Blanton Museum of ArtFree: Thursdays 10am – 5pm

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin 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 Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art. The Blanton is considered one of the university’s many Gems along with The Harry Ransom Center, the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas Press, UT Libraries, the Graduate School, and the Michener Center for Writers. 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.

Address: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Congress Avenue (200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.), Austin, Texas 78701
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am – 5pm; Sat & Sun 1pm – 5pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Bus 982, 983, 19
Phone: +1 (512) 471-7324

Photo credit: Jim Nix (Flickr CC), Zhao Shouren (Flickr CC), Adam Simmons (Flickr CC)
Contributor: Troy Wong