Before You Visit

The Blanton Museum of Art views the safety of our visitors and staff as our top priority. Because of that, we ask that you stay home if you are sick or feeling ill. We’ve made key changes to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, including:

Be sure to check out what exhibitions are currently on view to help plan your visit!



In order to remain open in the safest possible way, we’ve changed some visit procedures. Learn about the most important changes below or check out the fine print here.

1. Stay Home if You’re Sick
2. Reserve Your Timed Tickets Online, In Advance
3. Learn What’s Changed & Plan Your Visit
4. Masks Required
5. Practice Social Distancing on Site
6. Please Don’t Touch the Art


We’ve introduced advance, date-specific, timed-entry tickets to help us maintain social distancing during the arrival process and to manage capacity in the museum. Timed tickets are required.

Please note, tickets are only good for the date and time listed on the online ticket you receive at purchase. Help us create a safe experience for everyone by arriving for your visit at the time on your ticket. If you are unable to attend, call our front desk at least two hours before your visit at 512.471.5482 to release your tickets. What you need to know about buying tickets:

  • Arrival time: Select a 20-minute window that you’d like to arrive within. Once you enter the museum, you can stay for as long as you want until it closes.
  • Visit time: Your arrival time affects the duration of your visit. The museum closes to the public from 1-2pm for cleaning and at 5pm. If you buy a ticket with an arrival time slot of 12pm or 4pm, you will only have one hour to visit the museum. If you would like a longer visit, make sure to reserve a ticket for an earlier time slot.
  • Please make sure you get tickets for your entire household at once. You will be asked to provide everyone’s names.
  • UT ID holders, Blanton Members, teachers, and military personnel must still reserve a FREE ticket online and present their ID or member card at check-in. Alternatively, call our Visitor Services team to make the reservation over the phone or reserve for UT Staff/Faculty or member guests.
  • We are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 1pm, and from 2-5pm. We close from 1-2pm for cleaning. On Sundays, we are open from 2-5pm. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Thursdays are free admission, funded generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment; timed tickets are required.
  • Tickets are typically released on Fridays.

Museum schedule is subject to change because of fluctuations resulting from the pandemic.

  • Wednesdays-Saturdays

    10am to 1pm; 2pm to 5pm

  • Sundays


  • Mondays and Tuesdays


  • Adults


  • Seniors (65+)


  • Youth and College ID holders


  • Members, UT ID holders, and Children 12 & under


  • Military ID holders and Teachers with valid ID


The Blanton is free every Thursday. Advance online timed tickets are still required. Free Thursday tickets are first come, first served, and are released with the week’s tickets on the Friday before the week begins.

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


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.

  • Garage Parking

    Paid parking is available in the Brazos Parking Garage. The Blanton offers $4 discounted parking; present your ticket for payment upon arrival or when you leave at the Visitor Services Desk. Please note, we are only able to process credit and debit card transactions at this time; no cash is accepted.

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

    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 will be closed on the following days (Please note that museum administrative offices are temporarily closed while administrative staff works remotely):

Monday, May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day)

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.