Blanton Museum of Art - University Of Texas, Austin

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Blanton Museum of Art - University Of Texas, Austin
Description:The eagerly anticipated new Blanton Museum of Art opened the doors of its grand new building April 29-30, 2006. Blanton's new home is an impressive 180,000 sq.-ft. two-building museum complex. This move made the Blanton the largest university art museum in the country and the third largest art museum in Texas. The Blanton has a notable permanent collection of more than 17,000 works and is recognized for its Old Master paintings, modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, and an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:MLK at Congress (200 East MLK)
Address 2:
City:Austin
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:78701
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Thursday 10:00 - 8:00 pm (Free admission all day.)
Sunday 1:00-5:00
Closed Monday
Admission:Adults - $5
Seniors (65+) - $4
Youth (13-25) - $3
Children 12 & under Free
Thursdays are free to the public
Telephone:(512) 471-7324
Website:www.blantonmuseum.org
R E V I E W S
Elizabeth D., Co-op Member
This is a nice museum with all types of art. They have a hall of Greco-Roman statues, many historical oil paintings, and travelling exhibits. It is good for older children. I have found that when I go with my younger age children (under 10) we are followed throught the museum and warned not to touch the art every time we stepped close to look at a piece, despite their excellent behavior.

Free admission on community night Thursday evenings.
L.K., Co-op Member
We just recently visited the Blanton Museum for the first time ever. I took my 7 and 9 year old to see the Grecian urns, as we were studying ancient Greece. We were greeted by a very friendly docent, who briefly talked to the children about things that they might be interested in seeing - things that they could touch. She also gave some helpful tips on viewing the artwork, have them count how many animals they could find, so they would not get too bored of just looking. We enjoyed all of the exhibits, and the museum is nicely laid out with plenty of room and wide spaces. Their display of ancient Roman-Grecian artifacts was interesting to the kids, and we were able to enjoy some sculpture replicas as well. I would not recommend this for younger children, as there is really no place for them to touch & feel a lot of things nor get their energy out. The grounds outside are very nice, and do provide space to run around. We visited on a Thursday, which was free admission, and there was a nice parking garage less than a block away which the museum validated for a discounted price.
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