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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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An art gem at the University of Texas, Austin

Enjoyed the Xu Bing installation of Book from the Sky and a wonderful Warhol exhibition of his books and portraits. The Teresita Fernandez installation in the atrium is... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the Xu Bing installation of Book from the Sky and a wonderful Warhol exhibition of his books and portraits. The Teresita Fernandez installation in the atrium is breathtaking. The cafe in the building across the courtyard had a tasty assortment of hot and cold dishes at reasonable prices. Next February they will reopen their permanent galleries on the upper... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great exhibition of early Warhol art. Books, record covers, line drawings, photos and screen prints make up this body of his work. We are so use to seeing his iconic images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe that you overlook the true artist and his work.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Blanton with my children and a young adult friend from Germany who enjoys art. We were excited about the Francisco Goya exhibit. I had done a little research before hand and discovered he had a "dark period" and had some rather gruesome pictures from this period. I specifically asked a staff member about the appropriateness of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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