After two years of construction, Blanton Museum of Art will hold its grand reopening unveiling the Moody Patio, new art installations and programs May 13.

Attend the grand opening

The grand reopening will take place from 2-3 p.m. May 13 on the new gathering space, the Moody Patio. The event is free, and features live music and a participatory art experience from the Haas Brothers.

Residents can RSVP to the grand opening here. The address to the event is 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Austin.

What’s new?

The museum will kick off Second Saturdays, a community event on the second Saturday of each month with food and music. The first Second Saturday will be after the grand opening celebration May 13.

Four new art installations arrived at the museum, including the Butler Sound Gallery by sound artist Bill Fontana, which features recordings of Texas wildlife and geological structures over the course of four seasons, and “Plexus No. 44” by Gabriel Dawe, a multicolor thread-based art piece that looks like a rainbow ray through the check-in lobby of the museum’s Smith building.

Two new murals are on display: “Verde que te quiero verde (Green How I Desire You Green)” by Cuban American artist Carmen Herrera and colorful mural titled “HI” by Kay Rosen.

Updated hours

Starting May 9, the Blanton Museum of Art will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and on Sundays. The museum has extended hours on Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Blanton is closed on Mondays and now offers free admission on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays.

New prices

As of March 1, regular adult admission tickets cost $15, and memberships start at $75.