Perhaps one point of entry for “The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas,” the stunningly elegant exhibit now at the Blanton Museum of Art, is to start with the soundtrack.
At the invitation of the museum staff, the Brazilian artist selected about an hour’s worth of music — selections that Caldas, who was born in 1946, might listen to while working in his Rio de Janeiro studio.
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“The Nearest Air: A Survey of Works by Waltercio Caldas”
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Jan.12
Where: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Cost: $5-$9 (Free on Thursdays)
Information: 512-471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org
“A obra de arte (The Work of Art)”
What: A documentary film featuring Brazilian artists Waltercio Caldas and Cildo Meireles, whose monumental installation “Missão/Missões [Mission/Missions] (How to Build Cathedrals)” is on permanent display in the Blanton.
When: 6 p.m. Thursday