Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

The Blanton Museum of Art hosts a permanent collection consisting of over 17,000 works, which includes a plethora of European paintings, prints and drawings, and a vast collection of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art. The museum is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress, conveniently right here on the UT campus!

Recently, the Blanton Museum introduced a new installation. The American artist Ellsworth Kelly gifted to the museum a 2,715-square-foot stone building. By far one of his most monumental pieces, this work is titled Austin.


The monument features colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black and white marble panels. Kelly envisioned Austin as a site for joy and reflection.

The exhibit is open every day of the week, be sure to check out the Blanton Museum’s website for details on hours of operation. Admissions are free for all holders of a current UT ID.

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