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The Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art

Art Museum and Museum
University of Texas-Austin, Austin
66 Tips and reviews
  • museums
  • third thursday
  • permanent collection
  • free admission
  • arts
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  • Elena O.
    Art and history of India is super interesting. Make sure to see the performance with dancer, too.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannApril 15
    Been here 5+ times
    The Blanton is an incredible university art museum and the most significant art museum in Austin. Clean, quiet, and welcoming.
  • Kathryn A.
    Beautiful space. I went for the Brother's Grimm exhibit. It was well displayed although the pieces weren't my favorite. I'd like to see some other temporary exhibits.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AJanuary 5
    Small but pretty art museum. Decent permanent collection considering size but the real draw are the temporary exhibits. Also check out B Scene on their website for a fun night.
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JamesJuly 19, 2016
    Fabulous place to go and relax. If you go to UT, it's free and a great way to unwind between classes. Sit in the atrium and enjoy the perfectly filtered light.
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeJuly 6, 2016
    Beautiful permanent collection! Don't forget your student ID for a discount.
  • Valeria C.
    Valeria CortezDecember 30, 2015
    Has a good permanent collection of contemporary and 16-17th century art.Nice building too.Temporary exhibit was nothing exceptional.Students get discount and kids under 12 don't pay.
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThompsonMarch 19, 2015
    Students of UT get in free, other students $5 with ID, $15 for regular admission, teachers also get a discount. Definitely check out the free days, too.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphMarch 15, 2015
    Came here for the Civil Rights exhibit. Really enjoyed this museum!
  • Chizoba
    ChizobaSeptember 20, 2014
    progress II By Luis Jimenez.. Best artwork I've seen in awhile
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    The largest university museum in the USA and it's free to visit on Thursdays. If you're in need of inspiration for your next project, this is the place to be!
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HueyOctober 5, 2013
    Go for Third Thursdays - free admission, open late, yoga in the galleries, and good deals in the cafe.
  • Marloes H.
    Marloes HaarsmaSeptember 19, 2013
    Visit the exhibition Lifelike while you still can. Until the end of September.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 14, 2013
    Great way to spend the day with friends or family. Check out the Lifelike exhibition and prepare to be amazed!
  • Delight G.
    These's a little something for everyone at the Blanton. This museum has the greatest collection in Austin, and sponsors many traveling exhibits. Admission is free on Thursdays.
  • bfortane
    bfortaneJune 2, 2013
    at Wheatsville Coop
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    We can’t wait to attend Screenings at the Blanton. Each screening will be hosted by filmmakers and tickets to the film are included in our museum admission cost.
  • Sebastian P.
    Sebastian PandoMay 7, 2013
    I love stacked water and the events there too. I
  • Don I.
    Don InbodyMarch 16, 2013
    Nicr place to have a picnic on the grounds.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJanuary 17, 2013
    Exhibits come and go at this top-flight art museum, but what never changes is the epic installation “Stacked Waters,” which gives the Blanton's atrium the feeling of a two-story-high pool of water.
  • Tarrah M.
    Tarrah MillerJanuary 12, 2013
    Check out the monk exhibit while it lasts!
  • Clay C.
    Clay ChastainDecember 6, 2012
    I love art museums but this one just didn't really impress; I feel like both Houston and San Antonio are better choices for depth and featured collections.
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LaChanceDecember 2, 2012
    This is the most special of all of the rooms
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    Wonderful Renaissance art collection! You are not allowed to take pictures of most of the special exhibits, but most of the permanent art you allowed to photograph. But make sure not to use flash!
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    The largest university art museum in the nation, The Blanton holds paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and works in new media. The Blanton has more than 17,000 works of art.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    Probably one of the best places on campus. Only go if you have a few hours to spare or you won't be able to fully enjoy everything.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    Yoga in the Galleries is every Third Thursday at 6:30PM. Space is limited, so arrive about 20 minutes early to reserve your spot! The openness of the gallery is amazing and worth the early arrival.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 18, 2012
    Features a wonderful permanent collection with all genres and special exhibitions that switch out every season. Thursdays are free; open until late every third Thursday. Free for current UT students!
  • Claudia S.
    Claudia SilvaApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    We just had a wonderful time here during #isoj12
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360April 3, 2012
    The Blanton is part of the University of Texas and offers traveling exhibitions, programs and activities and a permanent collection of more than 17,000 worldwide works.
  • Blanton M.
    Blanton MuseumMarch 29, 2012
    Student Fest is happening on April 5th! Stop by for button-making, a photobooth, poetry, a movie at 8 pm, and so much more! Join the event on Facebook and invite friends! Read more
  • Dara B.
