"Austin," designed by late American modern artist Ellsworth Kelly, is a new $23 million project created by the Blanton Museum of Art that instantly takes its place as a crown jewel of Austin art.

"It will be a bold new landmark for the university and the city," predicts Blanton Director Simone Wicha, who spent years putting together "Austin," colloquially known as the Ellsworth Kelly Building or just the Ellsworth or sometimes the Kelly. "Inevitably, it will change the way the world sees Austin."

Find out more about this temple to joy and contemplation — and see plenty of photos — in a story on our premium website, Mystatesman.com.