Blanton Museum extends hours for summer season

    Cildo Meireles, Missão/Missões[Mission/Missions] (How to Build Cathedrals), 1987, 600,000 coins, 800 communion wafers, 2,000 cattle bones, black cloth, 98 3/8 x 136 3/16x 136 3/16 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation, 1998

    Starting May 3, the Blanton Museum of Art will extend its Friday night hours, remaining open until 8 p.m.

    Dubbed Fridays Late Till 8 the new program will continue through July 26. All of the temporary and permanent exhibitions in the museum’s Michener Gallery Building will be open as will Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin.”

    On some Fridays, the museum will offer special programming.

    Fridays Late Till 8 line-up 
    May 3: Austin Youth Symphony Opus Quartet at 6 p.m.
    May 17: Austin Chamber Music Center at 6 p.m.
    May 31: Akshaya Avril Tucker performing Saat: Strung Together at 6 p.m.
    June 7: American Dreamer at 6 p.m.
    June 14: Silent Films Out Loud at 6 p.m.
    June 21: Summer Solstice Celebration, Austin Chamber Music Center at 6 p.m.
    July 12: Artist Talk with Jeffrey Gibson at 6 p.m.
    July 26: B Scene: A Love Supreme from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (B Scene Admission Rates Apply)

    Last year, the University of Texas art museum raised its admission price from $9 to $12 for adults, with the senior price increased from $7 to $10. Admission for non-UT students and youth age 13-21 is $5.

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    UT students, staff and faculty are free, likewise children under 12. Admission for everyone is free every Thursday.

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