Hours, Admission, & Directions

Please note the museum will be CLOSED on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.  Please refer to our schedule below for all other opening hours.

  • Tuesday - Friday

    10am - 5pm

  • Saturday

    11am - 5pm

  • Sunday

    1pm - 5pm

  • Monday


  • Third Thursday of every month

    10am - 9pm

  • Members


  • Adults


  • Seniors (65+)


  • UT Faculty/Students/Staff (with valid ID)


  • College Students (with valid ID)


  • Teachers (with valid school ID)


  • Youth (13-21)


  • Children 12 & Under


  • Active Military/Retired Veterans (with valid ID)


Refer to Admission [above] for pricing details.

Buy Your Ticket

Tickets are available online, however when you arrive, all visitors must check in with Visitor Services at the main ticket desk to get their receipt and paper ticket for the Ellsworth Kelly Austin building.

On Thursdays, you will not need to pay admission, just check in at the Visitor Services desk before going to Austin.

Please note that Thursday admission is FREE.  Please do not purchase tickets for this day as we are unable to process refunds.

Image Credit:
Tavares Strachan
You Belong Here (Yellow), 2012 (detail)
Blocked-out neon and glass
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
Gift of Anthony Meier in honor of Jeanne & Michael Klein, 2014.

Admission is always free every Thursday. On the third Thursday of each month, the Blanton remains open until 9pm and hosts a variety of free programs.  Our next Third Thursday events are *listed below.

20dec(dec 20)12:30 pm(dec 20)12:30 pmPublic TourHighlights of the Blanton's Collection

20dec(dec 20)5:30 pm(dec 20)5:30 pmFeaturedPop-Up Exhibition: A Winter Wonderland

20dec(dec 20)5:30 pm(dec 20)5:30 pmFeaturedRockin' Holiday ExtravaganzaOur annual event led by Panoramic Voices returns!

20dec(dec 20)7:30 pm(dec 20)7:30 pmFeaturedSlow Looking

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


  • Public Transit

    The Blanton is convenient to a number of Cap Metro bus lines. The closest stops are:

    #2520: 1801 Congress/18th

    #2522: 311 MLK /San Jacinto

    #4657: Museum Station (Northbound)

    #5866: Museum Station (Southbound)

    #4586: 400 MLK/Trinity

    #5207: 21st/Speedway

  • 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. Bike racks are available near the Blanton Café.

    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).

  • Garage Parking

    Paid parking is available to Blanton visitors for the discounted rate of $4 in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (bring your parking ticket to the museum for validation). Free parking is available for any stay under 30 minutes at any university garage. The Brazos Garage has space allotted just for Blanton members and visitors, even if the Lot Full or Card Only signs are on. Contact the parking attendant via the intercom if you have trouble accessing these spaces.

    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 $5 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 $8 per vehicle for all-day parking.

    Metered street parking is also available near the Blanton.

  • Accessible Parking

    There are four designated spaces for visitors with disabilities located close to the museum’s front door on the north side of the building on Jester Circle. The Brazos Garage also has a number of accessible parking spaces on each floor. On evenings and weekends there are additional accessible spaces available north of the museum. The Blanton is happy to help facilitate your arrival; please call the Visitor Services Desk at 512.471.5482 for assistance.

  • Bicycle Parking

    Cyclists are welcome to park at the museum. Bike racks are available at the south end of the Smith Building, near the Blanton Café. Don’t forget to bring your own lock!

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.

The Blanton is a member of Austin’s Cultural Campus — a pedestrian-friendly cultural destination comprised of the the Blanton, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, the LBJ Library and Museum, and the Texas Memorial Museum, offering exhibitions, performances, shopping, dining, and more!