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Before You Visit

VISIT
Before You Visit

At a Glance

UPDATES

Learn about important updates below:

  • PARKING: Paid parking is available at Brazos Garage. Blanton Members receive $4 discounted parking—bring your parking ticket to the Visitor Services Desk for payment. General visitors pay regular rates directly at Brazos Garage (effective October 1, 2022). Read our Parking Information section for more details.
  • MUSEUM ENTRANCE: Our visitor entrance has changed. Due to construction, the temporary entrance to the museum is accessible via Brazos Street. Visit our construction updates page for information. Visit our accessibility & amenities page for detailed directions, useful maps, and more.
  • GALLERIES: Our 1st floor galleries are temporarily closed through February 19, 2023, in preparation for our next major show Day Jobs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • MASKS: Masks are optional inside the museum.

For more information on visitor guidelines, visit our During Your Visit page.

HOURS & ADMISSION PRICES
(includes Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin)

10am-5pm: Wednesday-Saturday
1pm-5pm: Sunday
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

Members get free admission. Not a member? Join today!

$12 – Adult
$10 – Seniors (65+)
$ 5 – Youth and College ID holders
FREE – UT ID holders, Children 12 & under, and K-12 Teachers with valid ID

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

Free admission every Thursday is generously provided by the Moody Family Free Day Endowment. Check-in required.

If you wish to purchase admission tickets online, visit our ticketing page.

Visiting in a group of 8 or more? Read our Group Visits & Tours page and contact us to request a group visit.

Be sure to view our Current Exhibitions page to help plan your visit!

Closures

The Blanton Museum will be closed on the following days:

TBD

Free Thursdays

The Blanton is free every Thursday. Check-in required.

Free admission every Thursday 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:

  • Blanton Members receive $4 discounted parking. Present your ticket for payment at the Visitor Services Desk. Cash, credit/debit card, and Apple Pay accepted.
  • Starting October 1, 2022, general visitors pay regular garage rates directly at Brazos Garage.

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 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 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 or email accessibility@blantonmuseum.org.

Bicycle & Scooter Parking

Temporary bicycle racks are located on the north side of the Blanton Museum of Art (BMA) building adjacent to the marked pathway to the museum on Brazos Street.

Don’t forget to bring your own lock and park in this designated area!

Getting Here

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 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.

Temporary bicycle racks are located on the north side of the Blanton Museum of Art (BMA) building adjacent to the marked pathway to the museum on Brazos Street.

Don’t forget to bring your own lock and park in this designated area!

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,” above, for more information.

School Bus

Due to construction at the museum, buses should plan to drop-off at the Metro Bus Stop at University Avenue and 21st Street in front of University Christian Church on the UT Campus, approximately 7 minutes walking to the Blanton.

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

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

A bus-drop off map may be downloaded HERE.

WiFi Access

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).

Facility Rentals at the Blanton

Effective August 2020, the Blanton discontinued its facility rental program, due to the pandemic and the new grounds renovation project, still underway.

Currently, and for the foreseeable future, the museum is not accepting reservations or inquiries for events or non-editorial photo shoots in its buildings, spaces, or grounds. This includes requests from both on-campus and off-campus entities. 

Updated December 5, 2022.

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.

No Events

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

Planning and Construction in Surrounding Areas

The University of Texas at Austin 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 Texas at Austin – Construction Advisory

State of Texas Capitol Complex – Project Overview and Master Plan

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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