Art education

two patrons looking and pointing at scrolls in the exhibition Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

How to Develop Grit in an Art Museum

How to Develop Grit in an Art Museum January 9, 2017 by Blanton Museum of Art Back to Blog GRIT—a combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal. In Grit, an instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of …

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Colored drawings of Blanton collection printed on gift cards. Top (left to right): Oil Field Girls, Romance, 16th cent. Portrait of a Gentleman, Portrait Bust of a Bearded Man.

Draw It Like You See It

Draw It Like You See It November 7, 2016 by Andrea Saenz Williams Back to Blog Sometime last spring, Ray Williams, the Blanton’s Director of Education was looking for a suitable thank you card to send to someone. This basic need sparked a conversation about how great it would be to have notecards with student representations of …

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