    Dara BassinMarch 8, 2012
    Free on Thursdays!
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 24, 2012
    This University of Texas museum offers traveling exhibitions, programs and activities and a permanent collection of more than 17,000 worldwide works. Closed on Mondays. Free admission on Thursdays.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    The Blanton Museum of Art is a reflection of Austin's eclectic nature: There's something for everyone at this art museum.
  • Jared T.
    Jared TristanFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    MUSEUM HOURS: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM, (third Thursday of month open until 9 PM, FREE admission every Thursday), Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM, Sundays: 1 – 5 PM.
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinJanuary 25, 2012
    Admission is free every Thursday!
  • Bobby D.
    Bobby DixonNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best museum in Austin
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LeeOctober 22, 2011
    Being your parking stub with you to the museum. They'll validate it for a cheaper rate.
  • Ashlyn B.
    Ashlyn B. ⚡September 26, 2011
    Free with UT ID. Kinda cool...
  • 3MHalf Marathon
    3MHalf MarathonAugust 16, 2011
    After you finish running the race, stop by the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus.
  • Ally B.
    Ally BamaAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Admission is required every day except Thursday. Thursdays are free :)
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 27, 2011
    Head here on the first Friday of every month for music, mingling, and appetizers from some of the best local spots. We love that you can make your own art from supplies related to the installation. Read more
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 11, 2011
    Starting off your tour with the Western European Art Collection and ending it with the modern art of the Americas lets you observe exactly how art has redefined itself over hundreds of years.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PolandMay 10, 2011
    About Face : Portraiture as Subject is open ALL SUMMER LONG Read more
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SmithApril 10, 2011
    Great place to get your cultural on....
  • akaCarioca
    akaCariocaNovember 30, 2010
    Good contemporary exhibits and babes from University of Texas!
  • Patricio
    PatricioNovember 7, 2010
    Just walk in and they won't stop you to pay.
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen McFarlinOctober 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Third Thursdays, the museum is open until 9 p.m. and you can purchase a slice of pizza and a cup of wine for $5 in the cafe!
  • Zayda D.
    Zayda DorantesOctober 3, 2010
    Claude Monet's "Spring Time" is absolutely amazing!
  • Jim M.
    Jim McDannaldSeptember 23, 2010
    Thursdays are free.
  • Julia B.
    Julia BuantelloSeptember 19, 2010
    Be careful of the cafe, totally got my order wrong, a Ruben sandwich is not a turkey club :(
  • Katherine F.
    Katherine FlansburgAugust 30, 2010
    Saw the Matisse exhibit here in July. I love this place! Beautiful blue tile walls and third Thursday evenings are very fun.
    HISTORYAugust 4, 2010
    This museum is the only museum in Austin with a permanent collection of substantial range and depth. It was built in 1963 after a large donation from railroad tycoon Archer Huntington.
  • Meg K.
    Meg KellsAugust 2, 2010
    Check out the B-Scene August 6th! Read more
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    The museum stays open late and offers free admission on the third Thursday of every month. Powered by
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    One of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas with 17,500 works recognized for its European paintings.
  • Larissa A.
    Larissa AngusMarch 28, 2010
    Third Thursdays are free
  • Theresa N.
    Theresa NoyesMarch 15, 2010
    You can't go wrong with collections or exhibits here. Read more
  • Tune O.
    Tune OuthavongMarch 11, 2010
    Catch the museum during B-Scene to kill several birds with one stone: see the newest exhibit, have a fun (and inexpensive) night out, support the arts, etc.
  • A.J. B.
    A.J. BinghamFebruary 8, 2010
    Great start to a Friday night date or outing downtown. Read more
  • Mike D.
    Mike DNovember 19, 2009
    Has a paid bar while looking at one of the best university art museums in the country also usually has a DJ spinning with a great crowd.
  • Carolee M.
    Carolee MitchellMay 16, 2009
    See the Birth of the Cool exhibit.
  • John M.
    John MedinaMay 15, 2009
    Go to the Blanton and check out some contemporary art.
  • John M.
    John MedinaMay 15, 2009
    go to blanton and see some contemporary art.
  • A. M.
    A. MoralesAugust 18, 2015
    Richard Long. Doris Salcedo. Arte cinético. Cuentan con una colección ambiciosa de arte contemporáneo latinoamericano.
  • Diana Comiditas R.
    Diana Comiditas RomeroDecember 31, 2014
    Vean la exposición de James Blake, muy buena opción.
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