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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 Good Collection Particularly Modern/Contemporary Art

First visit and we were very impressed with the Modern/Contemporary collection. The Renaissance art is largely by secondary artists, while mildly interesting a little goes a long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
ConradHastler
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

First visit and we were very impressed with the Modern/Contemporary collection. The Renaissance art is largely by secondary artists, while mildly interesting a little goes a long way.

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Glenview,IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This art museum is located on the edge of the University of Texas campus and very "do able". Having read the reviews on Trip advisor I thought that the museum would be bigger than it was. The size, however is perfect for a couple of hours to walk and take in the beauty of visual art. There is a nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the exhibits and the vibe of the Blanton, but the most attractive experience was the enthusiasm and friendliness of the volunteer staff who went out of their way to help us get the most out of our visit. Pleasant coffee shop as well.

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Austin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Blanton has an amazing contemporary art collection, as well as an extensive Latin American art collection. The architecture is wonderful, and the huge room the contemporary collection is located in has nice natural light as well.

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Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a VERY nice university art museum. Special exhibits are widely attended and can be crowded. Permanent exhibits are primarily modern, however, classic works fill some of the small galleries. The gift shop and cafe are across the divided walkway from the museum. The Blanton is definitely worth a visit!

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Sarasota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great collection of Italian Renaisance to Baroque paintings, with good samples of contemporary art. Interesting temporary show of art work relating to the civil rights movement.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I went here with 2 friends, one of whom knew the museum very well. It was awesome! The people at the front desk were super friendly. I loved the modern/contemporary rooms, and the special exhibit on the first floor, which was about a guy who did one drawing a day. It was cool to see a local artist featured. Also... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Large museum on the grounds of the University - includes a nicely stocked gift store and a small cafe. Parking is easy next door in a covered parking garage. Varied art exhibits for many different tastes -- free entrance on the last Thursday of each month --

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Kentucky
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Did not expect the museum to be as large as it was. A good afternoon. Put aside an hour between other tourist activities and found myself running through. Wish I had budgeted more time. Enjoyed the exhibit of Latin American artists. Gershwin portrait was my favorite. Would definitely go back.

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Waukee, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Unfortunately my stay in Austin was short and I was sick but I couldn't miss out on two exhibits, the Making of the Gone With the Wind and the First Photograph ever taken. However, with the little time I spent visiting these exhibits, I was impressed. The GWTW exhibit was pretty amazing, a little long winded if you took the... More 

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