March 09, 2024 | 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces its spring line-up for Second Saturdays, the popular community program featuring live music and performances on the grounds, picnicking on the Moody Patio, and a variety of art activities and talks throughout the museum. Happening on the second Saturday of the month (except for a special Sunday Mother’s Day event), every Second Saturday has a different theme. The spring line-up highlights the Blanton’s new exhibitions—and of course, moms.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 3–8 p.m. 
Second Saturday: The Floating World edition
Celebrating the Blanton’s new exhibition The Floating World: Masterpieces of Edo Japan with:

  • Japanese woodblock printmaking demo by Austin artist Daryl Howard and make-your-own print activity
  • Performance by the Austin Japanese Minyo Dance Group
  • DJ set by Lauren Light
  • “Art with an Expert” talk about Japanese woodblock prints with Sarah Thompson, MFA Boston Curator of Japanese Art
  • “Curator’s Choice” tour with Hannah Klemm, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Info tables with community partners from the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin, Austin Oita Sister Cities Committee, Austin Japanese Community, and Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Food and drinks available for purchase; BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) encouraged!

Programs subject to change. Event will take place rain or shine.

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Free for Blanton Members $20 Adults $10 6-17 years old (5 & under are free)



Blanton Museum of Art

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd