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The History Of The Blanton Museum Of Art In 1 Minute

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Updated: 26 June 2016
There are many art museums in Austin, but none like The Blanton Museum of Art. With a permanent collection of more than 17,000 works, the Blanton Museum is a must-see for any art lover.

Located at the prestigious University of Texas at Austin, the museum is one of the most prominent university art museums in the United States. The art museum was founded in 1963 and consists of two building complexes filled with modern and contemporary art, Latin American art, prints and drawings from Europe, and much more. A favorite piece to see is Teresita Fernandez’s permanent wall installation, Stacked Waters – different stripes of blue on the first floor.

The visually appealing museum holds the largest public collection in Central Texas. In 2012, it was voted by the readers of the Austin Chronicle as the best museum in Austin. Tours of the collections are available to those who want one. Make sure to check the website for specific times. You can also check the website for new or upcoming exhibitions.

TIP: The museum also hosts many public programs, from yoga in the gallery to talks from artists.

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM-5:00PM

Admission
Adults: $9 | Seniors $7 | Current UT Students: FREE | College students with an ID: $5 | Youth (13-21): $5 | Children: Free
Admission is free every Thursday