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The Blanton Museum of Art

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-471-5482
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Surprisingly unfriendly

Actually, this opinion is not about the museum but about the security guy. We were trying to find a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D7397DWadam
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Warsaw, Poland
A great way to spend a Saturday morning

Nestled on the UT campus and a literal stone throw from the Bullock (a great museum!!) is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SY_Nelson
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Lubbock, Texas
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701
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"permanent collection"
in 24 reviews
"nice collection"
in 10 reviews
"interesting pieces"
in 7 reviews
"contemporary works"
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"american section"
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"renaissance paintings"
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"old masters"
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"traveling exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"current exhibit"
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"special exhibits are"
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"gift store"
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"on display"
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"bob bullock"
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"university of texas campus"
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"couple of hours"
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"spend an afternoon"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, this opinion is not about the museum but about the security guy. We were trying to find a shelter with my wife from a horrible sun and hot temperature. The caffeteria across the street was closed. The only place open around with a bench...More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services Inter at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, We are sorry that the Blanton made you feel unwelcome, and that is certainly not the way we want to treat people. Thank you for your feedback. We will address your experience with our staff so we can better handle situations like this in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled on the UT campus and a literal stone throw from the Bullock (a great museum!!) is a wonderful collection of art. The front check in was a little confusing but we were quickly greeted by volunteers who were more than helpful to educate and...More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services Intern at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi We are so happy to hear of your positive experience here at the Blanton. Our staff and volunteers are a team of dedicated individuals with a passion for art, so we are more than happy to help our visitors with any questions. We constantly...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice venue to spend a couple of hours looking at art. The museum is arranged in sections as far as the time period of art and works if art. Very pleasant atmosphere. Nice little gift shop and an outstanding cafe adjacent to the museum.More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joel We appreciate you taking the time to review us! The gift selection in our Museum Shop is always rotating, much like our galleries, so we're glad you got to experience it all. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best Wishes The Blanton...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Blanton Facility is an excellent box for the display of art. We talked to some of the staff and they were helpful / friendly. Much simple contemporary art is displayed. Nearby are pieces of more complex art from around the world. Some of the...More

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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking time to review the Blanton Museum! We are happy to hear of your positive experience with both our staff and facility. Given our vast array of art, both in our permanent and temporary collections, there is always something new to...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Do not miss this museum if you like contamporary art. The building it self is amzing, espacially the entrence hall with it´s blue acrylic bricks. The collection of contamorary art is fine and so is the latin american section. THe europeen section is not very...More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services Intern at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review on the Blanton Museum! The blue, acrylic bricks you saw in the atrium is an installation done by Teresita Fernández and it is called "Stacked Waters." We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this installation, as we strive...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

A wonderful art museum for Austin visitors and residents alike. Plan on at least an hour - two would be better.More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services Intern at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Ash, Thank you for taking time to review the Blanton Museum. We are delighted to hear of your positive experience at our museum. If you have any further feedback to share, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@blantonmuseum.org Best Wishes, The Blanton...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Very nice collection. Gift shop worth the stop. Right near theheart of downtown. Walk or ride publuic transportation parking underground.More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services Intern at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Matthews, Thank you for your review of the Blanton Museum. Our rotating collections partnered, with our permanent installations like Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" create a dynamic experience for our visitors. The gift shop offers a variety of art-inspired gifts for visitors of all ages as...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Aside from from eating my way through Austin on my first visit to the city, Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" was tops on my short list of things to see, even higher than the Capitol or the Congress St. Bridge bats. Kelly gifted the design concept of...More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services Intern at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi, Thank you for this thoughtful review. Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" is very dear to the Blanton, as it is a permanent exhibit at our museum. Although we did have a mysterious, buzzing noise effect the intended ambiance of "Austin," we do hope you use the...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The Aborigine exhibition is worth the visit. The staff members are extremely helpful. The facilities are well-kept. The contemporary art is also worth seeing.More

Thank Keith K
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BlantonMuseum, Manager at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Keith, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us and are so glad you saw our "Ancestral Modern" exhibition. We are very proud to be able to share this collection with the public, we'll be sure to feedback your great comments to...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visited on a Sunday PM when there was "music" being played and sung. The sounds were those one hears when the choir is warming up or the musician is toying with his/her instrument. No recognizable melodies for sure. Doing their best to keep Austin...More

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BlantonMuseum, Visitor Services at The Blanton Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Blanton Museum of Art. What you came across was SoundSpace which is a hybrid series of art surrounding different topics of discussion. That Sunday, the theme was TRANSMISSIONS, exploring the history and future of the radio...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
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