Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas unveils site-specific Carmen Herrera mural
5 May 2023
Carmen Herrera's large-scale mural, Verde, que te quiero verde (2020) was unveiled at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas on 30 April as part of the museum's grounds redesign.
The Blanton's new grounds initiative was designed to unify and revitalize the Blanton campus — which is approximately 200,000 square feet and contains two buildings and Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin — through architectural and landscape improvements and art.
One of the most exciting additions to the redesigned grounds is the site-specific mural by Carmen Herrera, her first major public mural commission. The title translates to Green How I Desire You Green, and comes from the poem Romance sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. The visual forms in the mural reference a painting by Herrera titled Green and White from 1956. The artwork is sited on the interior wall under the Michener Gallery Building’s loggia, spanning the length of the building, with the museum’s entrance in the middle.
Verde, que te quiero verde will be unveiled to the public at the museum's opening celebrations on 13 April. Find further information via the Blanton Museum of Art.