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The Blanton Museum of Art

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Interesting collection

This is a varied collection, represent a variety of time periods and countries. My favorite section... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Very creative artwork

I went on a Thursday where it was free entry (otherwise $12) to both the Museum and the recent... read more

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This university art museum has a spectacular collection of 20th century American masters and the United State's largest collection of Latin American art.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a varied collection, represent a variety of time periods and countries. My favorite section was the modern Latin American artists

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I went on a Thursday where it was free entry (otherwise $12) to both the Museum and the recent addition of Ellsworth Kelly's Austin building with stained glass windows. I would recommend going during the day to see the actual reflections but otherwise just seeing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nitasa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

While this museum isn't very large, it's packed full of treasures both traditional and modern. Coming here after the Bullock museum (and it's dozen of screaming school children) right across the street was wonderful. Don't forget to pop outside and to the right to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful space on UT campus. The lobby is a work of art itself. Wide ranging collection, including a strong Latino representation. The Ellsworth Kelly chapel (a separate building just a few steps from the main building) is pleasant.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is surprisingly large. the blue tiled lobby quite cool. Highlight for us was the Elsworth Kelly "AUSTIN" A separate small building that is a masterful use of light, color and space. We were there on a cloudy day and found it lovely....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This art museum on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin is well put together and architecturally interesting. The collection includes more than 300 modern and contemporary American paintings from Mari and James A. Michener, but the European collection from the Suida-Manning family...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First go in the museum and look around-when finished, you can walk outside to the last art project Kelly did. Definitely has a religious feel to it- more like a chapel- stark and monochromatic- Just like his conventional work on canvasMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jfadds
BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, the Kelly building, called "Austin" is definitely like a chapel. The stained glass windows were glowing today with the return of our sunshine. Hand-blown in Germany, with the large pains of brightly-colored glass, even on a cloudy day there are wonderful rainbow shadows in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blanton Museum is always free on Thursdays. After my membership expired, I now take advantage of the free days and visit during my lunch hour. I'm not an artsy person, nor do I understand contemporary arts, But every time I go, I feel calm,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank awan460
BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So true! It always feels great to have so many visitors join us on our FREE Thursdays, generously sponsored by the Moody Foundation. And, it's interesting that you were a member and now come on Thursdays instead. In fact, many of our Thursday visitors come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum for UT to have on it’s campus. Includes a good selection of European paintings- mostly Italian and Spanish, and American Modern Art. There was one gallery with a selection of Western American paintings, too. They also typically have 1-2 temporary exhibits on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LindaD523
BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Linda, for your kind words. We were so excited to honor the one-year anniversary of opening the Ellsworth Kelly building this weekend. Our new exhibition, Words Matter, is now available to the public as well. Enjoy your travels, the Blanton staff

Reviewed 16 January 2019

My husband and I are museum goers and we were pretty disappointed with this museum. It isn't very big and the artwork wasn't anything special. You are better off going to the San Antonio Museum of Art.More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Becky E
BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Hi Becky Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. Our museum is actually one of the largest university museums in the U.S. and we have over 18,000 works in the collection, ranging...More

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My wife and I went together and, since we both had our teacher ID cards, we got in free. I think single admission is $9. I think $9 is a fair price for such a nice collection. We also received received a parking validation... More