Plan Your Visit

Please note the Blanton Museum of Art is temporarily closed and will reopen as soon as the situation allows. This includes the galleries of the Michener Building, “Austin” by Ellsworth Kelly, and the Blanton Café and Museum Shop.

In the meantime, visit our #MuseumFromHome page for 360 virtual exhibition tours, downloadable coloring pages, and other digital resources!

  • Adults


  • Seniors (65+)


  • Youth and College ID holders


  • Military ID holders and Teachers with valid ID


  • Active Military/Retired Veterans (with valid ID)


The Blanton is free every Thursday. Advance online tickets are still required; each Thursday, the museum will release that day’s tickets at 9am.

Free admission every Thursday is made possible by The Moody Foundation.


The Blanton has a “no refunds” policy. A ticket purchase, if you are unable to visit, is a donation to the museum. For questions or assistance, please contact a member of our Visitor Services team at 512-471-5482 during regular operating hours.

  • Garage Parking

    Paid parking is available in the Brazos Parking Garage. Payment must be made upon exit of the garage. The Blanton is unable to provide discounted parking at this time.

    The Trinity Garage is three blocks from the museum on the corner of MLK and Trinity and is the closest UT Garage to the museum if the Brazos Garage is full.

    Please note that there is no parking in either the Trinity or Brazos garages on UT home football game days. On home volleyball game days, the Brazos Garage will charge a prepaid $15 cash admission fee. On these dates during select hours, the Blanton’s typical discounted garage rate will not be available.

    For more information on parking please call 512.471.5482 or email

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  • Other Nearby Parking

    The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, located across the street from the Blanton, has an underground parking garage that charges $10 per vehicle for all-day parking.


  • Accessible Parking

    The Brazos Garage has a large number of accessible parking spaces on the ground floor near the entrance and the exit. The Blanton is happy to help facilitate your arrival; please call the Visitor Services Desk at 512.471.5482 for assistance.

  • Bicycle & Scooter Parking

    Bicycles and scooters can park at the bike racks available at the south end of the Smith Building, near the Blanton Café. Don’t forget to bring your own lock and park in this designated area!


  • Public Transit

    The Blanton is convenient to a number of Cap Metro transit lines. Routes: 1, 3, 7, 10, 18, 19, 20, 801 and 803 will get you there! The closest stops are:

    #5992: 112 MLK / Congress

    #2522: 311 MLK / San Jacinto

    #4657: Museum Station (Northbound)

    #5866: Museum Station (Southbound)

    #5940: 1609 Lavaca / 17th

    #501: Guadalupe / 16th

    #915: 1806 San Jacinto / MLK

    #866 Trinity / 17th

    #498: Guadalupe / W. 21st St

    Plan your trip (online):

    Plan your trip (on your smart phone):

  • Bicycle

    The easiest approaches to the Blanton on a bicycle are via MLK from the east and west, Speedway from the north, and Lavaca or Trinity from the south. The Faulkner Plaza at the Blanton Museum of Art is a pedestrian-friendly dismount zone. Bike racks are available near the Blanton Café.

    An Austin B-Cycle station is located directly across MLK from the Blanton at 1881 Congress Ave.


  • Car

    Dropping Off: The most convenient drop-off for the Blanton is at Jester Circle and Brazos Street.

    Parking: The closest parking to the Blanton is at the Brazos Garage, at 210 E. MLK Blvd. See “Parking,” below, for more information.

A complimentary wireless Internet access service – “utguest” – is available as a courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin. “utguest” provides campus visitors basic WiFi Internet access (web and VPN). Visitors simply select “utguest” to connect (no accounts, codes, coupons, or charges are required).

The Blanton Museum, Administrative Offices and Shop are CLOSED on the following days :

Please check Shop Pages for other specific closure dates.

Independence Day (Saturday, 7/4/20)
Labor Day (Saturday, 9/7/20)
Thanksgiving (Thursday/Friday, 11/26-11/27/20)
Christmas Eve/Day (Thursday/Friday, 12/24-12/25/20)
New Year’s Day (Friday, 1/1/21)
MLK Jr. Day (Monday, 1/18/21)
Memorial Day (Monday, 5/31/21)

The University of Austin at Texas and the State of Texas are currently going through a variety of construction projects nearby. Stay updated and see how this may affect your travel plans by clicking on the below links:

The University of Austin at Texas – Construction Advisory

State of Texas Capitol Complex – Project Overview and Master Plan


As part of The University of Texas at Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is subject to Senate Bill 11 (Concealed Campus Carry), in effect from August 1, 2016. For questions concerning concealed carry on campus, please refer to the University Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Campus Carry website.