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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Well Curated and Exquisite Collection

This is a gem. It is not a large museum, but the quality and calibre of the collections are world class. We were fortunate to see the Bible exhibit and were fascinated by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wolfville, Nova Scotia

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Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gem. It is not a large museum, but the quality and calibre of the collections are world class. We were fortunate to see the Bible exhibit and were fascinated by the narrative on how parchment is made and used. Although were are more "secular" people, this installation was riveting. The sacred art was thematically focused, which made... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful permanent collection and very special temporary exhibits. Saw the Crusades Bible and it was done very well. Always a fan of the Greek sculpture and ceramics.

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Thank Encajes
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful facilities with a great collection that is small enough not to be overwhelming for those who like to imbibe a craft beer after ogling some art.

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HOUSTON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blanton is an interesting medium-sized museum by Texas standards. Affiliated with the University of Texas, visitors will see a wide variety of medium covering Italian renaissance to the American West, Rembrandt to Picasso. You need at least a couple of hours to enjoy the museum. But you can make a day of it by spending half a day at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a solo stop at the Blanton on Sunday afternoon. The entire first floor was closed save the beautiful blue staircase, so it was probably a quicker viewing than usual. I skipped through the Religious Painting exhibit, so I really looked through most of the permanent collection and it took about 2.5 hours. I stop at each painting and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Museum with a nice collection and interesting temporary exhibitions. They have selected works of contemporary art and a good collection of Latin American art. The building is not remarkable but it has valuable details.

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Austin, Texas
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum hosts some great traveling exhibits and also has eye catching resident pieces. The entry way is stunning and a two story art work as well.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of modern art and interesting exhibits. Some sculptures, the Crusades Bible, mid 1700s paintings and really cool modern art pieces.

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CORPUS CHRISTI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw two wonderful exhibits--one on Modern design in Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico and the other on the Crusader Bible. This museum has been doing some amazing things lately!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is quite interesting even though I was expecting something more. In particular the building is quite big but the works really interesting are not a lot.

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