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The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin

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  • While there was a great deal of construction around the museum and several rooms within were closed to visitors, it’s worth a visit. We lucked out and got in free on a Thursday, but even if we paid... 
    While there was a great deal of construction around the museum and several rooms within were closed to visitors, it’s worth a visit. We lucked out and got in free on a Thursday, but even if we paid...  more »
  • This museum has a wonderful collection of contemporary and moved art. The water room on the first floor is a beautiful installation, and the special exhibit on historical fabrics and paintings from... 
    This museum has a wonderful collection of contemporary and moved art. The water room on the first floor is a beautiful installation, and the special exhibit on historical fabrics and paintings from...  more »
  • I was impressed with the range of contemporary pieces at the Blanton Museum. Particularly enjoyed the Ellsworth Kelly building. There was a significant amount of construction going on when we... 
    I was impressed with the range of contemporary pieces at the Blanton Museum. Particularly enjoyed the Ellsworth Kelly building. There was a significant amount of construction going on when we...  more »
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  • Cute local art museum. Pretty quick walk through. Can do it in about 2 hours and still see everything. A mix of old and new with the art separated out into regions and eras. Free on Thursdays!! And discounted parking at the college garage next door. Don’t mind the construction, it’s temporary and the grounds will be so beautiful when finished. Here are some of my favorite pieces that were on display during my visit!
  • 100% worth the visit. This space has something for everyone… from European collections, to Modern & Contemporary, or even (my personal favorites) 1,600+ drawings and sketches! Just enough exhibits to keep you busy for a few hours, but not overwhelming. Good to Knows - No Bags, Backpacks or Beverages… they will provide you with a locker to store your belongings while you explore! - Construction… you have to pay *extra* attention to find the entrance. Signage wasn’t totally clear. But excited for the big reveal in 2023!
  • What a time to be alive and what a beautiful art museum to visit. So glad we have Blanton Museum here in Austin, with one of the most fascinating art collections I’ve ever seen. Not the biggest museum in North America; nevertheless, collection is big enough to take about 2 hours to go through. Lots of parking options available around the museum.
  • Beautiful space, entrance fee is $12 per adult + they have free tours(highly recommend). Museum space is not big but they have put together wonderful exhibitions! Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend for visit! P.S. it was hard to find the space to park with the current construction in the area, I wish there were more signs as we made couple loops on search of a space.
  • Beautiful art, modern, renaissance and Spanish for sure. Loves walking through the exhibits. The museum is quite small and under major construction. The entrance is hard to find and since it’s on UTs campus, don’t plan on taking a city electric ride or scooter. There was extremely loud stage practice going on throughout the center of the museum. I understand that stuff needs to happen but it was ear piercing and distracting

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