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Event Details


Free Admission: Third Thursday at the Blanton

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Art/Culture, Free, Community
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Fall is well and truly here but we've got cooler things to do indoors at our FREE day-to-night out! Don't miss current exhibition "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" that showcases the dynamic art and design of over 120 artists. And make time to refuel at our café with a slice of pizza & glass of wine for $5 (available after 5pm).

Our full line-up:

12:30pm-1:30pm ~ PUBLIC TOUR: Highlights of the Blanton's Collection
12:30pm-1:30pm ~ GALLERY TALK with Mukhtara Yusuf
5:30pm ~ BEAT THE RUSH: Bamako Airlines
5:30pm ~ POP-UP EXHIBITION: Italy in Art
6:30pm-8:30pm ~ MAKING AFRICA: Panel Discussion
7:30-8:00pm ~ SLOW LOOKING

For more details on the line up, visit the website:

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