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Art Pick: Blanton Block Party

Blanton Museum of Art

March 25, 11am – 11pm

The Blanton Museum of Art will be celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries with a free and open to the public day-to-night community festival. Attendees will get to experience outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food and tours to get reacquainted with the museum’s collection.Blanton Museum Tribeza Artist Nina Katchadourian will be in attendance for a lecture with Blanton curator Veronica Robers and book signing in celebration of her exhibition, Curiouser. In the evening, the party will continue with an after-hours art viewing, light bites, music and dancing, a photobooth and more art-making. “The reinstallation of the museum was my first priority when I became director six years ago,” said Blanton Director Simone Wicha. “Working with the museum’s curators, educators, collections team and digital technology specialists, we looked in depth at what our collection is and should be for Austin. My challenge to the team was for us to reconsider the museum in a way that was more visually arresting, more thought provoking and nationally innovative. The reinstallation brings the museum to a new level, one that reflects the quality and vibrancy of our city.”