Take the cue from the first gallery.
“Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks of Alumni Collections” at the University of Texas’ Blanton Museum of Art through May 19, smartly undermines any likely preconceptions.
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“Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections”
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays (third Thursdays until 9 p.m.), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Exhibit continues through May 19
Where: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tickets: $5-$9 (free on Thursdays)
Information: 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org
“Blanton Fifty Fest”
When: noon to midnight April 29
What: Twelve hours of free art activities and museum-going. Live music includes Minor Mishap Marching Band, Navasota Strings, DJ Tarek, the Ransom Notes and others. Art-making stations include artist-designed T- shirt screen printing with Print Industry Shop. Poets and musicians will perform their riffs on works in the Blanton collection.
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin has been an arts writer and critic with the American-Statesman since 1999. She has covered the Blanton Museum of Art since then, including the several years of news leading up to the 2006 opening of the museum’s $83.5 million facility, one of the largest milestones in Central Texas’ cultural history.