Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas.  The museum welcomes and engages all visitors by offering extraordinary experiences that connect art and ideas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

location

200 E MLK Boulevard (map)

hours

Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM, Sunday: 1 – 5 PM (Third Thursdays open until 9 PM. Admission is FREE every Thursday.)

admissions

Adults: $9, Seniors: $7, Current UT faculty/students/staff: Free, College students with valid ID: $5, Youth (13 - 21): $5, Children 12 & under: Free

phone

(512) 471-7324

website

www.blantonmuseum.org

upcoming events

March 23, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Perspectives: Veronica Roberts

Curator Veronica Roberts discusses Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser.

March 25, 2017 | 1:00 PM

Perspectives: Museum Studies Symposium

Blanton staff members present pecha kucha talks (20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds) to present key works and themes in the Blanton’s reinstalled collection. The symposium culminates with a premiere of the 25-minute world premiere piece composed in response to the Blanton’s collection.

March 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM

Perspectives: Nina Katchadourian

Artist Nina Katchadourian speaks about her major exhibition, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, with Blanton curator Veronica Roberts. Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.
 

March 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM

Blanton Block Party

Blanton Block Party Explore the Blanton at a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries! The Blanton Block Party is the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with the museum’s collection, while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day. Enjoy a lecture and book signing by renowned artist Nina Katchadourian, in conjunction with her exhibition, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser. Transition to evening with a special party featuring after-hours art viewing, a cash bar, light bites, live music and dancing, a photobooth, and art-making activities.

April 20, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Yoga in the Galleries

Adriene Mishler from Yoga with Adriene leads a free all-levels yoga class in the Blanton atrium. No mat or experience necessary! We recommend arriving early to secure a spot in the class.

April 20, 2017 | 5:30 PM

Beat the Rush: Peter Stopschinski

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Stopschinski presents a set of new music selected in conjunction with the Blanton’s collection of contemporary art.

April 20, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Perspectives: Javier Téllez

Artist Javier Téllez speaks about his work and his video Letter on the Blind, which is currently on view at the Blanton. Funding provided by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.

April 20, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Slow Looking

Slow Looking features 30-minute conversations about a single work of art on view at the museum.