Before You Visit

We’ve changed some visit procedures. Learn about the most important changes below.

1. Stay Home if You’re Sick
2. Masks OptionalIf you’re not fully vaccinated or have a weakened immune system, masks and social distancing are optional but recommended.
3. Advance timed tickets are no longer required.  But if you want to buy an admission ticket online that can be used any day or time, click HERE.
4. Learn What’s Changed & Plan Your Visit

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


  • Wednesday-Saturday


  • Sunday


  • Monday and Tuesday


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

Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labor Day)
Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day)

The Blanton is free every Thursday. No tickets required.

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

    $4 discounted parking available at the Brazos Garage: Present your ticket for payment at the Visitor Services Desk.  Credit and debit card only (no cash).

    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

    Download Parking Map
  • 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,” above, 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 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


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.