After closing to the publicfor four months, the Ellsworth Kelly building ‘Austin’ at the Blanton Museum of Art re-opened Dec. 11.
The structure — the only building Kelly designed — had been shuttered in order to remove mold that had spread on the structure’s exterior. The chapel-like building is clad with limestone from Spain.
When it closed in August, the museum said such mold is a “common occurrence on limestone buildings on the UT campus.”
Conservation work included applying a water-resistant coating to building’s exterior
The $23 million structure, which sits next to the Blanton Museum on the University of Texas campus, opened in 2018.