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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 #35 of 182 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Austin, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Blanton has an outstanding collection that consists of nice variety of types and periods of art. We very much enjoy going to the special exhibits because they span anywhere from modern art to themed collections of classic artwork. The last exhibit we saw, In the Company of Cats and Dogs was a fun look into how furry friends have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were there about an hour and a half. We didn't look at everything, just the cats and dogs exhibit and the precolumbian.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fantastic art featuring famous artists, books, engravings, etc, Exhibit features rooms with different stages of the art, historical, religious, pastoral. Visit the site for more detalis, ending September. Great Inca Art exhibit also. Visit now!

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ontheroad
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum has always had more violence and nudity than necessary. There's a special Cat & Dog Exhibit now and to my shock and dismay, most of the "art" was violent and disturbing - dead, emaciated, abused, etc. The 3 videos running on the screens outside the exhibit were cute and funny. There is little that is peaceful, calming or... More

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Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Admission is free on the third Thursday of the month & this wonderful space is open till 9 on those days. The two art talks I have heard here during lunchtime have been fascinating.

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Blanton Museum's collection is small but impeccably curated, and is a delight to visit. In a few hours you can visit the entire museum and walk through the history of art. The museum has very interesting temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection is always in perfect condition. The cafe next to the museum has a great menu and a... More

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Midland, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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