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The Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art

Art Museum and Museum · University of Texas-Austin
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (at Congress Ave), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
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The Blanton Museum of Art is the largest university art museum in the country and has the most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas.


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    Katherine F.
    "Beautiful blue tile walls and third Thursday evenings are very fun."(8 Tips)
    "permanent collection of substantial range"(5 Tips)
    "free admission on the third Thursday"(4 Tips)
    Bobby D.
    "Best museum in Austin"(2 Tips)
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  • Valeria C.

    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.

    Valeria Cortez · December 30, 2015
  • Katy T.

    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.

    Katy Thompson · March 19, 2015
  • Ashley R.

    Came here for the Civil Rights exhibit. Really enjoyed this museum!

    Ashley Rudolph · March 15, 2015
  • Chizoba

    progress II By Luis Jimenez.. Best artwork I've seen in awhile

    Chizoba · September 20, 2014
  • 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!

    Pearson - Always Learning · March 3, 2014
  • Rebecca H.

    Go for Third Thursdays - free admission, open late, yoga in the galleries, and good deals in the cafe.

    Rebecca Huey · October 5, 2013
  • Marloes H.

    Visit the exhibition Lifelike while you still can. Until the end of September.

    Marloes Haarsma · September 19, 2013
  • Social News Network

    Great way to spend the day with friends or family. Check out the Lifelike exhibition and prepare to be amazed!

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
  • 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

    at Wheatsville Coop

    bfortane · June 2, 2013
  • 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.

    Eddie V's Prime Seafood · May 17, 2013
  • Sebastian P.

    I love stacked water and the events there too. I

    Sebastian Pando · May 7, 2013
  • Don I.

    Nicr place to have a picnic on the grounds.

    Don Inbody · March 16, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    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.

    Austin Chronicle · January 17, 2013
  • Tarrah M.

    Check out the monk exhibit while it lasts!

    Tarrah Miller · January 12, 2013
  • Clay C.

    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.

    Clay Chastain · December 6, 2012
  • Leslie L.

    This is the most special of all of the rooms

    Leslie LaChance · December 2, 2012
  • Social N.

    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!

    Social News Network · November 27, 2012
  • 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.

    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 News Network · June 30, 2012
  • Social N.

    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 News Network · June 30, 2012
  • Social N.

    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!

    Social News Network · June 18, 2012
  • Claudia S.

    We just had a wonderful time here during #isoj12

    Claudia Silva · April 21, 2012
  • Austin 360

    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.

    Austin 360 · April 3, 2012
  • Blanton M.

    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

    Blanton Museum · March 29, 2012
  • Dara B.

    Free on Thursdays!

    Dara Bassin · March 8, 2012
  • Austin American-Statesman

    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 · February 24, 2012
  • 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.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 8, 2012
  • Jared T.

    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.

    Jared Tristan · February 5, 2012
  • Visit Austin

    Admission is free every Thursday!

    Visit Austin · January 25, 2012
  • Bobby D.

    Best museum in Austin

    Bobby Dixon · November 27, 2011
  • Bryan L.

    Being your parking stub with you to the museum. They'll validate it for a cheaper rate.

    Bryan Lee · October 22, 2011
  • Ashlyn B.

    Free with UT ID. Kinda cool...

    Ashlyn B. ⚡ · September 26, 2011
  • 3MHalf Marathon

    After you finish running the race, stop by the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus.

    3MHalf Marathon · August 16, 2011
  • Ally B.

    Admission is required every day except Thursday. Thursdays are free :)

    Ally Bama · August 5, 2011
  • Scion Advisor

    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

    Scion Advisor · July 27, 2011
  • CultureMap Austin

    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.

    CultureMap Austin · July 11, 2011
  • Joe P.

    About Face : Portraiture as Subject is open ALL SUMMER LONG Read more

    Joe Poland · May 10, 2011
  • Kathleen S.

    Great place to get your cultural on....

    Kathleen Smith · April 10, 2011
  • akaCarioca

    Good contemporary exhibits and babes from University of Texas!

    akaCarioca · November 30, 2010
  • Patricio

    Just walk in and they won't stop you to pay.

    Patricio · November 7, 2010
  • Carmen M.

    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!

    Carmen McFarlin · October 21, 2010
  • Zayda D.

    Claude Monet's "Spring Time" is absolutely amazing!

    Zayda Dorantes · October 3, 2010
  • Jim M.

    Thursdays are free.

    Jim McDannald · September 23, 2010
  • Julia B.

    Be careful of the cafe, totally got my order wrong, a Ruben sandwich is not a turkey club :(

    Julia Buantello · September 19, 2010
  • Katherine F.

    Saw the Matisse exhibit here in July. I love this place! Beautiful blue tile walls and third Thursday evenings are very fun.

    Katherine Flansburg · August 30, 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.

    HISTORY · August 4, 2010
  • Meg K.

    Check out the B-Scene August 6th! Read more

    Meg Kells · August 2, 2010
  • Dora

    The museum stays open late and offers free admission on the third Thursday of every month. Powered by

    Dora · July 21, 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.

    HISTORY · April 7, 2010
  • Larissa A.

    Third Thursdays are free

    Larissa Angus · March 28, 2010
  • Theresa N.

    You can't go wrong with collections or exhibits here. Read more

    Theresa Noyes · March 15, 2010
  • Tune O.

    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.

    Tune Outhavong · March 11, 2010
  • A.J. B.

    Great start to a Friday night date or outing downtown. Read more

    A.J. Bingham · February 8, 2010
  • Mike D.

    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.

    Mike D · November 19, 2009
  • Carolee M.

    See the Birth of the Cool exhibit.

    Carolee Mitchell · May 16, 2009
  • John M.

    Go to the Blanton and check out some contemporary art.

    John Medina · May 15, 2009
  • John M.

    go to blanton and see some contemporary art.

    John Medina · May 15, 2009
  • A. M.

    Richard Long. Doris Salcedo. Arte cinético. Cuentan con una colección ambiciosa de arte contemporáneo latinoamericano.

    A. Morales · August 18, 2015
  • Diana R.

    Vean la exposición de James Blake, muy buena opción.

    Diana Romero · December 31, 2014

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