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New Grounds Grand Opening
May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree for outdoor celebration; entry to museum galleries and “Austin” by Ellsworth Kelly requires museum admission ticket.
Enjoy live music and remarks by community leaders on the Blanton’s new Moody Patio, an art experience designed by the Haas Brothers, plus explore the new art, architecture, and gardens throughout the grounds.
Schedule of events on the grounds (free to attend):
2-3 p.m. Opening celebration featuring Gina Chavez, followed by remarks by Blanton Director Simone Wicha and special guests, and announcement of participatory art experience by the Haas Brothers.
3-4 p.m. Performance by Gina Chavez.
4-5 p.m. Performance by the Peterson Brothers.
6-8 p.m. DJ set by Adrian Quesada.
Schedule of events in the museum galleries (admission ticket required):
3-8 p.m. Pop-up print exhibition in the museum’s H-E-B Study Room.
3-7 p.m. 30-minute public tours of highlights from the Blanton’s collection, offered every hour on the hour.
4-5 p.m. Readings by Texas writers in the museum’s Meredith Lounge on the second floor. Limited seating; first come, first served.
Food & Drink: Tasty options from local vendors including Flyrite Chicken, Mama A’s, and Tamale Addiction will be available for purchase between 2-8 p.m. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Blanton signature flavor from Amy’s Ice Creams. Drinks will also be available for purchase from Haymaker.