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The Blanton Museum of Art

Opens in 10 min: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Surprised at the collection

Must admit, did not expect to see such progressive exhibits and collections in Texas. Although I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marn627
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Great art and buildings

The Blanton is a great way to beat the heat and see some interesting art exhibits, check out the UT... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vanya W
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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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200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must admit, did not expect to see such progressive exhibits and collections in Texas. Although I now realize how unique Austin is. The museum is beautiful, the gift shop is interesting and the main hall with the blue tiles and the fantastic large hanging sculpture...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Blanton is a great way to beat the heat and see some interesting art exhibits, check out the UT campus as well

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blanton is a small but excellent museum and the adjacent stunningly beautiful Ellsworth Kelly's Austin "Chapel" is a must see for any culturally inclined visitor to Austin.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a varied collection, represent a variety of time periods and countries. My favorite section was the modern Latin American artistsMore

Date of experience: February 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing the Blanton. We are really enjoying having so many works by Latin American artists on view at the moment. Works by Cildo Miereles, Torres Garcia, Del Prete, Matto, Bravo, Kosice, Iommi, Siqueiros, Charlot, Castro, Cruz-Diez, Brizzi, de la Vega, Soto, Amaral,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a Thursday where it was free entry (otherwise $12) to both the Museum and the recent addition of Ellsworth Kelly's Austin building with stained glass windows. I would recommend going during the day to see the actual reflections but otherwise just seeing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nitasa, Our Thursdays are always a good day to come because of our free admission thanks to the Moody Foundation. It's especially popular on the Third Thursday of the month when we stay open (and free) until 9:00 pm. Hope you can join us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this museum isn't very large, it's packed full of treasures both traditional and modern. Coming here after the Bullock museum (and it's dozen of screaming school children) right across the street was wonderful. Don't forget to pop outside and to the right to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy you could cross the street and see our galleries. We thank you for taking the time to wander through and see our various collections on view. Both the Blanton and Bullock museums have grade school children visiting during the week, so if you catch...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful space on UT campus. The lobby is a work of art itself. Wide ranging collection, including a strong Latino representation. The Ellsworth Kelly chapel (a separate building just a few steps from the main building) is pleasant.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So nice you could visit us. Since our exhibition "Words Matter' just opened, we currently have a significant amount of gallery space devoted to Latin American artists and Latino artists. We also just opened an exhibition of Latin American art at the Museo Nacionale Centro...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019

The museum itself is surprisingly large. the blue tiled lobby quite cool. Highlight for us was the Elsworth Kelly "AUSTIN" A separate small building that is a masterful use of light, color and space. We were there on a cloudy day and found it lovely....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Ellsworth Kelly building is truly delightful and especially on a sunny day. On a cloudy day, hopefully you found your shadow to be a rainbow of color since the windows are all different colors. It's best seen on a cloudy day. Ellsworth Kelly called...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This art museum on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin is well put together and architecturally interesting. The collection includes more than 300 modern and contemporary American paintings from Mari and James A. Michener, but the European collection from the Suida-Manning family...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for helping to describe our collections and works on view. We do strive to provide a variety of art ranging from ancient to contemporary. While many of our works of art are from the permanent collection, we do have a current special exhibition...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

First go in the museum and look around-when finished, you can walk outside to the last art project Kelly did. Definitely has a religious feel to it- more like a chapel- stark and monochromatic- Just like his conventional work on canvasMore

Date of experience: January 2019
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Yes, the Kelly building, called "Austin" is definitely like a chapel. The stained glass windows were glowing today with the return of our sunshine. Hand-blown in Germany, with the large pains of brightly-colored glass, even on a cloudy day there are wonderful rainbow shadows in...More

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My wife and I went together and, since we both had our teacher ID cards, we got in free. I think single admission is $9. I think $9 is a fair price for such a nice collection. We also received received a parking validation... More
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