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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Description: 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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A Great Cultural Experience in Longhorn Territory

A few days ago,I had the privilege of visiting this wonderful art museum on the campus of the University of Texas.I was auspiciously impressed with its fine array of Old Master... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A few days ago,I had the privilege of visiting this wonderful art museum on the campus of the University of Texas.I was auspiciously impressed with its fine array of Old Master Italian paintings from the Late Medieval Period(paintings by Simone da Bologna,Giovanni Dal Ponte)up to the 18th Century.Many of these paintings had devotional and mythological themes.I also saw fine Old... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The copies of sculptures at the Blanton make you feel like you have taken a trip to the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Of course, you do not see halls and halls of art work, but you get a glimpse of the best in one room. The collections are truly tops and the changing exhibits are intriguing and they include artists... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My mother wanted to go here desperately and I gave in, I'm an art lover but I tend to get bored after a short while. The museum was very beautiful and the guides were helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the Civil Rights in the 60's Exhibition but I wish there had been music throughout the entire museum. My only complaint was... More 

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a small-ish museum. When we visited there was an excellent exhibit on art created during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. Not much modern art in the rest of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A varied selection of artwork. Very educational. A great way to spend an afternoon. Friendly staff. Nice selection of gifts too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The musuem itself is quite stunning after entering! The 2 story staircase wall is beautiful. There were several modern art pieces that were truly amazing and worth the price of admission. There were a good number of religious pieces that were a bit much for us. The current exhibit on civil rights was quite well done.. We were able to... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Exhibit called "Witness' was very well done - videos, memorabilia, some that i had never seen even though i was alive during those times. What we saw of the rest of the museum was excellent also - would recommend it even if you are not there on a free day

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Rehoboth Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I liked that in a small museum it had gathered such diverse pieces, ranging from Greek and Byzantine to modern American. The galleries are a nice size so you are not overwhelmed. Especially enjoyed the Marsden Hartley and Jacob Lawrence. Worth the visit and entry price.

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

THIS museum is a real surprise, had no idea it was that large. Wish we had more time to truly enjoy each gallery. The Masters collection was very impressive.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were visiting Austin for a long weekend. The new exhibit was "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties" which was really interesting and well curated. The other featured show consisted of approximately 70 works from the private collection of Judy and Charles Tate. Entitled "La línea continua". The works were fantastic, focusing on Latin American artists. Any visit... More 

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