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Detailed view of Ellsworth Kelly's Austin western facade

Five Austin Birds for Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin”

Five Austin Birds for Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” April 26, 2018 by Carlotta Stankiewicz Back to Blog From a young age, artist Ellsworth Kelly was quite the bird lover, watching and learning to identify local species in the woods behind his house in upstate New York. Since Austin‘s opening, Blanton staff have spotted a bird or two alighting on …

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the image depicts five skeletons two in the middle dancing while one on the furthest left corner plays a clarinet type of instrument and the one on the furthest right corner holds the hand for a skeleton in the middle of a spin while using its other hand to pull out its own entrails. the fifth skeletons head is all that is visible its in the middle bottom of the image

Eerie Exhibitions for Halloween 2017

Eerie Exhibitions for Halloween 2017 October 17, 2017 by Lizabel Stella Back to Blog It’s equal parts merry and macabre. Wicked and wonderful. Delightful and demented.Our Dancing with Death exhibition explores interpretations of Death in works of art on paper that span the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, and it’s on view now through November 26th, 2017. Lucky for you, …

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Hitting the Road to Find Impressionism in Texas (But Not Texas Impressionism)

One Friday in February, I set out on a five-hour drive from Austin through the Piney Woods of far East Texas to a small, nearly forgotten town called San Augustine. I was headed there on a mission (though unrelated to the mission this town is best known for). I was looking for paintings by S. …

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