This past weekend my parents came into town for an impromptu visit. I love showing them around different parts of Austin, so we decided to check out the new exhibits at the Blanton Museum of Art. We mainly went to see Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" (aka the rainbow chapel), but ended up spending two hours walking around the museum checking out the other exhibits too! Keep reading for some of my favorite pieces.
The featured collection was an ode to Australian aboriginal art. It was right up my alley! I loved all of the colors and textures. I have a thing for BIG art and these pieces didn't disappoint. Now I want to try my hand at making my own painting inspired by these...
Three of my favorites from the Blanton's contemporary art collection.
And last but not least, Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin"! The building was so stark white and modern compared to all of the traditional university buildings surrounding it. Once we walked inside, I immediately felt so small in comparison to the high ceilings. The space is empty except for one bench and one sculpture, and three sides of the building had colored glass installations that looked so beautiful when the light was shining in. Definitely a must-see!