Austin Museums

Blanton Temporarily Closes Upstairs Galleries For Remodeling


By Acacia Coronado

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The Blanton Museum officially announced they will close the second floor of the museum from July 5th, 2016 until February 2017.

 

Though unfortunate, the purpose of this temporary partial shutdown is positive. For the first time since it opened in 2006, Blanton will be remodeling their permanent collection floor.

 

Austin Museums

Austin Museums

 

The announcement comes at a time of rapid change for the city of Austin. Roadways are being expanded, the skyline is ever changing and innovation is through the roof. For a city that prides so greatly in its creativity and culture, this change made sense. It was time to give the state capital a worthy home for its art.

 

In a statement, the Blanton museum said they have envisioned a way to make their most prized collections more accessible. Also, they wish to give their signature pieces the spotlight they deserve.

 

Expedia

Expedia

 

However, art lovers need not worry as the museum stated that the bottom floor will be functioning normally. All events scheduled until the renovation is complete will continue as programmed.

 

Ticket pricing and hours of operation were also announced to remain unchanged. The Blanton will reportedly only be closed entirely for a short amount of time in 2017 but those dates are still unclear.

 

Art appreciators and connoisseurs prepare, because the breathtaking Blanton is about to embark on its grandest makeover yet. If all goes as promised, Austin will soon be as incomparable in the art department as it is in everything else.

 

To learn more, read Blanton Blog’s article HERE.