Academic Resources

Why do some paintings evoke certain emotions? What can a vase or an altarpiece reveal about a moment in history? Where do art and science overlap? Education programs at the Blanton are designed to encourage cultural exchange, self-discovery, and dialogue through an inquiry-based approach to gallery teaching. From K-12 student tours exploring art and ideas to teacher workshops on how to integrate museum visits into curricula, the Blanton invites you to explore how art can enhance everyday life. On the university level, both students and faculty have opportunities to participate in museum programming as well as pursue academic enrichment and collaboration.

The Blanton offers FREE admission to all those with a valid University of Texas ID.

Support for education programs at the Blanton is provided by The Brown Foundation Inc. Education Endowment and an anonymous donor.

University Programs

University programs range from student internships, to interdisciplinary class tours, to monthly social meet-ups for Austin area college students.

School Programs

Guided visits for Pre-K–12 students that address different learning modalities through engaging conversation, collaborative investigation, and thoughtfully planned gallery activities.

Family Programs

Programs that encourage adult and child interaction around close looking, guided conversation, and related art-making activities.

H-E-B Study Room

A public study center designed to accommodate classes, individual scholars, collectors, connoisseurs, and museum visitors who wish to study and enjoy works of art.