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Broke Back Blanton


Amateur writer, pianist, denizen of Houston and part-time GLBT activist

Blanton Museum of Art in Austin


Visiting the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin is the perfect way to bring “Brokeback Mountain” to life. A pivotal film for the LGBT community, “Brokeback Mountain” told the tale of the secretive romantic relationship between two cowboys. The Blanton Museum of Art is featuring a fantastic “Go West!” exhibit from January 14, 2012 through September 23, 2012.


The Blanton Museum of Art is located at 200 East MLK at Congress in Austin, Texas. The museum is open on Sunday from to 1 to 5 PM. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday they open from 10 AM to 5 PM. On Saturday, they open from 11 AM to 5 PM. On Thursday, the museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, with free admission for everyone on the third Thursday of each month when they stay open until 9 PM. They are closed on Monday.


Parking for general admission visitors and members is available in the Brazos Garage. Present your ticket and pay at Blanton’s Visitor Service Desk to have parking validated for $3. There is a shop on the premises as well as a cafe serving an array of goodies.


The Blanton Museum of Art opened in 1927 with a gift from New Yorker Archer M. Huntington. Its growth continued through 1972 and was able to continue expanding due to other gifts. In 1997, a $12 million gift in honor of the former chairman of the Houston Endowment, Inc., was made and the facility became the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. A new museum building became a reality in 2003. Today, the museum offers public programs, educational programs and family programs.


Take note: cell phones, food, drink and pens are not permitted in Museum, nor are items larger than 11 inches by 15 inches. There are self-serve lockers that cost a quarter. Pencils and sketching are permitted in the galleries with pencils distributed at the Visitor Services Desk. Personal use photography is allowed on the second floor only. Large strollers cannot be accommodated in the gallery and wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Services Desk.


The current exhibit is “Go West! Exhibitions of the American Frontier,” which is reminiscent of “Brokeback Mountain.” Coming up from June 10 through August 12, 2012 is “The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection,” featuring contemporary art.


Celebrate the joy, history and progression of art in all its forms at Blanton Museum of Art. Much like people, each expression is unique and wonderful.




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