Realism to Raphael: Summer Exhibitions at the Blanton Museum Now on View

June 27, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas — This summer, the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents two exhibitions to delight and inspire visitors interested in everything from High Renaissance to contemporary art.

Startlingly Real Artwork in “Lifelike”

Miniature elevator artwork by Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan, “Untitled,” 2001, stainless steel, composition wood,electric motor, electric light, electric bell, computer, 23 1/2 x 33 5/8 x 185/8 in., Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

The exhibition “Lifelike,” on view at the Blanton until Sept. 22, invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations that are startlingly realistic but often made of unexpected materials in unusual sizes.

Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, this international, multigenerational group exhibition features 75 works from the 1960s to the present by leading figures

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