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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
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+1 512-471-7324
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10:00 - 17:00
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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 museum, with both permanent and visiting exhibits worthy of note

We were not sure what to find here, but were told it was the best art museum in Austin. It was. And we were reminded that the wealth of the state of Texas allowed for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were not sure what to find here, but were told it was the best art museum in Austin. It was. And we were reminded that the wealth of the state of Texas allowed for significant collections to be amassed. The museum had a wide range of artwork. The day we went, I saw the Andy Warhol portrait of Farah... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in the area and visited the Bullock museum and UTA campus. Since we had already paid for parking, we decided to pay a quick visit. The museum fee was reasonable after a senior discount. It appeared that it was under renovation but they had great exhibits with 2 different genres of artistry, Warhol and Xu... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's true that part of the museum is closed for renovations but for us, the Andy Warhol exhibit alone was worth it and what we had time for. I learned so much about this famous 'pop' artist' and realized his genius for how he saw the worth and expressed it in art, much more than his soup can art. This... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very sad when I stopped in from the remediation, of a tour, hop-on-hop-off bus to find that most of the museum was closed. There were 2 exhibits open, one was Andy Warhol. I was going to see that one the rest of the museum, but at $10 per person, and most of it closed, I passed. They told... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to have gotten in for free an hour before closing. World class exhibits in one of the South's finer cities.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting my mother in Austin, we experienced lots of great things. This museum was our least favorite experience. My son had never been to an art museum so we wanted to have that experience. My mother had gone ahead to pay for my sister, my children (12 and 14), and I. They did inform her that the upstairs area... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a fan of modern art and wanted to check out what the Blanton Museum on the UT Austin campus offered. I was, frankly, blown away. The first exhibit I saw was from artist Xu Bing. The Chinese artist merged written English characters with Chinese written block characters to form a whole new written language. His work was impressive enough... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had a wonderful experience. Loved the Warhol exhibit and can't wait to return to see other traveling exhibits. Hear there is going to be a redo of many galleries and will certainly want to check that out.

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Northviile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The upstairs of the museum was under construction during my visit. But the first floor is definitely worth a visit -- the Warhol exhibit is great but I loved the "Books from the Sky" even more and in my opinion, worthy of a special trip. Take the time to read the story of the exhibit and engage the young museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The second floor is closed for remodeling, but they still charge the full admission price. We saw the two exhibits that were available. Xu Bing: Book from the Sky is an interesting idea and quite a demonstration of calligraphy, but somewhat sparse as an exhibit, since it's just a single (although large) installation based on a single (although amusing) idea.... More 

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