Permanent Collection

About the Collection
The mezzanine of a museum with 3 large abstract works on the wall in the background. In the foreground is a large, dangling white sculpture with oceanic qualities. It hangs over the atrium which is covered with gradient blue-colored tiles

Founded in 1963, the Blanton Museum of Art holds the largest public collection in Central Texas with more than 21,000 objects. Recognized as the home of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, its major collecting areas are modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings, and prints and drawings.

Our collection areas are categorized as follows. Click on the area to be directed to the highlighted works on our collection site:

Step inside our galleries virtually by exploring our 360-degree virtual tour page. Visit our Art Primers page to take deeper dives into art themes, as well as exhibition-related resources that include artist chronologies and a focus on race and social justice in art. For specific questions relating to artist inquiries, exhibition submissions, donations of art, and appraisals and authentications, visit our Curatorial Inquiries page.

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