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The Blanton Museum of Art

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-471-5482
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A stunning work by Ellsworth Kelly, and worth the trip just to see this serene chapel-like... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AnitaNewportBch
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I love the Blanton! The museum is gorgeous, dynamic, and exciting. The changing exhibits are well... read more

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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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  • Average13%
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200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A stunning work by Ellsworth Kelly, and worth the trip just to see this serene chapel-like creation. Not our first visit to the Blanton, and wonderful to be able to spend time looking through the new Latin America section. But of course all eyes were...More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, Anita! We're so glad to finally unveil this incredible design with the public, we hope you can come back again soon! Best Wishes The Blanton

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Blanton! The museum is gorgeous, dynamic, and exciting. The changing exhibits are well thought out and displayed. The space is extraordinarily beautiful. The permanent collection is also admirable. When I go there, for instance where they have the Roman and Greek reproductions,...More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We welcome you back anytime, Gloria! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we're honored to share this building and our collection with you. We hope you come back for another "art escape" soon! Best Wishes The Blanton

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a medium-sized museum with some interesting Latin American and contemporary pieces and some Rennaisance works on paper. The highlight was the Ellsworth Kelly exhibit (temporary) and the Ellsworth Kelly "chapel" (permanent).More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you could visit! Thanks for taking the time to review us, we're honored to share this work by Ellsworth Kelly with the public. Thanks for highlighting the difference between the exhibition and the building too, a very important clarification! Best Wishes The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum specifically to see the new installation by Ellsworth Kelly, “Austin,” a contemporary “secular chapel.” A smooth white cross-shaped building on the Blanton grounds, it features cutout windows on three sides in rainbow colors that send colored light playing across the white...More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this thoughtful and thorough review! We are delighted to bring this permanent installation to Austin and are so glad you could visit. We hope you can come back at different times of the day, the color and light evolve throughout and it's...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Austin as part of our spring break from North Carolina. We saw an ad in The NY Times about the Ellsworth Kelly exhibit and wanted to make sure we paid a visit to the museum. The people who work here are super...More

Thank Adrienne C
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this incredible review, Adrienne! We're delighted that your visit was good and strive for this positive experience for all our visitors. We hope you had a safe journey back to North Carolina and hope we can welcome you back again soon! Best...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a wonderful museum with literally something for everyone. From Renaissance religious art to some truly mind boggling modern pieces- the Blanton has it all

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kathryn This is wonderful feedback to read! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your perspective and are glad you enjoyed the experience. Come back soon! Best Wishes The Blanton team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The newly opened Ellsworth Kelly designed Austin building, adjacent to the Blanton, is really wonderful. It showcases Kelly's Spectrum of color with luminous colored glass windows, black and white paintings representing the Stations of the Cross, and a Totem (wooden sculpture made of CA redwood)....More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this thoughtful and detailed review! We are so honored to share "Austin" with the world and we're so glad you were able to catch the companion exhibition too. We hope you can come again soon! Best Wishes The Blanton team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love to visit the Blanton. Great place to take a date or go alone. They offer free days I think every Thursday and some Sundays. Visit the permanent collection or see what is new. The building is well lit and easy to access. The...More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review! We're so glad you come back again and again as we strive for this great experience and are thankful to have such avid fans! Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback and we hope you come back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thurs. are free. The Ellsworth Kelly is worth the price alone. Great collection. Only did the contemporary section and spent over 3 hrs.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had low expectation coming here. I was really shocked how good this museum is. First, the physical structure is pretty awesome. The first floor is an amazing blue hue. Upstairs are the permanent exhibits. The modern art section is fun and thought provoking. There...More

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My wife and I went together and, since we both had our teacher ID cards, we got in free. I think single admission is $9. I think $9 is a fair price for such a nice collection. We also received received a parking validation... More
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