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The Blanton Museum of Art

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Address: 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512 471 7324
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This university art museum has a spectacular collection of 20th century...
This university art museum has a spectacular collection of 20th century American masters and the United State's largest collection of Latin American art.
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Very nice collection of Art, Different mediums and subject matter. We braved this trip with 9 children between the ages of 5-11 years old. Our docent was very informative and kept... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice collection of Art, Different mediums and subject matter. We braved this trip with 9 children between the ages of 5-11 years old. Our docent was very informative and kept the children's attention the whole time. There was garage parking that was very close and easy to get in and out of. The museum was able to validate it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been to art museums big and small, the Blanton is worth a visit of 3 or 4 hours for the more than casual visitor. The casual visitor will probably see enough in 2 hours. The current exhibition of Puerto Rican, Fransico Oller in the context of the art of his time in the Carribean was very well done. The... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not like the super-sized, world class museums I'm used to in NYC or LA; but top notch collection for a mid size museum. It also doesn't have the crowds that can diminish the experience in the bigger cities. If you love art & are in Austin; you will like this.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The museum was not a busy as I expected for free Thursday. We did the scavenger hunt game and that was surprisingly challenging. Just how many dogs can teen boys find in the paintings? You will have to take yours there and find out. They challenged each other by guessing how many pennies were in an exhibit.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Blanton Museum is located on MLK Blvd across from the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum. In our own experience at Blanton, it should be called an Exhibition Hall as it is not a great museum on any national scale given that it is very small but in a state capitol city and associated with one of the largest universities.... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Both the permanent and special exhibits contributed to a worthwhile afternoon spent browsing through the galleries. The Blanton is located on the edge of the UT campus. Easy and free parking directly across the street from the museum or in the underground garage.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife was doing a paper for one of her courses at St. Edwards, and she took me along as an observer. I had a better time viewing the art than I thought I would. Antique as well as modern. Recommend for anyone with the least bit of interest in art.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum is on the UT campus, but there's parking quite close. The museum itself is in its own building, with either elevators or stairs. Many, many rooms of art exhibited, as well as the lobby, which is a work of art as well. They have a large collection of old masters, as well as contemporary art (not as much).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The musuem is actually very worth visiting if you have time to go through it. I was very surprised at the amount of collections showing during the time i visited. Some of the installation pieces are very meaningful and breathtaking. *Try to plan your visit on Thursdays, entrance is free on that day. :)

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Has a small but very rich and complete art collection. On the campus of University of Texas so a great way to see the campus as well. Free on Thursdays.

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Additional Information about The Blanton Museum of Art

Address: 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512 471 7324
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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