Fodor's Expert Review Blanton Museum of Art

Central Austin and the University of Texas Art Museum Fodor's Choice

One of the largest university art museums in the United States, with 200,000 square feet that includes two buildings and the adjacent Ellsworth Kelly Austin installation, the Blanton is the city's de facto art collection. There are more than 19,000 various works on display (from ancient Greek pottery to abstract expressionism) and a year-round schedule of incredible traveling exhibitions. As part of an ongoing "New Grounds" initiative, the Blanton campus (featuring outdoor and indoor event spaces, classrooms, a museum shop, and a café) will soon include additional public art installations, such as a massive mural by Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera that will span both sides of the entrance. Admission is free on Thursday.

Art Museum Family Fodor's Choice

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200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas  78712, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $12, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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