Austin Collects Contemporary: Selections from the Blanton’s Recent Gift from The Contemporary
August 05, 2017
December 30, 2017
About the Exhibit
This exhibition celebrates The Contemporary Austin’s recent gift to the Blanton Museum and underscores our commitment to building a world-class collection of contemporary art in Austin. It features contemporary sculpture, drawing, and photography, including Polly Apfelbaum’s Townsville (2000), a sculpture composed of colorful hand-dyed pieces of velvet arranged in a spiral on the floor, and six prints made by Enrique Chagoya in collaboration with the poet Alberto Rios. One of the strengths of the gift is Austin- and Texas-based artists, represented here with works by Jules Buck Jones (UT MFA, 2008), Lance Letscher (UT BFA, 1985; MFA, 1989), César Augusto Martínez, and Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui (UT MFA, 2005).
Please note that the Contemporary Project gallery will need to be temporarily closed from 11/27-12/15 to accommodate essential maintenance works. This gallery will reopen on December 16th.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Organized by Beverly Adams, Carter Foster, and Veronica Roberts, Blanton Museum of Art
Lance Letscher (American, born 1962)
Red Bar, 2002 (detail)
Paper Dimensions: 32 x 52 1/2 inches
Framed Dimensions: 41 3/4 x 62 1/4 x 2 inches
Purchase through funds provided by the 2002 Director’s Circle (TCA); Gift from The Contemporary Austin to Blanton Museum of Art, 2017
Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.