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Blanton Museum of Art
Art Museum
Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Austin, TX 78712
200 East Martin Luther King Junior BoulevardUSTexasAustin78712
(512) 471-7324blantonmuseum.org
Art MuseumToday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm
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Renaissance to 20th-century American paintings, Latin American art, plus Greek & Roman sculpture.- Google
"Many very interesting works of art on the first floor, mostly contemporary."
"Great place to see classical and contemporary art in Austin."
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Beatrice McMahon
3 weeks ago
Couldn't really enjoy the art because, while viewing a particularly bright painting (which babies love) with my daughter (6 mos) strapped to my chest in a carrier being quiet as a lamb, i was accosted by a "security" agent and informed that " i had to stand further back than other patrons because my daughter might spew on a painting. Wtf?! We weren't doing anything wrong and my daughter and i were 2-3 feet away. If she was gonna "spew" shed have to be mighty sick to get it that far and i sure wouldnt have taken her out of the house! I went to complain because it was extremely rude and innapropriate to the situation and setting. They gave us free passes to visit again but im giving them back and asking for a refund, no need to go back where we're not wanted. Not to mention in the same gallery bately 10 minutes later 2 boys (old enoughbto know better, about 12-14) were rough housing and not a word was said to them. Targeted cuz my daughter is a baby? Regardless of how well bahaved she was being. Idk but it sure felt like it.
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Leila Rahil
8 months ago
Austin's little corner of the Louvre/MOMA...who knew? I sure didn't! A friend of mine had a groupon here that she had to use, but a friend of mine who also works at UT got us in gratis with his employee/student ID, so we have another way to come back when they change out their featured gallery. I really did not know what to expect when I came here as I knew nothing at all about the Blanton and its contents. What I was so pleased to discover is that you get a taste of any and every art form you could imagine. From gallery to gallery, the building has an excellent flow and unless you are trying to skip one (or several), you can hit almost every one without much effort. The hodgepodge of art here is impressive! From classical, archaeological, contemporary, installation, modern, sculpture...you will be hard pressed to find yourself wanting. Some of the collections are definitely more impressive than the others, but I really enjoyed experiencing everything. There are docents everywhere so if you have a question, they are on hand, but I like that their presence also keeps the "art gallery" decorum in constant check. The atrium is a great space that reminds of a courtyard you might encounter in Morocco or Turkey. And one of the featured installation pieces with black curtains, bones, and a pool of pennies was my favorite as it was such a fabulous metaphor for the juxtaposition of wealth, mortality and religion. I also liked that though this place is definitely an "art house" it did not feel pretentious or "hipster adjacent" with its attitude or vibe. It was the perfect place to peruse on a cold, gray Austin day and give the ubiquitous "contemplative stare" at anything in front of you.
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Ramiro Stephens
6 months ago
I was waiting for my bus so was walking around and ran into this museum. I decided to walk in and it was awesome! I loved all the different exhibits. The Greek vases and statues were awesome and I especially loved the drawings on the first floor.
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Melissa Tyree
a year ago
The Summer Family Programs on Wednesday and Friday make for a great day at the museum. Be sure to check out the WorkLab across the walkway and up on the 2nd floor. The Deeper Dives program was a great opportunity to explore a few paintings and create our own masterpiece to bring home. Plan to spend 3 or 4 hours at the museum. The Cafe had great offerings for kids. Bring your parking ticket with you to the admission desk and you only have to pay $4 for the Brazos garage next door.
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Joe Pattavina
a month ago
The Blanton is pretty cool. They have a variety of stuff to look at and parking isn't horrible given the location. Can easily walk through it in a few hours.
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Ann D.
7 months ago
It's a small art museum compared to those you'll get in a big city but it's classy and has a good rotation of interesting art exhibits. I really enjoy their B-scene art parties with live music, cash bar and an art activity. It's great that they have free admission on the Third Thursdays of each month so be sure to take advantage of that.
RaShae Smith
a year ago
I went to the "In the Company of Dogs and Cats" exhibit and LOVED it! The works spanned time, geography, genres, and cultures, but had one central theme: humanity's relationship with dogs and cats. The majority of pieces had excellent captions and different sections told stories of changes in a culture's view of and relationship with these animals. I love art, love pets... I may have to go again.
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Sara Plowman
10 months ago
The Blanton Art Museum is a great museum and I love the Cats & Dogs exhibit! Just wish it was open on Mondays... rode the metro rail from my house just to be there and found out it was closed. The cafe is ok too they just need more popular foods.