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Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America

August 14, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America addresses the social roles of textiles and their visual representations in different media produced in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela during the 1600s and 1700s. Beyond emphasizing how aesthetic traditions of European and Indigenous origin were woven together during this period, the exhibition showcases the production, use, and meaning of garments as well as the ways they were experienced both in civil and religious settings.

SPECIAL OFFER: Visit the Blanton to get 15% off ALL membership levels. Ask our Visitor Services team at the front desk to help you sign up and get your free Painted Cloth-inspired notebook (while supplies last). Offer ends November 15, 2022.

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin and the Bullock State History Museum are teaming up to offer visitors $2 off any same-day admission ticket throughout the month of November. The promotion celebrates the two Austin museums’ traditional textile-themed exhibitions, Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America at the Blanton and Hilos de Tradición: Dresses of Mexico at the Bullock, both of which explore Latin American textile arts. Museum visitors should present a respective full-price ticket or membership card to either museum to receive the discount on any same-day ticket.

When: The discount will be offered on same-day tickets throughout the month of November.

Admission Information:
Blanton Museum of Art
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 1–5pm

Bullock State History Museum
Monday: Closed
Tuesday (starting November 1) – Sunday: 10am–5pm
Extended hours and special programs on Thursday, November 17: 5–7pm


The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin,TX78712United States
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