Austin Museum Day 2023

2023sun17sep10:00 amsun5:00 pmAustin Museum Day 2023Enjoy free admission to the Blanton's galleries and grounds ALL DAY!

Looking across the grounds between two museums, with large petal-like structures by the road. Photo by Tim Ogunlowo

Event Details

We are thrilled to be one of dozens of Austin area museums offering free entry in this annual celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, science, and play! For more information on all the participating museums and ways to win prizes go to austinmuseums.org

During your visit, look out for these special exhibitions, installations, and features:

  • Explore our Moody Patio and new grounds: Our new grounds makes it’s Austin Museum Day debut! At the center is our Moody Patio, shaded by tall, eye-catching structures known as “the Petals.” Austin by Ellsworth Kelly is joined by these newer art installations to add to your must-see list:
    – Verde que te quiero verde (Green How I Adore You Green) by Carmen Herrera
    Butler Sound Gallery
    Plexus No. 44 by Gabriel Dawe
    HI by Kay Rosen
    Learn more about the project and these works on our dedicated website page.
  • Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – This exhibition explores the rich world of the supernatural in ancient Maya art, through 200 works from LACMA’s notable collection — including ceramic vessels and figurines, and greenstone jewelry from present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. On view in our Butler gallery.
  • If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change – This special two-part exhibition explores the history and contemporary urgency of climate-related issues. Guest curated by journalist Jeff Goodell. On view in our Contemporary Project, Paper Vault, and Film & Video galleries.

Check our Before You Visit web page to plan your visit and to read further information on available amenities. If you have any questions on accessibility, please email us on accessibility@blantonmuseum.org or call us during museum opening hours on 512-471-5482.

Two people smiling with tall petal-like structures in the background on the Blanton Museum of Art's grounds

Did you know members get year-round free admission? Be the first to see major exhibitions, get free wristbands to every Second Saturday, access exclusive discounts, private tours, and more by becoming a member! Learn all about our member benefits and join today by visiting blantonmuseum.org/membership.


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