Sometimes when I'm taking photos I kinda of have an idea of a blog post in my head and other times I don't.
I was planning on doing a big post about the Blanton Museum and then I saw how some of the art looked with some of my food and decided to post the shots together. Random, yes?
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I ventured over the the Austin Museum of Art. There were couple of pieces that were truly amazing (especially one by Steve Wiman ) but after paying $5 and seeing only about 20 pieces of art, I was a little confused...
Surely Austin has a bigger art museum than that?
I was directed by a friend to the Blanton, the art museum on the University of Texas Campus. First off, the campus is beautiful. Big oak trees dot the landscape and the soft colors of the walls make you feel cool in the Texas heat.
The architecture of the Blanton itself is stunning and has a vast collection that includes just a little bit of everything. I found the small collection of contemporary art to be extremely well edited and enjoyable. And one must see the collection of art from the American West (this is Texas after all).
Right now there's a great exhibit featuring prints made by Matisse. I recommend going on a Thursday if you can, it's the "free day" and there seems to be a lot of lectures, activities and events happening on Thursdays.
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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day.