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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
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Ranked #23 of 161 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This university art museum has a spectacular collection of 20th century American masters and the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I loved this museum and was only able to stay for an hour. Even so, it felt digestable and not overwhelming. Beautifully done. Great museum store for shoppers out there.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Blanton Museum of Art has been on my bucket list for a while--and now I have even more reason to admire the late James Michener, whose personal collection and bequest funded what looks like most of the 20th-21st century American collection. The basics: parking was easy-peasy in the Brazos St garage, just across the driveway from the museum building... More 

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Menlo Park
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas is a helpful addition to Austin's museum scene. The eclectic collection, modest in size, is well displayed in a delightful space.

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Aubrey, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
33 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We very much enjoyed our first visit to the Blanton. We lucked out by unknowingly going on a free Thursday. There are several artistic styles and mediums on display from small Greek urns to large contemporary installations. So everyone should find something they like. We like it all so every room brought new enjoyment. It isn't large so we spent... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The modern art collection here is very good indeed - surprisingly so, as it seems to be more known for Latin American and European paintings. The staff were a bit pushy, but the guards in the galleries were very discrete and polite. I plan on visiting again!

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Palo Alto, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
39 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I loved the Brazilian artist - Cildo Meireles - "How to Build Cathedrals", large exhibit with 600,000 coins that seemed to be attracting families and children to sit and interact with the coins. The modern 'gestural art' collection (some donated by the Micheners ) with large iconic works by Jim Dine and female artists, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frakenthaler were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had a good time seeing the permanent exhibits, and there was a really neat experimental string group playing in the atrium. My 1-year-old liked walking down the stairs (repeatedly) and seeing the players. How long you spend depends on how much you like each style of art, and how long you want to look at it. Layout of the exhibit... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well... an Art Museum it is always a fascinating adventure because you can see almost everything, either you like it or hate it. And this is not different in Blanton!!! The cats and dogs exhibit is really amazing and you could find interesting paintings about the relationship we have along the eras with our most estimated friends. Unfortunately it was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed our visit here on a day when rain prevented outdoor activities. Really enjoyed the exhibit on pets. Lots of hard marble to walk on though so wear comfortable shoes.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The quality of the exhibitions wet excellent! I kept having to tell myself I was in Austin and not Paris. Fab place for art lovers

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