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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: +1 512-471-7324
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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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Great art on display

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Buda, Texas
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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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 22 August 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 20 August 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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Holliston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Free admission and beautiful exhibit space. There was a yoga class going on near the lobby. The cafe is over-priced. Parts of the museum were closed for renovation.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The Blanton exhibits are so much fun to view. I get surprised by their daring presentations. They have an extensive permanent collection which is always fun to visit often and the new artists they bring in are exciting and refreshing to view and enjoy.

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The permanent exhibitions are closed and the temporary ones are not impressive enough to have a charge. The staff does tell you that the main floors are closed before you buy a ticket but ....don't bother visiting its not worth it.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

A nice Museum of Art but two whole floors closed for renovations made for a short visit. I think given this fact, the admission should have been reduced accordingly.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We visited the Blanton on a Free Thursday to see the Goya exhibit. The Goya prints depicted bullfighting and war. It was not an easy exhibit to view on an aesthetic level as the bullfighting prints often depicted the gore and death associated with bullfighting and the war prints were severely depressing giving realistic depravity of the violence of war.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Tried to see the art collection but they are closed Monday's. However the cafe is open, had a really good pizza for lunch. Came back the next day, due to renovations on the second floor the gallery is half closed, but they didn't cut the entry in half. Luckily I am a teacher so I got in free😊

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The artwork was beautiful. There were three rooms, two of which were strictly war/western paper and pen drawings, which was rather disappointing. I was looking forward to the more contemporary and sculpture art which was not featured, and won't be until February 2017 as renovations are being done on the second floor. All in all, I wouldn't recommend going until... More 

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