Christian Wurst, Curatorial Assistant to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Blanton discusses Ellsworth Kelly’s 1948 drawings of 12th century Apocalypse manuscripts and how they influenced his use of color and composition.
This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith building, and is free with museum admission. Everyone is welcome to bring lunch. 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.
Launched in conjunction with the opening of Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” in 2018, this informal series explores interesting facets of Kelly’s practice, from his service in the Ghost Army during World War II to his postcard collages, a little-known, fascinating body of work. All talks are held on Fridays at 12 noon in the Smith Building Capitol Room and are free with museum admission. You are welcome to bring your lunch.
Funding provided by the M.K. Hage Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts
Image Credit: Ellsworth Kelly, Drawings from 12th Century Manuscripts, 1948, graphite on paper, 7 ¾ x 10 inches (19.37 x 25.4 cm). Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. Gift of the artist, 2018. ©Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Photo courtesy Ellsworth Kelly StudioView Map