Public Tour Persuasion: Messages & Meaning in Art

A picture is worth a thousand words, the adage goes, and artists have communicated messages and meaning with their art from the beginning of time. From the church-sponsored art of the 17th century to contemporary art reflecting on war, poverty, and politics, artists have sought to persuade the masses. See all of the ways artists convey messages on this tour of the Blanton’s newly reimagined permanent collection.

Free admission on Thursdays.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

A UT construction project will fence off some paths to the Blanton from 8.16.17 – 1.31.18. 
The drop-off area and disabled parking spaces on Jester Circle (between Jester Dorm and the museum) will be inaccessible.
Visitors will still be able to access the museum via the sidewalk on MLK Jr. Blvd, and disabled parking is still available in the Brazos Garage.
Our Visitor Services staff can help if you have questions, are disabled, or need extra assistance: 512.471.5482. 
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Blanton Museum of Art (BMA)
200 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD E, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Campus & Community

Target Audience

General Public



$9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for ages 13–21. FREE for UT faculty, students, and staff, and for all schoolteachers, children 12 and under, and active military. prismatx ensemble requests your financial support for their performance: suggested donation $10, payable via cash or PayPal.

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