Blanton Museum of Art

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Blanton Museum of Art
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As one of the “foremost university art museums in the country … [with] one of the largest and most comprehensive” permanent collections of art in Central Texas—more than 17,000 works—the Blanton, located near the iconic UT Tower on the Longhorns’ campus, is the spot for museum aficionados (whether local or visiting) in ATX. Not to get too cliché, but there literally is something for every type of art lover: dazzling interactive installations; a plethora of European, Latin American and American/Contemporary paintings; rotating temporary exhibitions (we’re getting one on Andy Warhol’s oft-overlooked book art in October 2016); and, of course, the massive and immersive “Stacked Waters” piece, a permanent installation by large-scale sculptor Teresita Fernández that encases the museum’s entire central atrium with an awe-inspiring underwater illusion. With more than 124,000 square feet to explore, the Blanton is one of those museums that one can visit over and over, week after week, year after year, and always find more hidden gems to admire and learn from.

By: David Brendan Hall

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Venue name: Blanton Museum of Art
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Address: 200 East Martin Luther King Junior Blvd
Austin
78701
Cross street: at Brazos St
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Price: $9; $7 seniors; $5 college students and ages 13-21; free for UT faculty, staff and students and children under 12
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  • Exhibitions Until Saturday December 30 2017
  • Exhibitions Until Sunday October 1 2017
  • Exhibitions Until Sunday August 27 2017
  • Exhibitions Saturday September 2 2017 - Sunday November 26 2017

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