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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How do I schedule a group tour?

To schedule a tour or self-guided visit for a group of 10 or more visitors, please visit the groups and tours page. We ask that all tours be requested at least three weeks in advance of the desired visit date. 

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What are the Blanton's hours of operation?

 

*On the Third Thursday of every month the museum is open until 9 PM — please visit our calendar.

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How much is admission?

 

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Where do I park?

There is a parking garage directly behind the main gallery building—Brazos Garage at Brazos and MLK.

Parking is $3 for members and paid museum visitors only. Visitors must pull a parking ticket and bring it to the museum Visitor Service desk to pay and receive this rate.

Parking may not be available during UT special events.

For more parking information visit our parking page, call (512) 471-6126, or visit UT's Parking and Transporation Services website.

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How many works of art does the Blanton have?

The Blanton has over 17,000 works of art.

We are predominantly strong in:

 

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What else does the Blanton do besides display art?

The Blanton presents a broad range of gallery talks, lectures, concerts, symposia, and teacher workshops to the general public and university community. This includes lectures by visiting scholars, curators, artists and faculty; film screenings; community programs; docent training, and training for teachers in public schools.

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Who is Jack S. Blanton?

 

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Can you tell me more about the building and the plaza?

 

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What is the museum's policy on filming and/or taking photos?

Please refer to this dowloadable document for questions about filiming and taking photos: Film & Photo Guidelines (pdf - download Adobe Reader)

For wedding photos and photo shoots, please contact the Blanton's Manager of Special Events, Stacey Hoyt at: (512) 475-6516 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sorry, at this time the Blanton cannot accommodate student film projects inside the museum.

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Please contact the curator of the particular collection, and they can determine if the works will fit into our collections or not.

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I have a painting that I think is a Rembrandt. Can someone at the museum tell me what it's worth?

Our curators do not offer this service. However, please contact the American Society of Appraisers at 1-800-272-8258.

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I have a painting that's been in my grandmother's attic for 80 years and needs some work. Can someone at the museum fix it?

Sorry, we do not do conservation work for the public, but can recommend conservator Mark Van Gelder at (512) 458-9809 and Cheryl Carrabba for works on paper at (512) 452-5880.

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