Third Thursday at The Blanton Museum of Art

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Kick off your weekend with free art, music, and inspiration. February’s Third Thursday is an eclectic mix of art-fueled activities in galleries that stay open till 9 pm!

Join them for a day of FREE events and refuel at their café with a slice of pizza & glass of wine for $5 (available after 5pm).

12:30pm-1:00pm ~ Public Tour: Persuasion: Messages & Meaning in Art
See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of our permanent collection.

5:30-6:15pm ~ Beat the Rush: Charlie Magnone
Skip the ATX traffic and experience this unique program for emerging artists. This week’s program is led by Fast Forward Austin‘s Co-Director Charlie Magnone, presenting “Mad Rush” by Philip Glass (performed by Charlie Magnone), Philip Glass String Quartet 5 selections (performed by Invoke), and “Piano Phase” by Steve Reich (performed by Joshua Straub and Charlie Magnone).

7:30-8:00pm ~ Slow Looking
Enjoy a thoughtful and relaxed 30-minute conversation about a single work of art on view at the museum.

And don’t miss our current exhibition “Line Form Color,” a selection of bold works on paper from our collection.

Museum admission is always free on Thursdays. On the third Thursday of each month, the museum remains open until 9 pm.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Blanton/Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum.