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Blanton Museum of Art

The collection of the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin comprises over 17,000 works of art in a variety of mediums, with particular depth in Western European art from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries, and modern and contemporary art of the Americas.

The museum enriches and transforms the lives of learners of all ages by providing inspiring and relevant experiences with original works of art. Through the collecting of art, preserving it in optimal conditions, and creatively displaying and interpreting these objects, The Blanton serves as an intellectual and social portal connecting the university and the rest of the world through visual art and culture.

Located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, the museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10-5, Saturday from 11-5, and Sunday from 1-5. Thursday is free admission day and the museum is open until 9 PM on the Third Thursday of each month. Admission is free to members, all current UT ID-holders, and children under 12, and is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for college students with ID, and $5 for youth (13-25). For information call (512) 471-7324 or visit www.blantonmuseum.org.

Blanton Museum of Art Projects

About Face: Portraiture as Subject
About Face: Portraiture as Subject

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin created an audio tour for the upcoming exhibition, About Face: Portraiture as Subject. The exhibition, which is organized by The Blanton and comprised almost entirely of works from the Blanton permanent collection, gathers together 40 portraits in diverse mediums and across a range […]


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Collection of Greek Vases
Collection of Greek Vases

  The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new interactive project that expands learning opportunities related to the Blanton’s collection of vases, both the ancient Greek black-figure and red-figure as well as the Southern Italian vases. This website serves as a specialized educational resource for university and […]


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Francisco Matto
Francisco Matto

The Blanton Museum at The University of Texas at Austin developed a new interactive website to accompany the exhibition Francisco Matto: The Modern and the Mythic, on display at the Blanton from June through September 2009. The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation in the United States of the work of Francisco Matto (Uruguayan, 1911-1995), […]


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If These Walls Could Speak
If These Walls Could Speak

If These Walls Could Speak combines art and literature to provide new points of access to the Blanton by investigating the museum’s permanent collection through poetry. In collaboration with the Creative Writing Program in the College of Liberal Arts, the Blanton invited poets from throughout Texas to submit original ekphrastic poems related to a work […]


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The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964 – 1970
The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964 – 1970

Accompanying The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964 – 1970 was an online educational resource that provided insight into the lives of the three participating artists. The exhibition, on display from September 2008 to January 2009 at the Blanton Museum of Art, investigated the New York Graphic Workshop and its members, Luis Camnitzer, José Guillermo Castillo, […]


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