The University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum is the largest university art museum in the United States, with over 17,000 works from Europe, the United States and Latin America in its permanent collection. Most notable is the Suida-Manning Collection, a superb gathering of Renaissance works by such masters as Veronese, Rubens, and Tiepolo; visitors should also take note of Teresita Fernandez’ Stacked Waters installation in the museum’s Rapoport Atrium.
The Blanton Museum (Austin, TX) Information
- Public Transportation: Good (The Museum is readily accessible via public transportation; the Orange ‘Dillo Route and Austin Bus Routes # 1, 5, and 7)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., Closed; Mondays. Every third Thursday, the Museum is open until 9 p.m.
- Free Days: Admission is free every Thursday.
- Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (65+) $5, College Students with Valid ID and Youth (ages 13- 21) $3. Blanton Members, Current UT Faculty, Students & Staff, as well as Children 12 & under are free.
- Basic Tour: Yes, themed tours of the collection and tours of special exhibitions are available every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and during “B scene” on the first Friday of the month.
- Subscription/Memberships: Memberships begin at the General Level ($45-$110) and include free museum admission for one year; invitations to Members–only tours and sneak previews; discounts for classes and special events including B scene; a 10% discount at the museum shop and the Blanton CafeÅL; a free subscription to the Blanton member magazine, Articulate; travel opportunities to an array of exciting art- themed locales; discounted tickets to the Austin Fine Arts Festival; reciprocal membership privileges at university museums nationwide and a discounted subscription (only $20) to ArtLies, a quarterly contemporary arts magazine published in Texas.