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We're bringing the Australian outback to Austin, Texas, as we kickstart summer with a party "Down Under!" On Friday, June 15, we're celebrating the opening of "Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levin Collection," our new exhibition. Join us for an evening of eclectic music, tasty bites & beverages, and more -- all inspired by this colorful contemporary art from some of Australia's leading Aboriginal artists. (More on the exhibition: http://bit.ly/2EeTQEg)

Music: Our event begins with Will Taylor + Strings Attached who will present some original music inspired by our new exhibition, followed by DJs Butcher Bear & soundfounder of Exploded Drawing to keep the party going into the night.

Food and Drink: Your favorite bartenders from The North Door will be there to wet your whistle. Tasty bites from eateries including the Blanton Cafe will be available for purchase.

Activities: Drop by our Meredith Lounge and strike a pose at our photo booth, courtesy of MYEVENTISTHEBOMB before customizing your own picture frame to take home your printed memento!

Member Lounge: Blanton Museum members get free admission and exclusive access to our relaxing member lounge, including a private bar and a complimentary photo booth. We're also excited to provide exclusive Kammok hammocks to make your evening more comfortable!

Guided Tours of "Ancestral Modern" are available at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm & 7:00 pm. Tickets go quickly so be sure to sign up for a tour as soon as you can.

Museum Shop Prize Drawing: Enter your name into the drawings for Museum Shop gift cards! Sign up at our desk, which will be set up in our atrium. Drawings will be at 7:30pm and 9:00pm in our Museum Shop across the plaza. Entrants must be present to win.

Tickets: $12 (adults & children)/ FREE for Blanton Members

Not a member? Join now: http://bit.ly/1LgCRV6

Media Sponsor: KGSR Austin

Exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Seattle Art Museum. It was made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Donald M. Cox, the Wolfensohn Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Support for this exhibition at the Blanton is provided in part by Ellen and David Berman.

The Blanton presentation is organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $12, Free for Blanton Members
  • Phone: 5124265779

Venue Details

  • Address: 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78712