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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 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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Austin, Texas
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52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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