Austin Art Museum Showcases New Exhibits
Sunday marked the unveiling of some new galleries and permanent exhibits at the University of Texas’ Blanton Museum of Art, an event that has been five years in the making. The renovation features new architectural features, such as added doorways and wall spaces, in addition to new art pieces and collections.
One such addition is the new Latin American art section. Museum staff members and contributors are excited about these new changes and hope that the new exhibits will attract even more patrons to learn about the arts. The Blanton hosts a variety of events weekly, such as yoga classes, themed public tours, and a music series in hopes that as many people as possible will be exposed to the arts.
The Blanton Museum of Art is part of an organization known as Austin’s Cultural Campus, a collection of sites where patrons can take in art, science, history, and humanities in a range of just a few city blocks. The mission of this organization is to bring the arts to the diverse population of students and other Austinites.
According to a recent study conducted by the Texas Cultural Trust, the arts are a record high approximately $5.5 billion industry in Texas. This amount takes into account travel, sales, and jobs.