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The Blanton Museum of Art presents "Medieval X Modern" closing day

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The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents "Medieval X Modern," an exhibition that explores modern artists’ fascination with the Middle Ages.

The exhibition showcases 19th- and 20th-century works by artists across Europe and the Americas, from prints and drawings to paintings, illustrated books, sculptures, and decorative objects, that are influenced by the styles and subjects of medieval art and architecture.

Paired with medieval objects, the modern works in the exhibition show a renewed interest in the craftmanship and mediums associated with the Middle Ages, such as illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and woodcut printmaking, as well as the era’s compelling figures and tales.

Drawn primarily from the Blanton’s collection, "Medieval X Modern" includes exemplary medieval works alongside works by Ellsworth Kelly, Marc Chagall, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clare Leighton, among many other modern artists who turned to the Middle Ages for inspiration. Created during a time characterized by increased industrialization, war, and political change, the artworks reveal ideals and anxieties of the modern age.

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents "Medieval X Modern," an exhibition that explores modern artists’ fascination with the Middle Ages.

The exhibition showcases 19th- and 20th-century works by artists across Europe and the Americas, from prints and drawings to paintings, illustrated books, sculptures, and decorative objects, that are influenced by the styles and subjects of medieval art and architecture.

Paired with medieval objects, the modern works in the exhibition show a renewed interest in the craftmanship and mediums associated with the Middle Ages, such as illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and woodcut printmaking, as well as the era’s compelling figures and tales.

Drawn primarily from the Blanton’s collection, "Medieval X Modern" includes exemplary medieval works alongside works by Ellsworth Kelly, Marc Chagall, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clare Leighton, among many other modern artists who turned to the Middle Ages for inspiration. Created during a time characterized by increased industrialization, war, and political change, the artworks reveal ideals and anxieties of the modern age.

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WHERE

Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA
https://blantonmuseum.org/rotation/medieval-x-modern/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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