Public Tours - Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art

Event Details

Featuring contemporary painting and sculpture by Australian Aboriginal artists, "Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection" celebrates the renaissance that has occurred since the 1970s within the millennia-old traditions of indigenous Australian art. Come explore how artists have translated motifs from traditional art forms, such as rock and body painting, to media that can be more easily shared with viewers – communicating beliefs and histories, laws and rituals, and a profound connection to the land.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Our tours can accommodate large groups but we encourage you to check-in with our Visitor’s Service Desk to secure your place.

Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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.

Tommy Mitchell
Walu, 2008 (detail)
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
40 x 60 in.
Promised gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan to the Seattle Art Museum
© Tommy Mitchell
Courtesy American Federation of Arts