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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
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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Nice musuem

The musuem is actually very worth visiting if you have time to go through it. I was very surprised at the amount of collections showing during the time i visited. Some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The musuem is actually very worth visiting if you have time to go through it. I was very surprised at the amount of collections showing during the time i visited. Some of the installation pieces are very meaningful and breathtaking. *Try to plan your visit on Thursdays, entrance is free on that day. :)

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Has a small but very rich and complete art collection. On the campus of University of Texas so a great way to see the campus as well. Free on Thursdays.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Blanton is a gorgeous museum that is run very professionally. The art displays are beautiful and well planned. The customer service is also great. If you are in Austin, The Blanton is a MUST SEE.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went to this museum solo when I was visiting Austin for business and had a little bit of freetime to spare. I was very impressed by the size and beauty of the museum. The atrium space is absolutely gorgeous and I loved the tile work. I think this museum has some great works of art by artists that most... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's a nice place to see some up and coming artists, but overall pretty small and lacking. For as big a school as the University of Texas is I would have expected more.

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the current exhibit of Francisco Oller. Featured Puerto Rico in times past so it was very educational but also it had a unique look and feel.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Blanton is working on becoming a museum of Art but it is not there yet. Compare it to Ft. Worth or Houston Art Museums and it falls way short. I hope it grows and gets better. Sometime they get some very interesting traveling shows that are worth going to. Check the website to see what is in town.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have been to Paris, New York, etc to art museums, and so my standards are pretty high. I wasn't very impressed with the art, but it is a pretty building and the pieces are displayed nicely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

It doesn't get easier than visiting the Blanton with young kids. The parking garage is right next door and they will validate parking so it only costs $4 for the whole day - and as icing on the cake you can pay for parking when you pay for your admission. Wednesday and Friday there is an open art lab where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

this is one of the best Museums in Austin!!! The art is very eclectic, they have a variety of different styles! They also have a great collection of wooden etchings that help print pictures in the first bibles. It is a must to visit!

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Address: Address: 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512 471 7324
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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