FACILITY RENTAL

Edgar A. Smith Building

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 food or beverage permitted inside auditorium.
  • 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.

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

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:

4-Hour 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

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/V capabilities, 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

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

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