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Free Admission on Thursdays to the Blanton Museum of Art





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The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has free admission every Thursday to the public.  This museum 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 personal, extraordinary experiences that connect art and ideas, reaching within and beyond the university to stimulate the thriving, creative community that is Austin, Texas. free admission blanton museum austin TXThe Blanton’s collection comprises over 17,000 works of art in a variety of mediums, with particular depth in Western European art from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries and modern and contemporary art of the Americas.

Thursdays are free to the public at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Current Exhibition

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is currently exhibiting Turner to Monet: Masterpieces from The Walters Art Museum from October 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011. This selection of forty nineteenth-century paintings includes works from Impressionist artists Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas, as well as British and American masters J.M.W. Turner, Gilbert Stuart and Asher B. Durand, among others. Ned Rifkin, director of The Blanton states, “This special exhibition will offer our visitors a rare opportunity to experience one of the country’s finest collections of nineteenth-century painting.

Located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue, the museum is across the street from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and is adjacent to downtown Austin. MAP

Blanton Museum of Artfree-admission Blanton museum austin TX
MLK at Congress (200 East MLK )
Austin, Texas 78701
Main number (recorded message) : (512) 471-7324
Front Desk: (512) 471-5482

Parking is available in the Brazos Garage for members and general admission visitors and may be validated for $3 if you present your ticket and pay at the Blanton’s Visitor Services Desk. Please be sure to bring your ticket with you to the museum to receive this special validation rate. For more information visit the parking page.






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