The Blanton Museum of Art is one of the foremost university art museums in the United States, and is a central hub for learning and dynamic cultural exchange in our city, state, and region. The museum's vast holdings – more than 17,000 artworks ranging from antiquity through today – make the Blanton a valuable resource for faculty and students.
The museum is committed to increasing art awareness and appreciation by providing engaging programs, events, and tours for educators, students, faculty, and the general public. Through innovative programming, we invite our visitors to experience the Blanton in multiple ways, creating lifelong connections to art.
The Blanton's K–12 programs range from student tours that explore art and ideas, to teacher workshops that instruct educators on how to integrate museum visits into core curricula. Art making activities and story time are also offered.
The Blanton is a space for active looking and learning, creativity, dialogue, leisure, and reflection for The University of Texas at Austin campus. Curriculum-based teaching initiatives and professional development programs engage students and faculty from varied disciplines within the arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, medicine, and natural sciences. Blanton educators work with professors to create customized class sessions using the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Students may become involved with the museum through the Blanton Internship Program and a variety of other opportunities.
The Blanton offers FREE admission to all those with a valid University of Texas ID.
Education programs at the Blanton receive support from the Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Endowment.