is the Bomb. Parking will be available in the Blanton/Brazos Parking Garage; visitors can bring their tickets to the museum Visitor Services desk for the $4 validation.

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March 24 at 2pm

Davis Gallery

Gallery Talk: The Relationship of Things

Davis Gallery is pleased to present The Relationship of Things, an exhibit focused on the beauty of ordinary sights and everyday objects. In this three-person exhibit, artists Faustinus Deraet, Ginger Geyer, and Barbara Pence extract the quiet voices of the ordinary, found in the home and on the street. Special attention is paid to the poetic, secretive conversations one could imagine between clothes stowed away in a closet, appliances patiently waiting on a counter top, or forgotten belongings scattered about on a city sidewalk. The combination of Deraet’s insightful photographs, Pence’s correlating multi-panel paintings, and Geyer’s metaphorical porcelain sculptures allow the viewer to explore the often overlooked language of the ordinary.

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March 21st from 10-11am

The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Groundbreaking Celebration: Phase I of the Laguna Gloria Master Plan

Celebrate the groundbreaking of Phase I of the Laguna Gloria Master Plan. With new visitor amenities and a transformed visitor experience, Phase I will shape Laguna Gloria into an extraordinary space to discover works of art framed by the vibrant natural landscape.

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Upcoming Events

April 10 at 6:30pm

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

Open for Discussion

Discussion will be facilitated by Chas Moore, founder of the Austin Justice Coalition, whose mission is to provide the tools for people of color and people who are marginalized to improve their lives by being the driving force behind their own liberation.

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April 8 from 11am-12:30pm


Landmarks Docent-Led Bike Tour

Spring is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time for the return of the Landmarks Bike Tour! This year Landmarks is proud to partner with UT’s Orange Bike Project (OBP) to provide docent-led bike tours of the collection. The hour and a half, two-mile adventure will begin at OBP’s headquarters in the ground floor of the 27th Street Garage. The group will bike through campus with a guide and a Landmarks Docent and explore public art at The University of Texas at Austin. This tour is a fun way to see campus, talk about art and enjoy the weather. The ride will be at a leisurely pace! Need a bike? Rent one with OBP for $15; student rentals are only $5. Rental includes a helmet and bike lock and is good for 24 hours so you can explore even more of UT or central Austin on your own. Have your own bike? Meet the group at OBP and join the tour for free! Ample parking is available on the street or in the 27th Street Garage.

What to bring:

  • Bike or secure a rental with OBP
  • Helmet and lock (included in rental)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by Friday, 6 April at

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