Day at the Museum

Art meets fashion in the Blanton’s whimsical new exhibit—Lifelike.

On Lexi: Skirt by L'Agence &795, Top by L'Agence $350, Bag by Celine $3,750, Shoes by Lanvin $1,150, all available at By George. Bracelet by Leighelena $110, Eliza Page. On Doa: Jacket by The Row $4,090, Bag by Celine $1,800, Shoes by Marni $840, all available at By George. Top $38, Feathers. Pants by Escada Sport $368, Julian Gold.

This summer, don’t miss one of the most exciting and whimsical exhibitions in Austin. Lifelike, now on view at the Blanton Museum of Art, investigates the continuing relevance of realism in contemporary art. Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the exhibition features over 40 international and multigenerational artists who use scale, unusual materials, and sly contextual devices to create eerily realistic interpretations of commonplace situations and objects. Reflecting an obsessive attention to detail, the works in the exhibition—from an enormous paper bag to a handmade honey bee—are often playful, sometimes surreal, and always more than meets the eye. Lifelike showcases works from the late 1960s to the present by Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Robert Gober, Ron Meuck, Gerhard Richter, Sam Taylor-Wood, Ai Weiwei and others.


Dress by Lanvin $3,680, By George.


On Doa: Dress by Herve Leger $1,440, Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent, Jacket by Vince $995, all available at Neiman Marcus. On Lexi: Dress by Herve Leger $1,890, Shoes by Prada $750, both available at Neiman Marcus.


Dress by Armani $1,295, Julian Gold. Blouse by Yves Saint Laurent $1,390, By George. Shoes by Prada $750, Neiman Marcus.


Dress by Lela Rose $1,495, Neiman Marcus.


Vintage Dress $398, Feathers.


Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent $1,095, Neiman Marcus.


On Lexi: Pants by The Row $2,290, By George. Shirt by Vince $495, Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent $1,095, both available at Neiman Marcus. Necklace by Jose & Maria Barrera $715, Julian Gold. On Doa: Blouse by Yves Saint Laurent $890, Shoes by Marni $840, both available at By George. Pants by BCBG $145, Jacket by Nanette Lepore $628, Earrings by Suzanna Dai $212, all available at Julian Gold.



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