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The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

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The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas.

The Blanton is free for UT students, faculty and staff with a current ID and it's free for children under age 12. Admission for the general public is free on Thursdays.
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  • I'm so glad we were able to visit The Blandon during our brief stay in Austin. The collection, in excess of 18,000 objects, is housed in a building near the State Capitol. Works span from art of the a...  more »
  • It was a lovely experience; enjoyed the special exhibit, the collection, the fabulous gift shop, and the hidden state room.  more »
  • By the time my friend and I got to the Blanton we had done alot of walking and were running out of energy. The galleries were interesting and we enjoyed speculating about the lives of people in the po...  more »
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  • I was not impressed. I felt the price of admission was a bit high for what you get to see or experience. Several displays were not available. There was also a guy painting in the hallway and every time the roller went up the wall it squeaked. I kept thinking, I paid money for this? The "American Road Trip" exhibit was not very interesting to me, I would even say it was boring. Overall, the social commentary being expressed through the art was a bit dark and depressing. I would not recommend this venue for a family outing.
  • Nice Venue, good lighting, decent events I attended a few events in this museum and I enjoyed the art, the cultural diversity, and the spreads are pretty good. Room for improvement: More knowledgeable and engaging staff interacting with attendees would encourage people to come back. Maybe throw some light activities to break the ice among the new social environments.
  • The museum is beautiful and all the exhibits are organized nicely. They have a good selection but it's not the biggest or the best. Very nice place though to receive general information or info for college projects
  • The Blanton is a good University museum. They've had some great special exhibits, and the standing collection is pretty interesting, too.
  • Beautiful museum conveniently located off of 35 and on the UT Campus. Easy parking in the garage right next to it. It’s not the largest museum but the staff is great and so are the alternating exhibitions.

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