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Hours And Admission

2014 - 2015 Holiday Hours

Museum Hours:
The museum will be closed:
Monday, December 22 through Thursday, December 25
Monday, December 29 through Thursday, January 1.

Café Hours:
The Café will be closed:
Saturday, December 20 through Thursday, December 25
Monday, December 29
through Thursday, January 1.

On the following dates, the Café will be operating on a reduced schedule from 12 - 4 p.m.:
Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28
Friday, January 2 through Sunday, January 4.

We invite you to visit us during the holidays when we are open on Friday December 26 through Sunday, December 28, and through Friday, January 2 through Sunday, January 4.

Physical address

Blanton Museum of Art
MLK at Congress (200 East MLK )
Austin, Texas 78701

Main number (recorded message): (512) 471-7324

Front Desk: (512) 471-5482

Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings and HEB Study Room:
By appointment (512) 471–9208

Parking is available in the Brazos Garage for members and general admission visitors and may be validated for $4 if you present your ticket and pay at the Blanton's Visitor Services Desk. Please be sure to bring your ticket with you to the museum to receive this special validation rate. For more information visit the parking page.

Museum and Shop Hours

Museum and Shop Hours




10 AM – 5 PM


10 AM – 5 PM


10 AM – 5 PM

(Third Thursdays open until 9 PM. Admission is FREE every Thursday.)



10 AM – 5 PM


11 AM – 5 PM


1 – 5 PM 



Café Hours

The museum is open every day except Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 23, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 30, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and July 4. Gallery Assistants begin to close the building 15 minutes before the end of museum hours.

Admission Fees:

Admission Fees



Current UT faculty/students/staff


Blanton Members




Seniors (65+)


College students with valid ID


Youth (13 - 21)


Children 12 & under


Active-duty military receive free admission year round. UT faculty members and one guest receive free admission year round, including retired faculty. Teachers receive free admission upon presentation of an official school ID. We're pleased to offer free admission to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and their littles.

Groups of 10 or more, please click here for group policies.

The Blanton accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Thursdays are free to the public. Museum members always get free admission — become a member now!

Support for the Blanton is provided by individuals, corporations, foundations, Blanton members, and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Funding for education programs is provided by The Brown Foundation Inc. Education Endowment. 

Third Thursday lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications