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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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Pretty Cool

We went and saw a lot of awesome art. It was smaller than I expected and sometimes the flow was confusing as you would be in medieval century art and then modernism. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went and saw a lot of awesome art. It was smaller than I expected and sometimes the flow was confusing as you would be in medieval century art and then modernism. However; seeing these paintings was an awesome experience and I do not regret it.

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We just had coffee and snacks like cake and cookies. It's a typical museum restaurant - not fine dining but if you're hungry it fits the bill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a beautiful art museum to visit. There is a good variety of art, and the information on the exhibits are very informative. Even if you don't normally go to art museums, you can discover and appreciate this place.

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Houston, TX
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We parked (paid lot) by the Austin American Statesman and had a very easy walk to a hillside to see the bats. No sense in getting there much before sunset because nothing else in happening. Once it starts becoming dark, you can begin to see a few bats coming out. They are difficult to see. Some tour cruise boats were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went for the Alice in Wonderland exhibit which was quite impressive. The museum isn't very large - check website before you go to see if there is a show of interest to you.

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Easton, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went for the "Witness" exhibit which was stunning, and enjoyed the third Thursday "wine and pizza" special, too. The museum building itself is a work of art worth venturing into though the cafe feels a little cafeteria like. Didn't get to browse the permanent collection (yet).

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Delray Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Blanton Museum is far beyond anything you'd expect from a college museum. What an amazing collection of art. Seems like it belongs in Europe...not on a college campus.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A few days ago,I had the privilege of visiting this wonderful art museum on the campus of the University of Texas.I was auspiciously impressed with its fine array of Old Master Italian paintings from the Late Medieval Period(paintings by Simone da Bologna,Giovanni Dal Ponte)up to the 18th Century.Many of these paintings had devotional and mythological themes.I also saw fine Old... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The copies of sculptures at the Blanton make you feel like you have taken a trip to the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Of course, you do not see halls and halls of art work, but you get a glimpse of the best in one room. The collections are truly tops and the changing exhibits are intriguing and they include artists... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My mother wanted to go here desperately and I gave in, I'm an art lover but I tend to get bored after a short while. The museum was very beautiful and the guides were helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the Civil Rights in the 60's Exhibition but I wish there had been music throughout the entire museum. My only complaint was... More 

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