October 31, 2015

Ellsworth Kelly Austin Groundbreaking Ceremony and Symposium

On October 31, the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin will host a symposium on Ellsworth Kelly with leading scholars and curators from across the country to celebrate the groundbreaking for Kelly's Austin. The 2,715-square foot stone structure - the only building ever designed by Kelly ⎯ will include luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and fourteen black-and-white stone panels in marble, all designed by the artist.

The symposium will include Richard Schiff, the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas at Austin; Tricia Y. Paik, curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Carter Foster, the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at The Whitney Museum of American Art; and Gavin Delahunty, the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The event will take place at the Blanton, beginning at 1 PM, and will be moderated by Veronica Roberts, the museum's curator of modern and contemporary art.

For more information, please visit the Blanton's website.