Third Thursday at the Blanton

Come join us for another Third Thursday! We have a full day of FREE events, including a performance from Henna Chou as part of our 'Beat the Rush' series of gallery concerts, which feature music performed in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display.   We'll be open late too!

Check out our full line-up below:

11:00am-2:00pm. Artist-in-Residence~Aruna Kharod
Aruna will perform stories and enchanting dances related to paintings in our Epic Tales from Ancient Indian exhibition.

12:30pm-1:00pm. Public Tour (Members Only): Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art. Learn the stories and symbolism behind the gods, demons, friends, and lovers depicted in the beautiful, intricate images on display.

5:30-6:30pm. Beat the Rush: Henna Chou
Skip the ATX traffic and distract your mind through our curated sound series. This month's concert is by cellist and sound artist Henna Chou, presenting a set of experimental music inspired by Indian classical music. Henna will be joined by Marcus Rubio on violin & electronics and Joey Reyes on cello & electronics.

6:30-7:30pm. Perspectives: Literature & Myth with the Writers' League of Texas 
Inspired by our current exhibition, “Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art,” this dynamic panel of writers and scholars discuss how we can learn from myths and why they continue to appeal to modern readers and writers.

7:30-8:00pm. Slow Looking
Enjoy a thoughtful and relaxed 30-minute conversation about a single work of art on view at the museum.

PLUS: Enjoy a slice of pizza & glass of wine for only $5 in the Blanton Café. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00am to 9:00pm

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

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


All Departments

Target Audience

General Public





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