Tuesday, October 30
Bach Cantata Project
The Bach Cantata Project is a joint venture of the UT School of Music Choral Program and the Blanton Museum of Art. Enjoy an introduction by the conductor before the performance and connection to a work in the Museum’s galleries after. Free with admission, for Museum members and for the UT community. BWV 21 Ich hatte viel Bekummernis (I had much distress in my heart), a perfectly spooky theme for the Halloween season!
Location: Rapoport Atrium
Thursday, November 1
Annette Carlozzi, Curator of American and Contemporary Art, discusses the exhibition Mike’s World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (and other collaborators).
Location: Exhibition Galleries
Friday, November 2, 6-11 PM
Art is adventure.
Go West! Join the Blanton for an evening of Americana at B scene, the museum’s monthly art party. Hit the trail and explore art of the American West from the collection with tours and art activities. Plus enjoy music by the Unfortunate Heads and DJ Spooky Texas, cash bar, light refreshments, and more. Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members
DJ Spooky Texas plays a mix of your favorite country classics and Western Swing in the Rapoport Atrium all night.
Enjoy wine, beer, and Blantinis at the cash bar and free hors d'oeuvres in the Atrium. (Drink tickets available for purchase at each bar. Drinks will not be served after 10:30 PM.)
6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 PM
Art Briefs tours highlight art of the American West in the Blanton’s collection. Look for free tickets at the Art Briefs sign near the Visitor Services Desk (space is limited).
Austin's own Unfortunate Heads perform their special blend of melodious alt country and folk rock.
Join us on December 7 for a Winter Formal and groove to smooth sounds of the ‘70s with DJ Honeycomb and all your favorite Journey songs as performed by Odyssey, featuring John Erler of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater.UPDATED!!!
Sunday, November 4
Panel Discussion: “Mirror, Mirror: Creative Self-Invention in a Televisual
Join Annette Carlozzi, Curator of American and Contemporary Art, as she
discusses the exhibition Mike's World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (and
other collaborators) with David Joselit, Professor and Chair, History of
Art, Yale University and Maud Lavin, Chair, Visual and Critical Studies, and
Professor, Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory and
Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Each panelist will
discuss the exhibition in relation to their areas of writing and research
and will welcome lively reflections and opinions from the audience. Dr.
Joselit is the author of Feedback: Television Against Democracy (Cambridge:
The MIT Press, 2007) and Dr. Lavin is editor of the forthcoming The Oldest
We've Ever Been: Seven True Stories of Midlife Transitions (Tucson: U. of
Arizona Press, spring '08).
Location: ACES Bldg, AVAYA Auditorium