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Family Programs

Summer Family Programs

Pardon our dust! Our upstairs galleries are temporarily closed to the public while we repaint, renovate, and reimagine the Blanton. Our ground floor remains open with the following exhibitions:

Goya: Mad Reason
June 19 - ­September 25, 2016

Xu Bing: Book from the Sky
June 19, 2016­ - January 22, 2017

Warhol By the Book
October 16 - ­January 29, 2017

Join us this summer for an array of family programs designed to encourage curiosity and positive family interactions. Free with admission

All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in family programing. Parent/caregiver participation ensures a rich and memorable experience for every child. Museum admission is required for adult and children ages 12 and over.

For more information about our Summer Family Programs please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)





Drop-In Programs

WorkLab New extended hours
Wednesdays | June 15 - July 27
10am-2pm | All ages

Free with admission, Check-in at Visitor Services Desk

Extend your museum visit! After exploring the summer exhibitions, come across the plaza to the WorkLAB (on the second floor of the Smith Building).  WorkLAB is an open studio that encourages makers of all ages to create art in response to what they see in the galleries.  Children and their adult companions may try out a range of enticing materials and art-making techniques. Drop by anytime between 10am-2pm and try your hand!

WorkLAB space is limited to 30 makers. Please anticipate an average wait of 20 minutes after you sign up at the door.  


Fall Programs

Austin Museum Day
Sunday, September 18 | 1 – 3pm

Look, Talk, and Create as part of Austin Museum Day! Experience the challenge of an art quest at the Blanton, and enjoy navigating two special exhibitions, Goya: Mad Reason and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky. Admission and all activities are free.

Holiday Family Day
Saturday, December 10 | 11am – 3pm

Celebrate the holidays at the Blanton. Explore Warhol By the Book and Xu Bing: Book from the Sky while engaging in fun conversation. Search for creative inspiration to make festive art in our WorkLAB Studio, and take your masterpiece or present them to loved ones as a gift. Free museum admissions for children ages 12 and under; program included with admission.

For more information about our Family Programs please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)