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The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

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  • What a treasure! This museum was free on the day that we visited, and the helpful staff was full of interesting information. We only had a couple of hours to spend and found so many unique items...  more »
  • Not quite the Art Institute of Chicago but the collection of contemporary and modern art is quite good.  more »
  • The Blanton presents some very fine artwork. Not many masterpieces, but an interesting collection nonetheless. There is a Lampika and Kalho that are very worthwhile. The Ellsworth Kelly Building is...  more »
  • I love wandering around this space. One of the marks of a good museum is the ability to lose yourself in the exhibits. This one offers just that kind of atmosphere. Their variety of artwork is decent, not overwhelming, and their staff are always friendly. Bonus points for their Free Thursdays too, which offer my family and I the opportunity to visit without breaking our (tiny) bank.
  • The Blanton is a place I have been wanting to visit for a long time and it did not disappoint. The museum's exhibit rooms are large and airy and the displays are varied and orderly. Compared to other world museums it is small, but I'm sure that changes as time goes by and new objects and exhibitions are acquired. The separate cafeteria is very, very nice and popular. The personnel friendly and knowlegeable.
  • Beautiful artifacts from all over the world! Looks small from the outside but reserve at least 3 hours to see everything because it’s well worth it. Don’t skip the Ellsworth Kelly chapel (keep your tickets) and see it at different times of the day, truly beautiful! The museum is free on Thursdays
  • Loved it. I brought my 12 year old daughter here with me and it was just perfect. A terrific mix of art that captivated us both. Each section was unique, well thought out, and breathtaking. What a great spot to visit again and again. Locals!! Keep in mind admission is free all day on Thursdays. Also, the museum gift shop is a terrific spot for reasonably priced, locally made artifacts.
  • The museum is very considerate for giving veterans and military an admission discount. It was very much appreciated! There is a nice selection of classical and modern .I find it intresting they have a building that is attraction. The museum had great exhibitions going on and we enjoyed seeing them. We drove from Katy Texas for one specific one, Paper Vault. Albrecht Durer's works did not disappoint! It was amazing to see them in person.

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