Facility Rental

The Blanton welcomes you to host a wide range of events in our unique and exclusive rental spaces. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding reception or a contemporary film screening, the Blanton Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your event.

If you are interested in hosting an event and would like further information, please contact the Special Events Department at (512) 475-6516 or (512) 471-8698. Email inquiries may be sent to events@blantonmuseum.org.

Wedding photography on this page by Jenny DeMarco.

Mari and James A. Michener Gallery Building

Wedding in the Rapoport Atrium, Photography by Jenny DeMarco

Rapoport Atrium

This dramatic space with its soaring 50-foot ceiling and spectacular skylights serves as the centerpiece of the museum. Whether you wish to host a black-tie dinner or a grand reception, the Rapoport Atrium will make a lasting impression on every attendee. Rental of this space includes access to galleries on the first floor of the Michener Gallery Building except during exhibition installation.

Mezzanine

In addition to the Rapoport Atrium, the Michener Gallery Building includes a large mezzanine overlooking the main floor space. The Mezzanine is a perfect location for pre-event cocktails or an exclusive lounge. In addition, the galleries on the second floor display an impressive variety of art sure to engage and delight all who attend your event. The Mezzanine must be rented in conjunction with the Rapoport Atrium.

Capacity for reception: 300
Capacity for seated engagement: 150

 

Rental Rate: $5,000
UT Departments and Colleges Rental Rate: $4,000

Edgar A. Smith Building

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Grand Foyer

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Grand Foyer

The Long Grand Foyer in the Smith Building is ideally suited to private evening receptions up to 200 guests, or intimate seated dinners under 80.

Rental Rate: $1,500
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,000

Image of the Blanton Auditorium

Blanton Auditorium

The Blanton Auditorium in the Smith Building may be privately rented for special speaker engagements, panel presentations, and film screenings. No food or beverage permitted inside auditorium. The auditorium comes equipped with A/V capabilities with rear digital projection, film screen, and built in seats with tablet arms.

Capacity: 299

4 Hours Total, between 9 AM and 5 PM
Rental Rate: $1,000
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $500

4 Hours Total, through 10PM
Rental Rate: $1,500
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,000

Per Additional Hour
Rental Rate: $200

Image of the Capitol Room in the Edgar A. Smith Building

Capitol Room

The Capitol Room in the Smith Building features prominent views of the Texas State Capitol Building and is ideally suited as a conference room, lecture hall or private reception space. The room comes equipped with A/Vcapabilities, a projector, moveable chairs with tablet desks, a whiteboard and carpeted flooring. 

Capacity for seated meeting: 30-100 (depending on set-up)

Monday – Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM
Rental Rate: $1,000
UT
Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $500

Outside of Business Hours
Rental Rate: $1,500
UT Department and Colleges Rental Rate: $1,000

Mezzanine, Edgar A. Smith Building

Mezzanine

The Mezzanine in the Smith Building is ideal for use as a reception space in conjunction with an auditorium program. It features beautiful views of the Faulkner Plaza and the Michener Gallery Building.

Capacity: 150
Rental Rate: $1,000

Image of sketch made in the Meadows Classroom in the Edgar A. Smith Building

Meadows Classroom

The Meadows Classroom in the Smith Building is suited for small group meetings, seminars, classes, or retreats during regular business hours. The room comes equipped with A/V capabilities, moveable tables and chairs, a whiteboard and vinyl flooring. The Meadows Classroom is available Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM only.

Capacity for seated meeting: 16

Rental Rate: $500
UT Departments and Colleges Rental Rate: $250

Event Planning Notes

  • No food or drink is permitted in the galleries.
  • Tables, chairs, and other rental equipment are not included in rental pricing.
  • No fundraising or political events are permitted at the Blanton Museum of Art.
  • Approved non-profit organizations are eligible for special rates and must provide a valid tax ID indicating their 501(c)(3) status.
  • No products or services may be sold at the museum in conjunction with an event, nor may any products be displayed.
  • Red wine may only be served with prior approval.
  • No open flame is permitted in either building.

The Blanton provides a list of approved caterers who have extensive experience working with the museum’s facilities and procedures.Our experienced Special Events staff can also recommend additional vendors to help you create an unforgettable event.