Blanton Museum http://kut.org en Take a Multimedia Tour of the Blanton Museum's 'Masterworks' http://kut.org/post/take-multimedia-tour-blanton-museums-masterworks <p>The<a href="http://blantonmuseum.org/" target="_blank"> Blanton Museum of Art </a>at the University of Texas at Austin is celebrating its 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary with a new exhibit — "<a href="http://blantonmuseum.org/exhibitions/details/through_the_eyes_of_texas" target="_blank">Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections".</a> The exhibit features almost 200 pieces of art from the private collections of UT alumni.</p><p>The exhibit features work that spans the globe and human history.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Filipa Rodrigues 6863 at http://kut.org Take a Multimedia Tour of the Blanton Museum's 'Masterworks' UT, Ryan O’Neal in Court Over Warhol Portrait of Farrah Fawcett http://kut.org/post/ut-ryan-o-neal-court-over-warhol-portrait-farrah-fawcett <p>A trial is underway to determine who owns a Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett: the late actress’s on-again, off-again companion, or the University of Texas.</p><p>UT and actor Ryan O’Neal face off in a Los Angeles courtroom today. When Fawcett died in 2009, she bequeathed her art collection to UT, her alma matter – including a silkscreened portrait of Fawcett made by famed pop-artist Andy Warhol in 1979.&nbsp; UT reportedly hired a private investigator to track down the portrait.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:01:55 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5732 at http://kut.org UT, Ryan O’Neal in Court Over Warhol Portrait of Farrah Fawcett Art Online: Browse 17,000 Works on the New Blanton Database http://kut.org/post/art-online-browse-17000-works-new-blanton-database <p>Here&rsquo;s a way to make your Friday workday more enjoyable: the Blanton Museum of Art has unveiled <a href="http://collection.blantonmuseum.org/">a new online database</a> of the museum&rsquo;s vast collection, containing records for over 17,000 works in the museum&#39;s collection. Almost all of the museum&rsquo;s pieces have images on the database, and many feature historical information about the piece and the artist. &nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s a dramatic upgrade from the previous Blanton database featured on the site, which only included images for some 150 pieces of art.&nbsp;<br /><br /> New aspects of the database include an easy to use<a href="http://collection.blantonmuseum.org/QS_5?sid=1103&amp;x=167820"> search feature</a>, which allows users to search for works by keyword, artist name or nationality, period, or specific exhibition. It also features a <a href="http://collection.blantonmuseum.org/POR1?sid=1103&amp;x=167841">portfolio of past exhibitions</a> held by the museum, and more.&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 18 May 2012 19:31:49 +0000 Emery Reifsnyder 4274 at http://kut.org Art Online: Browse 17,000 Works on the New Blanton Database Has UT Finally Tracked Down Missing Farrah Fawcett Portrait? http://kut.org/post/has-ut-finally-tracked-down-missing-farrah-fawcett-portrait <p>A portrait of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrah_Fawcett">Farrah Fawcett</a> painted by Andy Warhol and valued at $30 million was spotted on actor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_O%27Neal">Ryan O&rsquo;Neal&rsquo;s</a> new reality show on Sunday, and now the University of Texas wants it. Fawcett bequeathed it to the university in her <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/FarrahFawcettWillREVISED.pdf">last will and testament</a>. <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/06/ryan-oneal-farrah-fawcett-missing-warhol-painting-investigation">According</a> to Star Magazine, a celebrity gossip publication, UT hired a private investigator to track down the 1979 portrait.</p><p>The Blanton Museum said it had no comment on the missing portrait or any private investigation. However, a spokesperson said the museum already has one of the two originals, which is <a href="http://www.dallasartnews.com/2011/02/blanton-museum-of-art-presents-portraits-from-antiquity-to-today/">currently on display. </a></p><p>When O&rsquo;Neal&rsquo;s show <a href="http://www.oprah.com/pressroom/OWN-Announces-June-19-Premiere-of-Ryan-and-Tatum-The-ONeals">debuted</a> on Oprah Winfrey&rsquo;s OWN Network this Sunday, the artwork was spotted on the wall of Fawcett&rsquo;s former partner. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:21:33 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1775 at http://kut.org Has UT Finally Tracked Down Missing Farrah Fawcett Portrait? Top Morning Stories February 2, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-february-2-2011 <p><strong>Statewide Power "Emergency" Means Rolling&nbsp;Power Outages&nbsp;in Austin</strong></p><p>You may be wondering why your lights are out this morning.&nbsp; <a href="https://my.austinenergy.com/outages/">Austin Energy</a> is doing rotating cut offs.&nbsp; The state’s power grid operator ERCOT is requiring this.&nbsp; The state’s power grid couldn’t keep up with demand early this morning because some power plants went offline.&nbsp; Austin Energy says the lights are expected to be out for about 45 minutes at a time in certain neighborhoods.</p><p> Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:35:06 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 712 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories February 2, 2011