A special edition of KUT Radio’s “Views and Brews” goes to the Blanton Museum of Art and will focus on “The City within Our City,” a 30-foot-wide panorama by artist Vincent Valdez that imagines a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.
KUT’s Rebecca McInroy will moderate the discussion with UT professors Rich Reddick (Educational Leadership and Policy) and Cherise Smith (African and African Diaspora Studies, and Art History), Rabbi Neil Blumofe, and Blanton Curator Veronica Roberts. Panelists will discuss the role of art in community, how can art help combat injustice, and what this piece tells Austin about itself.
Doors and the bar open at 5:30 pm. The gallery will be open from 5:30-6 pm for viewing “The City” prior to the discussion, and the program will start around 6 pm. More information on the Facebook event page.
Location: Blanton Museum of Art, Atrium, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, 78712 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.