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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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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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Special exhibits totally worth the trip

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Northviile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well curated museum with rotating exhibits. Always a great place to drop by, especially on a rainy day!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Enjoyed the Xu Bing installation of Book from the Sky and a wonderful Warhol exhibition of his books and portraits. The Teresita Fernandez installation in the atrium is breathtaking. The cafe in the building across the courtyard had a tasty assortment of hot and cold dishes at reasonable prices. Next February they will reopen their permanent galleries on the upper... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A great exhibition of early Warhol art. Books, record covers, line drawings, photos and screen prints make up this body of his work. We are so use to seeing his iconic images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe that you overlook the true artist and his work.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I visited the Blanton with my children and a young adult friend from Germany who enjoys art. We were excited about the Francisco Goya exhibit. I had done a little research before hand and discovered he had a "dark period" and had some rather gruesome pictures from this period. I specifically asked a staff member about the appropriateness of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A brilliant piece of museum architecture in the midst of University of Texas in Austin filled with treasures from Greece and Rome to modern day contemporary art representing the American and Texan psyche

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The permanent collection space is currently being renovated and is closed till November. A special exhibit of Goya PRINTS is interesting, albeit morbid. An installation exhibit of a Chinese artist on View.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Wide variety of artwork. Many famous artists, beautiful facilities. Even though I'm very impressed with the Renaissance paintings my favorites are the contemporary abstract works.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Austin was bereft of art galleries and the Blanton opened to welcome hoards. We immediately became members and enjoyed the multiple different exhibits we have viewed over the years of them being open. We frankly just don't get out enough to check them out. And we should for many reasons. For one, the docents are all exceptional. They are very... More 

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