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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
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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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February blues through a museum of art at UTA in Feb 2015

A brilliant piece of museum architecture in the midst of University of Texas in Austin filled with treasures from Greece and Rome to modern day contemporary art representing the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant piece of museum architecture in the midst of University of Texas in Austin filled with treasures from Greece and Rome to modern day contemporary art representing the American and Texan psyche

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Boston MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The permanent collection space is currently being renovated and is closed till November. A special exhibit of Goya PRINTS is interesting, albeit morbid. An installation exhibit of a Chinese artist on View.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wide variety of artwork. Many famous artists, beautiful facilities. Even though I'm very impressed with the Renaissance paintings my favorites are the contemporary abstract works.

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Austin, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Austin was bereft of art galleries and the Blanton opened to welcome hoards. We immediately became members and enjoyed the multiple different exhibits we have viewed over the years of them being open. We frankly just don't get out enough to check them out. And we should for many reasons. For one, the docents are all exceptional. They are very... More 

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to be honest, I went on Thursday when it is free. Really enjoyed strolling the galleries and looking at the amazing art pieces. They also have a better than average cafe. Sandwiches are real good. Nice half day trip.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've been wanting to visit The Blanton for quite a while and my sister's visit from out of state became a much-needed kick in the pants to get me there. The parking garage is only a 2-3 block walk away from the museum and easy to find. Inside, the staff was helpful in providing guidance on on-going exhibits. We were... More 

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Port Austin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

On our visit there was a Goya exhibit. We were able to see the exhibit with a guide, who was great at giving historical facts peppered with fun facts to draw in everyone in the your from teens to adults. The museum store across the way from the museum is a must! Ages in our group 12-40's

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Free admission and beautiful exhibit space. There was a yoga class going on near the lobby. The cafe is over-priced. Parts of the museum were closed for renovation.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The Blanton exhibits are so much fun to view. I get surprised by their daring presentations. They have an extensive permanent collection which is always fun to visit often and the new artists they bring in are exciting and refreshing to view and enjoy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The permanent exhibitions are closed and the temporary ones are not impressive enough to have a charge. The staff does tell you that the main floors are closed before you buy a ticket but ....don't bother visiting its not worth it.

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