On October 31, 2015, Art This Week filmed the symposium on Ellsworth Kelly held at the Blanton Museum of Art. The panel gathered for the groundbreaking of Kelly’s Austin. “The 2,715-square-foot stone structure — the only building ever designed by Kelly — will include luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture, and 14 black-and-white stone panels in marble, all designed by the artist. The work will be built on the Blanton’s grounds and, once realized, will become part of the museum’s permanent collection.” (quote from the Blanton’s website)
Part 1-Ellsworth Kelly
In part 1, the panel discusses the life and work of Ellsworth Kelly. This enthusiastic and lively panel discussion consisted of:
Richard Schiff, The Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Tricia Y. Paik, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Carter Foster, The Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Gavin Delahunty, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
With Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art moderating and opening remarks by Simone Wicha, the Blanton Museum of Art’s Director.
In Part 2, the panel discusses the history of Kelly’s building Austin that will sit on the grounds of the Blanton.
In Part 3, the panel takes audience questions.
For more information:
UTNews: Blanton Museum of Art Announces Groundbreaking for Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” and Organizes Symposium with Leading Kelly Scholars
Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin Newsletter with information on the building and the artist
A very big thank you to the entire panel and the Blanton Museum of Art for allowing us to film the discussion and post to Art This Week. Also thank you to the Blanton Museum of Art for their help on this production.
Panel funding provided by the MK Hage Centennial Visiting Professorship
Blanton Museum of Art
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Austin, TX 78712
ATW info: Twitter: @artthisweek – Facebook: facebook.com/artthisweek – Tumblr: artthisweek.tumblr.com