The Blanton Museum of Art

Martin Luther King at Congress, 200 E MLK, Austin, TX 78701 Directions
+15124717324
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Lots to see!
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Take public transportation to avoid paying for parking.
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Take your time to read and find hidden things in the paintings.
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You can't bring a big bag in so pack light, bring some money for parking
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The Blanton validates parking at the Brazos Garage so it only will cost $4.
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double the time you mean to spend there. Much to see and sit and admire Double your time. Much to see and admire.
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Great staff!
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We went during one of the free public tours and it was wonderful. Very knowledgeable docent who was still gracious enough to not make you feel silly for not knowing important artists/movements in art history and most importantly, interested in your opinion and feelings of the pieces regardless of your level of expertise.
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The Dogs and Cats exhibit is wonderful!
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Recommend the tour, focuses on a different theme each time, very educational
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When Archer M. Huntington donated 4,000 acres of land to The University of Texas at Austin, it was no surprise that the husband to renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington stipulated it be used to support an art museum. Today, Blanton Museum of Art?named Best Museum in the Austin Chronicle's 2013 Best of Austin Readers' Poll?honors Archer's request by providing access to more than 17,000 works and a variety of rotating exhibitions. The museum's collection of prints, paintings, and sculptures comprises more than 4,000 pieces from America and 1,800 from Latin America, and it even includes the Suida-Manning Collection?a group of 230 paintings and 400 drawings by Baroque and Renaissance masters that was much sought after by other museums, according to Frommer's. With these pieces as backdrop, the museum hosts Third Thursday events such as artist talks and Yoga in the Galleries, the latter of which finds instructors twisting sculptures into poses that will be easier on their spines.

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