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Before You Visit

Before You Visit

ADDRESS

Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712
PHONE: 512-471-5482
EMAIL: info@blantonmuseum.org

BUS / RIDESHARE DROP-OFF: Please note, the Museum Drop-Off is located on the east side of the museum on Brazos St. This Google Maps location points to the exact spot.

MUSEUM & STORE HOURS

PLEASE NOTE: Museum closed on 6/19.
10am-5pm: Tuesday-Friday
10am-8pm: Saturday
10am-5pm: Sunday
CLOSED: Monday

Read about our new café, coming in 2025!

ADMISSION

BUY ADVANCE TICKET
FREE – Members, UT ID holders, Kids 5 & under, & K-12 Teachers w/ valid ID 
$15 – Adult
$12 – Seniors (65+)
$ 8 – Youth & Non-UT College ID holders
Not yet a member? Join today or turn your ticket into a membership!

We’re a Blue Star museum! Free admission offered to active-duty military personnel and family members from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.

Every Tuesday visitors get free admission, generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment.

PARKING

Paid parking is available at Brazos Garage, with elevator access & ADA parking located on the Ground Level (Level G). Blanton Members receive $4 discounted parking—bring your parking ticket to Check-In in the Smith Building for payment. General visitors pay regular rates directly at Brazos Garage. More info in our Parking Information section.

GROUPS & TOURS

Groups of 8 or more are encouraged to read our Group Visits & Tours page and contact us to request a group visit.

Various public tours are scheduled every week and are included with admission. A limited number of tours are also available in Spanish.

WHAT’S ON

There’s always a wide variety of rotating exhibitions and programs at the Blanton!

View our Current Exhibitions page to see what’s on view and check our Events Calendar to see upcoming programs and tours.

A map of the Blanton Museum of Art's grounds and museum buildings.
A map of the Blanton’s grounds and museum buildings. Click to view a mobile-friendly PDF of our Visitor Map & Guide.

IMPORTANT UPDATES

Logo stating "The Austin Chronicle, Best of Austin 2023 Winner"

Voted Best Museum in the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” 2023 Awards! We’re also All-Time Winners. Thanks to all that voted!

MUSEUM RULES

Help keep the museum experience safe and enjoyable for all by following these rules:
Have fun and explore, but please don’t touch the art. 
Store oversize bags, backpacks, and items in our free lockers in the Smith Building.
No food or drinks, including water, are permitted in the galleries and Austin by Ellsworth Kelly.
Service animals only. Click to read The University of Texas at Austin’s policy on animals on campus for more info.
Write or sketch with pencils only. No pens or markers, please.
Supervise children under age 11. Ask about family-friendly activities at the Check-In Desk.
Take photos, but please turn off the flash. Don’t forget to tag us @blantonmuseum (we might make you Instagram famous). Click to read our Photography/Video Guidelines page for more detailed info.

CLOSURES

The Blanton Museum will be closed on the following days:

2024thu04julAll DayMUSEUM CLOSED - July 4, 2024The Blanton will be closed to the public today.

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SECOND SATURDAYS

Every second Saturday, come hang on the Blanton’s new Moody Patio. Enjoy live DJ sets on the museum’s redesigned grounds and a variety of programs throughout the museum, from tours to poetry readings to pop-up exhibitions. Local food and drinks for sale; picnics encouraged. Galleries open till 8 p.m.

ADMISSION: $20 (Ages 6-17: $10; 5 & under: Free)
Blanton Members: Always FREE Not yet a member? Join today!
(Other discounts such as UT ID Holder, Military, K-12 Teacher, Senior do not apply)

FREE TUESDAYS

Visitors get free admission every Tuesday. Check-in required.

Free admission every Tuesday is generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment.

REFUND POLICY

The Blanton has a “no refunds” policy. If you are unable to visit, your ticket purchase is considered 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.

PARKING INFORMATION

Garage Parking

Parking is available at the Brazos Garage. Please note, Disability / ADA parking and elevators are accessible on Ground Level (Level G), not on the Lower Level (Level L).:

  • Blanton Members receive $4 discounted parking. Present your ticket for payment at the Check-In Desk. Cash, credit/debit card, and Apple Pay accepted.
  • General visitors pay regular garage rates directly at Brazos Garage.

The Trinity Garage is three blocks from the museum on the corner of MLK Blvd. and Trinity St. 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 for members will not be available.

For more information on parking, please call 512.471.5482 during opening hours or email info@blantonmuseum.org.

Other Nearby Parking

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, located across the street from the Blanton, has an underground parking garage that charges $15 per vehicle for all-day parking.

Accessible Parking

The Brazos Garage has a large number of accessible parking spaces on the Ground Level near the north 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 or email accessibility@blantonmuseum.org. Detailed instructions can be found on our Accessibility Page.

Bicycle & Scooter Parking

Bicycle racks are located near MLK Jr. Blvd. on the west side of the Blanton’s Smith Building. Another rack is available outside Jester Circle, north of Brazos St. in between the Michener Gallery Building and Brazos Garage. Don’t forget to bring your own lock! Bicycle parking is at your own risk. 

Scooter-users can dismount in these same locations.

OTHER WAYS TO TRAVEL

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): http://www.capmetro.org/planner

Plan your trip (on your smart phone): http://www.capmetro.org/app

Bicycle

The easiest routes to the Blanton on a bicycle are via MLK Blvd. from the east and west, Speedway from the north, and Lavaca St. or Trinity St. from the south.

Car

Dropping off: The Museum Drop-Off is located on the east side of the museum on Brazos St.

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

School Bus

Buses should plan to drop off students at the Museum Drop-Off, located on the east side of the Michener Gallery Building, directly across from Brazos Garage. Students will then follow a short pathway to the museum entrance.

Bus parking near the Blanton is extremely limited. Please plan ahead.

Chaperones can park in the Brazos Garage to the east of the museum. Garage rates will apply.

WIFI ACCESS

A complimentary wireless Internet access service – “utguest” – is available 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).

FACILITY RENTALS AT THE BLANTON

In August 2020, the Blanton discontinued its facility rental program.

The Blanton is no longer accepting reservations or inquiries for events, rentals, weddings, conferences, meetings, or non-editorial photo shoots in its buildings, spaces, or grounds. This includes requests from both on-campus and off-campus entities and individuals. 

Updated July 5, 2023.

UT HOME GAME DAYS

Please note, Brazos Garage parking is affected during UT Home Game Days. Please check dates* below when planning your trip to the museum.

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*Please note that these listings are available as soon as details are confirmed.

CAMPUS CARRY

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.

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