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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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1:00 pm - 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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Great exhibit

Even though the second floor was closed there was a Xu Bing exhibit that was fascinating. The Goya exhibit was equally interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Nancy B
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though the second floor was closed there was a Xu Bing exhibit that was fascinating. The Goya exhibit was equally interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We received several admissions discounts. Staff was friendly. The 2 exhibits which were available to view were interesting and beautiful. Limited museum visit because of the renovations taking place on the second level. I would come back after the renovations in 2017. If it wasn't for the admissions discounts I would have felt cheated.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They had two artists work to view. The museum is nice. When we went only the first floor was open. It is free on Thursdays.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a member of the Blanton the museum for over ten years. During that time the Blanton has shown exhibitions as varied at Peruvian artifacts to Modernism to Pre-Impressionism to Tibetan religious art, and the list goes on. What a beautiful building, with a fine gift shop across the way and a good fast eat cafeteria with gourmet... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I visited the Blanton on a Thursday because it is FREE on Thursdays. Other than the 3rd Thurs of the month and for their B-Scene events the museum is only open until 5pm. There is a parking garage next door and they will charge you just $4 to park IF you bring your ticket to the front... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blanton is one of my favorites in Austin. The amazing exhibits that change frequently allows us to go several times a year. Gone with the Wind exhibit has been my favorite, the Bibles of the world was another top attraction.

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Clinton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was ok for free, but I would not pay to visit. Not crowded. Parking deck is close (pay for this inside museum). But hard to find a place to eat nearby (walked about 15 minutes). Within walking distance of state capital. Art does not really compare to just about any other art museum and we have been to a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last day of an activity packed three week road trip without a single dud - but here it was, in Austin, The Blanton Museum of Art. We paid the entrance fee and chatted to the young woman about the exhibitions, one of which sadly ended a couple of days before our visit. "but we have the Goya" she said.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch permanent collection, well-constructed and engaging shows. This museum has something for every type of viewer in an exquisitely decorated building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blanton is a great walk around to check out art. The upper floor is usually stable with Renaissances paintings, modern art, some Greek sculpture and often some Texas or western art pieces. Check out the rooms down stairs for more rotating art, you'll never know what your going to get down there! Closed on Mondays $9 admission.

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