Blanton Museum Redesign
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is planning a $35 million campus redesign led by the firm Snohetta. It will feature architectural and landscaping improvements throughout the museum’s 200,000-square-foot grounds like a dramatic biomorphic canopy redefining the entrance plaza.
With more than $33 million raised, the museum will break ground in February and expects to complete the project in late 2022.
Snohetta has designed 15 tall, flowering structures to bridge the patio between the two buildings, to give the museum a more distinctive visual identity. Rising on slender columns and fanning into broad petals, these canopies will meet to form archways and provide shade over new seating. This ensemble will also frame views of the Texas Capitol.