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The Blanton Museum of Art

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
512 471 7324
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Ranked #36 of 181 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country.  It has the largest and... more »
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Midland, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The travelling exhibit on display now, cats and dogs, is a wonderful way to spend a hot Texas summer day inside. Allow yourself several hours to fully enjoy the treasures presented in the museum.

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Central Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Blanton has been around for several years now, and we really enjoy it. The building itself is very interesting, airy and well lit. The permanent collection is heavy on old masters European art, and contemporary art, but it has temporary exhibitions that broaden its appeal even further. Parking is free if you validate your ticket from the covered parking... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was one place we've tried many times to visit on our Monday off...when they're closed. It was fantastic! Very much a world class treasure. Every exhibit was so well done that my niece is considering different lines of study.

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A modest selection of European, Latin and contemporary work. The Americana and the sculptures were the strongest parts of the collection.

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was my first visit to the Blanton. It has a small collection for such a large building. There were some nice pieces, but really not that much. There are no bathrooms on the second floor, which is a bit inconvenient. Overall, I enjoyed my visit and I would definitely go back if one of their visiting collections catches my... More

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Austin, Tx. USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

4 & 5 year old grandchildren just go crazy with the displays being so life like to them. The IMAX is awesome I really want one for the house . . .

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South Florida, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

While not a large museum, the Blanton's collection includes a fair number of really lovely quality pieces and is well worth a two-hour visit. The building itself lends the museum a distinctive small museum/ high quality feel. The works of European art were representative of a survey course and we're easily viewed in one visit but I was particularly taken... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I like art museums, but I thought this one had too little to keep my attention. The one plus is that it's free on Thursdays. Lots of big rooms with not much in them. Plus, it was hard to figure out where I'd been and how to get out. Not worth it for me.

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Mussoorie, India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Blanton has a great cross section of art. The building is very nice, with some great rooms and places to sit and reflect. After going through some of the early European paintings I didn't expect the modern section to be so good. When we went they had a Sol LeWitt and Eva Hess show was up and it was... More

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Wolfville NS
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72 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A very impressive exhibition of art, and there was European, Modern and Contemporary art which makes this collection quite eclectic. My husband and I were very glad to see the Vignon painting of 'David and Goliath' as we had just read Malcolm Gladwell's book by the same name and enjoyed spending extra time with this impressive work. Definitely worth visiting... More

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