Blanton Museum of Art presents "Words/Matter: Latin American Art & Language" opening day

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"Words/Matter: Latin American Art & Language" opening reception
Antonio Caro, Colombia Coca-Cola, 2010, Enamel on tin, 27 1/2 in. x 39 3/8 in. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Susman Collection. Photo courtesy of The Blanton Museum of Art

"Words/Matter" explores how modern and contemporary artists from the most part in the Blanton collection of Latin American art have addressed in creative ways the links between art and language. Since the 1920s, avant-gardes have brought together writers and artists, sparking dynamic exchanges across disciplines, which have resulted in rich explorations of visual and written representations, often blending both. Using words as if they were images, and presenting images as written signs, these artists communicate messages of a personal, poetic, or political nature across a broad range of media.

The exhibit will be on display through May 26.

Event Details



Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info

$5-$12; Free for members