Blanton Museum Art Talk explores medieval monsters

AUSTIN, TX – The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin will host Art Talk: Medieval Monsters: Far and Near, a special afternoon discussion, and how medieval artists are portrayed as aliens or monstrosities at the same time strangers and people who may not have complied with standard social restrictions. Asa Mittman, professor and chair of art and art history at California State University, Chico and Sherry Lindquist, associate professor of art history at Western Illinois University, co-curators of the exhibition Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders will delve into the analysis of attitudes reflected in medieval art and how these influenced the development of racial thought.

Art Talk will take place Tuesday, November 12 at noon at the Blanton Museum of Art located at 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712. As a major community resource, the Blanton Museum of Art includes nearly 18,000 works in its collection, showcasing art from all periods and offers a program of traveling exhibitions throughout the year. For more details on this event and upcoming events at Blanton, please visit Blanton Museum Events.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Event details

Art Talk: Medieval Monsters: Near and Far

Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 12 p.m.

The Blanton Art Museum

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