Enjoy a guided tour of our two main exhibitions Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration in the Americas, 1960s-1980s and Border Vision: Luis Jiménez’s Southwest. Juxtaposing works by American and Latin American
Enjoy a guided tour of our two main exhibitions Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration in the Americas, 1960s-1980s and Border Vision: Luis Jiménez’s Southwest.
Juxtaposing works by American and Latin American artists in the Blanton’s collection, Pop Crítico/Political Pop: Expressive Figuration in the Americas, 1960s-1980s explores how artists adopted Pop artistic language to voice a political conscience, often veiling messages within their art. Their work was at once easily accessible to viewers and, in the Latin American context, effectively camouflaged from government censorship. Notably, all of these artists embraced a return to figurative art, often centering on the body as a vehicle for critical content. Learn more about the exhibition HERE.
Luis Jiménez lived most of his life in the American Southwest. Born in 1940 and raised in El Paso, Texas, he later settled in New Mexico, where he died in 2006. This area of the U.S., so near the border with Mexico, helped shape Jiménez’s artistic vision and his unique rasquache – or “underdog”– flair. Border Vision: Luis Jiménez’s Southwest explores his insightful and critical perspective on this region by focusing on key themes in his art: the history of western expansion and its lasting impact on Indigenous populations along the borderlands; the beauty and diversity of the local wildlife; and the vibrant contributions that immigrants and well-established Mexican Americans have made to the Southwest. Learn more about the exhibition HERE.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Our tours can accommodate a maximum of 25 people on a first come, first serve basis. Please check-in with our Visitor Services Desk to secure your place.
Due to construction on the grounds, our visitor entrance has changed and is accessible only via Brazos Street. Check for updates here when planning your visit. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.
(Thursday) 12:30 pm